Pools in Kansas City
Aquatics at The J
Both the Indoor and Outdoor pool are open with reservations. More information below.
Lap Lane Registration
In compliance with State Health Department and Centers For Disease Control, we are implementing additional cleaning and social distancing procedures at The J. To protect our Members and staff, we are requiring advance registration for all lap lane swimming. Additionally, please note that participants are encouraged to bring their own towels and other equipment. We will have towel service for indoor use ONLY. View details on Code of Conduct.
Do NOT create a guest account – you will not be able to reserve space for any programs.
If you do not know your username/password, please contact Bobby Carrico to reset your online credentials.
Note: You may book no more than 24 hours in advance and only one (1) 45-minute lane reservation is permitted per day.
- Click the Registration Link and Login
- Click on the Scheduler button
- Click on the Aquatics button
- Click on the Indoor Lane Reservation - or - Outdoor Lane Registration button
- Select the date from the calendar and click Continue
- Sort by Preferred Time of Day by the drop down menu
- Select the preferred lanes (pods) from the Resource list
- Click on the Search button
- Available reservations are listed by lane (pod), then chronological order
- Click Add to Cart for the lane (pod) and time you would like to reserve. Review the booking and click Continue
- Add Family Member by checking Select Host next to name to reserve a lane. Click Continue to Cart
- If the screen appears: Thank You! You have completed your reservation process.
If you're no longer able to come at your scheduled time, we appreciate if you would cancel your reservation so that others may attend.
To cancel a reservation:
- Click on the Account Information button
- Click on the Reservation Report link
- Select the reservation to cancel; reservations for all Family Members will be visible
- Click Cancel Schedule
Watch the video to learn about the amazing impact our Aquatics program has on people of all ages:
Our comprehensive Aquatics program ranges from recreation to competition to instruction, with something for everyone beginning at six months old. Fee-based instructions are available for youth and adults.
Classes in water aerobics and more advanced training classes with our Master's Swim program are included in your membership.
The Aquatics Department is an official American Red Cross Service Provider. All staff members and swim instructors are trained and/or certified. See the links below for more information on all of our Aquatics programs.
Youth Group Lessons Swim Club (formerly Swim Team) Adult Aquatics Classes Customized Swim Lessons
Lifeguard, CPR, + Water Safety Training
For those looking to become Lifeguards or CPR Trained, and those looking to keep and upgrade their Lifeguard status, we offer Lifeguard and WSI (water safety) Training as well as CPR Training.
For year-around swimming, lessons, water therapy, and other aquatics activities visit our indoor pool in Kansas City. Lap swimming enthusiasts will enjoy our six lanes, measuring 25 yards with depths from four to six feet. Please see our schedule for days and times of dedicated lap lanes. Our indoor swim area includes a whirlpool, along with a certified lifeguard at all times.
Enjoy our Olympic-sized outdoor pool in Kansas City with diving boards, family-friendly water slides, toddler-specific pool with toys and shaded screens to protect from the sun. Plus certified lifeguards on-duty and a convenient snack bar.
Please note that all Members are required to bring their own towels as The J's white towels are not permitted at the outdoor pool.
The J's Outdoor Pool is now closed for the season. We look forward to seeing you next May!
Pool Rules + Policies
Lap Swimming Etiquette
While lap swimming is available, there are times when lap lanes are limited due to other programs. Please familiarize yourself with the pool schedule. Lap lanes are first-come-first-serve. However, during peak usage, it will become necessary for you to share your lane with another swimmer(s). When approaching to share a lane, please ask the person who is already occupying the lane. When sharing a lane, each person may choose a side of the lane or circle swim. Please remember to stay to your side of the lane including your legs and arms.
Circle Swim Courtesy
When looking to join a lane for circle swimming, look at the speed of the other swimmers and select a lane that is appropriate for you. Then notify the swimmer(s) in that lane that you would like to join them. Keep to the right at all times. Swimming within a lane is by agreement of the majority. Swimmers should arrange themselves in speed order, fastest to slowest. Always be aware of what is going on in your lane. If a swimmer behind you looks as though he/she may overtake you on the next lap, stop and wait in the corner for the swimmer to pass Push off underwater to avoid making waves for oncoming swimmers.
As with any class or program, The J's Aquatics program does adhere to cancellation, pro-rate and refund policies. Please see our policy page for more information.