Municipal Pool


The Municipal Pool will open on June 12@ 1 PM!

Pool Hours 2017

Adult lap swim Monday- Saturday 12-1 pm

Monday thru Friday 1-4:30 pm

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 7:00-8:30 pm
Saturday 1-6:00 pm
Sunday 2-7:00 pm

Everyone, including Tot Lot, must enter through the main entrance.
Doggie Dip is August 18!
Time: 6 to 7:30 PM
$2 per dog/2 people free (additional people $1.00)


The Park & Recreation Office and at the Municipal Pool when it opens for the season.
Memberships will be available at both locations through pool closing date.
Purchase a membership and sign up for a swim lesson at the same time
and save $10.

Multiple discounted purchases are available for businesses.

Contact the Park & Recreation Office
507-433-1881 for details.

$30 for pool & tot lot ages 2 & under are free
Daily admission is $3 per person
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday evening admission is $2 per person
Prices include waterslide & splash pad usage
At the Park & Recreation Office and starting
April 1st and June 12 – at the Municipal Pool
Memberships will be available at both locations through pool closing date.
Purchase a membership and sign up for a swim lesson at the same time
and save $10.
Multiple discounted purchases are available for businesses.
Contact the Park & Recreation Office 507-433-1881 for details.

 Closing Policy

  • If there is lightning in the area, the pool will be closed. Pool staff will wait 20 minutes after the last bolt of lightning to reopen.
  • After the first hour and 45 minutes, if there are less than 25 patrons, the pool will close.
  • The pool will not open, if the air temperature is less than 67 degrees.
  • If we are experiencing inclement weather, the pool will not open.


  • An adult must accompany children under 8.
  • Swim diapers are required in the tot and main pool.
  • The water slide is 104 feet long with one ‘S’ curve.
  • You must be 48″ tall to use the slide.
  • The tot pool is free for children 2 years and under.
  • Do not bring valuables to the pool.
  • No glass or metal containers are allowed in the swimming area.
  • Lost and found items will be kept one week, then destroyed.
  • The concession stand is open during open swim hours.

Check out the Splash Pad and climbing wall. The water activities
are fun for kids of all ages. Open during regular pool hours.


The Municipal Pool is available for rent. Call the office for open times. Lifeguards will be on staff, any food brought in must stay within the fenced in area.
Cost is as follows:
$200/hour All pool areas
$160/hour Main Pool & Diving Well
$145/hour Main Pool only
For more information, or to reserve your date, contact the Park & Recreation Office.

Atlantis Swimming Federation
SUMMER SWIM 2017 will assist in developing techniques and conditioning for participants in competitive swimming. Instruction takes place weekday mornings from June 13 through August 5 at Ellis Middle School pool. The swimming portion of this program is designed for athletes in any grade with at least some competitive swimming experience. Participants must be able to swim 25 yards, which is down the pool. Students interested in diving competitively please contact Mark. (info below)

 Levels  Times  Cost  + USA Swim Fee
 Gold  7- 9 AM Monday – Friday  $120  +64
 Silver  8- 9 AM Monday – Thursday  $ 90  +64
 Bronze  8- 9 AM Mon/Tues/Thurs  $ 45  +64

When swimmers qualify they can swim in USA meets.
To register go to the Atlantis website: there will be an ‘ button, click and fill out your information. Questions: contact Mark Vininski at 612-860-2599 or


Register early as the number of classes offered and the class sizes are limited. There will be 4-two week sessions of lessons offered throughout the summer at the Municipal Pool. Sand Dollars, Sea turtles & Penguin classes will be 30 minutes in length, all others are 40 minutes. See descriptions. EACH TWO WEEK LESSON IS $30.

Swimming Lesson Schedule

Session 1  June 19 – June 30
Session 2  July 3 – July (NO 7/4)
Session 3  July 17 – July 28 (NO 7/21)
Session 4 July 31 – Aug 11 (NO 8/4)

Morning Lessons
10:00 – 10:30 Sea Turtle Penguin    
10:00 – 10:40 Seal Manatee Dolphin Otter
10:30 – 11:00 Sea Turtle Penguin    
10:40 – 11:20 Otter Seal Manatee Dolphin
11:00 – 11:30 Sea Turtle Penguin Sand Dollar  
11:30 – 12:00 Sea Turtle Penguin Sand Dollar  
11:20 – 12:00 Otter Seal Manatee  
Evening Lessons
4:45 – 5:15 Sand Dollars Sea Turtle Penguin  
4:45 – 5:25 Otter Seal Manatee  
5:15 – 5:45 Sea Turtle Penguin    
5:25 – 6:05 Seal Otter Dolphin Manatee
5:45 – 6:15 Sea Turtle Penguin    
6:05 – 6:45 Seal Otter Dolphin Manatee
6:15 – 6:45 Sea Turtle Penguin    


ADAPTIVE AQUATIC LESSONS will be offered based on an individual’s needs. Physically challenged participants will be taught basic skills to strengthen arms and legs to their own capability as well as finding a new environment to explore.


Register early as the number of classes offered and the class sizes are limited. Listed below are the course descriptions to assist you when registering. Our office retains a list of prior year enrollment to assist with correct placement in swimming classes. We do not cancel swimming lessons; they go inside for a safety day in the event of inclement weather.

Sand Dollar, Sea Turtle & Penguin classes will meet for 30 minutes.
All other classes will meet for 40 minutes.

Sand Dollar: 6-36 months Parent/Guardians are in the water with infant. This class has an instructor which gives direction to allow the parent and child to become comfortable in the water.

Sea Turtle: 3+ years (Limit 4 students per class) Parent/Guardians are NOT allowed the water with child. Students will be introduced to the water, begin to become comfortable and gain self-confidence to move up to penguin.

PENGUIN: Introduction to Water Skills (Limit 4 students per class)
Purpose: Learn pool and class rules, gain self-confidence, learn to float, paddle stroke 10 yards on front and back, (with PFD), stroke development 25 yards front, back and side (without a floatation).

OTTER: Fundamental Aquatic Skills (limit 4 students per class)
Prerequisites: Competency in Penguin
Purpose: Learn four diving safety rules, know pool rules, front and back float, tread water, bob underwater, jump into deep water. Stroke development, rhythmic breathing, surface dive, surface glide and jump off diving board.

SEAL: Stroke Development (limit 6 students per class)
Prerequisites: Competency in Otter
Purpose: Know diving safety, swim on front and back 25 yds, wearing PFD, tread water one min. Stroke development 25 yds.’ each, overarm stroke and rotary breathing, breaststroke, backstroke, back alternating overarm and sidestroke with scissor kick. Standing dive, jump off board and start flip turns with assistance.

MANATEE: Stroke Improvement (limit 6 students per class)
Prerequisites: Competency in Seal
Purpose: Know diving rules, learn about currents, float 6 min with no floatation, tread water 3 min, with combo kicks. Learn teamwork and water safety. Stroke development 50 yds each, crawl with rotary breathing and open turns, breaststroke, elementary backstroke with a glide, back crawl w/roll and bent arm w/open turns, side stroke w/scissor kick and glide and the butterfly 15 yds.

DOLPHIN: Stroke Refinement (limit 6 students per class)
Prerequisites: Competency in Manatee
Purpose: Learn backyard pool and water park safety. Float and tread water 6 min. Set three self-improvement goals. Stroke development 100 yds. each, crawl w/rotary breathing and flip turns, breaststroke w/open turns, elementary backstroke w/glide, back crawl w/open turns, sidestroke w/scissor kick and the butterfly 15 yds. Standing dive w/glide from the board. To pass out of dolphin the instructor must consult with the manager.