Bay County Community Center

Beth Trahan, Recreation Coordinator

800 John F. Kennedy Drive
Bay City, Michigan 48706
Voice: (989) 894-0671
Fax: (989) 893-5532

Community Swimming Pool


Community Center Pool

The Community Center swimming pool is a 444,000 gallon outdoor pool.  It is the only outdoor pool accessible to the public in Bay County.  Our pool program provides a safe and enjoyable environment for individuals and families. A handicap ramp makes the pool accessible for all users.

The Community Center swimming pool is seasonal, generally open from mid-June through mid-August. Swim lessons are offered in the morning and early evening. Other times the pool is open for public swimming. A handicap ramp makes the pool accessible for all users and pool staff can provide assistance as needed. 

Pool Season - 2018

The pool is closed for the season, please join us again next year!

Swim Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Admission & Season Passes:

  • Adults - $5.00
  • Youth - $2.00 (17 yr & under)
  • Daily Family Pass - $13.00 (up to 6) 
  • Adult Season Pass - $75.00
  • Youth Season Pass (17 yr & under) - $50.00 
  • Family Season Pass (up to 6, all family members must live at the same residence) - $150.00
    Note:  Infants and/or parents not wishing to swim will not be charged.

Tuesdays & Thursdays - Free Swim for Children under 18!

On Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer, admission to the pool is free for children under 18. Adults also get a discounted rate of $2.00 per person on Thursdays only.

Free swim is available due to a very generous donation by Jim Carbary and the Kawkawlin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6950 and Ladies Auxiliary.

Lap Swim

Monday, Wednesday and Friday
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
* Due to the number of participants on Free Swim Tuesday and Thursday, there is no lap swim on those days.

Swim Lessons

Swim lessons are offered in the morning and early evening. They are available for the low cost of $32.00 for an 8 lesson session.

The Registration Form for 2018 Swim Lessons at the Bay County Pool is due on or before the first day of swim class. You can drop the registration form and money off at the Community Center or mail it in to 800 John F. Kennedy Drive, Bay City, Michigan 48706. 

Payment is accepted in the form of: check, money order, debit card or cash. Checks are to be made payable to: Bay County Treasurer.

Private Pool Parties

You may host a private pool party at the Bay County Community Center Pool during the times that it is not open to the public. Costs are $50.00 an hour for lifeguards plus $4.00 per attendant. For more information, call the Community Center at 989-894-0671.


*All Swimmers must wear swimsuits! Gym shorts, jeans or other alternative attire is not allowed.  

  • Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • Diving only permitted off the diving board in designated areas.
  • No food or drink (except water) allowed on the pool deck.
  • The community center is not responsible for lost/stolen merchandise.
  • Running, Horse-play, or excessive noise is forbidden in the pool area, showers and locker rooms.
  • Fighting and swearing will not be tolerated
  • You must shower before entering the pool.
  • Rubber/plastic diaper covers are required over a swim diaper, under suits on children needing diapers.
  • Any child requiring swim aid or floatation devices (floaties, lifejacket, Etc.) is only allowed in pool under direct adult supervision (you must be with in arms length).
  • No swim fins or snorkels
  • Swimmers must respect and follow all instructions given by Community Center Staff.

If you have any questions, please call 894-0671.

*Please note the pool will be closed in the event of severe weather, lightning, and other expected problems, natural or otherwise.







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