Beginning Tuesday, 9/8 the Fall Swim lottery will be available to SoPo residents, who are looking to enroll their children in our Learn-To-Swim program.  You may call or stop in for a lottery pick which will give you your time and place in line for registration night on Wednesday, 9/16.  Your lottery time will be between 4:30 and 8:15pm (please note the extended hours).  As always, you can register for adult swimming lessons, high school prep training or for diving lessons at anytime online at

The South Portland Community Center and Municipal Pool will be open during the following hours beginning Monday, 8/31/15 and running through Wednesday, 9/30/15.

Monday - Friday        6:00am - 9:00pm

Saturday                  12 noon - 6:00pm

Sunday                    5:00pm - 8:00pm

For more information on programs click on the Recreation Department or Aquatics Program links above or call


Click the link below for the pool's SEPTEMBER schedule

which will run from 8/31 through 9/30.


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 Notes for Sept 2015 Calendar.docx





The City of South Portland is pleased to offer professional lifeguards and a variety of programming at the South Portland Municipal Pool and Willard Beach. Both are open to the public.

The South Portland Pool is a 6-lane, 25 meter pool with diving board, handicapped accessible ramp and Hoyer lift. Our pool depth is approximately 3.5 feet in the shallow end and bottoms out at 12 feet in the deep end. We are home to the South Portland High School Red Riots Swim & Dive Team, as well as to a host of user groups such as Coastal Maine Aquatics (CMA) and Southern Maine Aquatic Club (SMAC).  Through lap swims, deep and shallow water aerobics classes and swimming lessons for youth and adults we average about 50,000 patrons per year.

The pool is open Monday through Friday from 6am to 9pm. Weekend hours fluctuate with the season.

We offer American Red Cross Swim Lessons, Water Safety and Lifeguard Training courses.

Please contact Aquatic Coordinator Patrick McArdle with any questions. You can also reach the SP Community Center or Aquatic Supervisors Lesley Hurley and Robert Carter via the front desk at 767-7650.






 Fall Swim/Lessons Information

Our Fall programming will offer swimming lessons for children ages 9mo-14yrs, as well as adult lessons (beginners and advanced) for ages 14+.  We offer diving lessons on our 1-Meter springboard for children and adults (children must be at least 6yo).  We are home to an in-house swim team, called RipTide, for children ages 8-13yo.  We will be offering a new course this season for high school aged athletes who want to be prepared for their upcoming High School season. 

Please check the brochure for class dates and times, as well as registration information.  You must register for youth swim lessons and RipTide swim in person (no online registration is allowed).  We do offer online registration for all adults swim lessons and diving classes.


Effective September 8, 2015 our daily fee rate will change.    

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