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Open swimming in Plymouth

Swimming Lessons

As a Red Cross authorized provider, Plymouth offers swim lessons year-round for ages 6-months to adult. Our instructors and Lifeguards are Red Cross Certified.

For level descriptions, including lesson times, check out our Activities Guide.


Open Swim

When: Listed Fridays 6:30-8:30 pm (Schedule subject to change.)
Location: Wayzata East Middle School Pool, 12000 Ridgemount Ave W
Cost: $5/individual or child, $15/family of four

  • Canceled - April 17, 24 - 6:30-7:30pm
  • May 1, 8, 15 - 6:30-7:30pm

Lap lane available.

Life Guard Instructor Training (LGI)

April 2-4, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9am-6pm

Get ready for summer! Become a certified lifeguard. Must be at least 17 years old. Register online or call 763-509-5200 for more information. (Course #14805-02)

Water Safety Instructor Training (WSI)

March 20-22; Friday 5-10pm, Saturday-Sunday 9am-6:30pm

Become certified to teach the American Red Cross Swim Lessons. This is a blended learning class that includes both classroom and online training. Must be at least 16 years old before the final scheduled session. Register online or call 763-509-5200 for more information.

Water Safety Aide

School-year apprentice program for those interested in assisting swim instructors and possible future employment with the Plymouth’s Aquatic Program (must be 14 yrs old and complete 10 volunteer hours to apply).  

Pool Rental

Enjoy the pool with your group, club or organization.

  • Fee = $95/hour, includes 2 lifeguards. Large groups will be charged for additional guards.
  • Rentals are dependent upon pool and lifeguard availability.
  • No Sunday rentals.
  • Call 763-509-5200 for availability and booking at least two weeks in advance.

Pool Rules

  • Non-swimmers/children under 36” must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Parents/adults must directly supervise children six and under.
  • A swim test is required before the children can use the deep end and diving board.
  • No water wings/inflatables
  • Noodles and life jackets are allowed
  • Schedule subject to change    


2020 Beach season:  May 23 - August 16

Medicine Lake West Beach, 1920 W. Medicine Lake Dr. 
Parking, trails, swimming beach, picnic shelters, playground, sand volleyball court, fishing pier and portable restrooms.

  • Open 9am-8pm
  • Guarded hours: June 6 - August 11; 11am-6pm

Parkers Lake Beach, 15505 County Rd 6
Parking, trails, swimming beach, picnic sites with grills, playground, sand volleyball, bathrooms/changing areas and portable restrooms.

  • Open 9am-8pm
  • Guarded hours: June 6 - August 9; 12pm-6pm

Medicine Lake East Beach, 1740 E Medicine Lake Blvd - unguarded
Parking, trails, swimming beach, picnic site with grills, playground and bathrooms/changing areas.

  • Open 9am-8pm