Wausau Wisconsin


February 08, 2016

Wausau Outdoor Pools

2016 Wausau Pools:
Kaiser 900 E. Bridge Street Opens Friday, June 10, 2016 Interactive Map of the City of Wausau Pool Locations
Memorial 505 Memorial Park Road Opens Friday, June 10, 2016
Schulenburg 1533 Summit Drive Closed for reconstruction in 2016

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

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      Registration Form (28kb PDF)

2.  On-line.  View the lessons offered this year and register Here

2016 Daily Open Swim Pool Fees:
Kaiser and Memorial Pools (1 - 7:50pm)
1 - 7:50pm Daily From 6 - 7:50pm
(Except FREE on Wed Evenings)
Infants up to 1 year of age with paying caregiver FREE FREE
Youth:  1 to 17 years $2.00 $1.00
Adult:  18 - 59 years $3.00 $2.00
Seniors:  60+ years $2.00 $1.00

Please note the change in fee structure to the season pool passes beginning in 2016.  Get your season pool pass early and save $$$                   Pool Pass Sale Flyer (pdf)

2016 Season Passes City of Wausau* Resident Non-Resident
Youth $30.00 $40.00
Adult $45.00 $60.00
Family** - 1st two Members $70.00 $95.00
Family - Additional Members $10.00 $15.00

* 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.

2016 Season Pool Pass Discounts Date Range Discount Available Percent Discount
Holiday Dec 1, 2015 - Jan 5, 2016 15%
Early Bird Jan 6, 2016 - April 15, 2016 10%
Mid-Season July 15, 2016 - End of the Season 45%

FREE Swim Wednesdays from 6 - 7:50 p.m. all 2 pools; no minimum age; everyone welcome!
Swim for half-price after 6pm at all 2 pools every evening except Wed. when its FREE after 6pm.

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

2016 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 2016 Dates For Kaiser and Memorial Pools
I June 13 - July 1, 2016
II July 5(Tues) - July 22, 2016
III July 25 - August 12, 2016
2016 Swim Lesson Fees Residents Non-residents
Basic Swimming $34 $42
Pre-School $20 $25
Parent - Child $14 $18
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.

Renting a Pool for Private Parties

Kaiser and Memorial Pool Private Rental Rates:
These outdoor pools are available to rent for private parties Saturday and Sunday mornings 9am to Noon(2016 dates to follow).  Reservations must be made at the Park Office, 212 River Drive, Suite #2. You must be 18 years of age, to rent the pool.

  2016 Rental Rates
Rental Without Waterslides $250.00
Rental With Waterslides $300.00

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


Summer Lifeguard Training Classes:

Youth and adults, ages 15 and older, who are interested in becoming certified as American Red Cross Lifeguards, may register for a summer lifeguard class offered at Schulenburg and Kaiser outdoor swimming pools.  The class will be held on Saturday and Sunday mornings from June 27 to July 26. Participants can register at the Park Office located at 212 River Drive, Suite #2, Wausau.

All participants must successfully complete the following skills on the first day of class, or they will not be able to continue, and their fee will be refunded.

  1. 300 yard non-stop swim, utilizing either the breaststroke and/or front crawl.
  2. 2 minutes of legs-only treading water.
  3. Swim 20 yards, surface dive and retrieve a 10 lb. brick from 7 feet depth. Hold brick with both hands and swim on back to shallow end in less than one minute, 40 seconds.

The fee for the class is $100.00, which includes all books, rescue breathing masks, and all American Red Cross certificate fees. Participants who successfully complete the certification, and are at least 16 years of age (WI State requirement) will be eligible for employment at indoor or outdoor pools, water parks, beaches, or camps with aquatic programs across the region, state and nation. 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 registration form and return it with your $100 payment to the Park Administrative Office, 212 River Drive, Suite #2, Wausau.