*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



Water Aerobics Classes:

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/ Shirley 7-8am

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

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


Deep Water (focus on stretching) w/ Laura 6:45-7:30am

Shallow Water (focus on movement) w/ Mike 7-8pm


 Deep Water (focus on stretching) w/ Shirley 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

Aqua Rhythm & Sculpt (focus on toning) w/ Laura 7:45-8:30am

 Shallow Water (focus on movement) w/ Mike 6-7pm


 Deep Water (focus on movement) w/ Shirley 7-8am

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


 Shallow Water (focus on cardio) w/ Deb or Dakota 7-8am


Deep Water (focus on cardio) w/ Dakota 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.  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!








To Our Loyal Patrons:                                                   May 15, 2020

As you have now most likely heard, a very difficult decision has been made to keep the pool closed through the summer, with the intent of reopening it to the public after Labor Day.  This was not a decision made lightly, but rather one that was made with the health and safety of the public first and foremost.  The decision was based on a number of factors, some of which are further explained below 

  • The current State recommendations do not allow for public pools to reopen until Phase III of the plan, July 1st. Social distancing would still be in effect which would have impacted the number of patrons allowed in our facility. Cancellation of programming would have been required to accommodate this plan. We had discussed having Lap Swims only (limiting two per lane), to be able to maintain social distancing while in the pool.  No Open Swims, no aerobics classes, no Senior Swims would be taking place.  We worried how our patrons would have responded to this. 
  • Due to the pandemic, our staff was unable to conduct mandatory Spring training to ensure our high standards of performance. This severely limits the number of certified seasonal staff we have to work this summer.  We do not have enough trained staff to safely cover life guarding at both the pool and Willard Beach.  The decision was made to send our Full-Time staff members to Willard Beach, along with a handful of experienced, veteran seasonal guards. This will allow Willard to operate at its best, with as much capacity as the State will allow, while the City works to maintain social distancing protocols for public spaces.
  • There has been a large scale project in the works for the pool for some time now. The project involves the reconstruction of the Evans Street wall into the pool area. This wall has deteriorated badly and damage is occurring inside the pool area because of this.  Funding for this project will be voted on by the City Council in an upcoming meeting with the hope of the funds being available for use on July 1st. The project is anticipated to be about 5-6 weeks long.  Under different circumstances, this task would have meant closing the pool for completion. 

Based on these factors, the decision was made to take advantage of this time to safely staff Willard Beach and complete needed construction.  It makes sense to do this in a time frame in which pool usage would have been severely impacted due to social distancing protocols and State recommendations. 

We realize this is a major inconvenience for many of you, as well as a physical hardship for those of you who need our pool for therapy.  We always strive to provide you with a safe, clean and inviting environment with a variety of programs when you come to the pool. We sincerely apologize that this cannot happen right now. Please stay well and say hello (from 6ft away) to our staff at Willard Beach!  


SPCC Aquatics Staff 


 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 (Memorial Day thru Labor Day). 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 have a 6 person hot tub spa with therapy jets which is open for public use during all of our public use swim times.  We are home to the South Portland High School Red Riots Swim & Dive Team, the Middle School teams, our in-house swim teams RipTide and RT+, 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, Mike Blanchard or Dakota Warren via the front desk at 767-7650.

Patrick McArdle: pmcardle@southportland.org

Lesley Hurley: lhurley@southportland.org

Mike Blanchard: mblanchard@southportland.org

Dakota Warren: dwarren@southportland.org