15 Indoor Pools Near Grand Rapids With Open Swimming

Enjoy Open Swim at One of These Indoor Pools

You love to swim, but Michigan’s eternal winter makes it kind of hard to hit up the beach year round.

So what do you do when Lake Michigan has a skim of ice on it? You head to an indoor pool near Grand Rapids that hosts open swim.

When you want an easy getaway to make you feel like you’re in a warmer, sunnier place, pack up the kids and visit one of these fantastic indoor pools around Grand Rapids.

Or, if you’re up for a longer drive, consider road tripping to one of the indoor water parks in Michigan.

Girl having fun at open swim at indoor pool.

12 Indoor Pools With Community Swim Hours

Please note that all open swim hours, prices and schedules may change without notice and it is your responsibility to call ahead.

Many pools require diapered children to wear a swim diaper with an additional plastic cover over top.

Byron Center Community Pool

BYRON CENTER HIGH SCHOOL – 8500 Burlingame Ave SW, Byron Center, MI 49315

Byron Center Community Pool offers Open Swim, Lap Swim, and Water Aerobics.

Open swim is typically Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11 AM – 1PM and Saturdays from 2 PM – 4 PM. ALL children 12 years of age or younger MUST be accompanied by an adult. 

Check the community calendar or call to confirm open pool times before heading out.

Features: Family locker rooms

Cost: $3 for kids, $5 for adults. You can also purchase a punch card.

Byron High School Swimming Pool
Byron High School Swimming Pool

East Grand Rapids High School Pool

2211 Lake Dr. East Grand Rapids, MI, 49506

There are no daily drop-in visits permitted at this time.  All swimmers must purchase a 10 visit pass or have a pool membership. Punch cards may be used for multiple people on the same visit (each person counts for one punch). The punch card has no expiration date.

During open swim, 8 lanes will be available for swimming. Families will be encouraged to share a lane.

The EGR High School Pool is a 14 lane competitive pool primarily used for varsity sports, recreation classes, open swim, and lap swimming.

*HS Athletic teams are in season. Schedule changes may occur to changes in the practice times or competitions.

Cost: 10-Punch Adult $25 resident/$35 non-resident

Features: Chair lift

Pool schedules & cancelations

East Grand Rapids High School Pool

East Grand Rapids Wealthy Pool

1961 Lake Dr SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(Wealthy Elementary)

There are no daily drop-in visits permitted at this time.  All swimmers must purchase a 10 visit pass or have a pool membership. Punch cards may be used for multiple people on the same visit (each person counts for one punch). The punch card has no expiration date.

Features: Warm water pool, shallow bottom pool primarily used for adult exercise, youth swimming lessons and family time.

Cost/Time: Open swim Sunday from 2.30 PM – 4.30 PM. 10-Punch Adult $25 resident/$35 non-resident

Wealthy Elementary Pool in East Grand Rapids

Forest Hills Aquatic Center

600 Forest Hills Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Features: Family swim, lap swimming and diving board use available.

Cost/Time: Adult / child open swim runs Monday – Friday from 11.30 AM – 1 PM and most Saturdays from 2 PM – 4 PM.

Individual and family passes are available as well as day passes. Single visits are $3 kids, $4 adults for residents. $4 and $5 for non-residents.

Goldfish Swim School

2845 Thornhills Ave, Ste S, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, 616-275-3086
4950 Wilson Ave SW Wyoming, MI 49418, 616-522-8184

Features: Possibly the warmest pool in West Michigan! Goldfish’s 90 degree pool makes it very easy for any age to hop in.

Cost/Time: Family swim ($15 / family) is is by reservation only. Call in the morning on the day you want to swim.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 PM – 2 PM and Saturdays 1:30 – 2:30 PM.

Find the Grandville location’s hours here.

Pro Tip: This is a popular place for swim lessons for all ages and is also a birthday party hot spot.

Goldfish Swim School Grand Rapids Swimming Pool

Grand Haven Aquatics Center

17001 Ferris St, Grand Haven, MI 49417
(Grand Haven High School)

Competition Pool: The competition pool is maintained at 80 degrees and has 12 lap lanes.  The depth ranges from 8 – 14 feet.

Auxiliary Pool: The auxiliary pool is kept at 92 degrees and is perfect for families. It ranges from 2 to 4.5 ft deep and is handicapped accessible.

Open swim usually runs Monday – Saturday from 11 AM – 2 PM.

Cost: Students $3, adults $4, families $8. One year memberships available.

Grand Haven pool
The Grand Haven Aquatic Center opened in January 2020

GVSU Indoor Pool

1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI 49401

Features: Open and lap swim available. Advanced swimmers can enjoy the diving boards and six swim lanes.

Cost: Pricing available here. $5/day for community members, or you can purchase a punch card.

Swimming pool at GVSU.
Grand Valley State University Pool

GR Kroc Center Aquatic Center

2500 S. Division, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
616-588-7200 (ext 2037)

Features: A zero entry pool, lazy river, waterslide, hot tub and more.

Family swim is on Wednesday and Friday evenings and Saturday afternoon.

Modified open swim (not all equipment is available) runs Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Cost: $45 / mth for adults, $90 / mth for families up to 5 people

Day passes are $12 for ages 12+ and $8 for under 12.

GR Kroc Center Swimming Pool Play Area

Holland Aquatic Center

550 Maple Ave, Holland, MI 49423

Features: Come by and check out any of our 9 indoor pools. The facility features a 23 lap lanes in its state of the art 50-meter pool deck, (2) 1 & 3 Meter Diving Boards, a 4-ft deep walking area on both, cold and warm water.

