Adult swim class group lesson at Optimist Pool

Optimist Pool

Indoor and outdoor pool


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Hours and Closures Pool Rules

Part of Optimist Park, Optimist Pool was renovated in 2009 by converting the pool enclosure from an air supported bubble to a fabric tension structure. The old bath house has been replaced with a new, up-to-date facility including spacious locker rooms and a classroom. It hosts several large-scale swimming competitions during the year.

Features

  • 50 meter x 25-yard Olympic size swimming pool
  • A diving well with low and high diving boards
  • Large baby pool
  • Lap and recreational swimming
  • Water exercise programs
  • City swim league
  • Swim clinics, American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim lessons, lifeguard training, and instructor-level classes

Contact

 

919-996-2790 
Aquatic Center Supervisor:
Jimmie Overton

Optimist Park

Address

Optimist Pool
5902 Whittier Dr
Raleigh, NC 27609

Hours and Closures

Winter Hours (Sept. 15, 2019 through May 2020)

  Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
Open Rec Swim  1 - 5:30 p.m. 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 12:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Lap (Availability) 1- 5:30 p.m. 5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. 5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. 5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. 5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. 5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. 6 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Summer Hours (May 26, 2019 - August 18, 2019)

  Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
Lap 1 - 6 p.m. 5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. 5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. 5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. 5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. 5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Long Course 1 - 6 p.m. 5:30 a.m. - 8: 45 a.m. 5:30 a.m. - 8: 45 a.m. 5:30 a.m. - 8: 45 a.m. 5:30 a.m. - 8: 45 a.m. 5:30 a.m. - 8: 45 a.m.  6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Open Rec Swim 1 - 6 p.m. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.  10 a.m. - 8 p.m 10 a.m. - 8 p.m 10 a.m. - 8 p.m 10 a.m. - 8 p.m 12:30 p.m - 8 p.m.
Deep Pool 1 - 6 p.m. 12:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. 12:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. 12:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. 12:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. 12:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wading Pool 1 - 6 p.m. 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. 9 a.m. - 8 p.m 9 a.m. - 8 p.m 9 a.m. - 8 p.m 9 a.m. - 8 p.m 10 a.m. - 8 p.m

Closures:
November 11 - Closed for Veteran's Day
November 16 - Closing at 1 p.m. for ICSA Swim Meet
November 28-29 - Closed for Thanksgiving
December 24-25 - Closed for Christmas
December 31 - Closing at 12 p.m. for New Year's Eve
January 1 - Opening at 12 p.m. for New Year's Day
 

 

Pool Rules

  • Children should not use the swimming pool without adult supervision.
  • Adults should not swim alone.
  • Pets are prohibited throughout the facility.
  • Glass containers are prohibited throughout the facility.
  • A lifeguard must be on duty before entering the water.
  • Please wear proper swimming attire in the pool (see manager regarding acceptable clothing).
  • Diving is limited to areas of more than five feet of water depth.
  • Rough play in pool and on the deck area is prohibited.
  • Floating aids and some toys are not permitted in the pool (see manager for what is acceptable).
  • Face masks and goggles are permitted with non-breakable lenses and used properly.
  • Lap lanes are for adult use only. Please do not hang on the lane ropes.
  • Please walk. Running is prohibited on the deck.
  • Smoking and consuming food and beverages must be done in designated areas only.
  • To provide a family atmosphere, abusive/profane language or excessive public displays of affection will not be permitted.
  • Admission to the pool may be denied for any of the following reasons:

a) When an individual is apparently unable to care for himself or is intoxicated.
b) Evidence of contagious disease, open sores, or wounds.
c) Any condition which will jeopardize the health and safety of the general public.
Distracting the attention of a lifeguard is not allowed.