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Anyone can swim at the pool...you just sign in when you get there. I wouldn't mention that your friend isn't a resident, though. I swam there last Monday. The pool is super crowded. I would not take my 5 and 1.5 year old niece and nephew there to swim. The kids who are there are very very wild and poorly behaved. In many cases you have one adult monitoring 5 or 6 kids. They had us all get out of the pool at one point and had all the kids stand with the adults that were responsible for them. There are only 2 lifeguards for all the people in the all purpose pool. The adults scream and curse at the kids and the kids curse back. They have cops at the pool to help control the kids. There were many very young couples all over each other...one of these couples was sitting next to me making out, rubbing all over each other and I heard the guy tell the girl how he was gonna make her scream when they got home if her parents weren't around. They couldn't have been more then 13. For all of these reasons I wouldn't not take my niece and nephew to this pool. There is a kid pool and a all purpose pool with a very small deep end. People are nice enough, and mostly leave me be. FULL DISCLOSURE:I am a 30 something white woman...the only white person at the pool. Perhaps I might let my niece and nephew swim in the pool if I were from a different demographic, but I'm not. I grew up in a neighborhood which had a pool for the neighborhood residents who paid to belong to the pool. You were not allowed to run or act a fool. At the Lafayette Pool, which is in the ghetto, folks act like you would expect. Call me all the names you want, I am just telling ya what I experienced. I have been swimming at the Pavonia Pool at least a few times every summer for the past 4 years. It is also in the ghetto, and it is the same experience as the new pool. I go because some days I can't drive to one of the many state parks with swimming lakes, and I don't live in a building with a pool. I do like swimming at Pershing Pool, but it sucks that it is an indoor pool. I want to swim outside in the summer.

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Does anyone know if the new pool in Lafayette allows non residents? I am wondering if I can bring a non JC friend along. Thanks! Also has anyone been there? Is it nice?

Posted on: 2011/7/11 11:39
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The info on rates is here:

http://hamiltonhealthandfitness.com/pool/aquatic-programs


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What is the fee for a private lesson? Interested too.

Feel free to PM me for the rate - thanks in advance.

Posted on: 2011/7/6 6:29
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What is the fee for a private lesson? Interested too.

Feel free to PM me for the rate - thanks in advance.

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Call Gabby at Hamilton Health & Fitness: hamiltonhealthandfitness.com

Posted on: 2011/7/5 20:50
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I have also wondered about the local hotel pools. There are a few along the waterfront with pools that would be much closer to downtown than the public pools plus they're indoors. Anyone ever inquire whether they sell passes that allow the public to use them? A year-round pool would be great. I belong to a gym near work that doesn't have a pool. Would love a pool to use on this side of the river (preferably one without a lot of kids... hope I don't get flamed for that comment but seriously).

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I second Gabby for swimming lessons at the Hamilton Health and Fitness. She's great.

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does anyone know of or know where I can find a swim coach to give private swim lessons for my 4 year old?

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Johnston Avenue pool now filled and looks fantastic. No work from workers when it will open. For some reason, I have been told that it will not be for two more weeks. The place is awesome. I hope though that they have lane dividers and a pace clock. It seems a shame to pend 5 million on a first rate facility and then not spend the final $5k to do it right. Also, reports are that they good offices of Councilwoman Ahmad have ensured an early 7:00 am opening for the before work lap swimmers.

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It's always something with JC govt projects.

Anyone care to make odds on whether swimmers set foot in the water before the summer of 2012?

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Paterson contractor defends works on Jersey City’s Lafayette Pool

Published: Monday, June 13, 2011, 3:00 AM
By Terrence T. McDonald/The Jersey Journal

Workers were busy at Lafayette Pool Complex last week.
The Paterson-based contractor Jersey City officials blamed last week for the delayed opening of the Lafayette Pool Complex contends it completed the project successfully.

APS Construction Inc. was awarded roughly $5.3 million to construct the two pools, originally scheduled to open in April. Opening has been delayed until July, the city says, because of cracks in the plaster that could injure swimmers.

But APS spokesman Goce Blazeski said last week that the “cracking” city officials see in the pools’ coating is a “normal characteristic” of all such surfaces. Blazeski said city officials wanted both pools replastered, and APS’s subcontractor refused.

