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.


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 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/ Robert or Kara 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

 Shallow Water (focus on cardio) w/ Sara 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 CLOSED from August 12th through (approximately) October 10th for renovations.  Please call 767-7650, consult our frequently updated FaceBook page, or this website for updates on the renovations, as well as anticipated re-openings, and subsequent closures during this time period.  We apologize for any inconveniences this shutdown will have for you, but PROMISE to provide you with an enhanced facility upon our return!








We are very pleased to announce that in mid-August, we will begin some massive renovations to our pool facility. 

These renovations will include the following:

 -installation of a therapeutic pool (hot tub spa)

-relocation of our current diving board

(to a better position to maximize pool usage)

-tiling of the deck surface in the deep end/starting block area

 We anticipate re-opening to the public sometime in mid-October, even though the projects will not be completely finished until early December.  Noise levels and power outages, from continued construction, may limit our availability.

Please consult: www.sopoparksrec.com, our Facebook page or contact the front desk at 767-7650 for specific information on our re-opening date and continued hours of operation.


Thank you for your continued patience during this exciting time of renovation


 Click the links below for the pool's Summer 2017 schedule

(which begins 6/26/17). 

Please also read the notes for monthly related news.  

 June 26 - August 11 2017.docx

Summer Notes 2017.docx







ON Saturday, October 14th!

Please consult the Fall brochure (online or hard copy), or this website, in the next few weeks for specifics on Fall programming at the pool!




Classes Available...

We offer youth swimming lessons for children ages 6mo through 14yo and follow the American Red Cross standards for our class structure and sizes.  We offer morning, evening and weekend classes and do our best to accommodate all children into our programs which are taught by certified WSIs and experienced aides. 

  The Summer session runs for 7 weeks with classes meeting weekly or bi-weekly. 

Specific class times and dates for the Summer session can be found in the Program Brochure.


Registration Information... 


Begins Monday, 6/5 at 7am and runs until all time slots are picked. 

Call or stop in for a lottery picked time to register your child for lessons on Wednesday, 6/14. 


May register, in person, beginning Friday, 6/16 at 7am


Download and print the registration form below:

 Summer Registration form.docx


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


Please 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.  We want your child to enjoy swimming so that they can learn to be safe and strong in the water.  If having an instructor, with a different approach to teaching, would benefit your child, we will do our best to accommodate your child by moving them into a new class.



Our Summer session of adult lessons will be offered as follows: 

-Tuesdays 7:45-8:30am

(program dates are: 6/27-8/8)


-Thursdays 8-8:45pm

(program dates are: 6/29-8/10)

Class are for mixed levels: advanced and beginners, with two instructors available to accommodate differing levels.

You can register online or in person for Adult lessons.




Be on the lookout for information regarding our upcoming Fall session.





Basic Swim Lesson and Pool 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