Free public swimming pools in Maui

One perk of living in Maui is the free swimming at the beach and in public pools. [A future blog post forthcoming on the different kinds of beaches and surfs.]

For lap swimmers like me, what is more heavenly than to swim outdoors under the big blue skies?

  • Free
  • Lifeguards on duty
  • Plentiful
  • Clean and clear waters

Here’s a webpage of the various pools, locations, and hours of opening. I might visit each of them and see if the hours are still correct. The pool hours are updated daily on a voicemail recording at tel: (808) 270 8208.


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6 Responses to Free public swimming pools in Maui

  1. concertblog says:

    Glad I went swimming in the pool. Breaking news – Sunday afternoon 16-year old boy bitten by shark in Kahului Harbour:–16–shark-bite-victim.html?nav=10

  2. Bummer! Sakamoto Pool is closed for repair until further notice. The telephone number doesn’t work either. What a shame — this indefinite closure — for such a fine pool for lap swimming in deep, deep waters!!!

    And such a convenient location too – next to Baldwin High School. Where do the students go swimming?

    And a big pool !!! ah! Beats Kokua nearby – which is much smaller and noisier.

  3. Doug says:

    Is the public pools open to everyone, or just Maui residents. We will be spending the month of January on Maui and am looking for a place to swim.

    • BLOGmaiden says:

      The good news is: the public swimming pools are free to everyone: residents, visitors, etc. Nobody checks who you are. There are lifeguards on duty. The other thing I learned is that they are now open 7 days a week, unless it’s a public holiday or advance notice for events, maintenance, training etc.

      So you have free, outdoor swimming pools manned by lifeguards, open 7 days a week from 9 am to 4:30 pm.

      Sakamoto Pool is still closed.

      There are also early morning lap swimming for adults, such as on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 6 am to 8 am at the Kokua Pool in Kahului. On Monday & Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 11:45 am or so, the Kahului Pool has water aerobics (free class). Best to phone the pool in advance.

  4. BLOGmaiden says:

    Kahului Pool (behind the Post Office and next to the Salvation Army in Kahului) is the first pool to close if there’s a shortage of lifeguards. Although open 7 days a week like other public pools in Maui, it is closed to the public when the Water Aerobics Class is on between 10:30 and 11:45 am Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. It also closes at 3 pm for Baldwin High School Water Polo each of the 5 weekdays. That, said, it’s open from 9 am to 4:30 pm daily except Sundays and Thursdays when it opens from 10 am. What I like about the pool? It gets very deep at one end. It’s not crowded like the Kokua Pool near the Kahului Community Center.

    The Pukalani Pool upcountry is heated — and very nice.

  5. BLOGmaiden says:

    A better link is from the Maui County website which also shows pictures of each pool and details:

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