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.
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!
Cost: Pricing available here. $5/day for community members, or you can purchase a punch card.
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.
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.
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
Features: Warm water pool, shallow bottom pool primarily used for adult exercise, youth swimming lessons and family time.
Features: Family swim, lap swimming and dive board use available.
Cost/Time: Family swim often on Saturdays. Registration required.
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.
Cost: $1-3 for Kentwood Public Schools residents, $1-4 for non-residents.
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.
Cost/Time: $1-2/person. Open swim Tues & Thursdays, 8 – 9 PM. Saturday, 9 AM – Noon.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
If you know of a pool that we missed or if you have recommendations for other parents, please leave us a comment. Thanks!