Franklin Athletic Club has beautiful indoor and outdoor pools that provide space for a variety of water activities like lap swimming, aquatic classes, aqua therapy and open free swimming for our families and individual members. Our spa-like outdoor pool and beautiful outdoor grounds have room for sunbathing, picnicking and more. Don’t be surprised to see many of our fitness activities outside this summer!

Outdoor Pool

Inclement Weather Policy

Franklin Athletic Club has developed the following inclement weather / emergency outdoor pool closing polices out of concern for the safety of our members, program participants, guests, and staff. Please check our Facebook page @FranklinClubSouthfield or call (248)352-8000 in advance to confirm status of classes and the pool on days that the area is experiencing inclement weather. Franklin Athletic Club reserves the right to cancel classes and close the pool facilities at any time for safety reasons.


In the event of inclement weather, decisions regarding the opening of the pool will be made throughout the day. Please see below for more details.

  • If weather is an issue early in the morning the status of the outdoor pool and its programs will be posted by 6:00 am.
  • If the pool is closed prior to opening at 7:00 a.m. it will remain closed until at least 9:30 a.m.
  • Franklin Athletic club will re-evaluate the weather conditions every 2-3 hours and post any updates of openings and closings.
  • A final decision will be posted at 6:00 p.m. to indicate if the pool will be closed for the rest of the evening.

Entry will not be permitted when pool is closed under any circumstances.

Outdoor pool closing and weather conditions:

Air temperature is at or below 69 degrees Fahrenheit

At the sound of thunder, sight of lightening, or if heavy rain or any other condition could jeopardize swimmers safety

  • Wind Advisory
  • Mechanical failure
  • Safety considerations

Indoor Pool

The Masters swim program is for adults, age 18+, looking to improve their skills and endurance in the water. Coach-led workouts include a warm-up set, skill and technique work, followed by a main set. All levels of swimming experience are welcome! Masters swim practices are sixty minutes, and we recommend bringing basic equipment, including fins, paddles, a kickboard, and a pull buoy. We don’t take attendance, but our coaches love to see a consistent and steady turn out.