Aquatic Center

Pool Closed sign with reopen date
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The Walter R. Bauman Aquatic Center will open for the season on June 8. The outdoor facility includes a 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, a 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 guest capacity of 662 people. The concession stand offers a full assortment of food and beverage items during public swim times.

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Open Swim

Monday – Sunday

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm    

Adult Lap Swim


10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Family Fun Nights 

Friday & Sunday

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Open Swim:  Have fun with friends and family at our open swim.  This includes our pool, slides, and diving well!

Lap Swim:  For responsible guests who plan on moving from one side to another in a lane.  Lanes are shared.

Adult Lap Swim:  For guests 18+ who plan on moving from one side to another in a lane.  Lanes are shared. 

Family Fun Nights:  Bring your family and fun toys and floaties to hang out at the pool!

Pool Closing Criteria

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

Air Temperature / Air Quality:

The aquatic center will be closed if the air temperature is less than 60 degrees Fahrenheit. In the event of an air quality alert, the pool may be closed as Public Health recommends. Please have a look at our webpage or social media for current announcements.


If lightning is seen and/or thunder is heard, participants will be asked to exit the water until there is no thunder or lightning for 30 minutes.  The timer resets every time thunder and lightning occur.

Thunderstorm Warning or Tornado Warning:

When thunderstorms are forecast for the City of Middleton, WBAC employees shall watch for lightning in the sky. As soon as lightning is seen, all activities shall be suspended or postponed until at least 30 minutes after the last lightning bolt is seen in the sky.

Low Attendance:

If 40 or fewer people attend for 2 hours, the center may close early.


We are required to clear the pool for 30 minutes to 24 hours based on the type of contamination.