Just keep swimming: 7 indoor pools for the winter months

(Photo courtesy Provo Beach Resort)

The Flowrider at Provo Beach Resort provides an indoor water experience during the winter months. (Photo courtesy Provo Beach Resort)

Due to Utah’s seasonal weather, most outdoor pools are open only from May to September. Fortunately, Utah Valley has great indoor pools where little fishies can practice their swan dives and butterfly strokes year round. Here’s the UV swim list. Jump right in! The water’s fine.

Springville Community Pool

The Springville Community Pool has classes for swimmers of all ages and skill levels. The Parent and Me class and the Guppy class are designed to help young children feel comfortable in the water. Courses from level 1-6 help more experienced swimmers develop fundamental swimming techniques. The pool is open for public swimming during weeknights and on Saturdays.

Lehi Legacy Center

The Aquatics Center at Lehi Legacy Center is a watery paradise. Swimmers can enjoy the eight-lane lap pool, leisure pool, toddler splash zone, water slide, hot tub, lazy river and water playground equipment. The center offers water aerobic classes, swim lessons and lap swimming.

American Fork Fitness Center

This competition-sized pool at American Fork’s fitness center is 500,000 gallons of watery fun. There is a shallow area for beginners, long and short laps lanes for the athletes, a spring board for the daring and a hot tub for anyone who just wants to soak it all in.

Provo Recreation Center

The Provo Recreation Aquatics Centers consist of three main pools: the leisure pool, the deep water pool and the competition pool. The leisure pool is ideal for children and is equipped with an interactive tree house and water toys. The deep water pool is for the more adventurous. It has a climbing wall and dive platform. The competition pool has 10 lap lanes with starting blocks and spectator seating.

Orem Fitness Center

The Orem Fitness Center aquatics area is currently being renovated as the city is constructing a new swimming facility. When the new pool opens it will feature a children’s play structure with a dump bucket, a Myrtha Mound, an elevated water slide and a designated space for swim lessons and water aerobics.

Whitney Pool

The Whitney Pool in Spanish Fork is a privately owed, residential pool designed for swim lessons. Instructor Juleen Whitney offers lessons for children and adults. Classes are small, so be sure to sign up early.

Provo Beach Resort

Hang Ten on the Flowrider at Provo Beach Resort. Although it’s technically not a swimming pool, the Flowrider pumps nearly 30,000 gallons of water per minute so it deserves an honorable mention.



Kylee Norton studied English literature at Utah State University. While completing her master's degree, she taught freshmen and sophomore English courses. Since graduating, she has worked as an editorial intern in Los Angeles, a copy writer, and an associate editor for Bennett Communications. She can usually be found with her nose in a book or making adventurous travel plans. She currently lives in Riverton with her husband and daughter.

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