Aquatic Center

The Portland Aquatic Center is OPEN!

The following health safety protocols are in place

Hours of operation for Lap Swimming:
6:30 - 9:30 a.m. Monday through Friday
5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday
   Closed Friday night

Hours of operation for Recreational Swimming: CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Rules for Lap swimming in the Competition Pool at the Aquatic Center:
- Must wear a face covering into the Aquatic Center
You may remove your face covering before you enter the pool
You must put your face covering back on upon exiting the pool
- Limited to 10 Portland residents per session for lap swimming
Memberships accepted - Call 361-777-4670 to make a reservation
Non-members must make a reservation & pay the drop-in fee online  
           Click here to make a reservation online: Reservations for Facilities
Reservations become available up to 48 hours in advance

NOTE: All reopening dates and information are subject to change!


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The Portland Aquatic Center is a year-round outdoor facility featuring two pools. The recreation pool includes a boat slide, dual slide, bubblers, palm tree splashers, and a zero depth entry. The heated competition pool measures 25 meters by 25 yards and ranges from 4-13 feet in depth. It features diving boards, lily pads, and floating play structures. The facility also features four large shade structures with lawn furniture.

Patrons may bring in their own food and drink. Glass containers and alcohol are strictly prohibited.

Swim Lessons for Everyone

Swim Lessons

Aquatic Center Special Events

Aquatic Center Special Events

Classes for Swim Fitness

Swim Fitness