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.
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.
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.
Mon-Sun from 1-6 pm (2 Lanes Available during Open Swim Hours)
Adult Lap Swim:
Sunday from 10 am -12 pm (8 Lanes Available)
Mon-Sun: Daily Admission or Season Pass/Punch Pass
Adult Lap Swim: $5 or Season Pass/Punch Pass
Adult Lap Swim is for guests 18 years of age or older. Lanes are available on a first come first serve basis and shared with others as necessary.
Weather Policy-WBAC will close when the National Weather Service issues a severe thunderstorm or tornado warning for the City of Middleton. Pool guests shall seek immediate shelter in the case of a severe weather warning.
When thunderstorms are forecast for the City of Middleton, WBAC employees shall watch/listen for lightning/thunder. As soon as lightning/thunder is seen/heard, all activities shall be suspended or postponed until at least 30 minutes after the last lightning bolt is seen/thunder is heard.
Pool Closure Policy-If pool must close due to weather, mechanical issues, fecal incident or other unplanned event, refunds will not be provided.
The Aquatic Center is hiring the following positions:
- Water Safety Instructor
- Guest Services
- Click here to see open positions
Become a Water Safety Instructor!
The Water Safety Instructor, also known as WSI™, course trains instructor candidates to teach all of the courses presented in the Swimming and Water Safety program to all age groups; all of the courses listed above, plus Learn-to-Swim Levels 4-6 and Adult Swim. This certification is the gold standard and provides the most comprehensive training for swim instructors.
- Passing swim skills evaluation demonstrating and proficiently completing 25 yards of the following strokes: front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, elementary backstroke, and butterfly; treading water for 2 minutes using only your legs and maintaining a back float for 1 minute.
- Reach the age of 16 by the end of the course.
- After you successfully complete the course, you will receive an American Red Cross certificate for water Safety Instructor, valid for 2 years.
Become a Red Cross Certified Lifeguard!
The Walter Bauman Aquatic Center needs lifeguards, so whether you are looking for a great summer job or a career as a professional lifeguard, it all starts with the training! You will learn the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies and provide care for different medical emergencies, illnesses, and injuries until EMS personnel arrive.
- Be 15 years of age on or before the last day of the class.
- Swim 300 yards (12 lengths of the pool) without stopping.
- Tread water for 2 minutes by only using your legs.
- Retrieve a submerged, 10 lb. object from 7-10 feet of water and return to the starting point in 1:40 seconds.
- After you successfully complete the course, you will receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/ First Aid/ CPR/ AED, valid for 2 years.