Adams Street R-Center

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Note that the closest public library to this R-Center is the Phillis Wheatley Community Library at 33 Dr. Samuel McCree Way.


85 Adams St. 14608

Hours Of Operation: M-F 2:30 - 9:00 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Center Features

Register for an EZ RecPass, which gives you access to it all: top-notch team sports, outstanding arts programs, water skills classes, youth council leadership opportunities and more

  • Fun, skill-building friendships in the safe atmosphere of city recreation
  • Year-round recreation programming for youth, teens and adults
  • Summer Breakfast & Lunch programs
  • Kids Cafe Dinner program during the school year
  • Youth Council
  • Saturday hours
  • Collaborative programs with community organizations
  • Seasonal special events
  • Play apparatus


Pool Features and Programs

  • Full size, heated indoor pool open year-round
  • Open swim and lessons for youth and adults are offered (see below)
  • Lifeguarding Classes  For more information, visit the City's American Red Cross Certified Lifeguarding Training Program page or call 428-7456
  • Home of the Rochester Rapids Swim Team and the Adams Street Swim Team


Adams St. R-Center Pool Schedule 


Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM 
MondayNight: 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM 
Friday Night: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM *except first Friday of every month  
Saturday: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM 


Monday to Thursday: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM 
Friday: 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM 
Saturday: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM 

Aqua Zumba 
Tuesday: 5:15 PM to 5:50 PM 

Lifeguard Prep Program 
Tuesday: 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM 

Due to the extension of Nathanial Rochester hours of operations, we unfortunately need to adjust the Open Swim pool hours in order to accommodate for insurance and liability issues. Thank you for your patience and continue patronage during this time. 

Thank You,
from the Adam’s St Aquatic Staff 


Swimming Lessons

Adams Street offers free swimming lessons for youth ages 6-18, and low cost adult swimming lessons during the school year and summer.

Session         Fridays                               No Class                             Saturday                                 No Class

 Fall             10/14 - 11/18                                                                       10/15 - 11/19                                11/11                                  

Winter        12/9 - 1/20                             12/25, 1/1                            12/10 - 1/21                                12/24 & 12/30   

Spring         2/17 - 3/31                                                                          2/18 - 3/25                                   2/24


For more information about swim lessons at Adams Street R-Center and elsewhere, visit, or download a registration form


Effective January 5, 2015 permits payments must be made with: check, money order or credit card.
 Effective July 1, 2015 we will no longer accept cash payment for permits of any kind. 

 For the summer schedule, call 428-7456.