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Rochelle & Stanley Ferdman Family Aquatic Center

Welcome to the new state of the art Rochelle and Stanley Ferdman Family Aquatic Center with the Lisa & Sandy Gottesman Pool!
All water facilities are 80-84 degrees year-round.

The new state of the art Rochelle and Stanley Ferdman Family Aquatic Center with the Lisa and Sandy Gottesman Pool is designed for lap swimmers, campers, lessons and a variety of other programs. Credit: Dave Hawks

Lisa and Sandy Gottesman Pool

The pool is 8 lanes, 25 yards. It is designed for lap swimmers, campers, lessons and a variety of other programs.

Jennifer & Brad Greenblum Family Children’s Activity Pool

The children’s activity pool includes spray features, 5 dumping buckets, water tables and 2 youth slides.


Water Slides

Kids and adults of all ages can enjoy a large 30-foot slide tower with two slides, one enclosed and one open. Must be 48 inches tall to ride.

Dell JCC

Dell Jewish Community Center

We’re a community! Shalom Austin’s Dell JCC provides a safe and welcoming space for people of all ages, fitness levels, interests backgrounds and religions. Members enjoy access to free fitness classes, a double gymnasium, and more! Plus, discounts on classes!

People in the pool at Splash and Serve

What You Need to Know

The Ferdman Family Aquatic Center is open to members only. Please read the information below to ensure a smooth process for your visit!


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Marcus Litz

Aquatics Director

Marcus Litz joined Shalom Austin in 2021.  Born in Round Rock, Marcus grew up around water. He started lifeguarding at 15 and his enthusiasm for aquatics has grown ever since. He is passionate about general water safety, swim lessons, and creating a strong aquatic community with the opening of the brand-new aquatics center. Marcus has a background in aquatics management. He most recently worked at Kalahari, America’s largest indoor waterpark, and brings an extensive knowledge of lifeguarding and overall aquatics operations. Marcus is a certified American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Trainer, and a National Parks & Recreation Aquatic Facility Operator. He is also an Aquatic Examiner with Counsilman-Hunsaker and is practicing as an Emergency Medical Technician and plans to continue his education to become a Paramedic. 

Lizzie Rolls

Aquatics Coordinator

Lizzie joined Shalom Austin in 2022 as a swim coach for the Piranhas swim team and is now the full-time Aquatics Coordinator. Lizzie’s love for swimming began at seven years old as a member on the JCC Piranhas swim team. She then went on to swim competitively at Anderson High School. In 2016 Lizzie became a USA certified swim coach in the North Austin Aquatic League. Lizzie will oversee many of the JCC’s aquatics programs including swim teams and swim lessons and provide operational support. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where she studied Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences. In her free time, Lizzie likes to read and play Mario games with her friends

Diego Salgado

Aquatics Specialist

Diego joined Shalom Austin in August 2022. He has been active in aquatics since the age of 17, which led to a love for water. He has worked for a variety of waterparks, resorts, and aquatic facilities, including Loews Portofino Bay and SeaWorld Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida. Most recently, Diego was the Aquatics Manager at Center of Clayton in St. Louis, Missouri. With over 6 years of aquatics experience,  Diego brings extensive lifeguarding knowledge and a positive attitude to Shalom Austin as the Head Lifeguard.

Justice Erengil

Aquatics Specialist

Justice Erengil joined Shalom Austin in February 2024. His passion for water began at a young age as a competitive swimmer. He went on to play water polo for Anderson High School. After graduation, Justice began his career in aquatics. With nearly three years of experience in lifeguarding, pool maintenance, swim instructing, and management, he has a firm grasp on everything aquatics. He will be overseeing the group swim lesson programs for the JCC. Justice has made it his goal to have new swimmers enhance their skills and learn basic water safety. In his free time, you will see him in the weightroom or the basketball gym. 

We are honored to be recognized through the new aquatic center. The new updates transform the space and create a unique, fun and relaxing environment to connect with others. The upgraded pool area is perfect for multi-generational gatherings, and we are excited to see how this center will be utilized by members of all ages in the future.
Shantel and David Ferdman

It’s an honor to contribute to the DJCC expansion project. We’re grateful to be part of the campus revitalization, which we know will be a special and important cornerstone for Austin’s growing community—a place for families to connect, have fun, share experiences, and create wonderful memories for future generations.
Lisa and Sandy Gottesman

Marcus Litz

Marcus Litz

Aquatics Director