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Culture & recreation

Find a swimming pool

Indoor pools

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation helps keep indoor City pools open year-round. These pools are free and open to the public, and are staffed by Water Safety Instructors. 

Parks & Rec’s indoor pools are closed until further notice. Sign up for our newsletter to receive more information.

Outdoor pools

During the summer, over 70 outdoor City pools are open for recreation. Use Parks & Rec’s Finder tool for information on days and times of open swim, family swim, adult swim, and swimming lessons.

Some pools will not open this year due to a nationwide shortage of lifeguards. View the list of those that will open starting June 30.

Pool attire

By following our pool rules and proper attire guidelines, you’ll help us keep our pools clean and safe.

For those with physical disabilities

The City of Philadelphia seeks to provide recreation for those of all abilities.

Swim Philly

Each year, some pools are designated as Swim Philly pop-up pools, with free classes, events, and extended hours. See the Swim Philly page for updates as summer approaches.