Parents teaching tots to swim at Pullen Park Pool

Parents teaching tots to swim at the Pullen Parks Aquatics Center Pool. 

Pullen Aquatic Center

Raleigh's premier competitive aquatic venue

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Programs Therapy Pool Availability and Rules Lap Lane Availability Diving Area Rules

Hours may vary due to staffing. Please call before visiting for the most up-to-date hours. Learn more about the cost of admission and passes to the pool.

  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Adult Lap Swim 1 to 5:30 p.m. 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Recreational Swim 1 to 5:30 p.m. 12:30 to 5 p.m.  12:30 to 5 p.m.  12:30 to 5 p.m.  12:30 to 5 p.m.  9 a.m. to 8 p.m.  12:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Recreational Swim (Teaching Pool) 1 to 5:30 p.m. 12:30 to 5 p.m. 12:30 to 5 p.m. 12:30 to 5 p.m. 12:30 to 5 p.m. 12:30 to 8 p.m. 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Diving Boards Call for Availability Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Call for Availability

Warm Water Therapy Pool and Diving Board hours based on staffing.  Please call for daily hours.

Closures/Modified Hours
May 27 - Memorial Day – Pool opens from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
June 15-16 - MOR Meet - Pool closed
June 19 – Juneteenth – Pool closed
July 4 - Independence Day - Pool opens from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
July 5-7 - MOR Meet – Pool closed
August 3 - ICSA Championship - Pool closes at 12 p.m.
September 2 - Labor Day – Pool opens from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.




Tricia Severa, Facility Director
Chris Macon, Assistant Facility Director
Caroline Truelove, Assistant Facility Director
Laura Crumpler, Assistant Facility Director



Pullen Aquatic Center
410 Ashe Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27606




Two swimmers on deck, cheering unseen swimmers in pool

Pullen Aquatic Center offers a variety of programs including the city swim league, swim clinics, water exercise classes, swim lessons, and more.

Therapy Pool Availability and Rules

A group of parents and their tots listening to instructor inside the therapy pool at Pullen Park Aquatic Center

The warm-water teaching pool is used for therapy, swimming lessons, recreational swimming, and other scheduled classes. For safety, recreational swimming is limited to non-swimmers under 4′6″ tall and their guardians. Lap swimming and intense aerobic exercise (including swimming laps with face submerged) are not allowed in the teaching pool.

  • The teaching pool is closed to the general public during swimming lessons.
  • Please limit jumping from the pool deck to water over two feet deep.
  • Please stay off the divider wall.

Lap Lane Availability

Swimmer in lap pool with arm raised mid breastroke at Pullen Park

Lap lanes are available for exercise during certain times of the day. Contact 919-996-6197 for more information. 

Lap swimming rules and etiquette

Diving Area Rules

girl in a low mid dive off a spring board at Pullen Park Pool
  • There should be only one person on the diving stand at a time.
  • Please dive from the end of the board only and straight out. Diving to the side is prohibited.
  • Before diving, wait until the preceding diver swims clear. After diving, swim immediately to the side and exit the pool.
  • Please avoid “double bouncing” and running dives.
  • Swimming under and hanging on the diving boards are prohibited.
  • A high dive board is for use by people who are taller than the third rung of the diving stand.