Paradise Valley 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

17648 N. 40th St. | Phone: 602-534-5161



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.

Swim 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
  • Water Slide
  • Spray Features
  • ADA Chair Lift
  • Beach Entry

Swim Lessons at Paradise Valley 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.

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, at 12 p.m.

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 have the option 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 if they choose to accompany the child during the lesson.

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 Swim School classes White – Green, while a swimmer would be categorized as a student with a skill level within Stroke School classes Freestyle – Breaststroke.

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 video below:

Stroke School: Butterfly

Stroke School: Breaststroke

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


Other Programs at Paradise Valley Pool:

Adult Lessons & Fitness Programs:

Silver Star:

This class is recommended for non-swimmers pre-teen to adults. Participants are taught based on individual abilities ranging from getting their face wet to the basic mechanics of freestyle.

Water Aerobics:

This class is designed to improve muscle tone, fitness level and flexibility through a series of water exercises. No swimming ability necessary. Classes will be held in water that is shoulder deep.

Water Safety Programs:

Cub Club:

This Cigna Healthcare sponsored free program teaches water safety and basic first aid skills to children 7 to 10 years old. All program participants will receive a t-shirt and will compete in a city-wide Olympic event at the end of the season. Space is limited to the first 15 participants that enroll.

Discovery Guard:

This Cigna Healthcare sponsored free program teaches water safety and boating skills, use of flotation devices and basic first aid to children 11 to 13 years old. All program participants will receive a t-shirt and will compete in a city-wide Olympic event at the end of the season. Space is limited to the first 15 participants that enroll.

Junior Lifeguard:

Junior Lifeguard: This Cigna Healthcare sponsored free program teaches lifeguarding techniques, leadership, responsibility, first aid and CPR/AED training to children 14 to 15 years old. All program participants will receive a t-shirt and swim suit and will compete in a city-wide Olympic event at the end of the season.

Lifeguard Academy:

This Cigna Healthcare sponsored free program will train and certify participants in lifeguard training, first aid and CPR/AED.

Recreation & Sports Programs:

Swim Team:

This six week program is designed to enhance and improve swimming strokes for children ages 5 to 17 years old. Children are broken up into age groups to practice and then compete in recreational meets with 12 teams from other City of Phoenix pools. Practices include one hour of instruction four days per week, with swim meets on Thursday evenings beginning at 7:15 p.m. at various pools.

Prerequisites: Participants much be able to swim 25 meters continuously of any one of the four competitive strokes without assistance .

Dive Team:

This six week program is designed to enhance and improve diving skills for children ages 5 to 17 years old. Children are broken up into age groups to practice and then compete in recreational meets with 6 teams from other City of Phoenix pools. Practices include one hour of instruction four days per week, with dive meets on Tuesday evenings beginning at 6:00 p.m. at various pools.

Prerequisites: Participants much be able to do a forward jump, backward jump and forward dive from a 1-meter diving board

Diving Lessons:

Diving Lessons: This class is for children and adults who want to learn the basics of diving or improve upon what they already know. No prior experience or training in diving is necessary. All dives will be executed from the side of the pool and a one meter diving board into deep water. Students must be able to recover from the dive and easily swim to the side of the pool without assistance.