Pool Availability

General Pool Information

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Open Swim

During open swim, guests may participate in a variety of activities in the pool. These include: swimming, water exercise / physical therapy, and stroke practice. Open Swim spaces are shared. For questions, email: [email protected].

Lap Swim

During lap swim, guests are expected to maintain continuous lengths of swimming within a given lane. Lap swim lanes are shared use. The lifeguard on duty may determine additional restrictions. For questions, email: [email protected].

Locker Rooms

All pools in the Minneapolis Recreation and Wellness Center are accessible from the North and South locker rooms via the “Wet Tunnel” which connects the North and South Building with the Aquatic Center and Cooke Hall. The St. Paul Gymnasium has locker rooms that exit directly onto the pool deck.

Check out the lower level facility map to help you find the locker rooms and pool entrance.

All locker rooms have showers and restrooms. Lockers and towels are available at an additional charge. Please see the staff at either the St. Paul Gymnasium, North or South Equipment Rooms for more information on locker and towel availability or visit Lockers + Amenities.

Towels

Regular-sized towels can be found at each of the Equipment Rooms. They are complimentary for daily and long-term locker renters, but may otherwise be rented for $1.00 for day use. Please return the towel to the equipment room after use. 

Lifeguards

All aquatic facilities will have a lifeguard on duty during open hours. Do not enter the pool unless there is a lifeguard on duty. The lifeguard's main responsibility is to watch the guests in the pool to maintain safety. You may approach the lifeguard to ask quick, informational questions regarding your swim, however general aquatics questions should be directed to the Aquatics Staff at [email protected].

Accessibility

All pools are fully accessible for use by people of all physical abilities. The Natatorium and Cooke Pools are equipped with lifts that may be used by guests who cannot physically enter or exit the pool on their own. The St. Paul Pool has a transfer station and stairs to accommodate wheelchairs. If you have specific questions about accessibility, or if you need additional accommodations, please reach out to the Aquatics Staff at [email protected].

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Overview

Features a 50-meter racing pool and adjacent diving well, both of which are accessed by athletes and recreational swimmers alike. The Aquatic Center has hosted over five million participants since it first opened in 1990.

The Natatorium is available for lap swim only. Check the pool schedule for swim times.

Check out the lower level facility map to help you find the locker rooms and pool entrance.

1910 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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(612) 626-6674

 

Amenities

  • 50 x 25-yard Natatorium
  • 25-yard x 55-foot Diving Well
  • Spectator Seating
  • Multi use Lobby Area
  • Locker Room Access

Locker Rooms

All pools in the Minneapolis Recreation and Wellness Center are accessible from the North and South locker rooms via the “Wet Tunnel” which connects the North and South Building with the Aquatic Center and Cooke Hall.

Check out the lower level facility map to help you find the locker rooms and pool entrance.

All locker rooms have showers and restrooms available. Lockers and towels are also available at an additional charge. Please see the staff at either the St. Paul Gymnasium, North or South Equipment Rooms for more information on locker and towel availability.

Find more information on Lockers + Amenities.

Events

RecWell hosts a number of national and local events at the Aquatics facilities. For rental information please contact Linda McKee at (612) 624-6349.

Diving Well

The diving well is for event and rental use only. Please reach out to Linda McKee at [email protected] for more information. 

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Overview

Cooke 10 is a warm, shallow-water pool. This pool is best suited for beginner swimmers, water walking, or those who need warm water. 

Cooke 10 is available for open swim and lap swim. Check the pool schedule for swim times.

Locker Rooms

All pools in the Minneapolis Recreation and Wellness Center are accessible from the North and South locker rooms via the “Wet Tunnel” which connects the North and South Building with the Aquatic Center and Cooke Hall.

Check out the lower level facility map to help you find the locker rooms and pool entrance.

All locker rooms have showers and restrooms available. Lockers and towels are also available at an additional charge. Please see the staff at either the St. Paul Gymnasium, North or South Equipment Rooms for more information on locker and towel availability.

Find more information on Lockers + Amenities.

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Overview

Cooke 15 is the former competition pool for Gopher Swimming and Diving. It is deep water and kept at a temperature suited for exercise. This pool is best suited for traditional lap swimming. 

Check out the lower level facility map to help you find the locker rooms and pool entrance.

All locker rooms have showers and restrooms available. Lockers and towels are also available at an additional charge. Please see the staff at either the St. Paul Gymnasium, North or South Equipment Rooms for more information on locker and towel availability.

Cooke 15 is available for lap swim only. Check the pool schedule for swim times.

Locker Rooms

All pools in the Minneapolis Recreation and Wellness Center are accessible from the North and South locker rooms via the “Wet Tunnel” which connects the North and South Building with the Aquatic Center and Cooke Hall.

Find more information on Lockers + Amenities.

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Overview

St. Paul Pool is a shallow water pool located on St. Paul Campus. This pool can be used for many different types of exercise like; lap swimming, water walking, beginner swimmers, and water aerobics. 

Locker Rooms

The St. Paul Gymnasium has locker rooms that exit directly onto the pool deck.

All locker rooms have showers and restrooms available. Lockers and towels are also available at an additional charge. Please see the staff at either the St. Paul Gymnasium, North or South Equipment Rooms for more information on locker and towel availability.

Find more information on Lockers + Amenities.

Minneapolis Pool Hours

Please click on the pool time to see the end time of the swim session. 

St. Paul Pool Hours