There’s nothing like a dip in the pool on a hot summer day. But if you don’t have a public pool near you or you prefer something a little more exclusive, a private swim club might be the answer. Check out these 15 private swim clubs in southeast Michigan that offer families a place to cool off along with other amenities. Keep in mind that many private swim clubs fill up before summer begins and may have a wait list. Application requirements vary and fees are subject to change, so call the club directly for the most current details.
Oakland County Private Swim Clubs
- Address: 3365 Jack Drive, Troy
- Phone: 248-614-6950
- Fees: $625/year
A private recreation club offering swim, tennis and social events. Currently on wait list; applicants on wait list have option to join as “August Affiliate” for the month of August through Labor Day for $225.
- Address: 27000 Westmeath Court, Farmington Hills
- Phone: 248-477-4262
- Fees: $350/bond, $475/annual dues, $75/clean-up fee
Large heated pool has a diving well and diving board, plus you’ll find a shaded baby pool with water fountains and lounge chairs for parents. Club also features picnic tables, playground, a teen deck, volleyball court, half basketball court, snack bar, gas grills and more.
- Address: 18157 Beverly Road, Beverly Hills
- Phone: 248-646-8870
- Fees: $1,050/refundable membership equity payment, $850/non-refundable initiation fee, $675/annual dues
Offers a large main pool, fenced-in kiddie pool, tennis courts, basketball court, playground, ping pong table, sand-filled volleyball pit, snack bar and more. Currently has waiting list.
- Address: 251 E. Square Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills
- Phone: 248-633-8586
- Fees: $1,250/membership fee, $700/annual dues
The renovated club features six tennis courts, large swimming pool with a diving well and separate baby pool, competitive swim and tennis teams for kids, Kids’ World activity center with games and crafts, plus social events and more.
- Address: 30580 Evergreen Road, Southfield
- Phone: 248-642-5424
- Fees: $775/initiation, $650/refundable bond, $25/application, $650/annual
Cranbrook Swim Club has four tennis courts, two full-size pools and a baby pool, playground, sports court, sand volleyball court, swim teams, snack bar and more. Wait list for 2016.
- Address: 33700 Freedom Road, Farmington
- Phone: 248-474-2525
- Fees: $550/one-time bond payment, $475/annual dues
Features include main pool with diving area, covered kiddie pool, lifeguards, large deck area with lounge chairs, grills, concession area, sand volleyball court and basketball courts. Swim lessons and swim teams offered, plus social events.
- Address: 2410 E. Lincoln St., Birmingham
- Phone: 248-642-6930
- Fees: $50/application, $1,020/refundable stock shares, $500/initiation, $595/annual
Offers a 25-meter outdoor pool with diving boards, toddler pool for ages 4 and under, large grass area with lounge chairs, covered picnic area and concession stand, swim teams and social activities.
- Address: 995 Old Perch Road, Rochester
- Phone: 248-651-1456
- Fees: $425/initiation, $1,350/refundable bond, $630/annual dues
Club features large six-lane pool with two diving boards, a shallow end for wading and play and a separate baby pool. Also offers three tennis courts, basketball court, volleyball court, new-in-2016 pavilion, three commercial grills, shuffleboard and sandbox. Currently has two-year wait list; accommodates 380 families.
- Address: 32050 W. 13 Mile Road, Farmington Hills
- Phone: 248-626-8499
- Fees: Inquire for details
Private summer swim and tennis club with competitive teams, a six-lane lap pool with diving well and four tennis courts. A pirate ship play structure was added in 2014 and a new pavilion in 2015, plus the club offers a kiddie pool, dining area, snack bar, grills, volleyball and basketball courts and more.
Macomb County Private Swim Club
- Address: 18525 Masonic Blvd., Fraser
- Phone: 586-524-5169
- Fees: $325/family membership; individual, grandparent and senior memberships available
Originally a private park and pool for members of the adjacent subdivision only, this club is now open to families from surrounding communities and offers swimming, a free birthday party for members and more.
Washtenaw County Private Swim Clubs
- Address: 2609 Yost Blvd., Ann Arbor
- Phone: 734-971-1123
- Fees: $468/family membership; call for other options and details
This family-friendly pool is heated and guarded. Members come from Forestbrooke Neighborhood and surrounding areas. Pool offers swim lessons, family events and activities including monthly potlucks and barbecues, plus aqua-aerobics and adult swim.
- Address: 4601 Park Road, Ann Arbor
- Phone: 734-665-8565
- Fees: Call for details
Open since 1957, this club is located on 60 acres of property and offers a 10-lane competition/lap pool with walk-out stairs, activity pool with diving well, zero-depth leisure pool, six tennis courts, nature trails, play structures, picnic area and more.
Wayne County Private Swim Clubs
- Address: 14501 Hix St., Livonia
- Phone: 734-464-9885
- Fees: $425/family membership
Swimming, parties, swim team, swim lessons and family events are offered here. Residents in the Castle Gardens and Tiffany Park subdivisions can join at any time; non-residents can be placed on waiting list.
- Address: 788 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores
- Phone: 313-884-2500
- Fees: Inquire for details
Swimming is one of many amenities available to members at this 100-plus-year-old club. Other activities for kids include swim team, tennis, athletics, Kids Klub and summer day camp.
- Address: 15915 Newburgh Road, Livonia
- Phone: 734-464-2224
- Fees: $400/bond, $25/bond transfer, $50/initiation, $520/annual
This neighborhood swim club has 340 member families from Livonia and surrounding communities. Features include a main pool with shallow end and jacuzzi water jets, a kiddie pool, clubhouse with lockers and showers, snack bar, playscapes, grills, pavilion, basketball court, soccer, family events and more.
- Address: 646 W. Baseline Road, Northville
- Phone: 248-349-6670
- Fees: $650/refundable bond, $275/initiation, $425/annual dues
This club offers swimming, swim lessons, diving lessons and swim teams. Social events include coney nights, teen night dances and family parties. Currently has five- to six-year wait list.