Kennedy Pool

The Ginny Smithers Swimming Pool at Kennedy School 

The Ginny Smithers Swimming Pool is now run by the Somerville Recreation Department. Please visit the Somerville Recreation Department website for more information and updates.

Swimming Curriculum at Somerville Public Schools

Every third grader in Somerville participates in nine weeks of swimming class at the Ginny Smithers Pool. Students build confidence moving in the water, and instructors use noodles and gentle encouragement for non-swimmers. Students also learn boat safety in kayaks at the end of the program.

Somerville Public Schools also offers swimming and boating programming for certain classes in partnership with Waypoint Adventure.


John F. Kennedy School, 5 Cherry Street, Somerville, MA 02144