Wausau Outdoor Pools
Pool Locations:
Kaiser 900 E. Bridge Street Closed for the 2014 season
Memorial 505 Memorial Park Road Will open for the season on June 13, 2014
Schulenburg 1533 Summit Drive Will open for the season on June 13, 2014

Parents with nonswimming children were encouraged to ask pool staff for lifejackets for their children to wear while they are at the pool.

Pool Flyer (pdf)            Registration Form (28kb PDF)

How do I register for swim lessons?
Registration opens up annually on May 1.  You may register for lessons two ways:

  1. Register at the Park Administrative Office
    212 River Drive, Suite #2, Wausau
    Ph 715.261.1550
  2. On-line.  View the lessons offered this year and register Here

Splash Into Safety is at the Memorial Pool on Saturday, June 14 from 10am to noon and free swim is at 1:00 for participants.  Pre-registration is required by calling 715-847-2380.

2014 Pool Fees:

Daily Open Swim  (There is open swim on Friday, July 4, 2014, but no swim lessons in the morning)

  • $1.00 - 1 pm to 7:50 pm

Season Passes (Available to City of Wausau residents only)

  • $21 - Youth and Adult
  • $52 - Family

FREE Swim Wednesdays from 6 - 7:50 p.m. all 2 pools; no minimum age; everyone welcome!

There is no minimum age limit. Infants & toddlers who aren't toilet trained must wear swim diapers. 

Pool Hours of Operation Swim Lessons Open Swim
Monday through Friday 10:10 to 11:55 am 1 to 7:50 pm
Saturday and Sunday None 1 to 7:50 pm

Swim Lessons

Registration for swim lessons begins May 1 for City of Wausau residents and for non-residents. Registration is open until classes fill. We will be offering  Pre-School Swim for ages 4 and 5 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and Parent-Child Swim (adults must accompany their child in the water) for ages 18 months to 4 years on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each session.  Lesson times and locations vary by level.  Call Park Office for details.
Session I June 16 - July 3, 2014
Session II July 7 - July 25, 2014
Session III July 28 - August 15, 2014
Fees Residents Non-residents
Basic Swimming $31 $39
Pre-School $19 $23
Parent - Child $13 $17
Parent-Child (18 mo to ages 4 yrs) Introduces basic skills to parents and children. Parents are taught to safely work with their child in the water, including how to hold, support, encourage, and evaluate their child. Children are introduced to basic skills. Class is taught Tuesdays and Thursday of each session
Pre-School Swim (ages 4 & 5) Introduces and builds upon basic skills including water entry/exit, breath control, supported floating on front and back, glides, alternate arms and legs movement on front and back, life jacket use and safety around water. Class is taught Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays of each session.
Small-fry, (Beginner Swimmer) Child must be at least 5 years of age to take this class. No prior swimming experience is necessary.
Gold Fish, (Advanced Beginner Swimmer) Child must be able to demonstrate the following skills on the first day of class: Safe entry from the side or stairs, blow bubbles, front and back float with support, alternating arm and leg motion with support and roll from front to back and back to front with support. Recover to standing from front or back float with support.
Bluegill, (Intermediate Swimmer) Child must have passed Gold Fish. Class covers stroke development, water safety, and seated and kneeling head-first water entry.
Porpoise, (Advanced Swimmer) Student must have passed Small-Fry, Gold Fish, and Bluegill to participate. Class covers deep water bobbing, and advanced water safety.

Memorial Pool Private Parties
505 Memorial Park Road

Memorial Pool is available to rent for private parties Saturday and Sunday mornings 8 to 11 am or evenings from 8:15 to 11 pm, June 10 through August 10, 2013. Reservations must be made at the Park Office, 212 River Drive, Suite #2. You must be 18 years of age, to rent the pool.  

Group Size 2014 Rental Rates
1 to 30 $188
31 to 100 $221
100 to 235 $276

Marathon Park Splashpad (this link will take you to the Marathon County website)

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