During its family splash times, your family can enjoy the newly renovated splash zone, a three-story high slide, obstacle courses, climbing walls, a youth zipline and a teen zipline. (Check with their schedule to know what features will be available during your visit.)

Did we mention the very EXTRA LARGE Hot Tub, Sauna and Steam Room? There is something for everyone in the family!

Cost: Find pricing here. Rates range from $6 for residents to $13 for non-residents. Memberships are also available.

Pro Tip: You can even host a birthday party here!

Holland Aquatic Center Pool Play Features

Hudsonville Aquatics

5037 32nd Ave, Hudsonville, MI 49426

Hudsonville Aquatics offers adult open swim on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, 6 AM – 7.30 AM.

Cost: $50 for a punch pass for 20 visits. Drop-in $3 person or $10 per family.

Hudsonville Aquatics Swimming Pool

Jenison Aquatics Center

2140 Bauer Rd, Jenison, MI 49428

All swimmers eight years old or younger who are wearing life jackets MUST have a parent in the water and within arm’s reach at all times.

“Moon Walk” and “Twin Tracks” are sometimes available during open swim, along with diving boards.

Cost: $2-$3 residents; $3-$4 non-residents for open swim and lap swim. Memberships available.

Open swim is typically Wednesdays from 7 PM – 8:30 PM and Sundays from 3 PM – 4:30 PM.

Pool calendar.

Jenison Aquatics Center Swimming Pool

Kentwood Aquatics Center

6230 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Kentwood, MI 49508
616-698-6700 (ext 42336)

The Kentwood Aquatics Center features three different indoor pools:

Competition Pool: The 25 yard competition pool and diving board supports competitive water sports at every school and club level. Availability for lap swim is subject to the athletic calendar. There are no open swim slots in the competition pool.

Warm Water Pool: Kept between 84 – 86 degrees for children, the arthritic, and elderly.

Splash Pool: Perfect for small children who love the water, but aren’t ready to go deeper.

Cost: $1-3 for Kentwood Public Schools residents, $1-4 for non-residents.

North Rockford Middle School

397 East Division St, Rockford, MI 49341

Cost/Time: $1-2/person. Open swim Tues & Thursdays, 8 – 9 PM. Saturday, 11 AM – 1 PM.

Spring Lake Fitness & Aquatic Center

16140 148th Ave, Spring Lake, MI 49456

Family Pool: The family pool is maintained at 86 degrees and features a 100 ft. spiral water slide, rope bridge, lazy river, splash zone, and zero entry pool. Family swim times are announced weekly here.

Competition Pool: The competition pool is maintained to temperatures between 78-80 degrees. It features a diving well and 8 lanes.

The aquatics center also has a hot tub and steam room.

Private & open swim pool parties available.

Cost: Memberships begin at $38.50 / mth.

Spring Lake Aquatic Center waterpark
Spring Lake Fitness & Aquatic Center Water Park Area

Zeeland Pool

3333 96th Ave, Zeeland, MI 49464
(Zeeland East High School)

Features: Diving boards, youth water slide, basketball hoop and various pool toys and floats. Life jackets, puddle jumpers and infant floats for non-swimmers are all provided.

Open swim is currently on Monday, Friday and Saturday afternoons, 1.30 PM – 3.30 PM and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings, 6.30 PM – 8PM. Please check the timetable ahead of visiting.

Friday mornings during the school year feature ‘Paddle and Play’ open swim time.

Cost: $3 per person. Splash pass starts at $32 / mth.

Zeeland Pool
The Zeeland Pool features a slide and basketball hoop

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4 thoughts on “15 Indoor Pools Near Grand Rapids With Open Swimming”

  1. The GR Kroc Center has a shallow splash area (it goes from 2 inches and gradually climbs. In the more shallow section they have fountains and water play things, as well as a shallow water slide and play spray climb on jungle playset. In the 3-4foot areas, they have more sayers and dumpers, as well as a lazy river and in the 4-5 foot area they have a big water slide for kids and adults 48″ and taller. Lastly they gave a lap pool section that also houses in-pool basketball nets and pool-safe basket balls. They have a hot tub for adults, and in the lazy river they have tubes you can ride or hang onto, if you like! It’s a VERY FUN pool!

  2. I am wondering if anyone has anymore info on the pools that were mentioned above such as if they have kid areas with slides and shallow water or if they are just big pools to swim in? I know about a few of them but not all of them. Any info would be much appreciated!!

  3. christine stander

    Montcalm Community College
    2800 College Dr. Sidney MI – 13 mile Northeast of Greenville for all those Montcalm County residents and people who don’t mind a drive in the country we welcome everyone.
    Rates: Ages 10-Adult $4 – Ages 4-9 $3
    Group rates 7-10 people $20, 4-6 people $16, 3 people $9 (anybody qualifies as a group)
    We also have pass options and all fees include pool, gym and fitness center(age appropriate)
    Hours of open swim: Mon 7:30-9:30pm, Tues &Thurs. 4-6pm & 7-9pm, Sat & Sun 1-4pm (More daytime swim available check our website).
    Rental of pool, gym and commons are available look online at http://www.montcalm.edu
    Phone: 989-328-1259 or toll free 877-328-2111
    We have a beautiful large underused facility. We are the best kept secret in Montcalm County.

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