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Rochester MN Area Guide to Summer Swimming


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Silver Lake Swimming Pool

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. For all Rochester area beaches, see our guide here! There are also a few indoor pool options.

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 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 was last updated on May 27, 2023


Rochester Pools

Rochester Recreation Center

Click below for more information on available open swim times.  

Daily Admission: $6

Rec Center Website


Silver Lake Pool

Silver Lake Public Pool 

Opening: Silver Lake Pool is scheduled to open on Monday, June 5, 2023, and will be open for the season until mid-August.

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

Hours: 12 PM – 5 PM (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun); 12 PM – 8 PM (Tuesday and Thursday)

Pool Closing Date: mid-August (TBD)

Daily Admission:

  • Youth (2-17) – $5.00
  • Adult (18+) – $6.00
  • Under Age 2 – FREE

Pool Pass: Outdoor Pools Season Pass (on sale TBD)

Soldiers Field Public Pool




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

Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center

Rochester Athletic Club

Rochester Golf & Country Club


Pools in surrounding towns, in alphabetical order:

Austin Public Pool

Hours: Adult lap swim Monday- Saturday 11 am -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: Day Swim: $4 a person
​Night Swim $2/person
Pool Pass: $40/Person
​Pool passes can be bought at the Park and Recreation offices or at the pool. WEBSITE


Byron Public Pool

Opening Date: TBD

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 | Natalie Webb Family Aquatic Center

Opens June 5th

General Admission: $6

Family pass: $140

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

Free Swim day(s): TBD Website


Kasson Aquatic Center

Opens May 28th

General Admission: $4/pp over the age of 3, Lap swim is $3 per person, Parent Tot Hour is $3 per child

Daily Open Swim: 12:00-4 PM and 5:15 to 8 pm, Daily (excluding the weeks of June 26-30 and July 17-21), Parent/Tot hour 11-11:45 am M-F, Lap swim 7-8 am

Pool Closing Date: August 20th Website


Pine Island Swimming Pool

Pool Opening Date: June 5th

General Admission: $4

Family pass: $150

Open Swim: Monday – Thursday: 12:00 PM -5:00 PM, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM |Friday – Sunday: 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM Website



Plainview Swimming Pool

Pool Opening Date: June 5th

General Admission: $3 anyone 1 and over $2 for the evening

Family pass: $130

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


Red Wing Swimming Pool

Pool Opening Date: June 7th

General Admission: $7

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

Open Swim: TBD Website

Saint Charles Mel Brownell Aquatic Center

Pool Opening Date: June 3rd

General Admission:  $4 for 18 and under $5 for Adults

Family pass: $160

Hours: 1 – 5 PM, 7 – 9 PM, Daily

Stewartville Swimming Pool

Pool Opening Date: June 75th

General Admission: $4, punch cards available

 Family Membership: $165

Open Swim Hours: Monday – Sunday: 1 PM – 4 PM, Family Swim: 5:00pm -6:30pm (Adult must accompany child), Open swim: 6:30pm-8:00pm Website


West Concord Swimming Pool

Pool Opening Date: June 6th

General Admission: $5

 Family Membership: $150

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


Zumbrota Shades of Sherwood Campground

Opens: June 9

Wristband admission: $15 – ages 2 & under are free (holiday and weekend wristband rates are higher). Wristband includes Waterpark, Tubing, Jumping Pillow, Pedal Carts, Space Ball, & Mini Golf. Website


Zumbrota Swimming Pool

Pool Opening Date: June 65th

General Admission: $2.50, punch cards available. Cash or check only

 Family Membership: $85 for residents, $95 for non-residents

Open Swim Hours: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm  Monday – Sunday Website


Natural Water Swimming

Cascade Lake Park

Cascade Lake Beach Hours: will be open daily from May 27, 2023 through Labor Day (September 4, 2023).  The beach is open during daylight hours, 6 AM – Dusk.

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.

The following regulations will be enforced at Cascade Lake Beach this swimming season:

– No swimming outside designated swimming area.
– No alcoholic beverages allowed in the beach area.
– No smoking in beach area.
– No glass containers in beach area.
– No dogs in beach area.
– The park and beach are open during daylight hours. Website


Foster Arend Beach

Foster Arend Beach will be open daily from May 27, 2023 through Labor Day (September 4, 2023)

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.

Waterparks of Minnesota offers an inflatable waterpark at Foster Arend Beach.  There is an admission fee for this amenity.  More info can be found on Waterparks of Minnesota’s Facebook Page. Website


Chester Woods Park

Beach Opens: Memorial Day – Labor Day

Park Entrance Fee (per car): FREE

Open Swim: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Sunday- Thursday. 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Friday and Saturday. No lifeguard on duty. Website


Hok-si-la Park (Lake City)

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


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

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