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


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


Deep Water (varied focus) w/ varied instructors 6-7pm


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, just please 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 January 1, 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 - Friday        6:00am - 9:00pm

Saturdays                  7:00am - 6:00pm

Sundays                    2:00pm - 8:00pm


Interested in becoming a lifeguard? 

Now is your chance...

The link below has details on our upcoming course which will get you certified in plenty of time to find a summer guarding job!

LG_Recruit_SoPo February 2016.docx



Rip Tide Swim Club 2016 (Winter and Spring sessions)

Diving Lessons 2016 (for Spring 2016)

Tri Training Clinic - NEW (for Spring 2016)


Our Winter session of swim lessons is underway and will end in mid February.  Our Spring session will begin in April and will run through late May.  Details on these lessons are available in our online brochure and will be posted here soon. 

Registration for residents for these lessons begins with partaking in the (simple and easy) lottery starting on Tuesday, 3/1. The actual registration date (for residents) is Wednesday, 3/9. 

Non-residents do not need to partake in the lottery and may register after the residents beginning Friday, 3/11 starting at 7am.



Basic Swim Lesson and Pool Info 

Swim Lesson Registration Info 2016

Basic Pool Info and Fees

Preschool Swim Lesson Info

ARC Swim Lesson Info


 Click the links below for the pool's Feburary schedule and notes about this month's activities. 


February 2016.docx & February 2016 Notes.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.



*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