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Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Swimming Pool

Goodman Pool Opens Friday, June 9!

posted May 29, 2023 8:57 AM

Goodman Pool opens Friday, June 9, 12pm. Lap and Tot swim begin on Saturday, June 10. 

Scholarships for Goodman Pool admissions and Goodman Waves Swim & Dive Team are available thanks to the Madison Parks Foundation and the Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Foundation. Apply online. Note: Fee assistance for lessons is available through MSCR.


Before Your Visit: Review Pool Rules & Expectations

Opens Friday, June 9, 2023

Goodman Pool hosts the 2023 All-City Swim Meet July 27-29. The pool is closed July 21 - July 31.

Goodman Pool

Madison's first municipal swimming pool became a reality in 2006. Long-time community members and philanthropists Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman kicked off the project by donating $2.8 million. They wisely put some strings on the donation - the groundbreaking for the pool needed to be in July 2005. With that as incentive, the City and the Madison Parks Foundation dove into action. The pool is officially named in their honor.