Water Fitness

Water aerobics classes will not resume in July as originally planned due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in our area.


Aqua Z

Back by popular demand!  Join our instructor, Lynelle, in the pool for a heart pumping workout spiced up with music!  Aqua Z combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves and combinations that allow the participants to dance away their worries, while sculpting and toning.  This class is located in the 4’ section of the competition pool.

When:            Monday, Wednesday; May 6 - August 28, 2019

Time:              6:30 - 7:30 PM

Cost:               Daily                                              $  5.00

                       10 Visit Punch Card                       $40.00


Join us at the Portland Aquatic Center for the latest aquatic workout that’s creating such a buzz.  Learn more about this fitness craze at www.wfaa.com/news/health/boga-fitmat.  BogaFit offers a unique workout on water for the beginner all the way to advanced.  It utilizes traditional gym workouts like burpees, pushups and sit ups but with new unique adaptations created by our trainers. The FITMAT platform adds a totally unique core body workout by creating controlled instability.

When:            Monday - Thursday;  June 3 - August 29, 2019  

Time:              7:00 - 7:45 PM

Cost:               Daily                                               $    6.00

                       10 Visit Punch Card                        $  55.00


Aerobic kickboxing, it’s energizing, powerful, uplifting, and a fun and effective way to burn calories and tone your muscles. The water resistance cushions and slows the explosive kicks and punches. This not only helps prevent injuries, but the added resistance strengthens and tones the muscles for an effective workout.  This class held in the 4’ section of the competition pool.

When:             Tuesday, Thursday 

                        May 7 - August 15, 2019

Time:              6:30 - 7:30 PM

Cost:              Daily                                             $  5.00

                      10 Visit Punch Card                      $40.00                         

Aqua Aerobics

Aqua Aerobics is a low impact workout that is great for participants of all ages. This class uses the resistance of the water to increase muscle tone, flexibility, range of motion and strength.  The buoyancy of water decreases stress on your joints. This class is held in the Recreation Pool which is from 0 - 4 feet of water.  A minimum of 10 participants is required to have a class.   

 When:            Tuesday - Friday; June 4 - August 9, 2019                

Time:              8:00 - 9:00 AM

Cost:              Pass   I:         Wednesday/Friday              $20.00

                      Pass  II:         Tuesday/Thursday               $20.00

                      Pass III:         Tuesday - Friday                  $30.00

Portland AquaCats

Grab your goggles and come join the summer swim team at the Portland Aquatic Center!    We emphasize good sportsmanship, team building and lifelong fitness while building a child’s self-esteem! 

Prerequisites to join:  must be 4-17 years of age, must be able to swim 25 yards unassisted using one of the four strokes and be able to comprehend instruction.

The Portland AquaCats participate within the Coastal Bend Summer Swim League.

Swim meets will be held in surrounding areas as well as the Portland Aquatic Center.  Cost includes registration and insurance for TAAF, entries for dual meets, coaches, swim cap and end of the season celebration.  Optional team suit and t-shirt are available for an additional fee.  City Championships, Regional and State Meets require additional entry fees.

Practice sessions are grouped according to skill level.  Registration begins Monday, March 25, 2019.  For further information contact Sheri Gagliano at the Portland Community Center, 361-777-4670 or by email, sgagliano@portlandtx.com

When:            May 2 - July 25, 2019

Time:              May 2 - May 23, 2019

Mon, Thurs:  Level I:           6:00 - 6:45 PM

                     Level II:          7:00 - 7:45 PM

                     May 28 - July 26, 2019

Tues - Fri:  Level I:               9:00 - 10:00 AM

                  Level II:             10:15 - 11:30 AM

Cost:               $110.00 First swimmer

                       $  85.00 Sibling rate