Make a splash with your family at our community pool. It’s a great place to cool off and socialize for kids and grown ups. The water depth is from two feet to ten feet. The pool features two slides and one low diving board. The diving board and large slide are located where the water depth is ten feet. Another small slide is located where the water depth is 3 1/2 feet.

The facility also features a wading pool for children under the age of six. Adult supervision is required in the wading pool area.

Canton Municipal Swimming Pool
424 North Sanborn
Canton, SD 57013
(605) 987-5433


  • The pool is open Monday – Sunday, weather permitting
  • 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

JULY 4- Closed at 5:00 p.m.
POOL CARNIVAL – July 26th from 1:00PM-4:00PM
FREE SWIMMING DAY – July 27th – Closed at 5:00 p.m.


Passes are required to enter the wading pool.

Daily Passes

  • Adult: $4.00
  • Junior (5-17): $3.00
  • 4 and under Free

Season Passes

(All Season Passes are Non-Refundable)

  • Individual: $50.00
  • Family: $95.00*

*Family season passes can include 3 adults (parents, grandparents, guardians, childcare providers, etc.) and any children living in the home. Each family season pass will include 5 day passes to use for guests. 

Season passes can be purchased online (under “Online Forms”) or at:

Canton City Hall                                                                                                                    
210 North Dakota
Canton, SD 57103

Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm


Adult Swim (June 12 – August 9):

Tuesday & Thursdays

  • 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Cost: $4.00 per session

Floatie Friday Nights – Bring your floaties!

Squirt Gun Sunday Nights (No squirting life guards)


Temperature – The air temperature must be above 68 degrees for the swimming pool to be open. The water temperature of the pool must be at least 70 degrees.

Lightning – When a lightning storm occurs, all swimmers will clear the pool. Re-entry or re-opening will occur a minimum of 30 minutes after the most recent sound of thunder or sighting of lightning at the discretion of the pool manager.

Severe Storm Warning – The pool will close anytime a severe storm warning has been issued for the pool/park area.


Looking for a fun place to have a party? Groups and individuals for private swimming parties can rent the Canton swimming pool. All rentals must be scheduled at the pool. A signed permit/agreement must be completed and signed by the party responsible for the group. The fees must be paid in full before the party.

  • Times available for rental are 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Friday – Sunday
  • Rental costs are $65 per hour for up to 30 swimmers or $80.00 per hour for over 30 swimmers.
  • All established pool rules apply for private swimming parties. No alcoholic beverages or those under the influence of alcohol are allowed in the pool.

For more information about pool rentals, please contact the pool manger.


The City of Canton offers American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Programs. Two, 30-minute, preschool levels are offered for 4 and 5 year olds. The American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Program features six levels swimming of instruction to help swimmers develop their swimming and water safety skills. Students in Level 1 are oriented to the aquatic environment and gain some basic skills. In later levels, students build on their basic skills to learn propulsive movements on their front, back and side. They learn different strokes at various levels and then refine them at later levels. Personal safety and rescue skills are included to help students meet safety goals. By the end of Level 6, students have all the prerequisite skills and have developed the necessary fitness level for entrance into the American Red Cross Lifeguarding and Water Safety Instructor courses.

The City of Canton offers two types of swimming lessons

  • The tentative dates of the sessions are: June 18-29 at 10:00am & 11:00am, July 9-20 at 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am & 5:00pm, July 23-August3 at 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am & 5:00pm
  • Lessons vary in duration depending upon the level
  • Cost per student is $20.00

Private lessons are also available

  • The tentative dates of the sessions are June 18-22 at 9:00am, 9:30am, 5:00pm & 5:30pm, June 25-29 at 9:00am, 9:30am, 5:00pm & 5:30pm, August 6-10 at 9:00am, 9:30am, 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am, 5:00pm & 5:30pm
  • Lessons are 1/2 hour in duration
  • Cost per student is $45.00

All swimming lesson registrations and payment must be made at the swimming pool in person.


  • Swimsuits are required. No cut-offs, jeans or sweatpants
  • All swimmers must shower before entering pool
  • Aqua socks may be worn, if clean, before entering the deck or pool
  • No food, beverages, gum or smoking is allowed in pool or locker rooms
  • Personal flotation devices are not allowed except when used by individuals with special needs. Air mattresses and other floatables are not allowed. Swimming goggles are allowed
  • Children under 6 must be accompanied by someone 15 years or older
  • All somersaults (flips), back dives and twists are restricted to diving boards
  • No running, pushing, dunking or horseplay is allowed
  • All guests should put their clothes and personal objects into a basket and take it to the cashier window for storage until leaving for the day. Pool staff are not responsible for lost or stolen items
  • Headfirst entries are only allowed in water that is at least six feet deep
  • A break is taken every hour. During this time, all swimmers must exit the water. Swimmers over the age of 18 can swim during these breaks

Slide/Diving Board Rules

  • Must go down slides feet first in sitting position
  • Only 1 person is allowed on the slides and board at a time, including the steps
  • Must jump or dive straight off the end of the board
  • Wait for the previous person in front of you to clear the area before using the board or slide
  • Exit the diving or slide area quickly using the nearest ladder

Wading Pool Rules (Regular Pools Fees Will Be Charged)

  • Adults must supervise the children they bring
  • No more than seven children per adult supervisor
  • The wading pool is for use by children under 6 years of age, except with special permission from the lifeguard
  • All children must wear swimsuits
  • Small bathtub toys may be allowed at the discretion of the lifeguard