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.

Rochester MN Public Outdoor Pools are FREE this summer. More information below!

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.

This post last updated May 31, 2021

Rochester Pools

Rochester Recreation Center

Click below for more information on available open swim times.  

Daily Admission: $5

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Silver Lake Pool

Silver Lake Public Pool

Opening:  Approx. June 7th

Location: 840 7th Street NE, Rochester MN, 55906

Hours: every day from 12 PM – 5 PM

Pool Closing Date: early August

Daily Admission: FREE

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Soldiers Field Public Pool

Opening: Approx. June 5th

Location: 244 Soldiers Field Drive SW, Rochester MN, 55902

Hours: every day from 12 PM – 8 PM

Pool Closing Date: late August

Daily Admission: FREE

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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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Rochester Athletic Club

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Rochester YMCA

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Pools in surrounding towns, in alphabetical order:

Austin:

Hours: Adult lap swim Monday- Saturday 12-1 pm | Monday thru Friday 1-4:30 pm | Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 7:00-8:30 pm | Saturday 1-7:00 pm | Sunday 1-7:00 pm

Admission: TBD

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Byron:

General Admission: $5

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

Open Swim: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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Dodge Center:

Opens June 4th

General Admission: $6

Family pass: $140

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

Free Swim day(s): July 15th, July 13th & August 10th

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Kasson:

Opens June 5th

General Admission: $5

Daily Open Swim: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM Daily, Closed for swim lessons Monday – Friday from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Pool Closing Date: August 28th

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Pine Island:

Pool Opening Date: June 7th

General Admission: $4

Family pass: $150

Open Swim: Monday – Friday: 12:00 PM -5:00 PM, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM | Saturday – Sunday: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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Plainview:

Pool Opening Date: June 7th

General Admission: $3 anyone 1 and over

Family pass: $130

Open Swim: Sunday – Friday: 1:00 PM -5:00 PM, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Saturday – Sunday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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Red Wing:

Pool Opening Date: June 9th

General Admission: $7

Family pass: $210 (for a family of 4)

Open Swim: TBD

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Saint Charles Mel Brownell Aquatic Center:

Pool Opening Date: June 1

General Admission:  $5

Hours: TBD

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Stewartville:

Pool Opening Date: June 7th

General Admission: $4, punch cards available

 Family Membership: $160

Open Swim Hours: Monday – Friday: 12:30 PM – 6:30 PM, Saturday – Sunday: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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West Concord:

Pool Opening Date: June 14th

General Admission: $4.75, punch cards available

 Family Membership: $150

Open Swim Hours: Everyday: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

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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 Opening Date: June 14th

General Admission: $2.50, punch cards available

 Family Membership: $85

Open Swim Hours: TBD

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Natural water swimming:

Cascade Lake Park

Cascade Lake Beach Hours: Weekly on Fridays starting at 3 PM to Sunday evenings at sunset.  Cascade Lake Beach will open on weekends from June 5 through September 6, 2021.

Cascade Lake Beach has no lifeguards on duty.  The Park and Recreation Department encourages the “buddy” system when enjoying the beach.  Parents are responsible for their children.

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Foster Arend Beach

Foster Arend Beach will be open daily from May 31, 2021 through Labor Day (September 6, 2021)

Open 7 Days a Week: 12 PM – 8 PM (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun)

Foster Arend Beach has no lifeguards on duty.  The Park and Recreation Department encourages the “buddy” system when enjoying the beach.  Parents are responsible for their children.

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Chester Woods Park

Beach Opens: Memorial Day – Labor Day

Park Entrance Fee (per car): FREE until the end of 2021

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

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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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