Labor Day: Schedule
8:00am-10:00am Laps (6)
10:00am-11:45am (4) Open Swim (2)
10:00am-11:30am Open Swim
25 yards. 84 degrees, 6 lanes. 3.5 - 11.5 feet deep
Monday-Thursday 6:00 am - 9:45 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 8:45 pm
Saturday/Sunday 8:00 am - 5:45 pm
Lap swim is available for lap swimming or water walking lengthwise in the pool. “Circle swimming” may be necessary. Please follow posted lap swimming etiquette at all times. The number of lap lanes available varies throughout the day.
Refer to pool schedules for times available for open recreational swim, adult only swim, camp and program times.
The most effective drowning prevention is constant adult supervision. Please watch your children in the pool. See the aquatics department for age requirements.
For more information please call Anthony Markey at 503.244.0111.
This is an unstructured recreational swim time for all ages. Children under 11 yrs. must be visually supervised by an adult. Children under 7 yrs. must be accompanied in the water by an adult.
Warm Pool Schedule
20 feet wide x 40 feet long. 94 degrees, 3 - 5.5 feet deep
Monday-Friday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
"Using the pool has increased my mobility and markedly decreased my pain level. I am still working full time, and two years ago I wasn't sure how long that would continue. Nothing else I have tried has been as effective..."
- Susan F.
Adult Exercise + Aquatic Therapy
Adults 18 yrs or older may exercise independently or with an aquatic therapist.
Warm Water Pool Recreational Swim
Unstructured recreational swim for all ages. Children under 11 yrs. must be visually supervised by an adult at all times. Children under 7 yrs. must be accompanied in the water by an adult.
Private Aquatic Therapy
Call to schedule a private session with our aquatic therapists at $35 per ½ hour. Drop in fee applies to guests.
Pool Accessibility Lift
Our warm pool has an overhead lift to help our members gain the advantages of warm water and exercise. Our remote controlled lift can accommodate swimmers up to 230 pounds and has multiple seat and sling configurations.
"To the whole aquatics staff: A year ago, I couldn't even climb onto a TriMet bus. Now I can swim ten laps. Your Ruach was a key to my success and better health! Todah Rabah!" - Martha
The Mittleman Jewish Community Center (MJCC) offers a comprehensive aquatics program for our members. We’re especially proud to offer both a 25-yard lap pool and a 94-degree warm water therapy pool.
In fact, the MJCC’s warm water therapy pool program was awarded the City of Portland’s 2008 “Making a Difference Disability” Award in the Community Inclusiveness category which recognizes outstanding contributions that have helped improve the livability of Portland for all people with disabilities.
The Main Pool
Main Pool Schedule
The main pool is a 25-yard, six lane pool that is three feet to 11 1/2 feet deep. The water temperature is 84 degrees and the deck temperature is 80-82 degrees. Recreational swim offers a basketball hoop and diving equipment.
Please do not bring inflatable items except for water wings for young children. Lap swim offers kick boards, pull buoys, flippers, and hand paddles. There is a pace clock on either end of the pool for lap swimming. Lap swim is open to all ages for lap swimming or water walking in the lengthwise direction of the pool. All lap swimmers must be able to swim laps.
Warm Pool Schedule
"Your pool is giving hope and better health to a lot of people. Thank you so very much." - Susan F.
The Greeks knew it. The Romans knew it. And MJCC's Warm Water Pool Program has been proving it since 1925: getting into comfortably warm water (94°F) reduces pain naturally.
Plus, the water has
- Buoyancy to reduce joint stress and minimize balance problems.
- Gentle, variable resistance to develop strength and endurance safely.
- Hydrostatic pressure to reduce swelling, and improve heart and lung function as well as help regulate blood pressure.
Whether you're recovering from illness, surgery or injury, or just living with the aches and pains of everyday life, water can help. Please ask your physician if you can benefit from aquatic therapy or exercise. Then come on in...
Size: 20 feet x 40 feet
Depth: 3 feet to 5.5 feet
Temperature: 94° ( + 2°)
- Fully accessible
- Separate parking lot and entry
- Electric door openers
- Wheelchair accessible showers
- Pool-deck dressing cubicles
- Electric Pool Lift
- Pool Entry Stair with handrails
- Certified Lifeguard on duty
Assistance for pool access (Participants must provide own caregivers for personal needs).
Who uses the MJCC Warm Water Pool?
Many families with young children use the wam water pool for swim lessons. When the water is warm, the children are less anxious and more comfortable in their classes.
Other who use our warm water pool are people with such conditions as:
- Low-Back Pain
- Joint Replacement
- Spinal-Cord Injury
- Accident or Work-Related Injuries
- Stroke (CVA)
- Neuro-Muscular Disorders
- Cardiac Disease
Water can help relieve many other health-related problems and conditions. If yours is not listed, please consult your physician for advice.
Pool Accessibility Lift
The MJCC Aquatic Center has two handicap accessibility lifts for those patrons who need assistance getting in and out of the pools. Our Lap pool lift is self-operated and has a weight capacity of 300 pounds. Our warm water lift is operated by our staff and has a weight limit of 250 pounds.
Membership Assistance is available for those who need assistance for MJCC's membership. For more information, please contact us at 503.244.0111.