Ann Arbor Indoor Pool Guide

Indoor Swimming Pool Guide

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My daughter loves swimming! When she was younger, I found that swimming periodically would help her maintain her swimming skills. Fortunately there are a number of Ann Arbor Indoor Pool options so kids can swim year round.

Swimming Pools

The Ann Arbor Indoor Pools below are open to the general public with a daily admission fee. Pools that require a membership are not included in this list.


Mack Pool

Ann Arbor Parks operates Mack Indoor Pool. They offer open swim daily. Program offerings for children include swim lessons, Mermaid and Mermen Classes, Log Rolling, and Swim Team. They also offer adult training programs. Don’t miss their Dive In Movies and Splash Day special events.

Note: Their website still lists 2019-2020 information. They were closed for 2020-2021. No word yet on the 2021-2022 (as of August 6)

At a Glance

Address: 715 Brooks St
Hours: Weekdays noon-9p, Saturday 9a-6:30p, Sunday 10a-6:30p, Extended hours during school breaks. Check calendar for general swim vs lap swim
Season: Typically Tuesday after Labor Day-Friday before Memorial Day.
Price: $5/Adult, $4/Youth


Goldfish Swim School

Goldfish Swim School offers an hour long Family Swim several times a week. They are also a great place for lessons.

COVID-19 Update: Before the pandemic, Goldfish Swim School offered Family Swim several times a week. They do not currently have any times listed on their website. They are offering swim lessons.

At a Glance

Address: 2107 W Stadium Blvd
Hours: Family Swim Hours not currently listed
Season: Year Round

Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center

Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation operates the Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center. Their facility has an indoor pool which offers Open Swim daily as well as Family Fun Night on Friday nights. Daily admission is available.

Get ready.Get set..Get swimming! We are happy to announce that our pool is back up and running. The pool will REOPEN…

Posted by Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center on Thursday, July 29, 2021

COVID Precautions (Updated 8/6/2021): Daily drop-ins are not available. The Rec Center is just for those with an annual membership. Additionally, only lap swim is available.

At a Glance

Address: 2960 Washtenaw Ave
Hours: Open & Family Swim Hours Vary
$9/adult, $6/Youth


Saline Recreation Center

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The Saline Recreation Center offers both a lap pool and a leisure pool.

The leisure pool is 50’x25′ with a zero-depth entry. Depth ranges from 1’9″ to 4′. The pool is kept pleasantly warm at 86-88F.

Hi all…here's an update on the small pool at the Rec Center. A new boiler was installed yesterday. It is working…

Posted by Saline Recreation on Friday, August 30, 2019

The lap pool is 25 yards long with 6 lanes and a zero depth entry ramp and a diving board. It is maintained at 80-83 degrees.

A family locker room is available.

COVID Precautions: Advance signup for a 45 minute slot in lap or leisure pool. Limited slots available.

At a Glance

Address: 1866 Woodland Dr, Saline
Hours: Rec Center: 5:30a-8p weekdays, 6a-4p Saturday, closed Sunday
$12/adult, $5/Child (3-18)


Whitmore Lake Community Pool

The Whitmore Lake Community Pool is located at Whitmore Lake High School. It is a very affordable indoor swim option – $3 for ages 3+ – and if you are a Whitmore Lake schools resident, you can get a pass for free admission.

We have added some open swim spots over the next few weeks for individual workout and use including this Saturday from 9…

Posted by WL Community Recreation on Wednesday, November 18, 2020

COVID Updates: The pool is open with limited open swim times. Register in advance for lap swim or open swim.

At a Glance

Address: 7430 Whitmore Lake Rd, Whitmore Lake
Hours: Varies
$3 for non-WL residents, Residents can get a card to swim free


Indoor Water Parks

In addition to indoor pools, there are two nearby indoor water parks. While both offer hotel packages, they are both an easy day trip from Ann Arbor. They offer both full and half-day rates.

Zehnder’s Splash Village

Zehnder’s Splash Village in Frankenmuth expanded a couple of years ago. My daughter and I visited with friends over mid-winter break in 2016. The new expansion is bright and airy with a new family raft slide, a drop slide, a second lazy river and a pool area. The original area offers two tube slides, play structure, kids play area, and more.

Zehnders Splash Village

They have limited capacity. It is recommended to book your day tickets before driving up from Ann Arbor. Get more details on their website.

At a Glance

Address: 1365 S Main St, Frankenmuth
Hours: Vary by the day
Varies by day – Currently $35 half-day/$45 full-day on weekdays, and $45 half-day/$55 full day on weekends


Splash Universe (Status Unknown)

Splash Universe is located in Dundee near Cabelas. They have two tube slides, a play structure with smaller slides, a lazy river, and a special area for small kids.

Their Facebook page has not been updated since November 2020 and the linked website domain is no longer valid. We will see if they re-open in a post-pandemic world.

Be sure to mention that you are from Washtenaw County for a discounted daily rate. They are not open daily, so be sure to check their calendar.

Splash Universe

At a Glance

Address: 100 Whitetail Dr, Dundee
Hours: Currently Closed due to COVID

Swim Lesson Options

If you are looking for indoor swimming lessons, there are a number of options locally:

  • Ann Arbor Mack Pool – These were my favorite indoor lessons since the levels aligned with the Ann Arbor Parks outdoor pools
  • Goldfish Swim School
  • Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center
  • Pittsfield Township – offered at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center – we did parent/child classes here, but I was not a fan of the next level classes since my daughter could not stand where they were taught.
  • Saline Recreation Center
  • Liberty Athletic Club – Offers Lessons for Members and Non-Members
  • YMCA – May offer lessons for non-members
  • Ypsilanti, Saline, Dexter, Chelsea, Lincoln, Whitmore Lake – May offer swim lessons at their high school pools.


Upcoming Swimming Events

Our list below includes some drop-in swim times and events at the indoor pools. Special events include Dive-In Movies, themed swim times, and other swim parties.

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