Aquatic Center

Pool Information 

The Walter R. Bauman Aquatic Center will open for the season of operation on June 9. The outdoor 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 an in-water patron capacity of 662 people. The concession stand offers a full assortment of food and beverage items during public swim times.

There are a limited number of lawn chairs available, however, patrons may bring their own lawn chairs for use in grass areas. 

Come splash with us soon at: 2400 Park Lawn Pl, Middleton, WI 53562 

If you want to stay up to date on information happening at the pool - follow our Facebook @ Walter R. Bauman Aquatic Center


​Hours of Operation: June 9 - August 21, 2022

Monday – Wednesday – Friday
Swim Team…..............................    6:30 - 10:30am
Swim Lessons…..........................    10am - 12:15pm
Public Swim….............................    1 - 6pm
Tuesday & Thursday

Swim Team…...............................    6:30 - 10:30am
Swim Lessons…............................   10am - 12:15pm
Public Swim…...............................   1 - 6pm

Swim Lessons…............................    6 - 7:30pm
Saturday & Sunday
Lap Swim (Sunday Only)……..........    10am - 12:15pm  

(Lap Swim requires pre-registration & pre-payment)

Public Swim…...............................    1 - 6pm



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On Tuesday, July 5th, demolition of the MHS stadium begins.

How does this impact you?

Our parking / flow of traffic in the lot will be altered. Please view the map to see designated accessible parking, suggested parking and which direction you should be driving.

As always, please drive slowly when navigating through the parking lot and be aware of pedestrians.


2022 Daily Admission Fees

Patron Fee
All Persons  $5.00

*All persons entering the facility pay the admission fee whether entering the water or not.*


Review our rules before swimming with us!


Season Passes

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A New Aquatic Program

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Open Swim

There will be ONE session available. Open swim hours are 1-6pm.

You pay at the door.  Admission to the facility is by cash, Visa/Mastercard or season pass.  If you use a credit card,  the process will be longer. 

We must clear the pool of all swimmers in the case of lightning and/or thunder. We will reopen if possible. NO refunds will be given for unforeseen closures including weather or contamination. 

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Lap Swim 

All patrons will pre-register and pre-pay for their lap swim slot via RecDesk. Two swimmers per lane with a total of 16 spots per session. There will be two lap swim times available on Sundays:

Session 1 is 10-11am & Session 2 is 11:05am-12:05pm  

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Learn how to register for Lap Swim by clicking the image! 


Swim Lessons

Looking to sign up for swim lessons? Click the image to see what skills your child should master when entering each class! 

If you are interested in a brief overview video of each level, please visit our YouTube Channel under the playlist "Swim Lessons". Click on the link below to watch!

Swim Lessons Skills
Session Registration dates are listed here! These pages can also be found in our Summer 2022 Guide. 
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Go to RecDesk to register for swim lessons and lap swim!

* If you need to cancel, scroll down for how to do so*

Special Events 

Adaptive Family Day

Adaptive Family Swim at the Walter R. Bauman Aquatic Center focuses on person with disabilities and their families & caregivers being able to explore the pool. Assistive devices will be permitted if needed to be able to participate. on Saturday, August 6 from 10am-12pm! This special event is FREE for persons with disabilities and their families/caregivers. Pre-registration is required for this special event. Registration Code: 4900.200

Little Splashers Pool Party

Join us for a splash of fun at the Walter R. Bauman Aquatic Center on Tuesday, August 16 from 10am-12pm! This special event is for little splashers, age 8 and under, along with their adult caretakers to have the pool to themselves. No big kids allowed! Admission is $4/person (or by season pass) and all persons under eight must be accompanied into the water by someone 16 years of age or older.

Middle School Night at the Pool

Middle School students will have full use of the pool just for themselves! Join us for an evening of swimming, activities, and music. Proceeds will benefit the Middleton Youth Center. Open to those in grades 5-8 from 6:15-8pm on Thursday, August 18. Please note this event is ONLY for Middle Schoolers, and the pool will be closed to all others. Admission is $4/person (or by season pass).


Aquatic Center Closing Procedures 

The Aquatic Center may close for the following reasons. In the event of a closing, we will attempt to reopen if possible. Should a closing occur, refunds are not available.

Inclement Weather - If the air temperature is less than 60 degrees, or if it is raining heavily or thundering and/or lightning, the Aquatic Center will be closed. 

Low Attendance - If there are 40 or fewer people in attendance for 2 hours, the WBAC may close early. 

Contamination - Should a water contamination event occur; we are required to clear the pool for a specified amount of time-based on the type of contamination. 

General Closings - Due to a swim meet, there will be no Public Swim on Wednesday, June 22. Due to Swim Team related events, there will be no lap swim on June 12 and July 10. 


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