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Ann Arbor Indoor Pool Guide

Swim Year Round at These Indoor Pools Near Ann Arbor

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My daughter has always loved swimming – no wonder she is on her high school team. When she was younger, I found that swimming periodically would help her maintain her swimming skills. Now that her high school season is over, she is looking for where she can go to practice until next year. Fortunately there are a number of Ann Arbor Indoor Pool options so she can swim year round.


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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.


Saline Recreation Center

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 fairly warm at 86-88F.

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.

Reservations are required to use either the leisure or lap pool.

At a Glance

Address: Saline Recreation Center, 1866 Woodland Drive East, Saline, MI, USA
Season: Year Round – –
Hours: Varies by staff availability – Find signup genius link with hours at the more information link
Price:
$12/Adult (19-59), $5/Youth (3-18), $8/Senior (60+)



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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.

In addition to Open Swim and Family Fun Night, they offer open lap swim times. Kids swim lessons are available. For adults, they also offer water aerobics.

As a toddler, my daughter took parent/child swim lessons at Meri Lou Murrary Rec Center through Pittsfield Township, but they no longer offer them.

At a Glance

Address: Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, 2960 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Season: Year Round – –
Hours:
Price:
$10/Adult (18-64), $8 Senior/Youth/Permanently Disabled, $6 Youth (Their website lists Youth twice. When I asked last year they said it was $6 for youth, but subject to change)



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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.

They offer both lap swim and open swim times. Open Swim signups are available October 9-30 on Saturdays & Sundays from 1-3p.

At a Glance

Address: Whitmore Lake High School, 7430 Whitmore Lake Road, Whitmore Lake, MI, USA
Season: Year Round – –
Hours: Vary. You need to pre-register. Find sessions here: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/WhitmoreLakeCommunityRecreation
Price:
Free for in district residents with a swim card. $3 for others



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Goldfish Swim School

Goldfish Swim School is a popular location for swim lessons among local families.

They typically offer an hour long Family Swim several times a week.

Goldfish Swim School pool

At a Glance

Address: Goldfish Swim School – Ann Arbor, 2107 West Stadium Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Season: Year Round – –
Hours:
Price:
$10 or $30/family of 4



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Cameron Pool

Cameron Pool is located in Chelsea’s Beach Middle School

They offer public lap swim, open swim times, preschool swim, and pool rentals.

Note: the pool is closed during school holidays and when the schools are closed due to inclement weather. It may also be closed when swim teams are using the pool

They have currently (mid-September) only announced their hours through the start of December break.

At a Glance

Address: Beach Middle School, 445 Mayer Drive, Chelsea, MI, USA
Season: Seasonal – September 6, 2022-December 22, 2022
Hours:
Price:
$3/person



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Mack Pool

Ann Arbor Parks operates Mack Indoor Pool. Mack Pool is co-located with Ann Arbor Open School. Mack Pool offers open swim, lap swim, and swim lessons. They also offer the Mack Manta Rays swim team. Before the COVID pandemic, they offered many fun family events like dive in movies, family fun days, and mermaid and mermen lessons. There are no events listed in the 2022 fall/winter brochure.

My daughter has spent plenty of time in the pool at Mack. She took lessons there when she was in preschool. Then, she attended Ann Arbor Open for 9 years and had weekly swim lessons at Ann Arbor Open from K-6th grade. She also swam on the Mack Manta Rays Swim Team for 4 years.

At a Glance

Address: Mack Indoor Pool, 715 Brooks Street, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Season: Seasonal – September 26, 2022-May 12, 2023
Hours: Open Swim: Weekdays: 7:30-9p, Weekends: 9a-6p
Price:
$6/adult, $5/Youth (4-17), Senior (55+), Children 3 & under free with adult



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Dexter Community Pool

Dexter Community Pool offers the chance for residents to swim all winter long.

At the current time due to staffing issues, they are not able to offer regular open swim or swim lessons. Their calendar does list occasional open swims on select Sundays from October-December 2022.

If you are interested in Adult Lap Swim, I suggest contacting them. They were on the calendar through the end of August, but do not list them for September-December.

At a Glance

Address: Dexter Community Pool, 3060 Kensington Street, Dexter, MI, USA
Season: Seasonal – October 2, 2022-December 4, 2022
Hours: Occasional Sundays from 2-4p.
Price:
$3/person for Dexter School District Residents, $4/person for non-residents. $1/Seniors 55+. Children 2 & under are free.



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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 about 5 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. We reviewed the original section in 2013 but never wrote up on our 2016 visit. The original Splash water park has recently had glass walls added. I can’t wait to see new photos from the inside.

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: Zehnder’s Splash Village, South Main Street, Frankenmuth, MI, USA
Season: Year Round – –
Hours: Varies – https://www.zehnders.com/zehnders-splash-village/waterpark-schedule/
Price:
Varies – I saw $40-60 depending on full vs half day and the date selected.



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Splash Universe

Splash Universe is in Dundee near Cabela’s. They closed at the start of the pandemic, went up for auction, and are under new ownership.

They have re-opened one of the hotel buildings in mid-2022, but not the indoor water park. They are aiming to have the water park reopened by the end of 2022.

We will watch for any announcements on the water park.

Splash Universe is a small indoor water park. It featured a lazy river, two large slides, a water play structure with slides, and a kids pool with a small slide.

Splash Universe

At a Glance

Address: Splash Universe, Whitetail Drive, Dundee, MI, USA
Season: Opening Soon – –
Hours: TBD
Price:
TBD



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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
  • Dexter, Chelsea, Whitmore Lake – Offer swim lessons at their high school pools.


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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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