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Thanks for a great 2016 season!  We will see you in 2017 for our 20th season!

2016 Walter R Bauman Aquatic Center Brochure 

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About the Aquatic Center
The Walter R. Bauman Aquatic Center is an outdoor facility, featuring the latest in aquatic amenities. The facility includes zero-depth pool entrance, an eight lane competition pool, as well as a diving well. Other attractions at the center include two 134-foot run waterslides, interactive water play equipment, sand playground, and a concession area. The center has 11,510 square feet of water surface, holds 345,580 gallons of water, and has a patron capacity of 724 people.

The Aquatic Center opens the second weekend in June and closes the last weekend in August. Please review the pool brochure for complete information.

Open Swim Hours
Monday-Friday           1:30-8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday    1:00-8:00pm

If the pool patron attendance is less than 20 people for 2 hours or more, the Aquatic Center reserves the right to close early. We must clear the pool of all swimmers in the case of lightening and/or thunder. We will reopen if possible.
NO refunds will be given for unseen closures including weather or contamination. 

Gators Swim & Dive Meets
The following meets are held at the WBAC:

2016 Daily Admission Fees
 Category Price
 Adult (18+) $4.50
 Youth (3-17) $3.50
 Senior Citizen (55+); Military with ID $3.50
 2 & under Free
 After 6:00pm* $2.50
*There was an error in the Summer Guide. The After 6:00pm fee is $2.50, not the fee that is printed in the guide.

10 Pass Punch Cards
Available for purchase at the Middleton Recreation Office
(valid for current season only)

 Category Price
 Adult (18+) $40
 Youth (3-17) $30
Senior Citizen (55+); Military with ID $30

2016 Season Pass

Sales begin April 4th at the Recreation Office. Fill out the season pass form and bring it to Recreation Office at 7426 Hubbard Ave, Middleton.  Season pass identification cards will be taken and issued at the time fees are paid.  

Season passes allow you to use the facility during open swim at a highly discounted rate. They are not required for swim lessons, and do not offer you early entrance, additional discounts, etc.

Season Pass Application

We no longer accept emailed photos and photos on flash drives. Everyone MUST have a picture taken.  

Members of the family MUST reside at the residence. No exceptions.
 Membership Type Resident (includes School District) Non-Resident
 Family (up to 6) $160 $375
 Youth (3-17) $70 $105
Adult (18+); Senior (55+), Military $90 $135
*Additional persons on a membership: $20

Group Rates
Groups over the size of 10:  $2.50 per patron. No other discounts can be applied. Please call the Aquatic Center 24 hours in advance with group size and date.

See Recreation Programs page for more information. 

Lap Swim
We offer lap swimming during our open swim hours. Two lanes are dedicated in the deep end for those 18 and older.

Special Events
Check out the 2016 brochure for event information!

Regular admission rates apply for events. Please check back for more details as the events approach.

Middleton Gators Swim & Dive
Join Middleton Gators Swim and Dive Team!

Aquatic Center Policies
  • Parents and guardians must watch their children. 
  • Always walk, do not run.
  • Do not enter the pool if you have a communicable disease or an open cut. 
  • Children who are not toilet trained or under the age of 3 must wear swim diapers in the pool.  (Available for purchase at the concession stand.)   
  • Diaper changing on the pool deck is prohibited. 
  • Glass and shatterable items are prohibited. 
  • Do not bring food, drink or gum into the pool or onto the deck. 
  • Carry ins are not allowed. 
  • Flotation devices of any kind are not allowed in the pool. 
  • Protect our water! If you have or have had diarrhea in the past two weeks, please do not use the pool. Shower your child and yourself before entering the pool. 
  • Abide by all posted safety rules for the slides.
  • Children under the 8 of age MUST be accompanied by an adult (16+).
  • NO REFUNDS for unseen closures including weather & contamination.

We are often asked why our pool season is set up the way it is (opening the weekend after school, and closing the weekend before Labor Day). In 2013, we conducted a survey of state municipal (public) pools, and the results showed we are in line with what other municipalities offer. Please view the survey results. Below are the main reason for our season design:
  1. The budget was approved for operation starting the second weekend in June through the last week in August (the weekend before Labor Day). A few years ago it was extended a week in August.
  2. It is required by the State that we operate with a minimum number of lifeguards. We are sufficiently able to staff the pool during the approved times. We are VERY diligent with our staff trainings, and hold multiple safety trainings prior to the opening of the pool. Since the majority of our staff are students, we need to complete the trainings when they are available. Opening earlier would not allow us to hold these trainings.

Contact Us
Walter R. Bauman Aquatic Center

2400 Park Lawn Pl.
Middleton, WI 53562

Ph: (608) 836-3450