Indoor Swim for Families in Greater Kalamazoo

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No Sunshine, No Problem: Places to Swim Indoors with Kids in Kalamazoo

Whether you’re escaping the dreary weather or simply want to enjoy an afternoon of family swim time, it is possible to have a fun day at the pool year-round in Southwest Michigan. A number of indoor pools in the Kalamazoo area offer open swim times.

These fun spots offer more than just chlorinated water; many include inflatable obstacle courses, slides, diving boards and pool toys.

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Gear up in the swimsuit and goggles and read on to see our favorite spots to make a splash.

Bring swim diapers for your tiniest swimmers and verify hours before heading out. Schedules and hours are subject to change at any time and without notice.


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Swim, Dive and Splash at these 10 Open Swim Locations

Ready to get wet? There are no overnight bags required to swim here; all of these locations are within a 60 minute drive from Kalamazoo.

Allegan Aquatic Center | 1560 M-40 North, Allegan | Drive time: 30 minutes

The Allegan Aquatic Center offers a large pool with diving boards and an obstacle course. The warm water zero-entry leisure pool has a slide, lazy river and basketball hoop.

Family Fun Time (Leisure Pool Only):  Tuesday – Thursday:  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Open Swim (Both Pools & Obstacle Course):  Saturday 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM,  Sunday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Waterpark | 6569 Clay Ave. SW, Grand Rapids | Drive time: 50 minutes

Large pool, whirlpool, toddler activity pool and splash pad. Day passes available, subject to availability.

Hotel Guests:  Daily:  9:00 AM– 10:00 PM
Day Pass Guests: Sunday – Thursday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM

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Holland Community Aquatic Center | 550 Maple Avenue, Holland | Drive time: 60 minutes

The Holland Aquatic Center offers Family Splash Time. The leisure pool (Splash Zone) features a triple spiral water slide, a multi-feature play structure, water cannons, vortex, water cane, fountains, and water jets.

Family Splash Time & Preschool Splash: hours vary seasonally (check monthly calendar).

Kalamazoo Athletic Club | Radisson Plaza Hotel | 100 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo

The Kalamazoo Athletic Club, located in the lower level of the Radisson Plaza Hotel, offers a day pass to use the gym facilities and pool.

Open Swim: Athletic Club hours vary (check schedule)

Otsego Public Schools Pool | Washington Street Elementary School | 538 Washington Street, Otsego | Drive time: 20 minutes

Children under the age of 12 must have an adult (18+) in the pool with them. Adults must also remain on-site for ages 12-16.

Open Swim: Tuesday  & Thursday evenings (check monthly calendar).

Plainwell Community Pool | Plainwell Middle School | 720 Brighmam Street, Plainwell | Drive time: 20 minutes

Plainwell Middle School’s pool features a large 6-lane pool of varying depth with two diving boards.

Open Swim: Friday & Saturday : 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Sherman Lake YMCA | 6225 N. 39th Street, Augusta | Drive time: 25 minutes

Non-members can swim at Sherman Lake YMCA by purchasing a day pass. Day passes cover both the full YMCA facility and pool.

Open Swim: Swim times vary (check schedule).

Surfari Joe’s | Fairfield Inn & Suites | 8258 Arnt Blvd., Watervliet | Drive time: 50 minutes

Indoor water park featuring two slides that funnel outside of the park, a lazy river and a toddler pond play place.

Water Park 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

Western Michigan University Gabel Natatorium | Gabel Natatorium – WMU Campus, Kalamazoo

WMU’s Gabel Natatorium opens its pool to the Kalamazoo community during the weekend. Open swim includes an inflatable obstacle course, pool toys and high dive, springboard diving boards.

Open Swim: Saturday: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Sunday 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo (Maple and Portage Branches) | 1001 W. Maple Street, Kalamazoo and 2900 W. Centre Street, Portage

Non-members can swim at either location by purchasing a day pass. Day passes cover both the full YMCA facility and pool.

Open Swim: Swim times vary (check schedule).

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