Lap Swim and Water Fitness

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Matt Dishman Community Center
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Inclement Weather Policy and Closures
PP&R classes, activities, rentals, and sports events may be canceled due to inclement weather, such as ice, snow, or extreme heat. Call 503-823-2533 or visit portland.gov/parks/closures for the most current information. Some recreation programs may run as conditions and staff availability allow. Safety is a major factor in determining operations at each PP&R facility. PP&R facilities, our social media outlets, and our website will all feature operating information including opening and closing times.


How Lap Swim Works

  • Lap swim is intended for those who can swim a full length of the pool without stopping. Individuals who cannot meet this expectation are encouraged to attend a play swim at one of our four indoor pools. 
  • Lanes are first come, first served. Please select a lane according to your swimming speed; slow, medium, or fast. Lane designation signs will be posted at each site. 
  • Lane availability may be reduced for other programming (water fitness, swimming lessons, or training classes). Please contact your local pool for more information regarding lane availability. 
  • If you are sharing a lane with another patron, please communicate if you will be splitting the lane or circle swimming. When three or more swimmers are in a lane, all swimmers must circle swim. Circle swimming is when swimmers stay to the right side of the lane, just like driving a car. Follow the lane markers on the bottom of the pool and keep your position to the right at all times. 
  • For water walking and individual fitness, please be mindful of fellow swimmers in your lane and share the space equally.
  • Kickboards, pull buoys, and flippers are available at indoor pools. 
  • All lap pools are 25 yards in length. 

How Water Fitness Works

  • Classes are first-come, first-serve, and capacities may be limited at select facilities. 
  • Fitness equipment is provided, patrons are welcome to bring their own. Specially designed water shoes are welcome if they are only worn in the pool area and not while navigating to and from the facility. 
  • Classes are lead by certified fitness instructors. For your health and safety, we encourage all participants to follow the cues and safety considerations provided by instructors.
  • Please keep side conversations to a minimum so others can effectively hear cues provided by the instructor. We encourage socializing before and after class. 
  • Those wishing to use the pool for personal water fitness are welcome to do so provided their actions do not impact the flow of the group fitness class. 

Water Fitness Class Descriptions

Aquaerobics
This shallow water class focuses on cardiovascular fitness with special attention to strength and flexibility. All fitness and swimming levels welcome!

Aqua Power
Experience the difference in deep water. This class uses buoyant and resistance equipment to provide an excellent cardiovascular workout with zero impact. Aqua Power is for all levels. Participants should be comfortable in deep water. 

S.M.I.L.E. (Slow Movement Intensity Lowered Exercise)
This shallow water class focuses on improving circulation, strength, range of motion and flexibility through low impact exercise. All participants welcome!

Aqua Yoga
By bringing Yoga to the water, there is no gravity and the water will take the pressure off your joints. It will help develop strength, static balance and will increase overall range of motion. This low-impact class will help develop strength and balance while relaxing in the water. Aqua Yoga is for all skill levels and abilities. 

Pregnancy Fitness
Energize your pregnancy! This shallow water class focuses on pregnancy fitness with special attention to improved circulation and flexibility.

Current Channel Walk/Fitness Swim
Walk or run against the Current Channel for an excellent cardiovascular workout. Improve circulation and strength with this low-impact activity. No instructor present.


East Portland Indoor Pool

740 SE 106th Avenue   |   503-823-3450

Lap Swim

Lanes vary. We will make every attempt to have at least 2 lap lanes available for lap swim. Up to 6 lanes will be available at designated times. Call 503-823-3450 for a complete schedule of lap lanes available during operating hours.

