We’re here to answer any questions that you may have about swimming at Deaconess Aquatic Center. Here are the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
Is the pool open to the public?
Yes, the Deaconess Aquatic Center is open to all. There are daily passes available for a single day visit. You can also purchase a Pass Package for multiple visits at your convenience, or purchase a monthly membership for you or your family.
Can people of any age use Deaconess Aquatic Center?
Yes, people of all ages are welcome. All children ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult in the facility. All children unable to swim independently must be accompanied in the pool by a person age 18 or older.
When is the pool open?
M-Tu 5:00AM – 12:00PM and 3:00 – 7:30PM
Wed 5:00AM – 12:00PM and 3:00 – 7:00PM
Thur 5:00AM – 12:00PM and 3:00 – 7:30PM
Fri 5:00AM – 12:00PM and 3:00 – 7:00PM
Sat 6:00 – 10:30AM / 12:00 – 5:00PM
Sun 12:00 – 5:00PM
How much does it cost to visit?
Single Day Rate – $6.00
15 visits – $55.00
30 visits – $106.00
45 visits – $135.00
Individual Membership – $25.00
Family Membership- $50.00
What features and amenities does the Deaconess Aquatic Center have?
- Competition Pool with diving boards, lap lanes and a viewing deck for city and regional competitions
- Recreation Pool with lap lanes, water basketball court, and zero entry feature for easy access
- Splash Park with interactive water features, fountains, and family seating area
- Community Room with tables and chairs for party rentals or gatherings
- Concession stand for events
- Interactive Hall of Champions featuring regional record holders and swimming education
Are there Pool Rules for the Competition Pool or Recreation Pool?
Below are policies for both the competition pool and recreation pool:
- All swimmers must shower before entering the pool area.
- Lockers are available, so please limit personal items on the deck.
- People in street clothes and shoes are not allowed on the pool deck.
- No running on the deck or around the splash park features.
- All swimmers must have proper swimming attire – gym shorts or cut offs are not permitted.
- No food anywhere in the pool area.
- Absolutely no diving in any area of the pool. Feet-first entries only.
- Infants and toddlers must wear a swim diaper. Diaper changing is not permitted on the pool deck.
- Equipment kept on deck for lap swimmers may only be used by lap swimmers.
- Inappropriate behavior and language will NOT be permitted.
- Spitting, spouting of water, blowing the nose and similar behavior in the pool is prohibited.
- No hanging on lane lines, ladders, or railings.
- Baby strollers are allowed in the pool lobby area only. Babies may not be left in stroller or car seats unattended.
- Horseplay in or around the pool is not permitted.
- Only pool staff is permitted in the mechanical room or pool office.
- Swim toys and floats are permitted in the water with lifeguard discretion.
- Flotation devices are designed to assist swimmers and non-swimmers in staying afloat. Only U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation devices are allowed.
- The lifeguard is in charge during all swimming times and has final authority.
Are there Lap Swim Guidelines?
- A circular pattern will be used for lap swimming. Patrons should stay on the right side of the lane, swimming a counterclockwise direction.
- Patrons that stop between lengths should sit on the side of the pool to avoid congestion.
- Patrons should try to keep pace and maintain a reasonable distance between swimmers. Patrons continually passing or being passed, should consider moving to a different lane.
- When passing, patrons should pass in the middle of the lane. Patrons should watch for oncoming swimmers.
- Lanes are designed to be used in a circular pattern when there is more than one swimmer in the lane and are designed to accommodate up to 6 swimmers per lane.
- Lap swim may be limited to the Recreation Pool when the competition pool is being used for swim practice.
- Kick boards and pull buoys are to be used for fitness training or at the discretion of the aquatic staff and be stored in the appropriate storage area when not in use.
- Water walking and water exercise should be restricted to the Recreation Pool.