Community Center Pool

Swim Lessons

We have swim lessons for all ages and abilities. From 6-months old and up, we have swim lessons for you. Whether you're looking for traditional group lessons or affordable private swim lessons, we have talented instructors ready to teach you or your children how to be safe in the pool and out on the lake!

Swim lessons typically run Tuesday and Thursdays for four weeks. Hours and offerings vary in the summer. Information regarding specific swim lessons can be found in the Buckham Bulletin (linked below), online at the City's registration website, or by contacting the Community Center at 507-334-2064.

Buckham Bulletin

Lap Swim

 The Community Center Pool offers a six-lane, 25-yard lap swim area. You tailor the speed, distance, and the amount of time for the perfect workout. Swim laps at your own pace to stay in shape all year long!


  • $5.00 per visit
  • $51.54 per punch card (14 punches)
  • $91.27 per 3-month membership
  • $322.13 per annual membership
*All prices include applicable tax*

100-Mile Club
Lap swimmers and water walkers record the mileage each day. After completing 100 miles, finishers get a 100-Mile Club shirt!

Water Exercise Classes

Water exercise classes are a great way to exercise while giving your joints a break. Our talented instructors will lead you through a variety of exercises and workouts all in the comfort of our heated pool. Swimming experience or skill is not required. Our variety of classes and schedules will ensure that we'll have a workout that meets your needs. The first visit is always free, so there's no reason not to give us a try!

Class Fees

  • $5.00 per class
  • $51.54 per punch card (14 punches)
*All prices include applicable tax*

Open Swim

Come in and enjoy a great afternoon at the pool! Open swims are offered every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. during the school year. Our trained lifeguards make sure everyone stays safe while going off the diving board, climbing the rock wall, or just splashing around in the pool. 



  • $4 per swimmer
  • $14 per family (5 member max)
  • $42 per punch card (14 punches)
*All prices include applicable tax*

Birthday Specials

Looking for a great place to host your next birthday party? Come to the Community Center! For only $96.64 (tax included) you'll have access to our Peterson Room for cakes, ice cream, and presents while all the kids swim in the pool during open swim. Birthday specials are available during any scheduled open swim. Contact Kevin 507-334-2064 to book your party today!

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

This 24-hour course provides entry-level lifeguard certification through the American Red Cross. Classes are taught through a blended learning process, which requires participants to complete 8 hours worth of online material before the start of class.

  • 300-yard continuous swim - front crawl and breast stroke
  • 2-minute treading water - without hands
  • Timed brick retrieval exercise
  • $115.00 - payable to Parks and Recreation
  • $35.00 - payable to American Red Cross (online registration fee)
  • $150.00 total
Typically, we offer classes over Spring Break, in May, over MEA weekend, and over Winter Break. Interested participants can contact Kevin at 507-334-2064 for more information about classes, to schedule a prerequisites swim test, or to register for a class.