Update August 4, 2017: Due to a shortage of lifeguards at the tail end of the pool season, open swim at each pool (1 - 7:50pm) will be closed for two days; below are the two days open swim will be closed at each pool. All morning swim lessons will still be held at each pool even during the two days open swim is closed at the pool. The other two pools will remain open per the regular schedule during the 2-days the 3rd pool is closed. Each pool will then open back up until the end of the season (see each pool's season closing date further down).
August 7 and 8 Schulenburg Pool
August 9 and 10 Memorial Pool
August 11 and 12 Kaiser Pool
Get your season POOL PASS early and save $$$
|2017 Season Pool Pass Discounts
||Date Range Discount Available
||Dec 1, 2016 - Jan 5, 2017
||Jan 6, 2017 - April 14, 2017
||July 14, 2017 - End of the Season
|2017 Season Passes
||City of Wausau* Resident
|Family** - 1st two Members
|Family - Additional Members
* Residence within the Wausau City Limits**Family Definition: All family members must reside at the same dwelling. There must be at least one adult (18 yrs.+) but no more than 2 adults. One or both adults must be the parent or legal guardian of the children.
||900 E. Bridge Street
||Opens Saturday, June 10, 2017 - Closes Thursday August 17, 2017
||Interactive Map of the City of Wausau Pool Locations
||505 Memorial Park Road
||Opens Saturday, June 10, 2017 - Closed Sunday August 13, 2017
||1533 Summit Drive
||Opens Saturday, June 10, 2017 - Closed Sunday August 13, 2017
|2017 Pool Hours of Operation
|Monday through Friday
||10:10 to 11:55 am
||1:00 to 7:50 pm
|Saturday and Sunday
||1:00 to 7:50 pm
Parents with nonswimming children are encouraged to ask pool staff for lifejackets for their children to wear while they are at the pool. We recommend children under 6 years be accompanied by a responsible older youth or adult at the pool.
|2017 Daily Open Swim Pool Fees:Kaiser,
Memorial, and Schulenburg Pools (1-7:50pm)
||DAILY from 6-7:50pm (Except FREE on Wednesday evenings)
|Infants up to 1 year of age with paying caregiver
|Youth: 1 to 17 years
|Adult: 18 to 59 years
|Seniors: 60+ years
FREE Swim Wednesdays from 6 - 7:50 p.m. all pools; no minimum age; everyone welcome! Swim for half-price after 6pm at all the pools every evening except Wed. when its FREE after 6pm.There is no minimum age limit. Infants and toddlers who aren't toilet trained must wear swim diapers.
How do I register for swim lessons? Registration will open up May 1, 2017. You may register for lessons two ways:
1. Register at the Park Admin.Office at 212 River Dr, Ste #2, Wausau Ph:715.261.1550
Pool Registration Form (28kb PDF)
2. On-line. View the lessons offered this year and register on-line Here
||2017 Dates For Kaiser, Memorial, and Schulenburg Pools
||June 12 - June 30, 2017
||July 3 - July 21, 2017 (No swim lessons July 4)
||July 24 - August 11, 2017
|2017 Swim Lesson Fees
|Parent - Child
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 (adults must accompany 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 Small-Fry and 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.
SPLASH INTO SAFETY DAY
Families looking for free life jackets and hands-on water safety skills are welcome. This is an in-water event for kids and adults, and swim suits are required. Safety skills offered include: boating safety, life jacket safety, deep water safety, reach-throw-wading assists, and hypothermia prevention. Participants are eligible for free swimming after the program. Pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Date:
Saturday, June 17, Location
: Memorial Pool, 500 Memorial Park Road, Wausau WI 54403, Time
: 10am-Noon, Free Swim: 1pm (for participants), To Register
: Pre-registration is required by calling 715-847-2380. Splash Into Safety Days is sponsorsed by Wausau Area Safe Kids with the following partners: Wausau and Marathon County Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department, The Lodge at Stoney Creek.
