12 Indoor Pools Near Grand Rapids With Open Swim Time

Indoor Pools Swimming Pools girl laughing at the pool

Enjoy Open Swim at one of These Indoor Pools

Swimming is a rite of passage for kids in the Great Lakes state, so it’s only sensible that we have dozens of public swimming pools around West Michigan!

While some are for summer use only, several are indoor pools allowing for year-round splishy, splashy fun.

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.

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

12 Indoor Pools Where Your Little Fish can Splish-Splash the Day Away

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

Holland Community Aquatic Center

550 Maple Ave, Holland, MI 49

Features: The splash zone features tumble buckets, a tire swing, lemon drops, vortex pool and water cannons at this indoor water playground! Oh, and did we mention the 3-story, 150-foot waterslide??

All available during Family Splash Time.

Cost: Find pricing here. Rates range from $5 for residents to $8.50 for non-residents. Memberships are also available.

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

Holland Aquatic center splash zone waterfall
Holland Aquatic Center Pool Play Features
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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
900x40 divider line

Byron Center Community Pool

BYRON CENTER HIGH SCHOOL – 8500 Burlingame Ave SW, Byron Center, MI 49315
616-878-6651 (ext 5)

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

Open swim is typically Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 11:30 AM – 1:30 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, $4 for adults. You can also purchase a punch card.

Byron High School Swimming Pool
Byron High School Swimming Pool
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Goldfish Swim School

2845 Thornhills Ave, Ste S, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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 is Saturdays, 12:30 – 1:30 PM and is $15/family. On the Saturday you wish to swim, you must call 616-275-3086 to reserve a spot. They open at 8 AM on Saturdays.

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 facility
Goldfish Swim School Grand Rapids 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)

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

Wealthy Pool
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 dive board use available.

Cost/Time: Family swim often on Saturdays. Registration required.

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 is subject to the athletic calendar.
  • 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.
Kentwood Aquatics Center Swimming Pools

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

Kentwood Aquatics Center Swimming Pools
Warm Water Pool at Kentwood Aquatics Center
Kentwood Aquatics Center Swimming Pools (2)
Competition Pool at Kentwood Aquatics Center

18+ Open Swim at Grand Rapids Community College – Ford Fieldhouse

111 Lyon St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

The pool at Grand Rapids Community College has 6 lanes (25 yards) and is kept at 81 degrees.

The pool is available to swimmers ages 18+ during open swim.

Younger persons can enjoy the pool through school, church, camp groups and similar organizations. Groups are required to schedule a group visit to the Ford Pool and pay appropriate facility and staffing fees.

Lifeguards are on duty.

Men’s and women’s locker rooms are available; they do not have family locker rooms.

Features: Aquatic Lift
Cost: $3/day per person.

Ford Fieldhouse Pool Grand Rapids Community College
Swimming Pool at Grand Rapids Community College

North Rockford Middle School

397 East Division St, Rockford, MI 49341

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

Hudsonville Aquatics

5037 32nd Ave, Hudsonville, MI 49426

Hudsonville Aquatics offers open swim on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings.

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.

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

Jenison Aquatics Center Swimming Pools
Jenison Aquatics Center Swimming Pool

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.

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 $35 / mth. Daily guest passes are $15 per person, but currently unavailable.

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

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 Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

The Kroc Center is currently only open to members, no day passes.

Cost: $40 / mth for adults, $90 / mth for families up to 5 people

kroc center pool grand rapids
GR Kroc Center Swimming Pool Play Area

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 on Saturdays.

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

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

Grandville Pool

3535 Wilson Ave SW, Grandville, MI 49418
(Grandville Middle School)

Children under 10 years old, or non-swimmers, must be accompanied by a responsible person 18 years or older

Open swim Thursday evenings, Saturdays during the school year

Cost: Non-residents: $4 per person or $70 for a 20 visit punch pass

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 on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings and Saturdays.

Friday mornings during the school year feature Parent & Tot Open Swim time.

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

Zeeland Pool
The Zeeland Pool features a slide and basketball hoop

If you know of a pool that we missed or if you have recommendations for other parents, please leave us a comment.  Thanks!

Boy swimming in indoor pool.

4 thoughts on “12 Indoor Pools Near Grand Rapids With Open Swim Time”

  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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