​​Cortez Pool

Summer 2022 Dates:

May 28 - 30 (Memorial Day Weekend)
June 4 - July 31
August 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27,28
September 3 - 5​

3434 W. Dunlap Ave. / Phone: 602-262-7107​

​​​Swim Hours:
Monday: Noon to 6 p.m.

Tuesday: Noon to 6 p.m.

Wednesday: Noon to 6 p.m.

Thursday: Noon p.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Noon to 6 p.m.

Sunday: Noon to 6 p.m.

Office Hours:

Mon.-Thu.: 9:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: Closed
Sat.-Sun.: Noon to 6 p.m.​


​​​Swim Fees:

Kids: $1
Adults: $3
Seniors: $1​​​​

Pool Features:  

  • Restrooms

  • Showers

  • Drinking Fountains

  • Shaded Areas

  • Baby Pool

  • ADA Chair Lift

  • ADA Stairs

  • Water Slide

  • Diving Boards

  • Spray Features

  • Beach Entry

Swim Lessons at ​Cortez Pool:

For summer 2022, swim lessons at City of Phoenix pools will be offered to youth ages 6 months to 12 years.

Lessons will be presented in four sessions and registration is scheduled for May 12 at 12:00 p.m. Swim lessons for all four sessions this summer are viewable on the Activenet registration website

Customers are encouraged to login to Activenet prior to the registration date to update or create their account and develop a “wish list" for their desired courses. Doing this in advance of the start of registration will help expedite the process and improve a customer's ability to enroll in the lessons they want.  

While online registration is recommended, customers can register in-person at any community center.​​​​​

for each session will have its own registration date, as listed below:

2022 Swim Lesson Sessions and Registration Schedule:

  • Session A: June 6 - June 16, 2022
  • Session B: June 20 - June 30, 2022
  • Session C: July 5 - July 14, 2022
  • Session D: July 18 - July 28, 2022​
Registration Opens May 12, 2022

Due to the limited space available in each session and class, a registration waitlist will be maintained. 

Students will be asked to register in one of two categories – non-swimmer or swimmer. Students for non-swimmer classes will be required to have a parent or guardian accompany them in the pool during each lesson. For the non-swimmer classes, an instructor will be teaching and guiding the parent/guardian about how to help their child with the swimming skills being taught.

Prior to registering, please determine if your child is a non-swimmer or swimmer by matching the following benchmarks to your child's skill level. A non-swimmer would be categorized as a student with a skill level within benchmarks Swim School White Star to Swim School Green Star, while a swimmer would be categorized as a student with a skill level within benchmarks Stroke School Freestyle and Stroke School Backstroke.

Non-Swimmer Benchmarks:

Swim School: White Star -  Submersion of face and body

Swim School: Red Star -  Independent floating on back

Swim School: Yellow Star Self rescue and roll to breathe

To advance to Blue Star, a student will be expected to demonstrate the skills shown in the video below:​

Swim School: Blue Star -  Forward movement with good body position
Swim School: Green Star - 1, 2, 3 breathing pattern with proper stroke
To advance to Freestyle, a student will be expected to demonstrate the skills shown in the video below:​
​​​Swimmer Benchmarks:
Stroke School - Freestyle
Stroke School: Backstroke
To advance to Butterfly, a student will be expected to demonstrate the skills shown in the videos below:​

Stroke School: Butterfly
Stroke School: Breaststroke
To complete Breaststroke, a student will be expected to demonstrate the skills shown in the video below:​