  • Monday   |   5:30am–8:25am; 9:30am–5:45pm
  • Tuesday   |   5:30am–8:25am; 9:30am–7:00pm
  • Wednesday   |   5:30am–8:25am; 9:30am–5:45pm
  • Thursday   |   5:30am–8:25am; 9:30am–7:00pm
  • Friday   |   5:30am–8:25am; 9:30am–7:00pm, *No lap swim 9/16 from 4:00–7:00pm
  • Saturday   |   7:00–8:55am; 11:00am–1:30pm
  • Sunday   |   8:00am–1:30pm

Water Fitness

All EPCC water fitness classes are limited to 40 participants

  • Monday
    8:30–9:25am—Aquaerobics
    9:00–11:30am—Current Channel Walk/Fitness Swim*, and Adaptive Swim
    9:30–10:25am—S.M.I.L.E.**
    10:40–11:25am—Aqua Yoga
    5:45–6:45pm—Current Channel Walk
    5:55–6:50pm—Aquaerobics

  • Tuesday
    8:30–9:25am—AquaPower
    9:00am–1:00pm—Current Channel Walk/Fitness Swim*
    9:30–10:25am—S.M.I.L.E.**
    5:55–6:50pm—Aquaerobics

  • Wednesday
    8:30–9:25am—Aquaerobics
    9:00–11:30am—Current Channel Walk/Fitness Swim*
    9:30–10:25am—S.M.I.L.E.**
    10:40–11:25am—Aqua Yoga
    5:45–6:45pm—Current Channel Walk
    5:55–6:50pm—Aquaerobics

  • Thursday
    8:30–9:25am—AquaPower
    9:00–11:30am—Current Channel Walk/Fitness Swim*, and Adaptive Swim
    9:30–10:25am—S.M.I.L.E.**
    5:55–6:50pm—Aqua Zumba

  • Friday
    8:30–9:25am—Aquaerobics
    9:00–11:30am—Current Channel Walk/Fitness Swim*, and Adaptive Swim
    9:30–10:25am—S.M.I.L.E.**

  • Saturday
    9:00–9:55am—AquaPower
    10:00–10:55am—Aquaerobics

*For people age 16+
**Class held in the leisure pool


Matt Dishman Indoor Pool

77 NE Knott Street  |   503-823-3673

Lap Swim

Lanes vary. We will make every attempt to have at least 2 lap lanes available for lap swim. Up to 5 lanes will be available at designated times. Call 503-823-3673 for a complete schedule of lanes available during operating hours.

  • Monday  |  5:30–9:00am; 10:15am–4:00pm; 6:05–7:00pm
  • Tuesday  |  5:30am–4:00pm; 6:05–7:00pm
  • Wednesday  |  5:30–9:00am; 10:15am–4:00pm; 6:05–7:00pm
  • Thursday  |  5:30am–4:00pm; 6:05–7:00pm
  • Friday  |  5:30–9:00am; 10:15am–4:00pm; 6:05–7:00pm
  • Saturday  |  11:20am–1:30pm
  • Sunday  |  8:00am–1:30pm

Water Fitness

  • Monday
    6:00–6:55am—AquaPower
    9:10–10:05am—AquaPower/Aquaerobics
    10:15–11:10am—S.M.I.L.E.
    6:05–7:00pm—AquaPower

  • Tuesday
    6:00–6:55am—AquaPower
    7:00–7:55am—Aquaerobics
    6:05–7:00pm—Pregnancy Fitness

  • Wednesday
    6:00–6:55am—AquaPower
    9:10–10:05am—AquaPower/Aquaerobics
    10:15–11:10am—S.M.I.L.E.
    6:05–7:00pm—AquaPower

  • Thursday
    6:00–6:55am—AquaPower
    7:00–7:55am—Aquaerobics
    6:05–7:00pm—Pregnancy Fitness

  • Friday
    6:00–6:55am—AquaPower
    9:10–10:05am—AquaPower/Aquaerobics
    10:15–11:10am—S.M.I.L.E.

  • Saturday
    9:10–10:05am—AquaPower
    10:10–11:05am—Aquaerobics


Mt. Scott Indoor Pool

5530 SE 72nd Avenue   |   503-823-3183

Lap Swim

Lanes vary. We will make every attempt to have 2 lap lanes available for lap swim. Up to 6 lanes will be available at designated times. Call 503-823-3183 for a complete schedule of lap lanes available during operating hours.

