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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, 2024


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 3, 2024, 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


Amenities at the new aquatic center include:

  • Lazy River with zero depth entry
  • 3 Waterslide Tower (2 body slides and 1 tube slide)
  • 50 meter activity and lap pool with a climbing wall, drop slide, basketball hoop and zip line
  • Splash Pad with spray features, fountains and multi-level play structure



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 12 pm -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.



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 3rd

General Admission: $6

Family pass: $145

Open Swim: 12:00-7:00 p.m. daily

Free Swim day(s): June 11, June 15, July 9, Aug 6


Kasson Aquatic Center

Opens June 3

General Admission: 12-4pm Swim Time $8/pp over the age of 3 | Evening swim time $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 18th


Pine Island Aquatic Center

Pool Opening Date: June 3rd

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



Plainview Swimming Pool

Pool Opening Date: June 3rd

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


Red Wing Swimming Pool

Pool Opening Date: June 5th

General Admission: $8

Family pass: $235 (for a family of 4)

Discount Days Here


St Charles Mel Brownell Aquatic Center

Pool Opening Date: June 1st

General Admission:  $5

Family pass: $195

Hours: 1 – 5 PM, 7 – 9 PM, Daily

Stewartville Swimming Pool

Pool Opening Date: June 10th

General Admission: $5, 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


West Concord Swimming Pool

Pool Opening Date: June 10th

General Admission: $5

 Family Membership: $150

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


Zumbrota Shades of Sherwood Campground

Opens: June 10

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.



Natural Water Swimming

Cascade Lake Park

Cascade Lake Beach Hours: will be open daily from May 25, 2024 through Labor Day (September 2, 2024).  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.


Foster Arend Beach

Foster Arend Beach will be open daily from May 25, 2024 through Labor Day (September 2, 2024)

Open 7 Days a Week: 12 PM – 8 PM

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.


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.


Hok-si-la Park (Lake City)

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



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

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