It’s Cold, Lets Go Swimming in Salt Lake City!

Polar Bear

Polar Bear


I don’t mean the polar bear kind of swimming. There are good options for those who are in the mood for some swimming in Salt Lake City. If you have friends or relatives in American Towers or Canyon Road Towers you can have fun while you visit. For the rest, here are nine great options.

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J L Sorenson Recreation Swim Pool

1- The J L Sorenson Recreation Center Address: 5350 West 12600 South, Herriman, UT 84096 Phone:(385) 468-1340 Hours: 5:00 am – 10:00 pm   The JL Sorenson Recreation Center is a complete fitness and recreation facility operated by Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation. This center includes a wide variety of amenities and programming to serve the southwest area residents of Salt Lake County. They offer lap swimming, open time for plunging, splashing, and swims, water aerobics classes, swim lessons, swim teams and aquatic classes and clinics such as Lifeguard Training, Water Safety Instructor Training, and Boy Scout Policies.

2- Steiner West Pool -Steiner Aquatic Center West |Public Swimming Pool |Address: 855 California Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT 84104 |Phone:(801) 974-2420 |Hours: · 6:00 am – 8:00 pm   Here is their schedule: Steiner West Aquatics3- Gene Fullmer Fitness Center: 8015 South 2200 West, West Jordan, UT 84088 |Phone:(385) 468-1951

Lap Swimming: Gene Fullmer Fitness and Recreation Center has a six-lane lap pool.  Separate from the leisure pool, the lap pool offers a variety of exercise options. Water aerobics, The water aerobics program has certified teachers offering a wide variety of classes.

It is important to be safe while participating in water activities at our center. Take time to read our water safety rules prior to visiting our facility.

4- Northwest Recreation Center: 1255 West Clark Avenue (300 North) Salt Lake City | Contacts: Josh Reusser 385-468–1328 Brett Steadman 385-468-1321

5- Dimple Dell Recreation Center: 10670 South 1000 East, Sandy UT 84094 • 385-468-3355 |

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Pool Guidelines: If a child age 5 and under is swimming, A PARENT OR CHAPERONE AGE 14 OR OLDER MUST BE IN THE WATER AND WITHIN ARM’S REACH OF THE CHILD AT ALL TIMES.  This rule applies even if the child is wearing a lifejacket. NO EXCEPTIONS.  A copy of this rule may be found at the front desk and is posted inside the facility.  This policy is county-wide and is non-negotiable even if your child 5-and-under can already swim unassisted.  These rules are enforced for the safety of the patrons and to keep swimming related incidents to a minimum.  Guests who do not abide by this safety policy may be asked to leave WITHOUT a refund.

 • Select persons required to wear waterproof pants: Any child under three years old, any child not toilet trained, and anyone who lacks control of defecation shall wear a water resistant swim diaper and waterproof swimwear. Swim diapers and waterproof swimwear shall have waist and leg openings fitted such that they are in contact with the waist or leg around the entire circumference.

 • All swimmers must take a cleansing shower before entering any swimming water: “Cleansing shower” means the cleaning of the entire body surfaces with soap and water to remove any matter, including fecal matter, that may wash off into the pool while swimming.

 6- Salt Lake City Sports Complex: Address: 645 Guardsman Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Indoor Pool

The Aquatic Center includes:

  • 25 yard Indoor Pool: (Open year round)
    25 yard x 25 meter indoor pool (set-up 25 yards) with (2) one meter diving boards.
  • Hot Tub:
    Adjacent to the indoor pool for those adults 18 years of age and older.
  • 50 meter Outdoor Pool: (Open beginning of May-Mid October)
  • 50 meter x 25 yard outdoor pool with an attached wading area, which is a real hit with young children.  We are one of the only aquatic centers in the state that keep their pool set-up 50 meters all day long.  We also have a concession stand and open green space for sun bathing.

 The outdoor pool opened July 14th of 1990 and the indoor pool opened shortly thereafter in the Fall of 1990.  The aquatic center was built as a joint effort between the Salt Lake City School District, Salt Lake City Corp., and a private contributor.

 Aquatic Facility Hours

Monday-Friday: 5:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
Saturday: 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

7- Fairmont Aquatic Center | 1044 Sugarmont Drive, Salt Lake City, 84106 Here is a review from on line: Listen, let me preface this by saying that we were just looking for a place to spend a couple of hours.  With that in mind, this isn’t a place you can show up and spend 6 hours playing around in.  It’s on the small side.  But, even with a kid’s birthday party going on, my family had plenty of room to freely swim around and never had to wait on the big slide.

And speaking of the slide, that was damn fun.  My 6 year old loved it as much as I did!

There are always lifeguards watching.  We never felt un-safe being there.  And it only costed us like $3 a person.  All in all, one great value!

8- Holladay Lions Recreation Center |Address: 1661 Murray Holladay Road, Holladay, UT 84117 Phone:(385) 468-1700

Open Plunge Schedule & Fees

Leisure pool includes a current channel, water slide, bubble couch and play features.
Children ages five and under must have a parent in the water within arms reach of them at all times.


Children ages 2 and under must have a swim diaper AND plastic re-usable swim diaper cover on underneath their swimming suit.

See Hours for Special Holiday Hours.
Monday: 12:00PM- 8:30 PM
Tuesday: 12:00PM- 8:30 PM
Wednesday: 12:00PM- 8:30 PM
Thursday: 12:00PM- 8:30 PM
Friday: 12:00PM-7:30 PM
Saturday: 11:30AM-5:30 PM
Sunday: 10:00AM-2:30 PM

Holladay Lions Fitness and Recreation Center

Senior (60+): $4.50
Adult (16-59): $5.50
Youth (3-15): $4.00
Tot (2 and under): $2.00
9- Marv Jenson Recreation Center | 10300 South Redwood Road (1700 W), South Jordan UT 84095 • 385 468-1630

The Marv Jenson Fitness and Recreation Center is a Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation facility serving the residents of the southwest area of Salt Lake County since 1997.

They offer a wide variety of youth sports, activities, classes, and aquatics programs. We also are a fully equipped adult fitness/aquatic/racquetball club with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, racquetball courts, steam rooms, saunas, and hot tub. They have exceptional aerobics classes and personal training.

Marv Jenson Aquatics includes a 6-lane 25-yard pool; a hot tub; a kiddie pool; and separate men’s and women’s steam rooms and saunas.

MJ Indoor Pool

Lap Swimming and Open Plunge, Swim Lessons (Private/Semi-Private and Group), LGT/WSI Classes (Lifeguards/Swim Instructors), Water Aerobics . Swim Teams ( Pre-Comp), Masters Swim Team (Swim program for adults)

So you want to get wet do you, come in from out of the cold, it’s no problem, there is indoor pool action near you right now.