Must be 74 degrees or higher and sunny for the pools to open.  If weather is questionable please call the aquatics number above before heading out.  Pool closings also announced through Textcaster.

Any available 2021 info is posted below.  We will be updating this page closer to opening day with even more information!


2021 Classes; $150 per session

March 16-18
Class has been cancelled

April 24-26
Sat & Sun, 9am-5pm
Mon, 5pm-9pm
(Register by April 21)

May 8-10
Sat & Sun, 9am-5pm
Mon, 5pm-9pm
(Register by May 5)


Recertifications only:
May 11-12
5pm-9pm both days
(Register by May 6)

2021 Lifeguard Classes

All activities held at the Sedalia Middle School Pool. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.

Pre-Test: first day of each course
Must pass Pre-Test to continue course.
You will be expected to demonstrate these strong swimming skills:
*Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.  You may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke, or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed.  Swim goggles may be used.
*Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
*Complete a timed event within 1 minute 40 seconds: 1) starting in the water, swim 20 yards.  Swim goggles are not allowed.  2) Surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10 pound object.  3) Return to surface and swim 20 yards on your back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object while keeping your face at or near the surface.  You should not swim the distance under water.  Exit water without using a ladder or steps.

Sedalia Parks and Recreation is an American Red Cross Authorized Provider for training courses. All courses are Pass/Fail and no exceptions can be made. If a participant does not pass the pre-requisite course requirements, a refund of $100 will be issued. If a participant continues in the course beyond the pre-requisite and does not pass, no refund will be issued.

Participants must provide a valid e-mail address and will receive their certification in 7 – 10 business days following completion of the course. Certification valid for 2 years.   Successful completion of the course does not guarantee employment with Sedalia Parks & Recreation. Contact Clara Scott,, for more info.


Liberty Pool:
1700 W. 3rd Street
Opens May 29, 2021
*Closed June 1-4
*Closed July 4
*Closed Aug. 30-Sept. 3
Closes September 6, 2021

Sun-Thurs: 1-6 p.m.
Friday: 1-7 p.m.
Saturday: 12-7 p.m.

Centennial Pool:
1400 E. 16th Street
Opens May 29, 2021
*Closed June 1-4
Closes August 11, 2021

Sun-Thurs: 1-6 p.m.
Fri & Sat: 1-7 p.m.


3 & under: Free
4 years & up: $4.00

We ask all patrons to please pay with bills $20 or less.  We can not accept $50 or $100.

Daily Admission Special:
After 5 p.m., 1/2 price

Booklet of 12 tickets: $40


Available: April 1, 2021

*$60 per pass
(buy 3 in one transaction – $50 each)
*Must be purchased at Parks Office.
*All participants must be present during purchase for picture on pass.  (Unless we use your 2020 Season Pass picture)
*Good for General Admission, Adult Swim, and Swimming Under the Stars for the 2021 Season


Our pool rules can be found here.


Registration begins April 19, 2021!

Session I: June 7-17
Session II: July 5-15
Session III: August 2-12

$35 per session

Lessons are held at Liberty Pool.  All sessions meet Monday-Thursday.

For full info, please click on our 2021 Swim Lessons flyer.



You can now book your pool rental by calling or stopping by the Parks Office during normal business hours.  Payment required at the time of registration.

Pool Parties – both pools

To book a party, call or stop by the Parks & Recreation Office.
Fees are due at the time of the reservation.
Reservations must be made at least 7 days in advance.

Available timeslots:
Sunday – Thursday: 6:30-8:00 p.m. or 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 7:30-9:00 p.m. or 7:30-10:00 p.m.

Fees: (Guest count includes anyone attending the pool party)
Centennial Pool, up to 50 people:
1.5 hour party = $175
2.5 hour party = $275
Liberty Pool, up to 50 people:
1.5 hour party = $200
2.5 hour party = $300

Larger parties also available. Please contact the Parks Office for details.

2021 Pool Rental Rates

Cabana Rental – both pools

To make your reservation, call or stop by the Parks & Recreation Office.
Fees are due at the time of the reservation.
Reservations must be made at least 7 days in advance.

Available timeslots:
Daily 1:00-3:00 p.m. or 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Fees: $30

Cabana rentals do not include any pool admission fees.

2021 Cabana Rental

PROGRAMS & SPECIAL EVENTS (info posted soon)

Splash & Play

Swimming Under the Stars

Adult Glow Pool Party

DIVE-IN MOVIES (info posted soon)

(info posted soon!)

Adult Swim

Water Aerobics

Deep Water Therapy


Due to  health concerns, no humans will be allowed in the water with their dogs.

Doggie Dive 2

Centennial Pool

Liberty Pool


  • Dogs must remain under owner’s control at all times.
  • Dogs must remain leashed until inside the pool gates.  No free running!
  • Proof of current vaccinations required.
  • Owners are responsible for any “accidents.”
  • Any dogs not obeying rules and/or causing a disturbance will be asked to leave.


Members of our Aquatic Staff are skilled and trained professionals. Their goal is to provide patrons with a safe, clean, and enjoyable facility.  The lifeguards’ purpose is not to supervise your child, but to prevent accidents. Parents and guardians are expected to watch their children and assist in enforcing all policies for the safety and enjoyment of all patrons.