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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu




The Treme Recreation Community Center pool remains closed for repairs. The rest of the center is open for classes and activities.  Due to the Treme pool closure, NORDC offers a complimentary shuttle service from Treme to the Joe W. Brown Pool. The shuttle from the Treme Rec Center departs Monday through Thursday at 5:15pm for the 6-7pm Hydro Fit class at Joe W. Brown and returns to Treme after the class.

Lifeguard Prerequisite Skills Challenge Class at Joe W. Brown Pool, 5601 Read Blvd.
6-8pm — March 2, 16 & 30 and April 13 & 27  Ages 15+  Free!
If you aren’t sure if you have what it takes to become a certified lifeguard come try it out! During these 2-hour long sessions, all of the lifeguard prerequisites will be practiced and then completed as a part of an assessment. Any time left over will be utilized for tips on how to improve swimming skills for the lifeguard class. There is a 6 person limit per class so please sign up as soon as possible.

About NORDC Pools

NORDC operates two indoor pools - Joe W. Brown and Treme (currently closed for repairs) open to the public year around. Enjoy our indoor pools no matter how gloomy the weather may be!  There are also many outdoor pools open during the summer.

NORDC offers offers instruction and recreational opportunities to individuals of all ages, abilities, and aquatic interests including swim lessons at all levels from beginning to advanced, aqua fitness classes, and lifeguard classes and certifications. Pools have regular hours for open and lap swimming.

Swim Class Sessions - Spring 1 and 2 at Joe W. Brown Indoor Pool

All participants of aquatics programs at NORDC pools must have a current and completed release/registration form on file.  Registration cannot guarantee enrollment. NORDC has the right to cancel, combine, and otherwise move classes and instructors as necessary per the director of aquatics.

Spring Session 1 (February 15 - April 11) 
Registration closed on Feb 14.  If you would like be added to a waiting list in case anyone drops out of class, please email Christine Aquirre at

Spring Session 2 (April 12 - June 6) 
Registration is March 15 - April 11.  To download a registration form, click here.  Bring completed registration forms to the Joe W. Brown Pool. 

Spring 1 and 2 Class Schedules
The schedules for Spring Sessions 1 and 2 are the same. To view the class schedule, either click here for the Joe W. Brown Indoor Pool page or download a pdf version of the  Spring 1 & 2 aquatics brochure here

Pool Rules

For everyone’s enjoyment, health, safety, and protection, please take a few moments to review the pool rules which include requirements for bathing attire and flotation devices.  To read the pool rules click here.  Thank you!  


If you have any questions or concerns please contact Aquatics Director, Christine Aguirre at For lifeguarding opportunities, check out our employment page for more information.

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Last updated: 2/22/2015 4:32:07 PM

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