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Swimming Pool

About the Dowding Municipal Pool

The new Dowding Municipal Pool opened on July 3, 2004, to rave reviews. The pool holds 740,000 gallons of water and has a capacity of 1,200 patrons. Pool features include a water slide, two diving towers, spring boards, lap swimming lanes, numerous water play features, a concession stand, and an ADA-compliant bathhouse. The new pool preserves the unique round design of the former pool, built in 1919, that had been a Seward landmark for more than 80 years.

General Information

Adult Swim Hours

Monday—Saturday5:00 PM—6:00 PM
Monday—Friday7:30 PM—9:30 AM

Daily Fees

Adult (18-54)$5.00
Youth (3-17)$4.00
Senior (55-64)$4.00
Seniors (65 and older)Free
Age 2 & UnderFree

Season Pass Fees

(Family passes include 2 Adults & up to 4 youths (17 and under) from the same household. $10 per person for additional family members.)

Water Exercise Classes

This is an informal class for any woman or man age 18 and older. There is no swimming involved as you will be in waist to chest deep water. Classes use low/no impact aerobics, range of motion, stretching and breathing exercises. Individuals may attend without pre registration. Registration is open throughout the entire summer swim season.

Morning Classes: Monday–Friday from 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
Evening Classes: Monday–Friday from 5:15 PM–6:15 PM

Water Exercise Classes

Season Exercise Pass (includes attendance at any exercise class)$55.00
10 Class Punch Card$30.00
Individual Class$3.50

Swimming Lessons

The Dowding Municipal Pool offers group and private swimming lessons for a variety of ages and levels.

For more information about private swimming lessons please email or call 402-643-4674 after May 25.

*This year we are not able to offer online registration. However, you can still print off forms from this site and drop off/mail to the Municipal Building (142 North 7th) with payment. There will also be staff at the pool during select week nights for swim lesson registration.

The nights that we will have staff from 4-6pm:
Thursday, May 2nd
Friday, May 3rd
Tuesday, May 7th
Thursday, May 9th
Tuesday, May 14th
Thursday, May 16th
Tuesday, May 21st
Thursday, May 23rd





Dowding Municipal Pool

167 N 14th St,
Seward, NE 68434


General Hours

12:00 PM—5 & 6 PM—8 PM

1:00 PM—6:00 PM

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