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Phone: 919-870-2882 | Get Directions

Aquatic Center Supervisors:

Jimmie Overton (Lead)
Ted Barnett

Part of Optimist Park, Optimist Pool was renovated in 2009 by converting the pool enclosure from a 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.


  • 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

Public Open Swim

Winter Hours (September – May)
Mon & Wed: 9am – 8pm
Tue, Thu, Fri: 9am – 5pm
Sat: 12:30pm – 5:30pm
Sun: 1pm – 5:30pm

Summer Hours (June – August)
Mon-Sat: 10am – 8pm
Sun: 1pm – 6pm