Manistee Community Pool

The Paine Aquatic Center, along with its community partners, promotes community recreation, personal instruction, competition, rehabilitation and healthy living by offering an array of public activities throughout the year for people of all ages. The Center is for rent for events and parties.

Father teaching son to swim in pool


Aquatic Center Features

The Paine Aquatic Center is a multi-use, community pool facility for people of all ages, featuring:

  • 4,600 sq. ft., 8 lane pool for instructional, competitive and recreational programs
  • 1,000 sq. ft. warm-water pool for therapy, rehabilitation and instructional programs
  • handicap accessible and a portable lift chair available for either pool
  • men’s and women’s locker rooms withrestrooms, shower facilities, three separate family changing areas with lockers
  • common area for pool viewing and stadium seating for up to 200 spectators
  • climate controlled with air conditioning throughout the locker rooms and common areas

About the Center

Bill Paine, a local Manistee citizen, presented to a joint meeting of the City of Manistee and Manistee Area Public School Boards a proposal to build a community pool for the Manistee area. The City of Manistee and Manistee Area Public Schools both agreed to accept the proposed project and entered into an Interlocal Services Agreement on the operation and maintenance costs for the building. The proposal called for the pool to be attached to the Manistee High School facilities. The pool opened in July of 2009.

Pool Hours

Please refer to the Paine Aquatic Center News tab for any potential pool schedule changes.

Current Pool Hours

Large Pool OPEN SWIM

Monday – Friday . . . . 5:30AM-3:00PM and 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Saturday . . . . . . . . . . .9:00AM – 4:00PM

Sunday . . . . . . . . . . Closed


Monday . .. . . . . . . . 5:30AM – 7:00PM

Tuesday. . . . . . . . . . 5:30AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 7:00PM

Wednesday. .. . . . . . 5:30AM – 8:00AM and 4:00PM – 7:00PM

Thursday. . . . . . . . . .5:30AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 7:00PM

Friday. . . .. . . . . . . . 5:30AM – 7:00PM

Saturday . . . . . . . . . 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Sunday . . . . . . . . . . Closed

  • The Manistee Swim Team practices daily from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Lap Pool is closed to open swim.
  • Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Memberships are available from or by visiting the pool.

Inclement Weather Hours

The pool will open at 9:30am – 4 hours later than normal when school is delayed or closed.

Holidays Closed

New Years Eve – open until 3pm

New Years Day

Good Friday – open until 3pm


Memorial Day

4th of July

Labor Day


Christmas Eve – open until 3pm

Christmas Day

Paine Aquatic Center Calendar

Become a Member

City of Manistee, FIler Township Residents receive a 50% discount on the daily and membership prices.

  • Daily Pass – $6.00
  • Individual *Quarterly – $50.00
  • Family *Quarterly – $180.00
  • Individual Annual – $180.00
  • Family Annual – $720.00

*Quarters begin the date of membership purchase

Please feel free of contact the MHS Athletic Office at 723-1522 if you have any questions.

Show Your Support

The Paine Aquatic Center is built on community support. Below are a some ways that you can help.

Pool Volunteers

The Paine Aquatic Center is seeking additional volunteers to work the front desk at the pool.  Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and completed Volunteer Registration Form to the MHS Athletic Office, 525 Twelfth St, Manistee, MI 49660.

Corey Van Fleet and swim team members at Oakland University dedication
Corey Van Fleet Perpetual Swimming Fund

Honoring the leadership and dedication of Pool Director, Corey Van Fleet, the Fund’s purpose is to ensure that the Paine Aquatic Center can provide top quality programs to a maximum number of area citizens for generations to come.

Double Your Donation

There has been a $500 matching gift to the Corey Van Fleet Perpetual Swimming Fund.  Please help us turn it into a $1000 by donating to the fund with Manistee Community Foundation.

Financial Partners

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Community Partners




Manistee Boys swim team in pool

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Manistee 350 Club Athletic Boosters is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to preserve, enhance and expand the total interscholastic athletic programs of Manistee High & Middle Schools.

Manistee High School Athletics strictly adheres to the principals and directives of the Michigan High School Athletic Association, and is a proud league partner with the Lakes 8 Activities Conference.