Andrews University Pool Review



In my last post I touched based on how I became a member at the pool for free. What a blessing right? We have been members now for going on about 3 years. This pool is the largest we have ever swam in. It has a 12 feet deep and a 4 feet deep side. There is a rope that divides the swallow at 5 feet from the deep end. There is a minimum of two life guards on duty at all times. That alone is the selling point for me. There can never be enough eyes on my babies when you have numbers like I do. They are a Christian based school. Seventh Day Adventist to be exact. So this means they have guidelines for the use of the pool. One of which being only modest suites. Again score! I don’t have to be the nagging mom who doesn’t little you wear the tiniest swimsuit known to man because it’s the cool one. I can simply say I’m sorry the pool guidelines won’t allow that. It’s a parenting win in my book when you have teenage daughters! When you arrive there is a men’s and women’s locker room. The men’s is up the stairs and women’s down the stairs. They have hundreds of lockers. There are four bathroom stalls, two shower stalls, and then an open shower space as well. I think the only real down side to Andrew’s Pool is the hours they are open. They are few and far between and it’s not available daily. We soak up the time they are open that is for sure. It’s super convenient that they have these floaters for the little ones that attach to their belly. They have googles, pool noodles, and balls to use while in the pool as well. This last time we went they had lap swim going at the same time as open swim so it left us with a little less space then normal. I haven’t ever seen more than 25 people present swimming and typically 10 of those have come with me. On Thursday night when we went swimming I made sure to pack everyone’s pjs and shower needs and took them with us. We used the showers there to get everyone ready for bed before returning home. Saving me the line of two by two at our showers at home. Also saving me from hurrying them so we make the hot water last. Plus I am as frugal as it gets it’s a free shower in my book. Saving me the money of running my water and water heater. The kids all burn out every bit of energy and sleep so well on pool nights. I think we would give Andrews 9 out of 10 stars. Only missing perfect due to limited hours of operation.

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6 thoughts on “Andrews University Pool Review

  1. I don’t think I have ever gone to a free pool or had a pool membership. Then again I’m from an island so I just go to the beach. Glad you found some place to take your kids though.

    1. Our winters are harsh. We only have lakes and by the time it’s warmed the lake enough to swim it is already the end of summer.

  2. You are truly blessed! <3 I have to travel like an hour to enjoy a huge pool. There's pool neaby but sometimes it isnt well-maintained. I love that you and the kiddies enjoyed the pool night. Their smiles bring so much good vibes. <3

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