Wausau Wisconsin


August 27, 2015

Wausau Outdoor Pools

Wausau Pools:
Kaiser 900 E. Bridge Street Will open on July 1, 2015
(will close on Aug. 23, 2015)
Interactive Map of the City of Wausau Pool Locations
Memorial 505 Memorial Park Road Closed for the 2015 season
Schulenburg 1533 Summit Drive Opened for the season on June 12, 2015
(Closed for the season on August 16, 2015)

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

No Splash Into Safety event in 2015.  Please look for it to return in 2016.

2015 Pool Fees:

Daily Open Swim at Schulenburg Pool (1pm to 7:50pm daily)
     Infants up to 1 year of age     Free with paying care giver
     Youth/Adults/Seniors             $1.00

Daily Open Swim  at Kaiser Pool (1pm to 7:50pm daily)
     Infants up to 1 year of age    Free with paying care giver
     Youth - 1 to 17 years             $2.00
     Adults - 18 to 59 years           $3.00
     Seniors - 60+                        $2.00

Season Passes - all pools 
     Wausau Resident Youth            $21.00 
     Wausau Resident Adult             $21.00
     Wausau Resident Family            $52.00

    Non City of Wausau Resident Youth     $27.00
    Non City of Wausau Resident Adult      $27.00
    Non City of Wausau Resident Family     $65.00

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. 

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 15 - July 3, 2015 Schulenburg Pool ONLY
Session II July 6 - July 24, 2015 Schulenburg and Kaiser Pools
Session III July 27 - August 14, 2015 Schulenburg and Kaiser Pools
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.

Renting a Pool for Private Parties

The outdoor pools are available to rent for private parties Saturday and Sunday mornings 9am to Noon from June 15 - August 22, 2015.  (Kaiser available after July 4 - call Park Office for Kaiser pool rental rates).  Evening rentals are not available for the summer of 2015. They will return in 2016. 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 2015 Rental Rates
1 to 30 $194
31 to 100 $228
100 to 235 $284

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.