  • Monday  |  5:30am–7:00pm
  • Tuesday  |  5:30am–7:00pm
  • Wednesday  |  5:30am–7:00pm
  • Thursday  |  5:30am–7:00pm
  • Friday  |  5:30am–7:00pm
  • Saturday  |  7:00am–12:00pm; 1:00-1:30pm

Water Fitness

All MSCC water fitness classes are limited to 40 participants

  • Monday
    6:00–6:55am—AquaPower
    7:00–7:55am—Aquaerobics
    9:05–10:00am—Aquaerobics
    10:15–11:10am—S.M.I.L.E.
    6:05–7:00pm—Aquaerobics
  • Tuesday
    6:00–6:55am—AquaPower
    8:00–11:30am—Current Channel Walk
    8:05–9:00am—Aqua Yoga
    9:05–10:00am—AquaPower
    10:15–11:10am—S.M.I.L.E.
    6:05–7:00pm—AquaPower
  • Wednesday
    6:00–6:55am—AquaPower
    7:00–7:55am—Aquaerobics
    9:05–10:00am—Aquaerobics
    10:15–11:10am—S.M.I.L.E.
    6:05–7:00pm—Aquaerobics
  • Thursday
    6:00–6:55am—AquaPower
    8:00–11:30am—Current Channel Walk
    8:05–9:00am—Aqua Yoga
    9:05–10:00am—AquaPower
    10:15–11:10am—S.M.I.L.E.
    6:05–7:00pm—AquaPower
  • Friday
    6:00–6:55am—AquaPower
    7:00–7:55am—Aquaerobics
    8:00–9:30am—Current Channel Walk
    9:05–10:00am—Aquaerobics
    10:15–11:10am—S.M.I.L.E.
  • Saturday
    9:00–9:55am—AquaPower
    10:00–10:55am—Aquaerobics

Southwest Indoor Pool

6820 SW 45th Avenue   |   503-823-2840

Lap Swim

Lanes vary. We will make every attempt to have 2 lap lanes available for lap swim.  Up to 6 lanes will be available at designated times.  Call 503-823-2840 for a complete schedule of lap lanes available during operating hours.

  • Monday  |  5:30am–7:00pm
  • Tuesday  |  5:30am–7:00pm
  • Wednesday  |  5:30am–7:00pm
  • Thursday  |  5:30am–7:00pm
  • Friday  |  5:30am–7:00pm
  • Saturday  |  7:00am–1:30pm
  • Sunday  |  8:00am–1:30pm

Water Fitness

All SWCC water fitness classes are limited to 40 participants

  • Monday
    9:00–9:55am—Aquaerobics/AquaPower
    10:00–10:55am—Aquaerobics/AquaPower
    11:00–11:55am—S.M.I.L.E.*
    6:05–7:00pm—Aquaerobics
  • Tuesday
    9:00–9:55am—Aqua Power
    10:00–10:55am—Aquaerobics
    11:00–11:55am—S.M.I.L.E.*
    6:05–7:00pm—AquaPower
  • Wednesday
    9:00–9:55am—Aquaerobics/AquaPower
    10:00–10:55am—Aquaerobics/AquaPower
    11:00–11:55am—S.M.I.L.E.*
    6:05–7:00pm—Independent Water Fitness (1-2 lanes, No instructor)
  • Thursday
    9:00–9:55am—AquaPower
    10:00–10:55am—Aquaerobics
    11:00–11:55am—S.M.I.L.E.*
    6:05–7:00pm—AquaPower
  • Friday
    9:00–9:55am—Aquaerobics/AquaPower
    10:00–10:55am—Aquaerobics/AquaPower
    11:00–11:55am—S.M.I.L.E.*
  • Saturday
    9:00–9:55am—AquaPower
    10:00–10:55am—Aquaerobics

*Class held in the leisure pool

Location

East Portland Indoor Pool

Swim Pool (Indoor)
Park Location or Entrance
740 SE 106th Avenue
Portland, OR 97216

Matt Dishman Indoor Pool

Swim Pool (Indoor)
Park Location or Entrance
77 NE Knott Street
Portland, OR 97212

Mt. Scott Indoor Pool

Swim Pool (Indoor)
Park Location or Entrance
5530 SE 72nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97206

Southwest Indoor Pool

Swim Pool (Indoor)
Park Location or Entrance
6820 SW 45th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219

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