Swimming is back at CBE! CBE has partnered with Physique Swimming to run all of our pool operations moving forward. See below for all information regarding the reopening.

Swim Lessons

All swim lessons at the CBE pool are open to anyone in the community and will be taught by the fantastic Physique Swimming team. Physique has set up a special portal specifically for CBE, which can be accessed here. All information regarding schedule and registration can be found there, and if you have any questions, you can contact Physique at pool@cbebk.org, or by phone at 212-725-0939.

Physique is offering all CBE members a 10% discount on swim lessons. Use Promo Code “CBESWIM” at checkout.

At this point, Physique will be offering lessons on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, but they are planning to expand those offerings as we successfully get the opening off the ground. If there are no spots available in your preferred time-slot, expect to have more times become available over the next couple of months.

Swim Lessons

CBE Member Swim

In addition to swim lessons, we are also very excited to bring back swimming hours for all CBE members in good standing at no additional cost. Due to COVID regulations, at this point we are only able to offer lap swimming, but we hope to bring back open swim (without lane lines) as soon as we can!

Lap Swim (Monday to Thursday) 8:00–9:30 AM
8:00–9:30 PM
Lap Swim (Friday) 8:00–9:30 AM
Lap Swim (Sunday) 8:00–9:30 AM

Lap swim will be first come, first served, until the pool capacity is reached. CBE members will check in at the Physique Swimming desk on the pool level, and the Physique Swimming team will confirm membership information before allowing entrance to the locker room and pool. Membership cards will no longer be necessary, and the check-in process will be done digitally.

Locker Room Information and COVID-19 Policy 

During the CBE pool hiatus, we were able to redo the showers in the Men’s locker room, which are now open for use! We have opened up three showers that were previously used by men to now be utilized as gender neutral showers. These showers can be accessed by walking through the pool deck and through a door at the far end of the pool. We have added curtains to block these showers from those walking to and from the Women’s locker room to the pool. Those who utilize the gender neutral showers can leave their street shoes and any other items that they don’t want to bring onto the pool deck with them in cubbies that will be located in front of the Physique Swimming desk.

In terms of COVID safety rules, we continue to require that everyone who is eligible to be vaccinated show proof of full vaccination before entering the CBE Temple House building. Additionally, we require that masks be worn at all times in the building, with the exception of when one is showering before entering the pool deck, and when one is in the pool itself. Masks are required in the locker room, and on the pool deck. We have hooks on the pool deck where people can hang their masks before entering the pool, and then retrieve them after they are done swimming. We will continue to update these rules as the situation evolves.


The pool will be closed on Jewish and national holidays. Please check our calendar for specific dates. CBE reserves the right to close the pool on additional dates needed.


The pool is one flight below street level in the Temple House (above the gym). It measures 60′ by 20′ and has four lanes. A lifeguard is always on duty when the pool is open.