Lap Swim and Water Fitness

Information
Staff member and child give a double high five at an outdoor pool.
Outdoor pools are closed for the season. View individual pool pages for schedule updates and changes.
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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.

Accessibility Notes

We have chair lifts with straps available at the following pools:

  • East Portland Community Center Pool - lifts available on Lap pool, Leisure pool and spa
  • Grant Outdoor Pool* - lifts available for access to full pool
  • Matt Dishman Community Center Pool - lifts available on Lap pool and spa
  • Mt Scott Community Center Pool - lifts available on Lap pool and spa | Closed for renovations
  • Peninsula Outdoor Pool * - lifts available for access to full pool
  • Southwest Community Center Pool - lifts available on Lap pool and spa

The following pools have a zero depth entry into the leisure pool, and a pool-accessible wheelchair is available for pool visitors to use: 

  • East Portland Community Center Pool - pool-accessible wheelchair available on Leisure pool
  • Ida B. Wells Outdoor Pool (formerly Wilson Outdoor Pool)* - pool-accessible wheelchair available on Leisure pool
  • Mt. Scott Community Center Pool - pool-accessible wheelchair available on Leisure pool | Closed for renovations
  • Sellwood Outdoor Pool*
  • Southwest Community Center Pool - pool-accessible wheelchair available on Leisure pool

*Outdoor pools are closed for the season.


Access Discount Program - Reduced Pricing

 Thanks to the Parks Local Option Levy, Portland residents can get a discount on program and activity fees. Use the discount for community center and pool admission, preschool and after-school programs, classes, camps, swim lessons, and more.

To get a discount, first register for the Access Discount Program, select a discount amount, and then use it for select activities. No proof of income is required. Discount is valid for 12 months from registration date. Go to any community or arts center for more information about how to register.

Choose a discount: 25, 50, 75, or 90%

Learn more about the Access Discount Program 


Admission and Passes

The fees listed reflect pricing for City of Portland residents. Non-residents are charged more to account for City of Portland taxes that support Portland Parks & Recreation.

  • Pool capacities may be limited due to the nationwide lifeguard shortage.
  • Little ones aged 0-2 are FREE.

Drop-In Admission

  • Youth (age 3-12): $4
  • Teen (age 13-17): $5
  • Adult (age 18-59): $6
  • Senior (age 60+): $5

20-Visit Pass 

  • Youth (age 3-12): $77
  • Teen (age 13-17): $85 
  • Adult (age 18-59): $106
  • Senior (age 60+): $85
  • Senior Couple (both age 60+): $85

Month Pass

  • Youth (age 3-12): $29
  • Teen (age 13-17): $33 
  • Adult (age 18-59): $41
  • Senior (age 60+): $33
  • Senior Couple (both age 60+): $49
  • Family: $66

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 and the speed of others at that time; 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. 
  • All lanes circle counterclockwise.
  • The center line is always on your left.,
  • Be aware of your speed!  If you are being passed regularly, move to a slower lane.  If you are passing others regularly, move to a faster lane.
  • Be aware of other swimmers.  If you think you’re going to be passed, STOP at the end of the pool and let the faster swimmer go ahead.
  • Avoid swimming side by side.
  • 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 always keep your position to the right. 
  • Communicate with each other.  If the speed of swimmers in your lane changes, someone may need to move.
  • Kickboards, pull buoys, and flippers are available at indoor pools.  Please, be aware of your speed.  If needed, STOP at the end and let other swimmers pass.
  • For water walking and individual fitness, please be mindful of fellow swimmers in your lane and share the space equally.
  • All lap pools are 25 yards in length. 
  • Please ask the lifeguard on duty if you have any questions.

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 led 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. 

Aqua Zumba
Achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in the pool! The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and water resistance are combined to tone and sculpt your body.

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 1 lap lane available for lap swim. Up to 4 lanes will be available at designated times. Call 503-823-3450 for a complete schedule of lap lanes available during operating hours.

  • Monday   |   5:30–8:50am; 10:05am-4:25pm; 6:10-7:05pm; 7:10-8:30pm
  • Tuesday   |   5:30–6:25am; 6:30-7:35am; 10:05am–3:55pm; 6:10-7:05pm; 7:10-8:30pm
  • Wednesday   |   5:30–6:25am; 6:30-7:35am; 10:05am–4:25pm; 6:10-7:05pm;7:10-8:30pm
  • Thursday   |   5:30–6:25am; 6:30-8:50 10:05am–3:55pm; 6:10-7:05pm; 7:10-8:30pm
  • Friday   |   5:30–6:25am;6:30am–8:50pm; 10:05–4:25pm; 6:05–8:30pm
  • Saturday   |   7:00–8:50am; 11:05am–4:30pm
  • Sunday*   |   8:00–10:55am; 12:05-4:30pm

Water Fitness

All EPCC water fitness classes are limited to 40 participants.

