The Kroc Center locker rooms and aquatics center will be closed for maintenance and improvements from August 23–September 6.

Please see this page for updated information on currently available activities.


MON–FRI: 6 AM – 8 PM

SAT: 7 AM– 1 PM           SUN: CLOSED


Aquatics at the Kroc

Whether you’re a competitive swimmer or just like to wade, we’ve got something for everyone at the Kroc Center. Our Aquatics Department, complete with American Red Cross certified instructors and lifeguards, is dedicated to providing quality classes, training and play in a safe environment, no matter your age or ability.


The pool schedule is located on the Hours of Operation page, in the Drop-In Recreation Guide as well as outside the Aquatics Center. Please see the schedule for specific opening times.

The Kroc Center is proud to be a partner in USA Swimming's Make a Splash initiative, a national child-focused water safety campaign aiming to provide the opportunity for every child in America to learn to swim. Click for more information.

  • What should I bring?

    Please make sure to have the following items for your visit:

    • A clean, lined swimsuit
    • A towel
    • A lock for your locker
    • A clean, U.S. Coast Guard-approved flotation device (if desired)
  • What are the pool age requirements?

    Children aged 6 and under must have an adult (16+) within arm’s reach at all times. Children aged 7–11 must have an adult in the water. Once a child passes a swim test, supervision may be poolside.

  • What is lap swim?

  • What is modified open swim / family swim?

    General pool areas are open for recreational use. Lap lanes are available. Water features are turned off during this time. The lazy river is not turned on during this time.

  • What is the river?

  • What is toddler swim?

  • Do you have water fitness classes?

  • What is open swim?

  • Do you offer certification courses?

    The Kroc Center offers American Red Cross certification and review courses in Waterpark Lifeguarding and CPR/AED/First Aid.

    *Class offerings may vary by program session. Please refer to the current program guide for a complete list of aquatics classes.


QUESTIONS? If you have any questions regarding our aquatics programs,
please contact our Aquatics Manager, Jessica Viau, at 616.588.7200 ext. 2037.

American Red Cross Swim Lessons

The Kroc Center is proud to offer the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program using certified instructors. This progressive lesson program helps children learn the fundamentals of swimming and water safety through the teaching and assessment of critical water skills. Depending on a child’s abilities, they may remain at the same Learn-to-Swim level for more than one session.




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