Oakland County Open Swim Programs

Posted by Lisa LaGrou July 26, 2015 Family Health, Health

Oakland County, Michigan high school or community pools that offer open swim, swim lessons or open swimming programs for adults and children.

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.


Auburn Hills MI Open Swim
Avondale High School (2800 Waukegan St, Auburn Hills, MI 48326)
Auburn Hills offers an open swim program for residents at Avondale HS. 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 MI Open Swim
Clarkston High School (6093 Flemings Lake Road, Clarkston, MI 48346)
Clarkston High School offers open swimming year-round for lap-swimming and open swim. You can “pay as you go” right at the Clarkston HS pool. Click here for open swim hotline number info.

Clawson MI 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 for 10 open swim visits. The passes are available at the pool only. Children under 3 are FREE! Click here for more info on open swim at Clawson High School.

Farmington Hills MI 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. Swim passes are valid for 60 days from the purchase date. Children age nine and under must be accompanied by an adult in the pool. Please bring a lock if a locker is needed. 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
Farmington High School (32000 Shiawassee Road, Farmington Hill, MI) offers open swims from noon-1p Monday through Friday in the summer.

Milford MI 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. Free for kids ages 3 and under. Call 248-676-8390 for more info.

Northville MI 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. Call 248-349-0203 for exact times and schedule.

Rochester MI 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. 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.

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Southfield Sports Arena (Southfield Sports Arena, 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield, MI)
The Southfield Sports Arena pool offers open swim during the summer months Mondays through Saturdays from 12:30-6p. Open Swim or “General Swim” is for kids & for adults (add a dollar to each for non-residents of Southfield). In addition to the Olympic sized pool, there is a children’s spray pool, climbing wall and 120-foot waterslide on site. Swim lessons are offered for ages three and up throughout the summer and season swim passes are available for individuals and families. The pool is available for rental for birthday and graduation parties as well as neighborhood gatherings. For more information please call the Southfield Sports Arena at (248) 796-4640 or visit the Southfield Parks & Rec website.

Troy MI Open Swim
Troy Family Outdoor Aquatic Center (3425 Civic Center Drive, Troy, MI, 248-524-3514)
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 for residents and for non. Contact the Troy Recreation Department for more info. 248-524-3484. website.

Troy Community Center Aquatics
Troy Community Center (3179 Livernois, Troy, MI, 248-526-2655)
Offers a lap pool, indoor water slide for kids and more. A variety of classes, programs and special events are available. Open swim is available 7 days a week. Website.

Waterford MI 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.

West Bloomfield, Michigan Open Swim
West Bloomfield Parks & Recreation Family Aquatic Center (6200 Farmington Road, West Bloomfield, MI 483222, 248-451-1900)
The Family Aquatic Center features an ADA compliant 38 ft by 18 ft indoor swimming pool that has open swim hours during the Fall, Winter & Spring months for residents of West Bloomfield as well as non-residents. Punch cards are available for purchase. Check out West Bloomfield Parks & Rec for open indoor swim hours & cost. Outdoor Pool is open for public swim 7 days per week at 1p during the summer for both West Bloomfield residents and non-residents.

White Lake MI 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. 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 Oakland County open swim programs and we’ll include them on this page.