The Best Indoor Pools in Cincinnati

Just because summer is over, doesn’t mean swimming has to stop! Swimming is a great exercise for the whole family, and a sure way to beat the ‘winter blues’ is to get in the water during the cooler months! In Cincinnati, there are indoor pools in every community that offer swim lessons, competitive teams and recreational swimming hours.

Here’s a guide to the best indoor pools in Cincinnati to help your family just keep swimming all year long!

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Five Seasons Family Sport Club

11790 Snider Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45249 and 4242 Clyo Road, Dayton, OH 45440

Make Five Seasons Family Sport Club your home away from home all year long. Not only does the club have a fabulous state-of-the-art outdoor pool facility, their indoor pool boosts of a 4-lane 25-yard pool kept at the perfect temperature. This fall/winter season, the whole family can enroll in a wide range of aquatic programs to fit all ages and abilities. From private/group lessons, the competitive swim team or open swim, there is something for everyone. Also new this season, don’t miss their outdoor pool dome — the first of its kind in Cincinnati!

Goldfish Swim School

7058 Ridgetop Dr. West Chester, OH 45069 AND 8253 Beechmont Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45255

Goldfish Swim School West Chester

Step into the tropics and a shiver-free 90-degree pool, to prepare your little fish for summer swim in the fall. With a confidence-building curriculum and flexible lesson schedule, Goldfish Swim School has trained and certified swim instructors teaching children life-saving safety skills that will develop a love of swimming. Also, enjoy family swims and plan your child’s next birthday party at the West Chester Swim School.

Bear Paddle

3099 Disney St, Cincinnati, Ohio 45209

Bear Paddle’s Cincinnati location offers swim lessons for kids all year round. This swim school welcomes kids as young as six months. Making swimming a convenient and consistent part of student’s routine with story-bassed lessons for each swim level. Each swim class os taught by experienced swim coaches who are driven to help your child learn to swim safety for life. Enrolling is easy, too! Pick the best day and time for your student’s lessons and you can stick to that schedule until your student progresses, your schedule changes, or you take a break.

Great Wolf Lodge

2501 Great Wolf Dr, Mason, Ohio 45040

Are you planning to get away for winter break? Book a weekend getaway or a stay-cation at Great Wolf Lodge; and enjoy a fantastic and interactive indoor waterpark. Great Wolf Lodge, located in Mason, is 80,000 square feet of water fun for the entire family. The attractions are endless and include Alberta Falls water slide, Hydro Plunge water coaster, zero-depth wave pool, the lazy river and so much more. There is something for the entire family to forget about the winter blues.

LifeTime Fitness

8310 Wilkens Blvd, Mason, Ohio 45040

Lifetime Fitness in Mason strives to be the best place for your family’s fitness needs. This includes the indoor swimming facility. With the most up-to-date indoor pool, Lifetime has aquatic programs for every member of your family. With a competitive team, swim classes and open swims, Lifetime is the perfect place to begin healthy lifestyles and build life-long skills. Also, the indoor pool includes zero-entry, exciting slides and a comfortable temperature for hours of family fun throughout the entire year.

Mason Community Center

Photo credit: Mason Recreation Center

With an indoor leisure and competition pools, Mason Community Center offers both recreation and athletic programs for all ages especially during the cooler months of the year. The leisure pool provides interactive fun for the entire family with a water playground, zero-depth entry, spray geysers, lazy river/vortex, tot slide and a twisting, three-story water fume slide. Plus, three lap lanes for swim and recreational use. Or try out the 25-meter by 25-yard competition pool which is designed for competitive, lap and recreational swimming as well as swim lessons and other aquatic programs offered to the entire family. Mason Community Center also offers more indoor water activities such as family nights.

TriHealth Fitness & Health Pavilion

6200 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

With two indoor pools, the TriHealth Fitness & Health Pavilion is the perfect place for your family to swim this fall. This facility is designed to allow families to create healthy lifestyles; and they offer designated family swim times. TriHealth also offers both private and semi-private swim lessons, as well as many toddler and infant swimming classes. Their goal is to help children and adults gain the skills and confidence needed to become a great swimmer.

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky


The YMCA’s indoor pools are filled with lots of family-friendly activity during the fall/winter months. For the beginning swimmer, the Y offers swim lessons for children, adults and those with special needs taught by certified instructors. For the advanced swimmer, their competitive (youth and adult) teams take skills to the next level by competing locally, regionally and nationally. Plus, there’s a synchronized swimming team for your little dance/gymnastics lovers. However, if you are just looking for a fun swim or relax by the pool, enjoy the Y’s open swim times. The YMCA definitely allows your family to splash around throughout the colder months.

So don’t put away the beach towels! There’s still lots of family swimming to be had this year.

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