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Public Swimming Pools 101: Where are public swimming pools in metro Detroit?


Many people enjoy swimming as a great low-impact aerobic exercise for the whole body. Swimming involves the use of almost all muscles required for movement, without joint strain and the weight of your body pounding you with each move, as occurs with land based exercises such as walking or running.

The best swimming strokes for whole body toning are the freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke. Water resistance is greater than air resistance, so that the muscles have to work harder, building strength while swimming by toning the upper arms, shoulders and legs. It also improves cardiovascular fitness by improving the use of oxygen and increasing lung function, without overworking the heart.

While swimming does exercise almost the entire body and is great for general fitness, it’s not a great way to drop excess pounds. Swimming burns calories while in the pool, but the calorie burn stops soon after you leave the pool. Your body doesn’t heat up as much in a pool and doesn’t have to work to cool down when you leave the pool as much as it does with land based exercises, like running or biking. Land-based exercises help you lose weight because the calorie burn can last for several hours after a workout ends.

A 150 pound person swimming laps, freestyle with light to moderate effort for 45 minutes can burn about 357 calories. Use the calorie counter below to calculate how many calories you can burn.

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In addition to regular swimming, other water exercises include kicking workouts, water aerobics and pool running and can all give you a great exercise session that keeps your heart rate up while taking some of the impact stress off your body.

Here is a partial list of public swimming pools in metro-Detroit and surrounding areas.

Southeast Michigan
Village Park of Royal Oak, 1215 Crooks Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 548-6407

Towers Pool, 20875 Lahser Rd, Southfield, MI 48034
(248) 356-9568

Waterford Wave Pool, 1702 Scott Lake Rd, Waterford, MI 48328
(248) 858-0918

City of Monroe Public Service Pool, 1008 Riverview Ave, Monroe, MI 48162
(734) 243-3249

Public Pool, 69310 Beebe St, Richmond, MI 48062
(586) 727-8888

City of Eastpointe/JFK Pool, 24681 Schroeder Ave, Eastpointe, MI 48021
(586) 776-1380

Lac Sainte Claire Pool, 27600 Jefferson Ave, St Clair Shores, MI 48081
(586) 445-5270

Algonac Community Swimming, 1833 Michigan St, Algonac, MI 48001
(810) 794-2378

Marysville High School Pool, 1325 Michigan Ave, Marysville, MI 48040
(810) 364-6829

St. Clair Pool, 715 Orchard St, Saint Clair, MI 48079
(810) 329-5279

Sanborn Pool, 1919 Sanborn St, Port Huron, MI 48060
(810) 984-9764

Tucker Swimming Pool, 230 S Cherry St, Flushing, MI 48433
(810) 659-8521

Central Michigan
Pool-Aquatic Center, 1200 W Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843
(517) 548-6355

Blissfield Swimming Pool, Ellis Park, Blissfield, MI 49228
(517) 486-9079

Nixon Pool (North St.), 400 E North St, Jackson, MI 49202
(517) 788-4068

Nixon Pool (Fourth St.), 3225 4th St, Jackson, MI 49203
(517) 788-4055

Family Aquatic Center Facility, 6400 Abbott Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 332-4420

Hunter Park Swimming Pool, 1400 E Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 371-3622

Moores Park Swimming Pool, 420 Moores River Dr, Lansing, MI 48910
(517) 371-2778

Litchfield Pool, 188 Bishop, Litchfield, MI 49252
(517) 542-2424

Heritage Pool, 1492 Hertiage Park Dr, Coldwater, MI 49036
(517) 279-7097

Holland Aquatic Center, 550 Maple Ave, Holland, MI 49423
(616) 393-7595

Memorial Park Pool, 624 E Tuscola St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
(989) 652-6961

Stevens Memorial Pool, 6759 Church St, Cass City, MI 48726
(989) 872-2673

Veterans Memorial Swimming, 707 W Park St, Saint Johns, MI 48879
(989) 224-3799

Roethke Park Pool, 400 Leddy Rd, Saginaw, MI 48609
(989) 781-0088

Plymouth Park Pool, 4501 Plymouth Park Dr, Midland, MI 48640
(989) 631-6750

St. Louis Swimming Pool, 400 N Mill St, Saint Louis, MI 48880
(989) 681-2377

Kalamazoo Municipal Pool, 1018 Walter St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
(269) 337-8191

Charles E. Fairman Community Pool, 100 Hutchinson St, Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 796-7798