Deriso Swimming Pool
This Olympic-sized, covered pool wasopened in 1991. It is named in honorof Doris B. Deriso, a major contributorfor the facility. Deriso’s daughter,Betty Deriso Pope, served as GSWFoundation Board chair, 1988-1990,working tirelessly to make this pool areality. Americus native AngelMartino earned gold medals at the1992 and 1996 Olympics while trainingat the Deriso Pool.
Something for Everyone
General Swim – enjoy the pool with friends and family. Open more than 30 hours per week, year-round. Adult Lap Swim – at least two lap lanes are available during all regular hours for adults age 18 or older.
Swimming Lessons – sign up for beginning swimming lessons. Small group or one-onone instruction available year-round. Blue Tide Swim Team coaches and instructors.
Water Aerobics – improve cardiovascular health and strength in a low-impact environment. Classes take place in shallow water— no swimming skills required.
Americus Blue Tide Swim Team – a yearround competitive swimming team and member of USA-Swimming. ABT has a long history of success, including Sumter County’s only Olympic athlete.
SCUBA – Weekend courses taught by Richard Wisham. Complete your certification with an exciting weekend trip to Panama City Beach or other location.
Pool Parties — Host a birthday party, graduation party, or just get some friends together for some fun in the pool. Options include birthday cake and party favors.
Facility & Schedules
The 190 thousand gallon, heated pool has an expansive shallow end, ranging from 3’-6” to 5-0” and a deep end that measures 9’-0”.
The six lane pool has at least two lanes designated for lap swimmers at all times. The remainder of the pool can be set up for lap swimming, open swim or water exercise class.
Shower rooms and a chair lift for disability access round out the facility’s amenities.
*Winter Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thu: 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.
(*hours will increase as membership grows)
Calendar with pool hours & class times:
(Adult Lap, Open Swim, Water Aerobics)
Individual: $29/month; $109/semester; $289/year
Couple: $56/month; $209/semester; $529/year
Family: $15/month for each
Additional member Day Pass: $5
8 half-hour group lessons: $79
one-on-one instruction: $149
adult drop-in class (45 min): $5
Blue Tide Swim Team:
(2012 State Champions)
> Ages 4 through adult
> Beginners welcome!
$275 (GSW students $250) Includes manual and equipment.Instructor Richard Wisham: 928-5275
Pool Party Rental
$99 per two hours for entire pool