Rochester MN Guide to Summer Swimming

Welcome, summer!  Swimming is such a great way to cool off on a warm summer day.  There are many swimming options in and around Rochester, so I have compiled this guide to help you compare the options quickly.  The pools on this list range from basic to waterpark-style, so click the website links to get more detailed information on each pool’s offerings.  There are some pools that offer Free Swim Days, so if you have small children who only want to swim for an hour at a time, those are a low-cost way to try out some of these pools.  Open swim times were current as of the writing of this article, but be sure to check the pool’s website or call ahead to make sure they have not altered their hours.

Rochester Pools

Rochester Recreation Center

Open All Year (indoor pool)

Admission Price: $5 ($4 for children)

Family Pass: $195 for 6 month membership, $325 for 12 month membership

Open Swim Hours: Varies (see schedule at link below)

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Silver Lake Public Pool

Opens June 12

Admission Price: $5 ($4 for children)

Value Option: Punch card $32 for 10 visits (season pass may be available later)

Open Swim Hours: 12:00-5:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday-Sunday & 12:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday

Free Swim Days: July 15 & 16 with a Passport to Parks (downloadable here).  One child and one adult are admitted free for each passport.

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Soldiers Field Public Pool

Opens June 10

Admission Price: $5 ($4 for children)

Value Option: Punch card $32 for 10 visits (season pass may be available later)

Free Swim Days:July 15 & 16 with a Passport to Parks (downloadable here).  One child and one adult are admitted free for each passport.

Open Swim Hours: 12:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday-Sunday & 12:00-5:00 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday

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In addition to the public pools, the following athletic clubs have pools:

Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center

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Northgate Health Club

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Rochester Athletic Club

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Rochester YMCA

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Hotel pools that offer open swim options:

Kahler Apache

Open All Year (indoor pool)

General Admission: $10 for armband (ages 2+ need an armband)

Open Swim Hours: 12:00.-9:00 p.m. Sunday-Thursday.  Waterslide hours: 12:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday, 4:00-9:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday

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**Many local hotels have pools and may allow you to pay a small fee to swim…there are too many of those to investigate for this article, but try calling hotels near your home!

 

Pools in surrounding towns, in alphabetical order:

Austin:

Opens June 12

General Admission: $3 (under age 2 is free), $2 for evenings only

Pass: $30 season pass per person

Open Swim: 1:00-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday & 7:00-8:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday & Thursday.  Saturdays 1:00-6:00 p.m., Sundays 2:00-7:00 p.m.

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Byron:

Opens June 8 (limited hours over May 27-29, June 3-4)

General Admission: $4

Family pass: $110 resident, $120 non-resident

Open Swim: 1:00-3:45 p.m. & 6:15 p.m.-dusk weekdays, 12:00-5:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.-dusk weekends

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Dodge Center:

Opens June 8

General Admission: $5

Family pass: $135

Open Swim: 12:00-8:30 p.m. daily

Free Swim day(s): June 13th, July 11th & August 8th

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Kasson:

Opens June 3 

General Admission: $5

Family Pass: $200

Open Swim 12:00 – 8:00 p.m. daily

Website

 

Pine Island:

Opens June 12

General Admission: $4

Family Pass: $125

Open Swim: 12:00-4:45 & 6:00-8:00 p.m. daily

Website

 

Plainview:

Opens June 5

General Admission: $5 per person, or $3 for the afternoon, or $2 for the evening

Family pass: $130

Open Swim: 1:00-5:00 & 6:30-8:30 Sunday-Friday, 12:00-6:00 Saturday

Website

 

Red Wing:

Opens June 3

General Admission: $7 ($5 if under 42”)

Pass: $65 per person for the season

Special offers: Tuesdays=Buy one admission, get one free

Open Swim: 12:00-7:00 p.m. daily

Website

 

Saint Charles Mel Brownell Aquatic Center:

Opens June 4

General Admission:  $4.50 (youth 18 & under: $3.50)

Family pass: $150

Open Swim: 1:00-5:00 p.m. & 7:00-9:00 p.m. daily

Website

 

Stewartville:

Opens June 9

General Admission: $4

Family pass: $150

Open Swim 1:00-4:00 p.m. & 5:00-8:00 p.m. daily

Website

 

West Concord:

Opens last week of May/first week of June

General Admission: $5.25 adult/$4.25 student (evening only:$4.50 adult/$3.50 student)

Family Pass: $110

Open Swim: 1:00-5:00 p.m. & 6:30-8:30 p.m. daily

Website

 

Zumbrota Shades of Sherwood Campground:

Opens May 26

Waterpark admission: $10 (ages 5 & under are free)

Wristband admission: $15 (holiday and weekend wristband rates may be higher).  Wristband includes: Waterpark, Tubing, Jumping Pillow, Pedal Carts, Space Ball, & Mini Golf.

Website

 

Zumbrota:

Opens June 5

General Admission: $2.50

Family Pass: $85

Open Swim: 1:00-7:00 p.m. daily

Website

 

Natural water swimming:

Foster Arend Beach

Opens May 27

Open Swim: 12:00-8:00 p.m. daily

 

Cascade Lake Beach

Cascade Lake Beach Party: July 22 from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

 

Chester Woods Park

Opens Memorial Day weekend

Park Entrance Fee (per car): $5

Open Swim: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. daily

 

Hoksila Park (Lake City)

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If you have information about any local pool that we should add, please comment below!

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