This Olympic-sized, covered pool was opened in 1991. It is named in honor of Doris B. Deriso, a major contributor for the facility. Deriso’s daughter, Betty Deriso Pope, served as GSW Foundation Board chair from 1988-1990, working tirelessly to make this pool a reality. Americus native Angel Martino earned gold medals at the 1992 and 1996 Olympics while training at the Deriso Pool.
Remember, you share the pool water with everyone. You can help keep germs from causing recreational water illnesses by practicing good hygiene and not swimming when sick. Additional practices to help keep germs out of the pool include ensuring your kids take restroom breaks, changing diapers at diaper-changing areas only, and showering before swimming. For additional information, visit www.cdc.gov/healthyswimming.
Beginning swim lessons will be offered soon. Small group or one-on-one instruction will be available.SCUBA
Swim Lesson Fees: TBD
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. Lifeguards will be onsite.
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.
Program Fees (GSW Students are FREE with Student ID)
Deriso Pool Package Options:
- Family of One and/or Two:
- 4-month membership (Aug-Dec): $75
- One year membership (through May): $128
- Family of 4+:
- 4-month membership (Aug-Dec): $100
- One year membership (through May): $170
- Day Pass: $5
$275 (GSW students $250) Includes manual and equipment.
Instructor Richard Wisham: 928-5275
Blue Tide Swim Team:
Ages 4 through adult
- Waves: $51/month
- Nova/Juniors: $75/month
- Senior/Masters: $80/month