Places to Swim Indoors with Kids

Although the weather may state otherwise, it is still possible to have a fun day at the pool. There are plenty of indoor pools in the Kalamazoo area that offer open swim times so that your family can enjoy swimming all year long!  Read on to see our favorite splish splash spots.

*Please note that it is possible for all prices, schedules and hours to change at any time and without notice. It is always best to call and verify this information before attending any of the open swim or waterpark times listed below.

Big List of Greater Kalamazoo Open Swim Locations

Allegan Public School Aquatic Center 

Note: There is a large pool with diving boards and obstacle course, and a zero entry leisure pool with slide, lazy river and basketball hoop.

Open Swim:

Saturday 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Sunday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

*Both days with the Aquaglide Inflatable Obstacle course

*Open swim may be occasionally canceled due to swim meets. A pool calendar is available online.

Cost:

Preschool and younger $1

Students (K-12) and seniors $2

Adults $3

Family Pass $10

Aquaglide Inflatable $1

Swim diapers/goggles/swim caps are available for sale

Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Waterpark

Note: There is a large pool, whirlpool, toddler activity pool, and a splash pad available.

Waterpark Hours:

  • Sunday – Thursday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Hotel guests only Friday – Saturday 9:00 am – 10:00pm

Cost:

  • A punch card can be purchased for $53. Each card allows for 5 entries into the waterpark. If less than 5 people are with your group, you may save the remaining punches to be used at a later visit. Or, if you choose to not purchase a punch card the price is $15 per person. All who enter need to pay the fee, even if they are not swimming.

Location:

  • 6569 Clay Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49548

Phone:

  • (616) 871-9700

Otsego Public Schools Pool

Open Swim:

  • Tuesday and Thursday 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • *Open swim may occasionally be canceled due to swim meets or snow days. A pool calendar is available online.

Cost:

  • Students (need ID) $2
  • Adults $3
  • Seniors (60+) $2
  • Family Rates: three to five members $7, six to ten members $11 Punch cards are also available, see website for more information.

Location:

  • Washington Street Elementary School 538 Washington Street, Otsego, MI 49078

Phone:

  • (269) 692-6224

Plainwell Community Pool

Open Swim:

  • Friday 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • *Open swim may occasionally be canceled due to swim meets or snow days. A pool calendar is available online.

Cost:

  • $3 per person, $5 per family

Location:

  • Plainwell Middle School 720 Brigham Street, Plainwell, MI 49080

Phone:

  • (269) 685-2425

Sherman Lake YMCA

Note: By purchasing a punch card, you also have access to this YMCA building and programs for the days you choose to use the punch card.

Open Swim:

  • Schedule varies, check their website for current schedule.

Cost:

  • $35 per person for a 5 visit punch card for non-members, Temporary one month family membership is $99.25

Location:

  • 6225 N 39th St., Augusta, MI 49012

Phone:

  • (269) 731-3032

Surfari Joe’s 

Note: The attraction entrance fee is for all who enter, even if they are not swimming. Hours and pricing may vary on extended hours days and during spring break times. See website for details.

Waterpark Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm (No Slides)
  • Friday 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Cost:

  • Monday – Thursday Day Pass $10.00
  • Friday Day Pass $20.00
  • Saturday Day Pass $25.00
  • Sunday Day Pass $20.00
  • Kids ages 2 and under are free.
  • Session Passes are also available, see website for session times and pricing.
  • Also, check their website for discounts and coupons.

Location:

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites 8258 Arnt Blvd, Watervliet, MI 49098

Phone:

  • (269) 463-7946

Western Michigan University Gabel Natatorium

Open Swim:

  • Saturday 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Sunday 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cost:

  • WMU students (with Bronco ID) $3, Adults (13+) $4, Children (12 and under) $3

Location:

  • 2009 Howard St., Kalamazoo, MI 49008
  • *This address takes you to the main campus, call ahead if more specific directions are needed.

Phone:

  • (269) 387-3050

YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo-Maple Branch

Note: By purchasing a day pass, you also have access to this YMCA building and programs for the entire day.

Open Swim:

  • Schedule varies, check website for current pool schedule.

Cost:

  • Non member Day Passes available
  • Adults $10, Teens (ages 13-19) $8
  • Family Pass $15 (This includes two adults and all children living in the household.)

Location:

  • 1001 W. Maple Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Phone:

  • (269) 345-9622

YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo-Portage Branch 

Note: By purchasing a day pass, you also have access to this YMCA building and programs for the entire day.

Open Swim:

  • Schedule varies, check website for current pool schedule.

Cost:

  • Non member Day Passes available
  • Adults $10, Teens (ages 13-19) $8, Children (12 and under) $6
  • Family Pass $15 (This includes two adults and all children living in the household.)

Location:

  • 2900 W. Center Street, Portage, MI 49024

Phone:

  • (269) 324-9622

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By | 2018-07-16T12:47:59+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Guides, Kids, Parent resources, PLAY, spring, Water Fun, winter|Comments Off on Open Swim Pools for the Kalamazoo Area

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