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The Aquatic Center is CLOSED for the 2014 season. Thank you for a great year! The 2015 season will be June 13-August 30.

Register for Aquatic Programs!

Swimming Lesson Information
(includes level descriptions, times, dates, etc.)

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.

2014 Open Swim Hours
June 7-August 24
Hours will be limited June 9-13 due to the Middleton-Cross Plains School District schedule
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.

2014 Daily Admission Fees
 Category Resident School District Non-Resident
 Adult (18+) $4.00 $4.50 $5.00
 Youth (3-17) $3.00 $3.50 $4.00
 2 & under Free Free Free
 After 6:00pm $2.00 $2.00 $2.00
*10 Pass Punch Cards are available for purchase at the Middleton Recreation Office (valid for 2014 season only)

2014 Pool Memberships

You can now purchase your aquatic center membership in person. 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 sales begin April 1.

If you pictures are recent (within 2 years), you have the option to renew through the mail. Complete the form and send with payment and a $5 processing fee and we will send you 2014 cards. This option is available until May 1.

We offer 5 session of American Red Cross swim and dive lessons throughout the summer.  For program information, please visit the Summer Program GuideThe summer guide will be available in hard copy the week of April 1, and registration will begin April 28. There will be no swim and dive lessons on July 4.

Special Events
Join us for a splash of fun on Thursday, July 17 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 21.

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

Birthday Parties
Private rentals of the Aquatic Center are no longer offered. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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 (usually the weekend after school is complete, but this year, 2014, is an exception) 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