Pool Events


World’s Largest Swim Lesson  

As a registered host location, the City of Portland will join the effort to break the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Swim Lesson.  We will team up with hundreds of locations across the world to provide a free swim lesson to the children in our community.  This effort is part of our Play It Safe program to provide a safety lesson for in and around the water.  Participants must be registered prior to the event.  Don’t forget to get your Park Pass stamped at this event.   

When:      TBD in 2022

Time:        12:00 - 2:00 PM  

Ages:        Open to all  


National Day Celebrations 

Summer is fun and so are those “National Days” that celebrate the silly and the simple.  The Portland Aquatic Center will be celebrating these “National Days” each month of the summer!  Watch for our National Day celebrations and the first 100 swimmers during regular business hours will receive a special treat!

When:    TBD in 2022

Cost:        Regular admission prices 


Father’s Day Swim  

Fathers are important too!  Fathers swim free with a paid child during general swim hours.  Happy Father’s Day! 

When:     Sunday, June 19, 2022

Time:       12:00 - 6:00 PM 

Cost:        Free for Dad with a paid child 


Junior Lifeguard Camp  

Our unique program has been a hit!  This camp is designed to be a community based water safety program for youth ages 11-15.  Students will receive instruction in water safety, facility operations, basic work skills, lifeguard skills, first aid and CPR as well as proper nutrition.  Students will receive a certificate from the Jeff Ellis International Lifeguard Training Program, t-shirt, whistle, lanyard and many hours of fun and excitement.  Volunteer program available upon completion of this course.  Returning students will assist instructors and mentor others during the camp.  Participants must provide their own lunch, snacks will be provided. 

When:       TBD in 2022

Time:        8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

Cost:        $130.00 


Shark Week 

Discovery isn’t the only one who thinks sharks are cool!  The Portland Aquatic Center will celebrate Jawesome sharks each day during Shark Week. Come join us but beware….

When:     TBD in 2022

Time:       1:00 PM – 4:00 PM 

Cost:        Regular admission fees apply

Pooch-A-Palooza H2O 

Bring your pooch to make a splash at the Portland Aquatic Center for our 3rd Annual Pooch-A-Palooza H2O!  Fun for the whole family, but only dogs in the water please.   Registration is required, be sure to bring current vaccination record.   

When:     TBD in 2022

Time:      4:30 - 6:30 PM 

               5:00 PM Swimsuit contest 

Cost:       $5 per dog/ 2 dogs per adult only please