Coffman Pool

Coffman Swimming Pool

Coffman Pool is back open after a power outage in the neighborhood today, 9/9. Be sure to get out and swim here soon!

The 10,000-square-foot Coffman Pool, originally built in 1957, was refreshed in 2008, and is located on Visitacion Avenue and Hahn Streets within Herz Playground at the southeastern entrance of McLaren Park. A hidden gem for city swimmers, Coffman offers a variety of swim programs for all ages, including recreational swim, learn-to-swim classes, water aerobics, underwater hockey and lap swim.

Swimming Lessons

Tots: The program aims to promote the Red Cross water safety knowledge and skills, aquatic adjustment, and swimming readiness skills, as well as fun enjoyment in the water. The parent is the primary instructor for their child and will accompany the child into the water during instruction. The parent must dress in a swim suit. Toddlers who are not potty trained must wear swim diapers.

Pre-Schoolers: ratio 1 adult per child

Youth-1: Participants will acquaint themselves with the aquatic environment. Topics covered in this class include breathing control, floating, prone glide, back float, arm strokes and kicking, and other elementary skills.

Youth-3: is designed for participants who have developed the elementary skills of swimming. Participants will be able to develop the front crawl stroke and back crawl techniques. This class is designed to improve stamina and coordination.

Youth-5: These levels will coordinate, refine, and polish all the skills learned in previous levels. The butterfly stroke, open turns and surface dives will be introduced. Emphasis is placed on developing efficiency, power, and endurance.

Adult –1: Participants will acquaint themselves with the aquatic environment. Topics covered in this class include breathing control, floating, prone glide, back float, arm strokes and kicking, and other elementary skills.