Rochester MN Guide to Summer Swimming

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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 and we hope this guide will help you compare the locations 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

No Open on Public Sessions due to COVID-19

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Silver Lake Public Pool

Pool is closed for the 2020 season due to COVID-19.

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Soldiers Field Public Pool

Pool is closed for the 2020 season due to COVID-19.

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

Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center

Closed due to COVID-19

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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:

Apache Hotel

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:

Pool is closed for the 2020 season due to COVID-19.

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Byron:

Opens June 24

General Admission: $5 for ages 5 years and older, $2 for children 4 years and under

Family pass: $130 resident, $150 non-resident

Open Swim: 1:00 p.m.-dusk; closed 3:45-4:15 p.m. daily for disinfecting

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Dodge Center:

Opens June 24

General Admission: $5

Family pass: $130

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

Free Swim day(s): July 14th, July 28th & August 11th

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Kasson:

Opens June 19

General Admission: $5

Daily open Swim Session 1=12:00 – 3:30 p.m. & Session 2= 4:30-8:00 p.m. Open swim reservations are available online, and “We have limited walk in spaces available that will be awarded on a first come first served basis.”

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Pine Island:

Pool is closed for the 2020 season

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Plainview:

Pool is closed for the 2020 season due to COVID-19.

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Red Wing:

Pool is closed for the 2020 season due to COVID-19.

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Saint Charles Mel Brownell Aquatic Center:

Opens July 6

General Admission:  $3.00

From their Revised 2020 brochure: All patrons MUST set up an online account through CIVIC REC and schedule all lessons and open swim times via their online account. Due to reduced capacity for open swim times, patrons will be allowed to schedule for one 2-hour session per day. Session blocks will be released in 7 day increments so as to allow for as many people as possible to enjoy the facility. If staff find that sessions are not full, the session will be re-opened and registration
will continue. *NO PAYMENTS will be accepted at the door.

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Stewartville:

Opens June 15

General Admission: $4, punch cards available

Open Swim Session 1=1:00-3:00 p.m. -OR- Session 2=3:30-6:00 p.m. weekdays, on weekends Open Swim Session 1=12:00-3:00 p.m. -OR- Session 2=3:30-6:30 p.m.

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West Concord:

Pool is closed for the 2020 season due to COVID-19.

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Zumbrota Shades of Sherwood Campground:

Opens June 10

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.

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Zumbrota:

Pool is closed for the 2020 season due to COVID-19.

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Natural water swimming:

Cascade Lake Park

No lifeguard on duty.

 

Foster Arend Beach

Swimming area closed for the 2020 season due to COVID-19.

 

Chester Woods Park

Park Entrance Fee (per car): $5

Open Swim: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. daily. No lifeguard on duty.

Website

 

Hoksila Park (Lake City)

Park open for day use 8 a.m. till 10 p.m. No lifeguard on duty.

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

 

This post has been updated from a version previously published on May 20, 2018

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