"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
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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.
Come find out more about our lessons, classes, open swim times, and more aquatic offerings.
The pools will be closed for regular maintenance Aug. 24 - Sept. 2, 2013 (re-opening Sept. 3)
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 Water Pool
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.