LIBRARY SWIM DAY
Your Library and Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department invite you to a Library Swim Day. Members of the Marathon County Public Library's Summer Reading Club or anyone with a library card can enter for free. Date
: Tuesday, August 8, Swimming: 1-7:50pm, Location
: Kaiser Pool, 900 E Bridge St., Schulenburg Pool, 1553 Summit Dr., M
emorial Pool, 500 Memorial Park Rd., Fee
: Free with a Summer Reading Club ticket, or present one member's Library Card and the entire family gets in at no charge. Contact:
Sharyn Heil at 261-7200
RENTING A POOL FOR PRIVATE PARTIES
Kaiser, Memorial, And Schulenburg Pool Private Rental Rates:
Pools are available to rent for private parties from June 12 - Aug. 13, 2017 on Saturday and Sunday mornings 9am to Noon. Reservations must be made at the Park Office, 212 River Drive, Suite #2. You must be 18 years of age, to rent the pool.
||2017 Rental Rates
|Rental Without Waterslides
|Rental With Waterslides
Marathon Park Splashpad (this link will take you to the Marathon County website)
2017 LIFEGUARD CLASSES:
American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class -Become a certified lifeguard and get great year-round, part-time or seasonal, full-time employment at great pools in your community. You must be 15 years of age to take this class and pass a basic water fitness test that includes a 300 yard swim, a timed retrieval of a brick from deep water with return swim using legs only (max time 1:40), and two minutes of treading water with legs only. Maximum class size is 8 total students between the full certification class and renewal class. Dates: May 22-26, Times: 5 to 8 pm, Location: John Muir Middle School, 1400 West Stewart Ave, Wausau 54401 (Enter Door #23 across from Marathon Park Campground): Fee: $100.00 (includes book, pocket mask, and certification fees)
American Red Cross Lifeguard Renewal Class - Renew your lifeguard certification and upgrade to the new standards and procedures. This class is 10 hours and includes the same pre-test as the initial lifeguard certficiation class. You must download or purchase your own book and bring your own pocket mask. Maximum class size is 8 total students between the renewal class and the full certification class. Dates: May 22-26, Times: 5 to 8 p.m., Location: John Muir Middle School, 1400 West Stewart Ave, Wausau 54401 (Enter Door #23 across from Marathon Park Campground): Fee: $75.00 (includes certification fees)
ARC Lifeguard Instructor Review Class - Complete the in-water skills review and upgrade to the new standards and procedures. This class is 10 hours and include the same pre-test as the initial lifeguard certification class. You must download or purchase your own book and bring your own pocket mask. Dates: May 22-26, Times: 5 to 8 p.m., Location: John Muir Middle School, 1400 West Stewart Ave, Wausau 54401 (Enter Door #23 across from Marathon Park Campground), Fee: Fee waived in lieu of assisting with concurrent LG and LG Renewal classes.
Phone 715 261-1550 for more details. Cash, check, or credit card payments are accepted. Make checks payable to "Park Department". To sign up, complete a pool registration form and fax, e-mail, or drop off your registration and payment to the Park Administrative Office, 212 River Drive, Suite #2, Wausau. If you fax or e-mail your signed registration form you can call in to pay by credit card so you wouldn't have to U.S. Mail or drive to our office to get registered.
JUNIOR LIFEGUARD CLASS Swimmers, ages 10 to 15, who are interested in expanding their water safety skills and exploring the world of lifeguarding are invited to register for this Junior Lifeguard Class. They will build swimming endurance, learn how to make non-contact rescues and practice injury prevention through rule enforcement.
||Monday through Thursday
||Residents $35, Non-residents $43
|| Ages: 10-12 years Date: June 12-29 (Session I) Site: Memorial Pool, 500 Memorial Park Road, Wausau 54403
|| Ages: 13-15 years Date: July 3-20 (Session II, No class July 4) Site: Schulenburg Pool, 1533 Summit Drive, Wausau 54401