It may be the beginning of spring, but we live in Michigan, which means that it is still too chilly to go lay out on a beach, or open up outdoor swimming pools. The cool thing is that Metro Detroit offers indoor swimming pools. So, you can get your swimming and aquatics fix anytime you want!
Summit on the Park, located at 4600 Summit Pkwy., in Canton is a place I would highly recommend. It is a stone’s throw away from my current residence, so it is safe to say I’ve swam a few laps in the aquatic center. The leisure pool has a 30-foot long water slide, a zero depth edge (meaning the entry deck gradually slopes down as you enter the pool) and a “lazy river!” The lap pool consists of five lanes, each of which is 25 yards long and three to five feet deep. There is also a therapy pool, for those of you who may need that.
Daily visit rates: Adults, $7 for residents and $15 for nonresidents. Students (ages 12 to 17) pay $6 and it costs $5 for children (ages 4 to 11). Seniors (ages 55 and older) that are residents pay $6 and $13 for nonresidents.
Wayne Community Center, or the “Wayne Rec” as residents of Wayne commonly refer to it, is located at 4635 Howe Rd. Growing up in Wayne, you better believe I’ve had many field trips and events at this pool. It also seemed like every single one of my friends worked here at one time or another. There are water slides, fountains, lap pools and all kinds of fun in this pool! Water fitness classes, swimming lessons, lifeguard training class and open swim are all options.
Daily Visit Rates: Adults, $5 for a resident and $6 for a nonresident, as well as $2 for a guest of a member. For children (ages 15 and under) and seniors (ages 50 and older) it costs $4 or $1.25 if you are a guest of a member.
Warren Community Center, located at 5460 Arden, is another great spot for Metro Detroiters looking for some indoor swimming pool fun. Lap swimming is available every day at select times and you can “Walk the River” Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. The pool has water slides, a play structure and basketball hoops, among other things. Don’t forget about water aerobics or family open swim.
Daily Visit Rates: Warren keeps it simple and easy to follow. Residents pay $5, nonresidents pay $10 and seniors pay $2.
Splash Universe Water Park, located at 100 Whitetail Dr., in Dundee is different from the other pools on the list, as it is an indoor water park and resort. It may be a little bit outside of Metro Detroit, but this is a great place to go with the kids or with friends. There are several attractions; such as the “Goldmine Adventure Water Slides,” “Floating Log Walk,” or the “Water Adventure Tree House.” The adult only hot tub known as “Hot Springs” is where to go when you want to get away from the kids for a little while. Did I mention the park holds more than 100,000 gallons of water? The resort offers 163 hotel rooms as well as restaurants and a gift shop.
Rates: Of course it depends on how long you stay, but day passes are available. For general admission it costs $31.99 for a full-day and $24.99 for a half-day. For spectators who do not plan on participating it costs $6.99.
Whether you want to go to your local community center for a few hours, or spend a weekend at a splash park, Metro Detroit offers several indoor swimming options. As always, have fun and be safe!