Pool Events


Mother’s Day Swim 

Mothers are important too!  Please join us and swim for free, with your family, as a token of our appreciation for Mothers!

When:       Saturday, May 8, 2021  (Pool is closed on Sundays in May) 

Time:        12:00 - 4:00 PM 

Cost:        Free for Mothers with a paid child 


Memorial Day 

Veteran’s and active military swim for free!  Thank you for your service. 

When:      Monday, May 31, 2021 

Time:        12:00 – 4:00 PM 

Cost:        Free with military ID 


Dive-In Movies   

Bring the whole family for a night at the pool.  Enjoy free popcorn and sno cones while swimming and watching a family friendly movie on the big screen.  The Snack Shack will also be open during this event.  Don’t forget to get your Park Pass stamped at this event.   


Thursday, June 10, 2021 

Thursday, July 8, 2021 

Time:        9:00 PM 

Cost:        $3.00/person  

Age:         All welcome to attend, fun for the whole family! 


Parents Night Out at the Portland Aquatic Center 

Parents, have you ever said, “Calgon, take me away?”  Let us help you by bringing your kids to Parents Night Out at the Portland Aquatic Center.  Drop the kids off at the pool so you can enjoy adult time! For Parent’s Night Out drop-off begins at 7:00 pm and pick-up ends at 10:00 pm. We will play in the pool, eat pizza, play Lifeguard games, watch a kid friendly movie or dance the night away.   

When:       Friday, June 11, 2021 

and Friday, July 9, 2021 

Time:        7:00 – 10:00 PM 

Ages:        8-12 years old 

Cost:        $25 for one child, $40 for two children, $50 for three children and then $10 for each     additional child. 



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:       Thursday, June 17, 2021   

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!


Friday, June 4, 2021 

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Tuesday, August 3, 2021  

Cost:        Regular admission prices 



Back to School Bash 

Summer is coming to an end but we are still having fun at the Portland Aquatic Center! Bring the whole family and join us for the last event of the season with a DJ on deck, inflatables, food and fun!  Don’t forget to get your Park Pass stamped at this event.   

When:      Friday, August 6, 2021 

Time:        8:00 - 10:00 PM 

Cost:        $3.00/person, passes do not apply 


Little Tykes Swim 

A special time for tots and their parents in our recreation pool.  This special event is for children 6 years of age and younger accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Children must stay within arm’s reach of a parent.  Other programming may be scheduled in the competition pool during this time. 

When:     Every Monday, June 7 - July 26, 2021 

Time:       10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

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 20, 2021 

Time:       12:00 - 6:00 PM 

Cost:        Free for Dad with a paid child 


Christmas in July 

Join Good Ol’ Saint Nick and other guests in their summer gear as they enjoy their annual vacation to the Portland Aquatic Center.  There will be Christmas themed fun, games, crafts and snacks.  Parents, make sure you bring a camera for pictures with Santa and other special guest appearances.  Don’t forget to get your Park Pass stamped at this event.   

When:      Saturday, July 24, 2021 

Time:       2:00 - 4:00 PM 

Cost:        Regular admission prices 


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. 


Monday, June 14 - Friday, June 18, 2021 

Monday, July 19 - Friday, July 23, 2021 

Time:        8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

Cost:        $130.00 


Family Swim Night - Themed 

A night full of fun activities for the whole family at your Portland Aquatic Center.  Play basketball, volleyball and many other interactive games in a fun & safe environment.  Come join us for some family friendly competition! Be sure to wear your costume to match the theme! Kids drag a parent or adult with you for the family event.  Don’t forget to get your Park Pass stamped at this event.   


Thursday, June 24, 2021 - Luau 

Thursday, July 15, 2021 - Superhero 

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - Disney 

Time:        7:00 - 10:00 PM 

Cost:        Regular admission fees apply 


Fourth Fest 

Come and celebrate America’s birthday with the Portland Aquatic Center!  Food, fun and games for all!  Don’t forget to get your Park Pass stamped at this event.     

When:      Sunday, July 4, 2021 

Time:       1:00 PM – 4:00 PM 

Cost:        Regular admission fees apply 


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:      August 3 – 8, 2021 

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.  There will be a swimsuit contest and special doggie concession.  Registration is required, be sure to bring current vaccination record.   

When:     Saturday, September 11, 2021 

Time:      4:30 - 6:30 PM 

               5:00 PM Swimsuit contest 

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