Dog Lifestyle, Pets and Family

Dog in the Pool: Complete Guide to End of Summer Dog Swims

Alas the summer is coming to the end but there is one silver lining and that is dog in the pool events are held across the United States where you furry dog can play in a public pool with his pals. If you have been frantically searching for end of summer fun to have with your dog and doggie swimming in an otherwise forbidden place, the public pool, then dog in the pool events are for you! 

Bull dog swimming in a pool with a life vest and a ball in his mouth.

Quit searching online for events we have the most exhaustive list of Dog in the Pool events and end of summer dog swims across the United States.  

Dog in the Pool Events Across the United States

Ohio Dog in the Pool

Bexley Pool

September 6, 2022

  • Dog Paddle Palooza Groveport, OH

Groveport Aquatic Center

Brown and white terrier swimming in a pool.
Dog in the pool

September 8, 2022  

Wilson Park Pool

September 5, 2022

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 from 5-7 pm. Only dogs are permitted in the pool. 510 Park Ave. Marysville, OH 43040

Cost is $5.00 per dog. Half of the proceeds will go to the Union County Humane Society

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 from 6pm – 8pm. Dogs of all sizes are welcome! This event is open to all Bexley Residents (member or non-member). Register at

All owners will be required to sign a liability waiver upon entrance and provide current license, tags, and vaccinations. Only dogs will be permitted in the pools. 2100 Clifton Ave., Bexley

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 from 5:30 pm – 7:45 pm (divided sessions). This event is open to residents of Dublin and their guests. Each dog attending must have an adult (18 years or older) with them at all times.

You must be in control of your dog at all times, and they must be off leash when in the water. Spectators are free and welcome to enjoy this howling good time.

Dublin Community Pool South, 6363 Woerner Temple Rd., Dublin, Ohio 43017

$5 per dog (residents), $7 per dog (Dublin resident guests)

  • Dogs under 50 pounds: 5:30–6:30 p.m.
  • Dogs over 50 pounds: 6:45–7:45 p.m.
  • Dog Paddle Palooza at Groveport Aquatic Center Groveport, OH

Thursday, September 8, 2022 from 6-8 pm. Grab your dog, your camera and his/her favorite fetch toy, towel & leash and head to the outdoor water park for an evening of fun. Humans are not permitted in the pool.

Registrants must provide up to date dog vaccination records to be admitted. If you do not want to wait in line, register in advance at the Groveport Recreation Center.

7370 Groveport Road, Groveport, OH 43125

Admission: $3/dog, but humans are free

Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 11 am – 2 pm. Bring your pooch to the pool for a special swim time for dogs. All dogs are required to have proof of license and immunizations.

Highlands Park Aquatic Center, 245 S. Spring Rd., Westerville.

$5 per dog

11 a.m.-Noon | Small Dogs (under 25 lbs.)

Noon-2 p.m. | All Dogs

Brown and white bulldog in a yellow life jacket in the pool.

Doggie Dip at Hunter’s Ridge Pool in Gahanna Gahanna, OH

September 11, 2022. Must show proof of current vaccinations and tags. 

341 Harrow Blvd., Gahanna. 614-342-4269

Admission: $5/dog

Small dogs 1-2 pm;

Large dogs 2-4 pm

Doggie Dip at Reed Road Water Park Arlington, OH

TBA for 2022. Bring your pooch to Reed Road Water Park and let them swim, dive and play with other four-legged friends. Each dog must have an up-to-date shot record and license must be presented. All dogs must be on a leash unless they are in the water.

$5 per dog fee.

TBA for 2022. Bring your furry friend to our annual end-of-year dog swim at Clyde “Butch” Seidle Community Pool. For the health and safety of the dogs, the pool is not chlorinated and therefore owners are not permitted in the water. 4450 Schirtzinger Road

Admission is $5 per dog. Owners must sign a safety waiver to participate.

TBA for 2022. Bring your dog to swim in our pool! Each dog attending must have an adult (18 years or older) with them and they must be in control of their dog at all times. When your dog is in the water you must take them off their leash. Dogs will be the only ones permitted in the water. NO SWIMMING with the dogs.

400 W Dublin Granville Rd, Worthington, Ohio 43085

Admission $5 per dog.

TBA for 2022. $5 per dog. Humans are free. MUST provide proof of rabies vaccinations upon entry. No dogs in heat permitted. Dogs must enter & exit on a leash.


