Pools Open for Public Swimming: 12 Local Indoor Swimming Pools You Can Visit

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Find an Indoor Swimming Pool Near You With Open Swim

Pool hours and operations are changing rapidly during these times. Use this article as a guide but be sure to confirm hours, reservations, and costs before heading out. Check the website or call the pool you’re interested in before heading out. Most are operating with different schedules and restrictions according to state guidelines.

Places to Swim Indoors Around West Michigan

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.

Please note that all 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.

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

1) Byron Center Community Pool

  • Notes: ALL children 12 years of age or younger MUST be accompanied by an adult.
  • Typical Hours: Saturday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM but please check the Community Calendar for open swim hours. 
  • Fees: Adult $4 // Student $3
Byron Center Community Pool
8500 Burlingame Avenue Southwest, Byron Center, MI 49315
616-878-6651 (ext. 5)

2) GR Kroc Center – Aquatic Center

  • Notes: Multiple day passes and memberships available. Children 6 and under must have an adult (18+) in the water with them at arm’s length at all times. Children 7–11 years old must be accompanied in the water by a responsible individual 18+. Once the child can pass a swim test, supervision can be poolside.
  • Features: Zero-depth entry area with play structure (known as the beach), a water slide, and a lazy river. Open swim times vary throughout the week as well as what features will be available.
  • Typical Hours: Daytime household open swim times are offered almost daily. Find up-to-date open pool hours on the Kroc Calendar.
GR Kroc Center – Aquatic Center
2500 S. Division Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
616-588-7200 (ext. 2037)
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Aquatic Center at GR Kroc Center

3) GVSU Pool

  • Notes: Special rates available for currently enrolled students or alumni, but community Day Passes or Pool Punch Card are available for anyone to use the pool.
  • Typical Hours: M/W: 5:15 PM – 8:00 PM, T/Th: 7:15 PM – 10:00 PM, Friday 5:15 PM – 7:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Sunday 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Please check the Pool Hours of Operationor contact the Recreation Center front desk at (616) 331-3313 prior to your visit. 
GVSU Pool
1 Campus Drive, Allendale, Michigan 49401
616-331-3313
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Grand Valley State University Pool

4) Goldfish Swim School

  • Notes: Birthday party packages available. Please use reusable or cloth swim diapers for those children still in diapers. Floating toys, balls, and ride-ons are available for use.
  • Typical Hours: Monday – Thursday, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM and Saturday 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.
Goldfish Swim School
2845 Thornhills Ave, Suite S, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
616-259-0725
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5) Forest Hills Aquatic Center

  • Location:660 Forest Hill Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
  • Phone: 616-493-8950
  • Notes: To attend open swim without adult supervision, children must be at least 52″ tall. Flotation devices must remain in the shallow end. Children wearing flotation devices need an adult in the water with them at all times. Shoes and shirts are required everywhere in the building except on pool deck and in the locker rooms. Children in diapers must wear cloth diapers or swim diapers with tight rubber or plastic pants over the diaper.
  • Typical Hours: Saturday 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM and Sunday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.
Forest Hills Aquatic Center
660 Forest Hill Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
616-493-8950

6) Holland Aquatic Center

  • Location: 550 Maple Ave, Holland, MI 49423
  • Phone: 616-393-7595
  • Notes: Children who are not toilet trained are required to wear a swim diaper.
  • Features: Water slide, Splash Zone (water playground), vortex pool, inflatable floating obstacle course, and zip line.
  • Typical Hours: M/W/F 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Saturday 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM, and Sunday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.
Holland Aquatic Center
550 Maple Ave, Holland, MI 49423
616-393-7595
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7) Hudsonville Aquatics

  • Location: 5037 32nd Ave, Hudsonville, MI 49426
  • Phone: 616-669-1740
  • Notes: They use “Rule 66:” any swimmer 6 years old or younger must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older in the pool. Swimmers 6th grade or younger must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older on the pool deck.
  • Typical Hours: Saturday 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
Hudsonville Aquatics
5037 32nd Ave, Hudsonville, MI 49426
616-669-1740

8) Jenison Aquatics

  • Location: 2140 Bauer Road, Jenison, MI 49428
  • Phone: 616-457-6110
  • Notes: Babies are free and must wear a swim diaper. Children 12 years old or younger MUST have an adult present at the pool at all times. Children 8 years or younger MUST have an adult in the pool and within arm’s reach at all times unless they pass a swim test given by a lifeguard. If the lifeguards are too busy to administer a swim test, the child must stay with an adult.
  • Typical Hours: Sunday 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM and select Wednesday evenings 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
Jenison Aquatics
2140 Bauer Road, Jenison, MI 49428
616-457-6110

9) Kentwood Aquatics Center

  • Location: 6230 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Kentwood, MI 49508
  • Phone: 616-698-6700 (ext. 42336)
  • Notes: Infants and young children who require diapers must wear swim diapers and tight rubber swim diaper covers. Standard diapers leak and are not permitted. Month and year passes available.  Family passes available.
  • Typical Hours: M/W/F: 6:00 PM – 8:55 PM, and Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 PM – 2:55 PM.
Kentwood Aquatics Center
6230 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Kentwood, MI 49508
616-698-6700 (ext. 42336)

10) Grand Rapids Community College

  • Location: 2800 College Dr. Sidney MI 48885
  • Phone: 989.328.1259
  • Notes: Children 10 and younger must have an adult accompany them in the water.
  • Typical Hours: M/W/F: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, T/Th: 11:00 AM – 1:00 P, Monday – Friday: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, and Saturday – Sunday: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.
Grand Rapids Community College Ford Fieldhouse
111 Lyon St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 234-3505 

11) North Rockford Middle School

  • Location: 397 East Division St, Rockford, MI 49341
  • Phone: 616-863-6316
  • Notes: Babies must have tight fitting swim diaper. Child must be within arm’s length of parents/guardians. Children ages 8 and under must have adult in water.
  • Typical Hours: T/Th: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM, and Saturday 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
North Rockford Middle School
397 East Division St, Rockford, MI 49341
616-863-6316

12) Spring Lake Aquatic Center

  • Location: 16140 148th Ave, Spring Lake, MI 49456
  • Phone: 616-847-5858
  • Notes: Daily rate gives access to entire fitness facility. Daily rates for pool only are not available. Swim diapers are required.
  • Features: Heated family pool featuring zero-depth entry, a water slide, rope bride, splash zone, and lazy river. Towel service is also provided, so no need to pack your own!
  • Typical Hours: M/W/F 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Saturday – Sunday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.
Spring Lake Aquatic Center
16140 148th Ave, Spring Lake, MI 49456
616-847-5858
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If you know of a pool that we missed or if you have recommendations for other parents, please leave us a comment.  Thanks!

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4 thoughts on “Pools Open for Public Swimming: 12 Local Indoor Swimming Pools You Can Visit”

  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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