Aquatics Center Renovation

Our Aquatics Center renovations include extensive modifications to the pool deck, a complete re-plastering of the pool and whirlpool, and installation of state-of-the-art filter, gutter, and draining systems.

Beginning December 17th, the pool, whirlpool, and sauna will be closed in order to complete this critical work. We will provide you progress reports throughout the duration of the project, including the approximate date for reopening. Currently, this project is projected to conclude in early June. At this time, we are not accepting any swim lesson registrations.

The Aquatics Center renovations – the first in 30 years – will provide the JCC a beautiful and refreshed space for our children, members, and staff. Once complete, the renovation will ensure that we are able to serve every family, every day, for many years to come.

This project has continued at a strong, steady pace. The following progress has been made since beginning the renovations:

  • Drained pool and whirlpool
  • Chemical feeders and tubing removed in filter room
  • Blue pool deck removed
  • Plaster jackhammered and removed
  • Whirlpool plaster removed
  • Entire gutter system disassembled and removed
  • Concrete on deck was cut and removed
  • Equipment for filter room was removed
  • Pipes cut
  • Preparations for drain installation
  • New windows installed
  • Filter placed in filter room
  • Pipes moved to accommodate filter
  • Gutters installed
  • Pipes connected from pool to filter room
  • Upgraded Aquatics Center lights

On this page, you’ll find monthly recaps, land class schedules, and a continually-updated photo gallery of the renovation progress.

A Brand New Facility

In a few months, our Aquatics Center will look brand new.

  • Extensive modifications to the pool deck
  • Complete re-plastering of the pool and whirlpool
  • State-of-the-art filter, gutter, and draining systems
  • New ladders, lane lines, and backstroke flags
  • New steps to enter the pool
  • New lighting in the pool area

The aesthetic updates alone are very exciting. However, after consulting with engineers and advisors, we’ve determined that these renovations are also essential to maintain the structural integrity of the facility. The JCC has committed approximately $1 million to ensure that we can continue to offer a high-quality facility and programming. The renovations will complete the enhancement of the four major areas of the building — the Early Childhood Education Wing, the Fitness Center, the Lobby, and now the Aquatics Center.

What does this mean for our community?

The York community relies on the JCC Aquatics Center to provide high-quality facilities for swimming instruction, community wellness, group fitness classes, social engagements, relaxation activities, open swim, and play. The renovation will ensure that we can enhance and continue to provide these valuable services.

Land Classes

Each month we’ll have our water fitness classes on land, as well as our ongoing group fitness classes.

Land Classes



December 17 – January 31

Shake, Rattle, & Move!


Beginning December 20, members interested in continuing lap swimming during the Aquatics Center Renovations will have the opportunity to sign up for lap swimming, two times per week, at the York YWCA. To set up lap lane swimming, members must take the following steps:


  1. Fill out the YWCA Membership Form and COVID Pool Waiver 
  2. Return forms to Patty Smith Neidigh or email to by Wednesday, December 15
  3. Register for lap lanes through the JCC (spaces will open online 3 days in advance)


  1. Lap lane swimmers must be wearing swimsuits upon arrival to the pool.
  2. Please park at the Asbury Church parking lot.
  3. Please enter the building through the back door using the code provided to you by the YWCA (this will be emailed to you after submitting your pre-registration forms). MASKS MUST BE WORN when entering and exiting the building.
  4. Lap lanes are for lap swimming ONLY. 
  5. Once your session has ended, members may use the locker rooms to change. 
  6. Please exit the facility through the same back door through which you arrived.

YWCA Membership Form YWCA COVID Waiver


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When will the pool renovations begin?
  • December 17, 2021

  • Why now?
  • The JCC pool, which has been in operation for 30+ years, continues to function with its original equipment. Not only is the pool equipment in need of replacement, today’s technology will benefit us in a number of ways:

    • The new, state-of-the-art UV filtration system will eliminate bacteria, which will reduce the amount of chlorine and improve the water quality
    • Remote monitoring of pool chemicals will allow us to easily check and maintain consistent chemicals, water levels, and temperature
    • The filtration system’s variable-speed motor can be adjusted based on pool usage (time of day, building closures, etc.), allowing us to be more environmentally conscious
  • Will you still offer fitness classes?
  • Yes. Please visit the JCC Fitness Center and Aquatics pages for information about the programs we will offer. The JCC has always provided fitness classes for all ages and abilities, and while some aquatics-related programs will continue as “land” classes, other programming will be suspended during the Aquatics Center closure. Check the calendar above for up-to-date fitness offerings, and join us January 3rd to sample an assortment of classes and social programming that may fit your needs (more information to come).

  • I only use the pool – what can I do with my membership?
  • We are excited to offer water fitness classes on land! Join us January 3rd to sample an assortment of classes and social programming that may fit your needs. If you have additional questions regarding your membership, please contact our or 717.843.0918.