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The pool in the Ford Fieldhouse at GRCC


GRCC's pool offers lap swimming, water exercise, youth competitve swimming, US Masters Swimming and American Red Cross Lifeguard and WSI training to all members of the Grand Rapids community.  Located in the center of the city and geared to helping all of our community meet their aquatic goals, GRCC's pool is a great choice for recreation and learning.

Open Swim Times:

5:00 am - 7:55 am
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Tuesday | Thursday Night
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

Pool Only Closings

Campus Closings Click Here
Follow the link above to see dates that the entire College is closed, 4th of July, Labor Day, Memorial Day, etc.

If you have questions about our hours of business, please call our pool deck phone 616.234.3505.  

Pool Facts:

Lanes: 6 (25 Yards)
Diving Boards: Not for public use
Water Temperature:  ~ 81 Degrees
Ages Welcome: 18 years old or older during open swims
Accessability:  Aquatic Lift
Locker Rooms:  Men's and Women's; no family locker rooms.
Equipment Available: Kickboards, Fins, Pull Buoys, Water Weights, Aqua-Joggers.
Lifeguards: There is always a lifeguard on duty. 


GRCC's pool has many programs available to members of all ages of our community.  Please check out our programming to see if one of our clubs or classes is of interest to you!  If ever you have questions, please feel free to contact our Aquatics Coordinator, Mike Boerman at  

Open Swim

GRCC students health club members and community guestsembers may visit the pool during the times listed below for lap swimming and water exercise.  Guests must be at least 18 years old, pay $3 per visit, and must sign in at the desk.  Guest groups of 10 or more who would like to use GRCC's pool during open swim times must call at least one week ahead of their scheduled visit.

Open swim can be quite busy at times.  Swimmers are required to share lanes when necessary.  Splitting lanes and circle swimming is encouraged to ensure all patrons have the opportunity to swim.

GRCC's pool serves as a classroom during the academic year as GRCC's Exercise Science Department hosts Water Aerobics classes for students on Monday through Thursday in the early afternoon.  During those times instructors will use either the the two most shallow lanes or the entire deep end of the pool for instruction.   This will reduce the amount of open lanes for lap swimmers.  Please be willing to share the remaining lanes.