We have daily times throughout the day for lap swimming, adult swims, opens swims and Senior swimming.  Please consult the schedule, which changes monthly, for the best time to come and join us!  If you have any questions or special requests, the pool staff is always available to help!  Stop in or call and ask to speak with the Supervisor on duty for assistance.



Looking for a new way to get fit in 2016?

Join us for a water aerobics class!  We offer both deep water and shallow water classes, at varying intensity levels.  Our classes are as follows (instructors subject to change):


Deep Water (focus on stretching) w/ June 7-8am

Shallow Water (focus on balance) w/ Deb 8-9am

Deep Water (focus on cardio) w/ Hildi 7-8pm


Deep Water (focus on cardio) w/ Lesley 6:45-7:30am

Shallow Water (focus on cardio) w/ Kara 7-8pm


 Deep Water (focus on stretching) w/ June 7-8am

 Shallow Water (focus on movement) w/ Alicia 8-9am

 Deep Water (focus on cardio) w/ Hildi 7-8pm


 Deep Water (focus on cardio) w/ Lesley 6:45-7:30am

 Shallow Water (focus on cardio) w/ Kara 6-7pm


 Deep Water (focus on stretching) w/ June 7-8am

 Shallow Water (focus on cardio) w/ Lesley 8-9am



Our classes are drop-in, so no need to sign up for a whole session in advance.  The rate is $4res/$5non-res.  Our instructors are more than welcome to show you the basics before class starts.  Please arrive a minute or two before the class time and introduce yourself!  All of our classes are a great workout and we look forward to helping you meet your fitness goals this year!



The South Portland Community Center's Municipal Pool will be open during the following hours starting May 27, 2016.  Many of our open hours are designated for specific programs and swim teams and not open for the general public.  Please see the link for the monthly schedule for public swim times. 

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

Fridays 6:00am - 5:00pm



The pool will be CLOSED for annual maintenance from 8/13 through 9/5. 

We will reopen on 9/6 at 6am.

Thank you for understanding.  We are excited to bring you a cleaner, more efficiently run pool in September!


For the week of August 8th, the pool will have EXTRA Open Swim times,

as follows... 

Monday 8/8 2-6pm

Tuesday 8/9 2-6pm

Wednesday 8/10 2-6pm

Thursday 8/11 2-6pm




 Click the links below for the pool's September schedule which begins September 6th.  Please also read the notes for September related news.


September 2016.docx


 September 2016 Notes.docx 






Our summer session runs a bit differently with lessons being offered during the week only, both daytime and nighttime. 

As previously offered in summers past...

we will have lessons TWICE a week on:

Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays in the morning

We will have lessons ONCE a week on:

Tuesday evenings for Preschool Levels 1-3

Thursday evenings for Learn to Swim levels 1-5

Fridays for all levels (children ages 9mo to 14yo)


Tips for getting the most out of your child's lessons:


-feel free to communicate with the instructor any concerns you or child may be having.  Let us know if pushing your child would be best or if taking new skills at a slower pace is the best learning style for your child.  the more we know, the better we can instruct!


Kids should be on time to class with long hair tied back into a bun or braid or in a swim cap.  Goggles are really helpful for kids in levels 3-5.  Send your child to the bathroom before class begins.  The domino effect of one child needing to "go to the bathroom", followed by every other student, can have a real damaging effect on the class lesson plan.


Our instructors are highly trained and simply put, REALLY GOOD!  We have methods to our madness and really are working on swimming skills when we play games.  Many of us have been teaching for over 25 years and we know how to make swimming lessons full of skills AND fun!  With this being said, not every teaching style matches every learning style, so please communicate with the Supervisor on deck if you have any questions or concerns.  Should your concern be with the Supervisor themselves, then please see our Pool Coordinator, Patrick McArdle.



Adult Swim Lessons:


Our Summer Session of Adult lessons will be offered as follows:

Mixed Groupings (for beginners and advanced):

Tuesdays at 7:45-8:30am  6/28-8/9

Thursdays at 8-8:45pm  6/3-8/11

You can register online or in person beginning Monday, 5/2.


RipTide Swim Club:  


There is NO RipTide in the Summer Session.  Look out for an email from Coach Kara, or in our Fall Brochure, for dates for the Fall Session. We look forward to seeing you back in the Fall!


Diving Lessons for kids and adults:

Diving lessons will be offered on Tuesdays at 6-7pm.  The minimum age is 6 years old.

Registration for our summer session is available online or in person beginning Monday, 5/2.



Basic Swim Lesson and Pool Info 

Swim Lesson Registration Info 2016

Basic Pool Info and Fees

Preschool Swim Lesson Info

ARC Swim Lesson Info




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.




*you may come to more than 1 swim per day*


SoPo Residents:

Adults: $4    Youth/Seniors: $3 

Non Residents:

Adults: $5   Youth/Seniors: $4



*20 punches per card*


SoPo Residents:

Adults: $60    Youth/Seniors: $40  

Non Residents:

Adults: $80   Youth/Seniors: $60