Welcome to our Pool

Make a splash by making use of our six-lane swimming pool and aquatics programming.

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The aquatics program provides safe and fun recreational swim opportunities for the Saint Joseph's campus community and for the residents in and around the Standish area. Swim classes of all levels are available for those aged six months through adult, and training is available for lifeguard and water safety instructor certification. The pool is open throughout the day for lap and open swim, AquaFitness classes, and our Learn-to-Swim program.


  • Lap and open swim
  • Learn-to-Swim program
  • Private swim lessons
  • AquaFitness
  • Water safety instructor and lifeguard certification
  • Splash Parties

Pool Rules

  • Use common sense to enjoy the pool safely.
  • No running in or around the pool area.
  • No food, drink, or gum is permitted in the pool area.
  • Always use the restroom and take a soap shower before entering the pool.
  • No street shoes allowed on the pool deck.

Pool Hours

In the event of a closure due to inclement weather or other circumstances, the Alfond pool may closed to community members. Please dial the Alfond pool closure hotline for the latest information: 207-893-7551.

Pool is CLOSED: 
Saturday, Feb. 17
March 22: 6:30-8am, 11am-1pm
March 30-April 1
May 11-28

Lap and Open Swim (click for printable version)


Lap and Open Swim: Nov. 20 - Feb. 18

6:30 - 8 a.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Monday - Friday (On Wednesdays - Lap Swim 6 lanes)
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Monday (starts 1/22)
3 - 6 p.m.

Lap and Open Swim: Feb. 19 - May 28

6:30 - 8 a.m.
Monday - Friday
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Monday - Friday (On Wednesdays - Lap Swim 6 lanes)
3 - 5 p.m.
Feb, 19, Feb, 20, April 16, April 17 ONLY
7 - 8 p.m.
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Monday, Thursday
4:30 - 6 p.m.
3 - 6 p.m.
  • FREE for all SJC students,staff/faculty, alumni, and infants under 6 months of age.
  • Community-Drop in: $6
  • 10-visit punch pass: $40
    (Standish residents are eligible for a $10 discount on punch passes with ID.)

Aqua Fitness (click for printable version

Our instructors guide participants through aerobic movements that target the entire body by using the natural resistance of water. Participants work as hard as they feel comfortable, and may choose to work on range of motion and flexibility instead of cardio and strength by performing alternative movements suggested by the instructor. Not only is it a great workout, but it's a fun way to socialize with friends or to make new ones!

The morning Aqua Fitness classes take place in shallow water (4'-4.5') and are great for all ability levels.


Aqua Fitness: Nov. 20 - Feb. 18

8 - 9 a.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
8:15 - 9:15 a.m.
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Aqua Fitness: Feb. 19 - May 28

8 - 9 a.m.
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Thursday
6:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Aqua Zumba
6:15 p.m. - 7 p.m.

  • FREE for all SJC students and alumni
  • Staff/Faculty-Drop in: $3 or $25 for 10 punch card
  • Community-Drop in: $7
  • 12 punch pass: $60
    (As with lap and open swims, Standish residents receive a $10 discount on punch passes when presenting appropriate ID.)

Splash Parties

Make a splash with your next birthday party — have it here at the Alfond Center with your own party room, time in the pool, and even have us cater it for you. Splash Parties are available on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. To check available dates and times, please call the Events Department at 893-6615, or use the Contact Us link below. 


Groups of 20 or fewer may rent the pool for $95 per hour. There is an additional fee for groups over 20 guests as we required an additional lifeguard.

Rental Fees:

  • $95 an hour for the pool  
  • $60 an hour for the Party Room
  • $60 an hour for Rock Wall (age restrictions on rental users)

All Alumni, SJC Students, Staff and Faculty receive a 20% discount on rental fees. 


Campus Recreation requires that all guests participating in any of the Splash Party activities complete our Splash Party Waiver. Parents/Guardians must complete this waiver for any minors as well as themselves. Please use the link below to complete prior to the event to help limit delays at the start of the party. Individuals can complete the waiver when they arrive at our Welcome Desk Kiosk. The Campus Recreation Staff will assist and ensure that all guests complete the waiver for your party. 


Interested in having a splash party?

Catering for Splash Parties

Chicken Fingers
Deep fried until golden brown; served with sweet and sour sauce, honey mustard, and house barbecue  | $5.95 per order (approx. 3 pcs)

Wings Three Ways
Buffalo, BBQ or Sweet Chili, served with carrot and celery sticks, ranch and bleu cheese dressing  | $4.95 per order (6 wings)

Mozzarella Sticks
Served with marinara sauce  | $4.95 per order (5 sticks)

House Pizza
Choice of classic cheese, pepperoni, Hawaiian, barbecue chicken, roasted vegetable, loaded, buffalo chicken, BBQ chicken; all served with house-made dough and pizza sauce  | $10.45 per pizza

Iced Tea & Lemonade, Fruit Punch, Apple Juice & Gatorade
$1.25 per person

Birthday Cakes
1/2 sheet cake starting at $30
9 inch round starting at $20

To order, email events@sjcme.edu.