  • Monday
    6:00–11:30am—Current Channel Walk/Fitness Swim*, and Adaptive Swim
    9:00–9:55am—Aquaerobics
    9:00–9:55am—S.M.I.L.E.**
    10:15–11:10am—S.M.I.L.E.**
    5:30–7:20pm—Current Channel 
    6:10–7:05pm—Aquaerobics
  • Tuesday
    6:00–11:30am—Current Channel Walk/Fitness Swim*, and Adaptive Swim
    6:35–7:30am—Aquaerobics
    9:00–9:55am—AquaPower
    9:00–9:55am—S.M.I.L.E.**
    10:15–11:10am—AquaYoga**
    5:30–7:20pm—Current Channel Walk
    6:10–7:05pm—Aquaerobics
  • Wednesday
    6:00–11:30am—Current Channel Walk/Fitness Swim*, and Adaptive Swim
    6:35–7:30am—Aquaerobics
    9:00–9:55am—S.M.I.L.E**
    10:15–11:10am—S.M.I.L.E.**
    5:30–7:20pm—Current Channel Walk
    6:10–7:05pm—Aquaerobics
  • Thursday
    6:00–11:30am—Current Channel Walk/Fitness Swim*, and Adaptive Swim
    6:35–7:30am—Aquaerobics
    9:00–9:55am—AquaPower
    9:00–9:55am—S.M.I.L.E.**
    10:15–11:10am—AquaYoga**
    5:30–7:20pm—Current Channel Walk
    6:10–7:05pm—Aqua Zumba
  • Friday
    6:35–7:30am—Aquaerobics
    7:30–11:30am—Current Channel Walk/Fitness Swim*, and Adaptive Swim
    9:00–9:55am—Aquaerobics
    9:00–9:55am—S.M.I.L.E.**
    10:15–11:10am—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; 6:05–7:30pm
  • Tuesday  |  5:30am–4:00pm; 6:05–7:30pm; 6:05–7:30pm
  • Wednesday  |  5:30–9:00am; 10:15am–4:00pm; 6:05–7:30pm
  • Thursday  |  5:30am–4:00pm; 6:05–7:30pm
  • Friday  |  5:30–9:00am; 10:15am–4:00pm; 6:05–7:30pm
  • Saturday**  |  11:20am-4:30pm
  • Sunday* | 8:00am-4:30pm

* Staff in-service dates: 4/7 and 5/19  Lap swim will not be open until 10am.
** No Open Swim: 4/20, 5/18, and 6/15

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

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. No lanes are available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 to 11:00am.
Call 503-823-2840 for a complete schedule of lap lanes available during operating hours.

  • Monday  |  5:30–9:00am, 11:00am–8:30pm
  • Tuesday  |  5:30am–8:30pm
  • Wednesday  |  5:30–9:00am, 11:00am–8:30pm
  • Thursday  |  5:30am–8:30pm
  • Friday  |  5:30–9:00am, 11:00am–8:30pm
  • Saturday  |  7:00am– 4:30pm
  • Sunday  |  8:00am–4:30pm

* Staff in-service dates: 4/13, 5/4.  Lap swim and spa will close at 2:30pm.

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
    11:15am–12:10pm—S.M.I.L.E.*
    6:05–7:00pm—Aquaerobics
  • Tuesday
    9:00–9:55am—Aqua Power
    10:00–10:55am—Aquaerobics
    11:15am–12:10pm—S.M.I.L.E.*
    6:05–7:00pm—AquaPower
  • Wednesday
    9:00–9:55am—Aquaerobics/AquaPower
    10:00–10:55am—Aquaerobics/AquaPower
    11:15am–12:10pm—S.M.I.L.E.*
    6:05–7:00pm—Aquaerobics
  • Thursday
    9:00–9:55am—AquaPower
    10:00–10:55am—Aquaerobics
    11:15am–12:10pm—S.M.I.L.E.*
    6:05–7:00pm—AquaPower
  • Friday
    9:00–9:55am—Aquaerobics/AquaPower
    10:00–10:55am—Aquaerobics/AquaPower
    11:15am–12:10pm—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
Mt. Scott Community Center and Indoor Pool is closed for extensive renovation. Please visit other PP&R locations.
5530 SE 72nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97206

Southwest Indoor Pool

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

Creston Outdoor Pool

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

Grant Outdoor Pool

Swim Pool (Outdoor)
Park Location or Entrance
NE 33rd Avenue and US Grant Place
Portland, OR 97212
Park Location or Entrance
1151 SW Vermont Street
Portland, OR 97219

Montavilla Outdoor Pool

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

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