“Based on the evidence, work was performed and completed in satisfactory level,” he said in an email. “The city’s choice to partially redo APS’ work was a completely unnecessary decision.”

Blazeski added the city owes APS $500,000, which the company has filed suit to receive.

The city council is scheduled to approve an emergency contract on Wednesday to All State Technology, Inc. of Oak Ridge to replaster the pool.

City spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill said the city cannot comment on APS’ allegations because of potential litigation, Morrill said.

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Thanks for the info. It's unfortunate, but it sounds like it will only be open for a few weeks before the season ends.

Hopefully next summer they can get it opened on time so there is a full summer with outdoor swimming...

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anyone know if they opened Johnston Ave pool - I keep getting voicemail when I call Parks dept...
Just received this e-mail.

Dear Daniel & Friends of Johnston Avenue Pool,
I am sure that everyone is excited about the JOHNSTON AVENUE POOL OPENING VERY SOON
According to the Division of Archtecture (Mr. Brian Weller) the estimated time of the opening is a few weeks, with no definite date.
As soon as I hear from Councilwoman Richardson, Rodney Hadley, Al Lynch & Brian Weller I will notify everyone.
Let us say thank you in advance to the above mentioned folks who are bringing this project into frution.
I am sure the result will have been worth the wait !

Thanks
Rosalyn Browne
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anyone know if they opened Johnston Ave pool - I keep getting voicemail when I call Parks dept...

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not sure about bike lock-ups, my bike was lifted with a lock not so long ago, so definitely keep yours secure!

for toddler lessons: I personally have done some in Hoboken at Stevens. But I know a lot of mums that do it over at Newport, I think at the Newport Swim and Fitness place.

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Does anyone know of group or private swim lessons for toddlers in the Jersey City area? thanks

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Do any of the pools have any sort of secure bike parking, or at least a spot where I could keep an eye on my bike while swimming? I'm wary of leaving my little folding bike out on the street -- it's hard to lock it securely because it's so easy to disassemble.

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For St. Peters, would I have to sign up for their swimming classes as part of a course, or is it something completely independent?

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I use the Pershing Pool... which is great. It's year round, cheap and great hours.

Here is info on local pools, but the pershing info is at the bottom.

http://www.cityofjerseycity.com/recreation.aspx?id=3880

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St Peters College offers swim classes.

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Places close to the PATH train would be nice, or places not too far from the Journal Square area.

I'm also wondering if schools like Hudson Catholic, St Peters Prep or St. Peters College offer swimming lessons for non-students or non-alumni.

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spoke to someone in the rec dept today who said that they'll know this Friday when/if Pavonia and Johnston will be opened this summer.

Jamie @ 547 5690 is in charge I was told, so anyone who wants to call and lobby feel free!

I'm hoping they can get some outdoor swimming options for JC residents as it's a scorcher thus far...

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I drove by Johnston and it looks like the construction is pretty far along. To not open at all given the heat this summer is not acceptable.

As far as I can tell there are no outdoor public pool options
if Johnston and Pavonia remain shuttered...

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Just a heads up to everyone, I called the rec center today to ask when Johnston will be opening, they don't have a clue, they said they have to wait till the end of the month to see if the budget will be approved, I asked about Pavonia and that is included too, I hope they don't do like NY and not open this season, they said they will know by the first week in July when everything will be opening, if at all.



I will let you know about the Lafayette Pool ......i am going to a meeting tonight and will be finding out.....status.

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Pershing field pool is safe, North District Police are thier around the corner.

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Just a heads up to everyone, I called the rec center today to ask when Johnston will be opening, they don't have a clue, they said they have to wait till the end of the month to see if the budget will be approved, I asked about Pavonia and that is included too, I hope they don't do like NY and not open this season, they said they will know by the first week in July when everything will be opening, if at all.

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This isn't an outdoor pool but I took my child to Stevens for lessons and the pool there is nice. You can join the pool for a monthly fee...I think it's something like $90 for a family membership? Pricey, but it is a very nice pool.

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When I looked at the Hamilton Square building, they said that both their gym and the pool would be open for public membership. Does anyone know if this is true?

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Do any of the hotels in the area sell day passes for access to their pool?

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