The times, cost and rules for open swims and open swim programs in Oakland County vary wildly among the school districts. You can start locally with your search by using this directory of links to Oakland County School Districts.
Out of the ones I checked that most closely resembles a "standard" open swim schedule, Rochester and Clarkston were the ones that offered open swim and had similar systems. Rochester Community Schools and Clarkston Community Schools also don't require proof of residency or charge extra for non-residents for their open swim programs.
This list is by no means complete, but it is a nice starting point. I've tried to include as many links and phone numbers as I could so, if the info becomes dated, you can contact the pools directly to see if the info has changed since the original post date of this article.
OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN COMMUNITIES AND HIGH SCHOOLS THAT OFFER OPEN SWIM PROGRAMS:
Auburn Hills, Michigan Open Swim
Avondale High School (2800 Waukegan St, Auburn Hills, MI 48326)
Auburn Hills offers an open swim program for residents at Avondale HS. $4 per person, non residents welcome. Under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Call Avondale Swim program at 248-941-1376 with questions. Auburn Hills residents receive free open swim with an Auburn Hills Community Center Membership Card.
Clarkston, Michigan Open Swim
Clarkston High School (6093 Flemings Lake Road, Clarkston, MI 48346)
Clarkston High School offers open swimming for the late spring and summer months. You can "pay as you go" right at the Clarkston HS pool. Adults are $4, children and students are $2 and seniors over 50 are $3. Click here for open swim hotline info.
Clawson, Michigan Open Swim
Clawson High School (101 John M, Clawson, MI 48017)
Open Swim Hours Year-round: Monday: 6:30 - 8:30pm, Wednesday: 7:30 - 8:30pm, Friday: 6:30 - 8:30pm, Additional Summer Hours (June 20-Aug 19 ONLY) Tues/Thurs/Fri 1:30 - 3:30pm. You may purchase an OPEN SWIM PASS which is $30.00 for 10 open swim visits. The passes are available at the pool only. Cost for single visits: $4.00 per person ages 18 & over, $3.00 per person ages 3–17, $2.00 for senior citizens (55+) Children under 3 are FREE! Click here for more info on open swim at Clawson High School.
Farmington Hills, Michigan Open Swim
Costick Center (28600 W. Eleven Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48336)
Costick Center open swim times vary through the days and through the seasons. The open swim times always change so you'll want to contact them in advance. The fee for open swim at the Costick Center is $2 (per hour). Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult in the pool. All swimmers with hair below the ear must wear a swim cap. Please bring correct change and a lock for lockers. You don't have to be a Farmington Hills resident to participate in open swim. Click here for more info or call (248) 473-1800.
Farmington High School
(32000 Shiawassee Road, Farmington Hill, MI) offers open swims from noon-1p Monday through Friday in the summer at a cost of $2.
Milford, Michigan Open Swim
Milford High School (2380 S. Milford Road Highland, MI 48357)
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Times and dates vary depending on the season. Click here for more info. Cost is $5 and free for kids ages 3 and under. Call 248-676-8390 for more info.
Northville, Michigan Open Swim
Recreation Center at Hillside (700 W. Baseline Road, Northville, Michigan 48167)
Enjoy the warm water at the Recreation Center at Hillside pool. Bring the whole family to splash around, practice swimming skills, or simply hang out in a comfortable environment. One lap lane will be available for lap swimming. Fees payable to the Aquatics Staff. Please bring
correct change. $3 per person on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Call 248-349-0203 for exact times and schedule.
Rochester, Michigan Open Swim
Rochester Adams High School (3200 W. Tienken Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48306)
The dates and hours vary from season to season. You must purchase swim cards. $80 for 10 visits for the family plan (1 punch admits up to 5 family members/Parents must be present). $33 for 12 visits for the single plan. $12 for 12 visits for seniors 60 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. You can purchase a pool card through RCS Enrichment Department (501 W. University Drive, Rochester, MI 48307). Call for dates and more info. The phone number is 248-726-3165. Punch cards don't expire.
Troy, Michigan Open Swim
Troy Family Outdoor Aquatic Center (3425 Civic Center Drive, Troy, MI)
The Troy Recreation Department offers outdoor swimming and swimming fun at the every summer from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. The Troy Family Outdoor Aquatic Center features a large lap pool, tube and body slides, a kiddie area with waterfall/spray area and a concession area. Hours vary depending on how late it is in the summer season but it never opens before 11a or closes before 7:30. Daily passes for the Troy Family Aquatic Center are $8 for residents and $11.50 for non. Contact the Troy Recreation Department for more info. 248-524-3484. website.
Troy Community Center Aquatics (3179 Livernois, Troy, MI)
offers a lap pool, indoor water slide for kids and more. A variety of classes, programs and special events are available. Website.
Waterford, Michigan Open Swim
Kettering High School (2800 Kettering Drive, Waterford MI) and Waterford Mott High School (1151 Scott Lake Road, Waterford, MI) offer open-swim times for their pool and fitness centers. Click here for more info including hours and cost.
White Lake, Michigan Open Swim
Lakeland High School (1630 Bogie Lake Road)
Offers open swim times on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Times and dates vary depending on season. Click here for more info. Cost is $5 and free for kids ages 3 and under. Call 248-676-8390 for more info.
This page is intended to be used as a guide. Oakland County Moms does not endorse these events. Oakland County Moms is not responsible for changes to event descriptions, event times or details being altered without notice or cancellations.
Contact us with details if you know of any other Oakland County, Michigan high schools or communities that offer low cost open swim programs and we'll include them on this page.
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