Aquatic Center

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8055 Barbara Avenue
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077


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Become a Member today!

Check out the Membership and 10x-Pass Rates & Definitions. Review our policies and complete the necessary forms. Then come in-person to get your membership packet and photo taken! 

Call our Guest Services Front Desk with any questions at 651-450-2480.

Indoor Water Park, Lap Pool & Dive Well

The Grove’s Aquatic Center offers an Indoor Water Park, an Indoor 8-lane Lap Pool and an Indoor Dive Well with three diving boards.

We have everything to fit your needs for yourself or your family! Make sure to check-out the side bar for Water Park and Pool hours, rates, classes and special events.

Updated July 31

VMCC is open

The VMCC and its facilities reopened on July 6 and will continue to do so in careful phases.

The Water Park, Lap Pool and Dive Well are now reopened to the public during specified hours and require a reservation for Open Swim time (not required for Lap Only Swim) - get all the details:

Important Safety Guidelines 

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To assist in ensuring a safe environment is maintained in all of our pools, we have updated our safety policy in the Aquatic Center for 2020. We will be implementing a new three-color wristband procedure beginning July 6, 2020. Wristbands identify swimmers capability, age, and supervision requirements.

  • View the complete Policy: This policy addresses age and swimming ability to ensure all children are adequately supervised and accompanied. We appreciate your cooperation and support.

Safety Guidelines

The safety guidelines are in effect during reopening Phase 2 (Begins Aug. 1, 2020)

Based on current capacity and social distancing guidelines:

  • Lap Swim: Open for Lap Swimming, Open Swim and Swimming Lessons. Lap swimmers will be one swimmer to a lane. Open Swim will require a reservation
  • Water Park is open
  • Hot Tub is open with a capacity of 3
  • Sauna will remain CLOSED until further notice
  • The Childcare Center will remain CLOSED until further notice

Locker rooms and showers will be available with limited locker use to promote social distancing; however, air dryers, swimsuit spin dryers and water fountains will be turned off.

Open Swim requires a new wrist band procedure.

We reserve the right to change this policy based on customer response and new guidelines.

Age, Supervision Requirements and Wristband Color

View the complete policy

Children 11 years of age and younger will be given an identifying wristband upon entry to the aquatics facility.

  • 5 YEARS AND UNDER • Touch supervision always required • RED: Children 5 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult who is responsible for their direct supervision and must be within arm’s reach at all times.
  • 6–11 YEARS • Always accompanied in water in the lap pool/dive well or pass facility swim test • YELLOW or GREEN*: Children 6 to 11 years of age must pass a swim test to be in water without an adult (adult must remain in pool area).
    • Children 6 to 11 years of age who cannot pass the facility swim test must remain in the shallow end or waterpark and be accompanied by an adult who is responsible for their direct supervision.

*Green wristbands are required to swim in the deep end lap pool/dive well. A child must pass the swim test to get a green wristband. This replaces the yellow wristband and the child does not need to be accompanied in the water.

  • 12 YEARS AND OLDER • No supervision required • NONE or GREEN*: Children 12 years of age and older may be unaccompanied. A facility swim test to enter deep water may be required at lifeguard discretion.

Tips for a Successful Visit

The following is a list of tips for open swim (water park, lap pool and dive well).

  • Yellow wristband swimmers 42 inches or taller may use the water slides.
  • Sauna use is for those ages 16 and older and all users of the sauna must remain clothed.
  • Whirlpool use is for ages 16 and older.
  • Children 11 years and younger may swim in our aquatics facility with an adult.
  • US Coast Guard approved floatation devices are allowed in pool area.
  • All users of life jackets must be within an arm’s reach of an adult.
  • Family locker room is available for those with young children.
  • 18 or older are welcome to swim in lap pool at anytime.
  • New swim test/wristband procedures beginning April 1.

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The Indoor Water Park, renovated in 2017, features a zero-depth entry pool, a large play structure with splash features, two small water slides, spray toys, a hydro helix, water table, floating logs to climb on and two large water slides. Check out this fun video on the recent renovations to the water park.

Lap Pool and Dive Well
Lap Pool and Dive Well

The lap pool is an 8-lane, 25-yard pool. The lap pool is used for adult lap swim (ages 16 and older), family open swim and swimming lessons. The dive well features two 1m diving boards and a 3m diving board. Diving boards are only available during Lap Pool open swim times.

Both the Lap Pool and Dive Well were renovated in early 2019

Work in our pools!

Looking for a fun job with flexible hours, competitive pay and great benefits?

Look no further! Join our Aquatics team as a lifeguard, shift lead or swim instructor.

Learn more and apply online:

We also offer lifeguard and water safety instructor training throughout the year!

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