Blackberry Farm pools

September 10, 2022


The Bay Aquatic Park

September 10, 2022

Osborn Aquatic Center

October 1, 2022

Pirates Cove Aquatic Center

September 10, 2022

Cook Creek Pool

September 11, 2022

City Pool

August 20, 2022


Mill Woods Swim Pond

August 27, 2022


Piedmont Park Conservancy

October 1 and 2, 2022

Cumming Aquatic Center

September 10 and 11, 2022


Olympic Swimming Complex

September 10, 2022

Lakeview Pool

August 27, 2022


Freedom Springs Aquatic Center

September 10, 2022

Kokomo Beach Family Aquatic Center

August 14, 2022

Castaway Bay

Merrifield Pool

August 12, 2022


Adel Family Aquatic Center

Bever Park Pool

August 6 and 7, 2022


Wollman Aquatic Center

September 10, 2022

Mission Family Aquatic Center

September 6, 2022


Greenview Drive Pool

September 10, 2022


Plymouth Pool

September 10, 2022

Rolling Hills Water Park

September 10, 2022


Old Memorial Pool


North Pointe Aquatic Center

September 6, 2022

Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center

September 6, 2022

EDGE Aquatic Center

September 8 and September 10, 2022

Memorial Park Family Aquatic Center

August 14, 2022


July 10, 2022 at Gallagher Pool

August 7, 2022 at Oak Heights Pool

Papio Bay Aquatic Center

August 27, 2022


Spook Rock Pool, 171 Spook Rock Road, Suffern, NY 10901

September 11, 2022


West River Community Center

August 23, 2022


Reno Swim & Ride

September 5, 2022


Pendleton Aquatic Center

September 7, 2022


Boyce Park, North Park, Settlers Cabin and South Park Pools

September 5, 2022

Mack Pool

August 20 and 21, 2022

Hampton Community Pool

September 10, 2022

  • Dog-A-Poolooza Hatfield, PA

Hatfield Aquatic Center

September 10, 2022

Menlo Aquatic Center

West Reading Pool

September 5, 2022


Nashville Shores Waterpark

September 24, 2022


  • Doggie Swim Day Bedford, TX

Roy Savage Pool

August 27, 2022

Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex

September 10, 2022

Civic Center Pool

September 10, 2022

Frisco Water Park

September 10, 2022

Hawaiian Falls Garland Park

September 17, 2022

James Adkins Pool, Gregg-Clarke Park

September 18, 2022

Longview Swim Center

August 14, 2022

Vanston Pool

August 6, 2022

Wet Zone

August 14, 2022


Doris E. Buffet Pool

September 9, 2022

Great Falls Swim and Tennis

September 11, 2022

Town Hall Pool

September 10, 2022

Clearbrook Park

September 10, 2022


Mead Pool

August 20, 2022

Darlington Swimming Pool

August 28, 2022

Neenah Pool

August 21, 2022


Kendrick Park Pool

August 21, 2022

Entry fee is $5 per person and $1 per canine participant, parking is free with admission.

South Carolina

Palmetto Islands County Park

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Advance tickets are $15 per dog. Day-of tickets are $20 per dog, if the sessions haven’t sold out.

September 10 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

$28 one event (out of county fee is $35)

$38 for both events (out of county fee is $48) 

September 17 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

$28 one event (out of county fee is $35)

$38 for both events (out of county fee is $48) 

Looking for more water fun with your dog don’t forget to check our list of best beaches to put on your bucket list and hang with your dog here.

This story was inspired by all things dog and our chapter on seasonal fun in Motherpuppin’ Adorable: What to do when your dog is better than everyone else’s a tongue-in-cheek guide toe everything dog.

Dog in the Pool FAQs

Is it okay for dogs to swim in a pool?

It is ok for your dog to swim in a pool a salt water and chlorine pool. It is a good idea to rinse them after they swim. You should watch for any skin or ear issues if you are swimming in a pool frequently.

How long should your dog swim in a pool?

How long your dog swims in a pool will depend on the purpose, fitness, and age. If your dog is doing pool therapy the sessions will be relatively short as it will be exhausting. If your dog is a healthy and fit youthful dog then swimming in the pool can be as long as your pup wants to play and swim provided they are not getting to tired and have a clear way out of the pool or place they can rest in the pool. Most dogs to not swim regularly so it is important to watch if they are getting tired which may be hard to see if they are really excited about swimming.

Do I need to wash my dog after the pool?

You should wash your dog after a swim in a pool. The chlorine and other chemicals can cause skin irritation and at the very least a rinse would be important to remove the chemicals and prevent your dog getting irritated skin.