University Pool

Summer 2021 Dates:

May 29 to 31
June 5 to August 1
August 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29

1102 W. Van Buren St. / Phone: 602-261-8730 


Open swim will be available in two 2-hour and 45-minute time blocks.

​Open Swim Time Blocks:

  • Noon to 2:45 p.m.
  • 3 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Effective August 2, 2021, a mask or face covering will be required when inside a city facility, regardless of vaccination status. At pools, this includes lobby, restroom, bathhouse and locker room areas.​​

Office Hours:

Mon.-Thu.: 9:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: Closed
Sat.-Sun.: Noon to 5:30 p.m.​


​​​Swim Fees:

Kids: FREE
Adults: $3
Seniors: $1​​​

Pool Features:  

  • Restrooms

  • Showers

  • Drinking Fountains

  • Shaded Areas

  • Baby Pool

  • ADA Chair Lift

  • Water Slide

  • Spray Features

  • Beach Entry

Summer 2022​ Swim Lessons

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.

Registration for ALL FOUR SESSIONS begins on May 12, 2022 at noon.

2022 Swim Lesson Sessions:

  • 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

View 2022 Swim Lesson Schedule and Register (Activenet registration website) View 2022 Swim Lession Schedule (PDF Format)

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 videoes below:

  • Stroke School: Butterfly
  • Stroke School: Breaststroke

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