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2015 Season: June 13-August 30

Walter R. Bauman Aquatic Center Brochure

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We strongly encourage you to create an account online PRIOR to in-house or mail-in registration. It is FREE to create an account.

How-to-Guide for Online Program Registration

The 2015 Summer Guide is NOW available electronically!

summer guide

The Summer Guide will be distributed through the local shoppers and Times-Tribune on Thursday, April 2.

Special Membership Purchases & Registration Dates at the
Recreation Office!
Saturday, May 9 from 9am-12pm
Saturday, June 6 from 9am-12pm

Aquatic Program Registration

Online Registration Dates
 1  April 13  June 9
 2  June 1  June 23
 3  June 15  July 7
 4  June 29  July 21
 5  July 13  August 4

Mail/Walk-in Registration Dates
 1  May 9  June 9
 2  June 1  June 23
 3  June 15  July 7
 4  June 29  July 21
 5  July 13  August 4

About the Aquatic Center
The Walter R. Bauman Aquatic Center is an outdoor facility, featuring the latest in aquatic amenities. The facility includes zero-depth pool entrance, an eight lane competition pool, as well as a diving well. Other attractions at the center include two 134-foot run waterslides, interactive water play equipment, sand playground, and a concession area. The center has 11,510 square feet of water surface, holds 345,580 gallons of water, and has a patron capacity of 724 people.

The Aquatic Center opens the second weekend in June and closes the last weekend in August. Please review the pool brochure for complete information.

2015 Open Swim Hours
June 13-August 30
Monday-Friday    1:30-8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday    1:00-8:00pm

If the pool patron attendance is less than 20 people for 2 hours or more, the Aquatic Center reserves the right to close early. We must clear the pool of all swimmers in the case of lightening and/or thunder. We will reopen if possible No refunds will be issued for either situation.

Gators Swim & Dive Meets
The following meets are held at the WBAC:

Thursday, July 2nd at 4pm (entire facility will be closed to the public)
Saturday, July 18th at 8am
Saturday, July 25th at 8am

Friday, July 26th at 5pm
Friday, July 10th at 5pm
Friday, July 24th at 5pm
*diving well is closed to the public during dive meets

2015 Daily Admission Fees
 Category Price
 Adult (18+) $4.50
 Youth (3-17) $3.50
 Senior Citizen (55+); Military with ID $3.50
 2 & under Free
 After 6:00pm* $2.50
*There was an error in the Summer Guide. The After 6:00pm fee is $2.50, not the fee that is printed in the guide.

10 Pass Punch Cards
Available for purchase at the Middleton Recreation Office (valid for 2015 season only)
 Category Price
 Adult (18+) $40
 Youth (3-17) $30
Senior Citizen (55+); Military with ID $30

2015 Pool Memberships

Membership sales begin April 1 at the Recreation Office. Fill out the aquatic membership form and bring it to Recreation Office at 7426 Hubbard Ave, Middleton.  Pool membership identification cards will be taken and issued at the time membership fees are paid.  

Membership Application

We no longer accept emailed photos and photos on flash drives. Everyone MUST have a picture taken.  

Members of the family MUST reside at the residence. No exceptions.
 Membership Type Resident (includes School District) Non-Resident
 Family (up to 6) $160 $375
 Youth (3-17) $70 $105
Adult (18+); Senior (55+), Military $90 $135
*Additional persons on a membership: $20

Group Rates
Groups over the size of 10:  $2.50 per patron. No other discounts can be applied. Please call the Aquatic Center 24 hours in advance with group size and date.

We offer 5 session of American Red Cross swim and dive lessons throughout the summer.  For program information, please visit the Summer Program GuideThere will be no swim and dive lessons on July 4. 

2015 Lessons will be held during the following time frames:
June 15-26
June 29-July 10
July 13-24
July 27-August 7
August 10-21

Special Events

Join us for a splash of fun on Thursday, July 16 from 1:30-3:30pm. There will be games, mascots, food specials, and much more. This event is open to all ages.

Teen Night
Teens will have full use of the pool for just themselves! Join us for some evening activities including food specials, bean bag tournament, music, and more. Proceeds will benefit the Middleton Youth Center. Open to ages 10-14 from 6-8pm on Thursday, August 20.

Regular admission rates apply for events. Please check back for more details as the events approach.

Middleton Gators Swim & Dive
Join the Middleton Gators Swim and Dive Team!

Aquatic Center Policies
  • Parents and guardians must watch their children. 
  • Always walk, do not run.
  • Do not enter the pool if you have a communicable disease or an open cut. 
  • Children who are not toilet trained or under the age of 3 must wear swim diapers in the pool. 
  • Diaper changing on the pool deck is prohibited. 
  • Glass and shatterable items are prohibited. 
  • Do not bring food, drink or gum into the pool or onto the deck. 
  • Carry ins are not allowed. 
  • Flotation devices of any kind are not allowed in the pool. 
  • Protect our water! If you have or have had diarrhea in the past two weeks, please do not use the pool. Shower your child and yourself before entering the pool. 
  • Abide by all posted safety rules for the slides.
  • Children under the 8 of age MUST be accompanied by an adult (16+).

We are often asked why our pool season is set up the way it is (opening the weekend after school, and closing the weekend before Labor Day). In 2013, we conducted a survey of state municipal (public) pools, and the results showed we are in line with what other municipalities offer. Please view the survey results. Below are the main reason for our season design:
  1. The budget was approved for operation starting the second weekend in June through the last week in August (the weekend before Labor Day). A few years ago it was extended a week in August.
  2. It is required by the State that we operate with a minimum number of lifeguards. We are sufficiently able to staff the pool during the approved times. We are VERY diligent with our staff trainings, and hold multiple safety trainings prior to the opening of the pool. Since the majority of our staff are students, we need to complete the trainings when they are available. Opening earlier would not allow us to hold these trainings.

Contact Us
Walter R. Bauman Aquatic Center

2400 Park Lawn Pl.
Middleton, WI 53562

Ph: (608) 836-3450