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Lap Swim and Water Fitness

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All seven outdoor public pools and four indoor pools reopened on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. Outdoor pools will have lap swim, swim lessons, play swim, and water exercise classes. Play swims and swim lessons are not available at indoor pools this summer.
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How Lap Swim Works

  • Beginning Monday, July 5, pools will be open for drop-in admission for lap swim, water fitness, and play swim.
  • Reservations are not needed. 
  • 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 seven outdoor 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. 
  • 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. Flipper availability may be limited at outdoor pools. 
  • All lap pools are 25 yards in length. 

How Water Fitness Works

  • 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. 
  • 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. 

Schedule starting Monday, July 5

Creston Outdoor Pool

4454 SE Powell Blvd   |   503-823-3672

Lap Swim

Monday - Friday

10:00 - 10:50 am
4:40 - 6:40 pm

Saturday and Sunday

12:00 - 2:20 pm

East Portland Indoor Pool

740 SE 106 Avenue   |   503-823-3450

Lap Swim

Monday - Friday

5:30 - 8:15 am
10:20 am - 12:30 pm (Lap swim ends at 11:45 am on Thursdays)

Water Fitness (All EPCC water fitness classes capped at 40 participants.)

Aqua Power

Monday - Friday

8:20 - 9:15 am

Aquaerobics

Monday - Friday

9:20 - 10:15 am

Grant Outdoor Pool

2300 NE 33 Avenue   |   503-823-3674

Lap Swim

Monday - Friday

10:00 am - 12:15 pm
4:50 - 6:45 pm

Saturday and Sunday

12:00 - 2:20 pm

Matt Dishman Indoor Pool

77 N Knott Street  |   503-823-3673

Lap Swim

Monday - Friday

5:30 -  8:50 am
11:05 am - 12:30 pm (Lap swim ends at 11:45 am on Wednesdays)

Tuesday and Thursday

8:50 - 11:05 am

Water Fitness

Aqua Power

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

9:00 - 9:55 am

Aquaerobics

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

9:00 - 9:55 am

Aquaerobics

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

10:00 - 10:55 am

Montavilla Outdoor Pool

8219 NE Glisan Street   |   503-823-3675

Lap Swim

Monday - Friday

12:35 - 1:20 pm
5:30 - 6:40 pm

Saturday and Sunday

12:00 - 2:20 pm

Mt. Scott Indoor Pool

5530 SE 72 Avenue   |   503-823-3183

Lap Swim

Monday - Friday

5:30 - 6:15 am
6:15 - 7:25 am (3 lanes only)
7:25 - 8:50 am
11:00 am -12:30 pm (Lap swim ends at 11:45 am on Thursdays)

Water Fitness

Aqua Power

Monday - Friday

6:20 - 7:15 am 

Aqua Power

Monday - Friday

9:00 - 9:55 am

Aquaerobics

Monday - Friday

10:00 - 10:55 am

Peninsula Outdoor Pool

700 N Rosa Parks Way   |   503-823-3677

Lap Swim

Monday - Friday

10:00 am - 12:45 pm
4:40 - 5:25 pm

Water Fitness

Aquaerobics

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

9:00 - 9:55 am

Pier Outdoor Pool

9341 N St. Johns Avenue   |   503-823-3678

Lap Swim

Monday - Friday

12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
4:50 - 6:40 pm

Saturday and Sunday

12:00 - 2:20 pm

Sellwood Outdoor Pool

7951 SE Seventh Avenue   |   503-823-3679

Lap Swim

Monday - Friday

11:35 am - 12:15 pm (3 lanes available)
4:10 - 5:20 pm (2 lanes available)
5:20 - 6:15 pm

Water Fitness

Aquaerobics

Monday - Friday

10:00 - 10:55 am

Southwest Indoor Pool 

6820 SW 45 Avenue   |   503-823-2840

Lap Swim

Monday - Friday

5:30 - 9:30 am
11:35 am - 12:30 pm (not available on Wednesdays)

Water Fitness (All SWCC water fitness classes are capped at 40 participants.)

Aqua Power

Monday - Friday

9:35 - 10:30 am

Aquaerobics

Monday - Friday

10:35 - 11:30 am

Wilson Outdoor Pool

1151 SW Vermont Street  |   503-823-3680

Lap Swim

Monday - Friday

10:00 - 11:30 am
4:50 - 6:40 pm

Saturday and Sunday

12:00 - 2:20 pm

Location

Creston Outdoor Pool

Swim Pool (Outdoor)
Park Location or Entrance
SE 44th Avenue and Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97206

East Portland Indoor Pool

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

Grant Outdoor Pool

Swim Pool (Outdoor)
Park Location or Entrance
NE 33rd Avenue and US Grant Place
Portland, OR 97212

Matt Dishman Indoor Pool

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

Montavilla Outdoor Pool

Swim Pool (Outdoor)
Park Location or Entrance
8219 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97220

Mt. Scott Indoor Pool

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

Peninsula Outdoor Pool

Swim Pool (Outdoor)
Park Location or Entrance
700 N Rosa Parks Way
Portland, OR 97217

Pier Outdoor Pool

Swim Pool (Outdoor)
Park Location or Entrance
N Seneca Street and St. Johns Avenue
Portland, OR 97203

Sellwood Outdoor Pool

Swim Pool (Outdoor)
Park Location or Entrance
7951 SE 7th Avenue
Portland, OR 97202

Southwest Indoor Pool

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

Wilson Outdoor Pool

Swim Pool (Outdoor)
Park Location or Entrance
1151 SW Vermont Street
Portland, OR 97219