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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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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.


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

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. With COVID precautions, Pittsfield is not currently offering swim classes.

At a Glance

Address: Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, 2960 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Season: Year Round – –
Hours: Fall Schedule: Friday: 5-7:45p, Saturday: 1:20-5:45p, Sunday: 1:20-3:45p ,Monday-Thursday: 1-3p. Check back here: https://www.washtenaw.org/2553/Building-Schedules-Holiday-Hours
Price:
$9/Adult (16-64), $7 Senior/Youth/Permanently Disabled, $6 Youth (Their website lists Youth twice. I called and they have recently resumed daily admission post-covid and it is $6, but all daily rates are subject to change)

COVID-19 Precautions

Activity Type: Indoor, Public
Masking: Requested/Recommended – Requested/Recommended
Vaccination/Testing: No Vaccination or Testing Required
Other COVID Precautions: They only reopened for daily admission in November




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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. From their website, I do not see any family swim times listed at this time. However, their Facebook mentions it being canceled recently. I have reached out to get the hours and to find out the details

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: Fridays: 7-8p & Sundays 5-6p
Price:
$10 or $30/family of 4

COVID-19 Precautions

Activity Type: Indoor, Public
Masking: Required – Required
Vaccination/Testing: No Vaccination or Testing Required
Other COVID Precautions: Limited to 10 families. Changing rooms cleaned before and after each session.




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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.

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 here: http://www.cityofsaline.org/?module=Page&sID=parks–recreation–recreation-center
Price:
$12/Adult (19-59), $5/Youth (3-18), $8/Senior (60+)

COVID-19 Precautions

Activity Type: Indoor, Public
Masking: Not mentioned – Not mentioned
Vaccination/Testing:
Other COVID Precautions: Reservations are Required for Lap & Open Swim – 45 minute slots




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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.

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#/selectSessions/3067037
Price:
Free for in district residents with a swim card. $3 for others

COVID-19 Precautions

Activity Type: Indoor, Public
Masking: Requested/Recommended – Requested/Recommended
Vaccination/Testing: No Vaccination or Testing Required
Other COVID Precautions: No showers, limited locker room time, please come dressed to swim.




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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.

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 20, 2021-May 27, 2022
Hours: Open Swim: Weekdays: 7-9:30p, Weekends: 1:30-6:30p
Price:
$6/adult, $5/Youth (4-17), Senior (55+), Children 3 & under free with adult

COVID-19 Precautions

Activity Type: Indoor, Public
Masking: Required – Required
Vaccination/Testing: No Vaccination or Testing Required
Other COVID Precautions: No showers, visitors are asked to minimize use of locker rooms. No spectators




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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 open swim or swim lessons.

Since they are not offering public programs for families, we are marking them as temporarily closed, but they do have Adult Lap Swim and Seniors Exercise Swim which resumed October 4, 2021.

At a Glance

Address: Dexter Community Pool, 3060 Kensington Street, Dexter, MI, USA
Season: Temporarily Closed – –
Hours: Not Currently Available
Price:
$3/person for Dexter School District Residents, $4/person for non-residents. $1/Seniors 55+. Children 2 & under are free.

COVID-19 Precautions

Activity Type: Indoor, Public
Masking: Not mentioned – Not mentioned
Vaccination/Testing: No Vaccination or Testing Required
Other COVID Precautions:




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Cameron Pool

Cameron Pool is located in Chelsea’s Beach Middle School

They are currently closed due to COVID precautions limiting use of district buildings by non-school users.

They typically offer public lap swim, open swim times, and pool rentals

At a Glance

Address: Beach Middle School, 445 Mayer Drive, Chelsea, MI, USA
Season: Temporarily Closed – –
Hours: Not currently operating due to restrictions on use of school district facilities by non-school activities
Price:
$3/person

COVID-19 Precautions

Activity Type: Indoor, Public
Masking: Required – Required
Vaccination/Testing: No Vaccination or Testing Required
Other COVID Precautions: Not currently open




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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 $35-55 depending on full vs half day and the date selected.

COVID-19 Precautions

Activity Type: Indoor, Public
Masking: Not mentioned – Not mentioned
Vaccination/Testing: No Vaccination or Testing Required
Other COVID Precautions:



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Splash Universe

Splash Universe is in Dundee near Cabela’s. They closed at the start of the pandemic and never reopened.

The property went up for auction and as of October 28, 2021 is under contract.

We will watch for any announcements by new owners.

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: Permanently Closed – -March 15, 2020
Hours:
Price:

COVID-19 Precautions

Activity Type:
Masking:
Vaccination/Testing:
Other COVID Precautions:



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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.

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Date/TimeEvent
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08/13/2022
8:30am
Rutherford Pool Kids Triathlon
at Rutherford Pool, Ypsilanti Michigan

Monday, August 15, 2022

Date/TimeEvent
08/15/2022
10:00am-1:00pm
Tot Splash
at Buhr Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/15/2022
12:00pm-1:00pm
Tot Splash
at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Date/TimeEvent
08/16/2022
12:00pm-1:00pm
Tot Splash
at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Date/TimeEvent
08/17/2022
10:00am-1:00pm
Tot Splash
at Buhr Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/17/2022
12:00pm-1:00pm
Tot Splash
at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Date/TimeEvent
08/18/2022
12:00pm-1:00pm
Tot Splash
at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan

Friday, August 19, 2022

Date/TimeEvent
08/19/2022
10:00am-1:00pm
Tot Splash
at Buhr Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/19/2022
12:00pm-1:00pm
Tot Splash
at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Date/TimeEvent
💙
08/20/2022
10:00am-12:00pm
Special Needs Swim Day
at Rolling Hills County Park, Ypsilanti Michigan

Monday, August 22, 2022

Date/TimeEvent
08/22/2022
10:00am-1:00pm
Tot Splash
at Buhr Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/22/2022
12:00pm-1:00pm
Tot Splash
at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Date/TimeEvent
08/23/2022
12:00pm-1:00pm
Tot Splash
at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Date/TimeEvent
08/24/2022
10:00am-1:00pm
Tot Splash
at Buhr Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/24/2022
12:00pm-1:00pm
Tot Splash
at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Date/TimeEvent
08/25/2022
12:00pm-1:00pm
Tot Splash
at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan

Friday, August 26, 2022

Date/TimeEvent
08/26/2022
10:00am-1:00pm
Tot Splash
at Buhr Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/26/2022
12:00pm-1:00pm
Tot Splash
at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan

Monday, August 29, 2022

Date/TimeEvent
08/29/2022
10:00am-1:00pm
Tot Splash
at Buhr Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/29/2022
12:00pm-1:00pm
Tot Splash
at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Date/TimeEvent
08/30/2022
12:00pm-1:00pm
Tot Splash
at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Date/TimeEvent
08/31/2022
10:00am-1:00pm
Tot Splash
at Buhr Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/31/2022
12:00pm-1:00pm
Tot Splash
at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Date/TimeEvent
09/01/2022
12:00pm-1:00pm
Tot Splash
at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan

Friday, September 2, 2022

Date/TimeEvent
09/02/2022
10:00am-1:00pm
Tot Splash
at Buhr Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
09/02/2022
12:00pm-1:00pm
Tot Splash
at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan

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