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.

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

Paine Aquatic Center News

Pool is Open

As of Monday, Nov. 16, the Paine Aquatic Center will be open. The pool is currently open ~ Monday - Friday...from 8am - 5pm. The pool is not open in the evenings or weekends at this point.

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

Current Pool Hours

The pool is currently open Monday-Friday 7:30am-7pm as of April 2021. An update will be provided when regular pool hours resume.
West Shore Hospital is back in the therapy pool Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8am – 4pm

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 June 2020 Reopening Info

June 8, 2020

On March 13, 2020 by Executive Order the Governor of Michigan closed schools, pools and athletic facilities due to COVID-19.  On June 5, 2020 Governor Whitmer issued EO 2020-115 which will allow the Paine Aquatic Center  (PAC) to resume limited operations beginning Wednesday, June 10, 2020. The PAC will operate under the guidelines, statutes, protocols and recommendations of: The State of Michigan, The District 10 Health Department, US Center of Disease Control, the Michigan High School Athletic Association and the MAPS Athletic Department.  

We open with ongoing concerns about COVID-19 exposure and therefore we will enforce strict adherence to individual safety measures including masking and social distancing, reduced pool participation capacity, and frequent cleaning and disinfecting protocols. Initially we will open the pool use to Munson Healthcare Manistee operations, Pool Members, Seniors and lap swimmers.

We will not be scheduling rental groups, birthday parties, swim meets, MRA swimming classes or the Manistee Swim Team, INC until a later yet unknown date. 

Until further notice Pool operating hours will be Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm. The PAC will be closed Saturday and Sunday.


The therapy pool is available to Munson Healthcare Manistee to conduct its rehabilitation program as they see fit. The room, equipment and shower rooms will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day on a regular schedule. Pool chemicals levels will be maintained at normal standards.

Regular “senior hours” will be open at their normal scheduled times. Lifeguards will be on duty. 

The three Family locker/shower rooms will be available.

We will have a lifeguard and cleaning staff on duty during the day and all major cleaning and sanitizing will be completed nightly.


Beginning on June 8th, people may enter the Paine Aquatic Center through the East Entrance where they will be met by a volunteer or staff who will complete a personal health assessment including name, phone number, address, entrance time and be requested to check out when leaving. Patrons will be advised to proceed directly to the locker rooms and to the pool, as no loitering will be allowed. Hallways to the upper lobby will be closed and doors to the High School will be locked and taped at all times.

Patrons and staff are to maintain 6 feet of personal spacing. All persons will be asked to mask when in the building, except when swimming, and also asked to maintain a 6 foot separation of clothing and swim bags. Pool equipment (owned by MAPS) will be sanitized after each person’s use. There will be no overnight locks left on lockers.

The Competition / Lap pool will be open for lap swimming with a limited capacity not to exceed 25 bathers. Only lap equipment will be available for use: kick boards, hand paddles, snorkels, pull buoys and resistance equipment which will be sanitized after each use. Diving Boards will be closed.

Lifeguards and cleaning staff will be on duty at all times and  be concentrated on safety, cleaning, sanitizing and compliance. The lifeguard is the pool authority. Should there be a problem or emergency the Pool Manager will be notified immediately at (231) 510-2095.

Evenings after the 5pm close, the MAPS Pool Custodian will clean and sanitize the public spaces.

Each morning the pool manager will meet with MAPS maintenance staff to review compliance, pool chemistry and any building or mechanical issues.

Copies of the Governor’s orders and authorizations, The MHSAA Compliance standards, the CDC COVID-19 health precaution standards and the MAPS Athletic Department Directives are posted on the pool wall.

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 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

Community Partners




Aquatic Center Calendar

The Calendar here illustrates the activities and events that take place at the Paine Aquatic Center.  Here you will find events hosted by both Manistee Area Public Schools and our community partners.

Monday, 14 June 2021
Tuesday, 15 June 2021
Wednesday, 16 June 2021
Thursday, 17 June 2021
Friday, 18 June 2021

Manistee High School Athletics proudly partners with various local and regional media outlets.  Frequently our athletic games are broadcasted on Eagle 101.5. For recaps of our games across all of our sports, visit:, the area's local news source for analysis and interviews.

Manistee Chippewa 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.