Swimming

lane line

To reserve time for lap swimming for the week, click here.
For directions on how to go directly to the newest week of lap swim using the Sign Up Genius App or website after an account has been created, click here.

Pool hours are:

  • Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed for Swim Lessons

Lap Swim Etiquette:

  • For everyone safety: We request that upon entering an occupied lane, you please make sure the other swimmer(s) are aware that you will be sharing the space. 
  • Choose the lane that best fits your swimming ability and speed before entering the water. The lifeguards can help with placement.
  • Circle Swim (counter clockwise) when there are more than two swimmers per lane. 

Rules of the Pool: 

  • Please shower before entering the pool.
  • Mask are not required while swimming
  • Masks are required unless fully vaccinated. 
  • Masks on the pool deck for all individuals unless fully vaccinated, including children over the age of 4 
  • Masks must be worn in the locker rooms, unless fully vaccinated. 
  • Families with children must be swimming laps 
  • Hanging or sitting on any hand rails is not permitted by any person


If you or any member of your party are ill, or have any symptoms related to the COVID-19 virus, do not come to the recreation center. All persons entering our facility should perform a self-health assessment before entering. If you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath we ask that you do not enter.

Please take note of the following key changes, all of which have been put in place for the protection of members and staff at the facility:

  • Face masks are REQUIRED IF NOT FULLY VACCINATED  to enter our facility and MUST be worn at all times
  • Face masks MUST be worn while on the pool deck and in the locker rooms when not showering IF NOT FULLY VACCINATED. 
  • Social distancing guidelines will limit the number of people entering the facility at one time
  • All members who have a monthly or yearly membership that have been issued a membership card are required to use this card to scan into the facility
  • The locker rooms will be open, with modifications
  • Showers may be used as long as proper distancing can be maintained
  • All restrooms will be sanitized daily and hand soap will be fully stocked

These changes are being implemented to comply with CDC guidelines and the Washtenaw County Health Department. If you have specific questions or concerns, please speak to the supervisor on duty or email us at [email protected] .

About the Pool

Our 6,000 square foot swimming pool is 25 yards long and can host up to 4 lap lanes. The pool measures 3 feet 6 inches in the shallow end, and 6 feet 2 inches in the deep end. The pool accommodates several user groups, including scheduled time for open swim, water aerobics, lap swimming, instructional swim classes, and Family Fun Night.

The pool is barrier-free and easily accessible for wheelchairs.

Long view of the Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center Swimming Pool
adult swimming laps
MLM Swim - Baby

Other Swimming Opportunities

Check out other swimming opportunities offered through Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission.