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Lap Swim and Water Fitness

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Indoor pools will transition to fall schedule on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Outdoor pools are now closed for the 2021 season. 
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COVID-19 related information

Portland Parks & Recreation’s primary goal is to keep our community healthy and protect the public from the spread of COVID-19. We continue to follow guidance from public health authorities and elected officials. PP&R fall programming has been designed to meet public health guidance and to be flexible as conditions change. 

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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 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. 
  • 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. Flipper availability may be limited at outdoor 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 offerings

  • 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. Check individual pool schedules for available times. All participants welcome!
  • River Challenge: Build endurance while toning muscle and gaining strength in this program guaranteed to keep your heart rate pumping. The River Challenge employs low impact resistance training to work every part of your body. Check individual pool schedules for available times.
  • Aqua Zumba: Achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in our pool with exciting calorie-burning, body-energizing, movements meant to engage and captivate for life! The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and water resistance are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Check individual pool schedules for available times.
  • Aqua Superfit: YOU SET THE BAR! Take it to the next level with our newest “boot camp style” water fitness class. This vigorous circuit training class allows you to challenge yourself to a higher fitness intensity. Non-choreographed format targets cardiovascular training, strength training and muscle endurance using deep and shallow water to maximize your workout. Check individual pool schedules for available times.
  • 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. Check individual pool schedules for available times.
  • Pregnancy Fitness: Energize your pregnancy! This shallow water class focuses on pregnancy fitness with special attention to improved
    circulation and flexibility. This is a drop-in class at Matt Dishman CC only.
  • Current Channel Walk/Run: Walk or run against the Current Channel at EPCC or MSCC pool for an excellent cardiovascular workout. Improve circulation and strength with this low-impact activity. Check individual pool schedules for available times. No instructor present.
     

East Portland Indoor Pool

740 SE 106 Avenue   |   503-823-3450

Lap Swim

Monday - Friday5:30 - 8:25 am
Monday/Wednesday9:30 am - 5:45 pm
Tuesday/Thursday/Friday9:30 am - 7:00pm
Saturday7:00 - 8:55 am
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Sunday8:00 am - 1:30 pm


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

Aqua PowerTuesday/Thursday
Saturday
8:30 - 9:25 am
9:00 - 9:55am
AquaerobicsMonday/Wednesday/Friday
Monday - Thursday
Saturday
8:30 - 9:25 am
5:55 - 6:50 pm
10:00 - 10:55 am
S.M.I.L.E.Monday - Friday9:30 - 10:25 am
Class held in leisure pool
Aqua YogaMonday/Wednesday10:40 - 11:25 am
Class held in leisure pool
Current ChannelMonday - Thursday
Tuesday/Thursday/Friday
Monday/Wednesday
9:00 - 11:30 am
1:00 - 2:00 pm
5:45 - 6:45 pm**
Senior/Adaptive*Tuesday/Thursday/Friday1:00 - 2:00 pm

*Independent workout or leisure play in the warm water of the leisure pool for adaptive community and seniors only. 
** Mon/Wed pm Current Channel will begin on 10/4/2021


Matt Dishman Indoor Pool

77 NE Knott Street  |   503-823-3673

Lap Swim

Monday/Wednesday/Friday

5:30 - 9:10 am
11:15 am - 4:00 pm
6:05 - 7:00 pm

Tuesday/Thursday5:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:05 - 7:00 pm
Saturday11:20 am - 1:30 pm
Sunday8:00 am - 1:30 pm


Water Fitness

Aqua PowerMonday - Friday
Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Saturday
6:00 - 6:55 am
9:15 - 10:10 am
6:05 - 7:00 pm
9:10 - 10:05 am
AquaerobicsMonday/Wednesday/Friday
Tuesday/Thursday
Saturday
9:15 - 10:10 am
7:00 - 7:55 am
10:00 - 10:55 am
S.M.I.L.E.Monday/Wednesday/Friday10:15 - 11:10 am
Pregnancy FitnessTuesday/Thursday6:05 - 7:00 pm
Independent Water Fitness
(one lane, no instructor)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Tuesday/Thursday

7:00 - 9:15am
11:15 am - 4:00 pm

7:55 am – 4:00 pm


Mt. Scott Indoor Pool

5530 SE 72 Avenue   |   503-823-3183

Lap Swim

Monday - Friday

5:30 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday7:00 am - 1:30 pm


Water Fitness

Aqua PowerMonday - Friday
Tuesday/Thursday
Tuesday/Thursday
Saturday
6:00 - 6:55 am
9:05 - 10:00 am
6:05 - 7:00 pm
9:00 - 9:55 am
AquaerobicsMonday/Wednesday/Friday
Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Monday/Wednesday
Saturday
7:00 - 7:55 am
9:05 - 10:00 am
6:05 - 7:00 pm
10:00 - 10:55 am
S.M.I.L.E.Monday - Friday10:15 - 11:10 am
Aqua YogaTuesday/Thursday8:05 - 9:00 am
Current ChannelFriday
Tuesday/Thursday
8:00 - 9:30 am
8:00 - 11:30 am

Southwest Indoor Pool* 

6820 SW 45 Avenue   |   503-823-2840

*Southwest Community Center Pool will be closed Monday, October 25 through Friday, November 5,  for routine replacement of the heat wheel, an air handling component that is essential to maintaining proper air quality on the pool deck.

Lap Swim

Monday - Friday
Monday/Wednesday
Tuesday/Thursday
Friday

5:30am  - 8:55 am
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:55 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday7:00 am - 1:30 pm
Sunday8:00 am - 1:30 pm


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

Aqua PowerMonday - Friday
Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Tuesday/Thursday
Saturday
9:00 - 9:55 am
10:00 - 10:55 am
6:05 - 7:00 pm
9:00 - 9:55 am
AquaerobicsMonday/Wednesday/Friday
Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Monday - Friday
Monday/Wednesday
Saturday
6:00 - 6:55 am
9:00 - 9:55 am
10:00 - 10:55 am
6:05 - 7:00 pm
10:00 - 10:55 am
S.M.I.L.E.Monday - Friday11:00 - 11:55 am
Aqua YogaMonday/Wednesday8:05 - 8:55 am*

* Aqua Yoga will be held in leisure pool and is only offered on swim lesson days. 

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