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Aquatic Center

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Beat the heat with a trip to the pool!

Keep your whole family busy in the summer with regular trips to the Adel Family Aquatic Center! There are a variety of pricing options so that you can get the most for your money – come for an afternoon or purchase a season pass so that you can visit us as often as you would like.

The facility is open seasonally, typically between lay May and the middle of August. Our tentative opening date for 2023 is Saturday, May 27.

To purchase passes, sign up for swim lessons, book a birthday party, or reserve the pool for a private party, please visit

General Information

Location: 1800 South 15th Street (on the corner of Meadow Road by the water tower)
Phone Number: (515) 993-5246
Methods of Payment Accepted: Cash or Debit/Credit Cards

Open Swim Hours
Monday – Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:30 – 5:00pm & 6:00 – 8:00pm
Friday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:30 – 5:00pm
*Saturday & Sunday Family Swim. . . . . Noon – 1:00pm
Saturday & Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:00pm – 6:00pm

* The aquatic center will be closed for open swim from 5 to 6 pm this year.  We will be offering private swim lessons during this time.  We will open back up at 6 pm for open swim.
**Family swim will be held on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 1 pm.  This is specifically for families. Children MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian to be at the pool during family swim. The slides are not open during family swim.

Adel Family Aquatic Center Closing Policy
The facility will close for the following reasons: When the temperature falls below 65 degrees, when lightning/thunder is present, when there are less than 25 patrons in the pool for an extended period of time,  and when safety hazards occur, such as a fecal accident, etc.

Daily Fees and Season Passes

*Please Note: These fees are  for the 2023 Season but are subject to change annually.*

Daily Admission Fees
Ages (0-2) $2
Ages (3-54) $7
Ages (55+) $6
Family Day Pass $25
Family Evening Pass (after 5pm) $16

Season Pass Fees
Single Pass: $90 ADM School District / $110 Out of School District
Family Pass: $200 ADM School District / $240 Out of School District
Nanny or Granny $60.00   (only good when added on to a family pass must call to purchase)                                                                                                                                                           *Through a partnership with Winterset, we bring to you the Family Dual Pass. Family passes are also valid at the Winterset Aquatic Center after July 9 for no additional cost.*

Purchase season passes here.
*Passes go on sale on April 14th, 2023 at 8:30am* 

Swim Lessons

The Adel Family Aquatic Center offers swimming lessons for all ages and abilities. View class descriptions.

Group Lessons
Class meets eight times Monday-Thursday for 30 minutes. Fridays are used as a make-up in case of inclement weather. Student to instructor ratio is a maximum of 5:1. Fee is $50.
Session 1: weeks of June 12 and 22, 2023; 10am-Noon
Session 2: weeks of July 10 and 20, 2023; 10am-Noon
Session 3: weeks of July 31 and Aug. 10, 2023; 10am-Noon

Pre-K Lessons – $35
Four 30-minute group lessons; Monday-Thursday
Week of June 26-29; 10am-Noon

Private Lessons
Class meets four times Monday-Thursday with Fridays reserved for a rain date if needed. Lessons are 30 minutes. Student to instructor ratio is 1:1. Fee is $75. Additional sibling of similar swim ability and age can be added for $45.
Offered weekly beginning June 5; 5:00-5:30 pm or 5:30-6:00 pm (No July 4 week)

Parent-Tot Lessons
Class meets four times Monday-Thursday for 30 minutes. Parent/adult participation is required. Fee is $40.
Session 1: June 19-22, 2023; 5:15-5:45pm
Session 2: July 24-27, 2023; 5:15-5:45pm
Session 3: July 31-Aug 3, 2023; 5:15-5:45pm

Register for swimming lessons here.

*Passes go on sale on April 7th, 2023 at 8:30am* 

Birthday Party Package

Have your birthday party at the Adel Family Aquatic Center during normal business hours. Prices start at $100 + admission. Package includes reserved area, cake, pop, discounted admission, party hats and blowers, birthday announcement over speakers, and swimming during one pool break.

For availability, regulations, and to make a reservation, visit  *Reservations open on April 14th, 2023 at 8:30am* 

Private Pool Rentals

Looking for a fun way to celebrate a big birthday, a winning season, or a group? Make your event unique by booking a private pool party with us!  Your group will have the facility to yourself. Private rentals are able to bring in their own food and drink (no glass containers or alcohol). Rentals are available on Saturday and Sunday nights from 6-8pm. And new this year Saturday mornings from 10am to Noon.

For availability, pricing, and to make a reservation, visit *Reservations open on April 14th, 2023 at 8:30am* 

Special Events

Friday Night Fun
Keep an eye out for some fun special events to be scheduled on Friday evenings at the aquatic center this summer.
FEE: Depending on program
WHEN: Fridays as scheduled through the summer 6 – 8pm

Splash Bash
On these exclusive nights, you will be allowed to bring noodles, small pool floats and tubes, beach balls, water toys, etc. to swim with all evening long.
FEE: Pool admission (includes passes)
WHEN: Friday, June 16, and August 4; 6 – 8pm

Fathers Day 
Also known as “Dads are AWESOME Day.” Dads receive free admission into aquatic center with paying child. Sunday, June 18, 2023

Military Day
Current and past military members and family receive free admission into aquatic center. Thank you for your service! Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Cardboard Boat Regatta 
Join us for our 3rd annual cardboard boat regatta! Gather your friends or family and build a boat to race across the pool.
Evening of Friday, July 21, 2023, 6 pm

Doggy Dip 
Bring your four-legged friend to the pool for a special swim time just for them. $5/dog
Final day of the pool season (TBD)

Daycare & Day Camps

Groups are welcome to visit the Adel Family Aquatic Center, but we do require advanced notice. All persons associated with the group must pay to get in and no group admission rates are offered. Chaperone to child ratio must be less than or equal to 1:8. Groups can contact Ramona Dillinger at to schedule their visits.  View Daycare & Day Camp Policies.

Swim Test Policy

Swimmers 8 years old and younger will be required to pass a swim test if they wish to swim outside the zero-entry zone without direct guardian supervision (non-swimmer within arms length of a guardian). Wristbands will be provided to swimmers who successfully complete the swim test. Have additional questions? See full details at Swim test policy and Swim Test FAQs.

Employment Opportunities

Interested in working at the Adel Family Aquatic Center? We’d love to have you! Head on over to the Parks & Recreation Employment/Volunteer page for opportunities and more information.

Become a Lifeguard

American Red Cross blended learning course with online and in-person portions. Certification valid for 2 years.
Must be 15 years of age.
FEE: $175 (Fee is reimbursed if working for Adel Aquatic Center)
LOCATION: Dallas County Sheriff’s Office Meeting Room & Adel Family Aquatic Center
WHEN: May 19, 2023 6-8 pm, May 20, 2023 8am-6pm,
May 21, 2023 8am-6pm (if needed)
DEADLINE: May 1, 2023
Contact Ramona at with questions

American Red Cross review class will provide recertification in Lifeguarding, First-Aid and CPR/AED training for the professional rescuer valid for two years upon completion.
FEE: $100 (Fee is reimbursed if working for Adel Aquatic Center)
LOCATION: Dallas County Sheriff’s Office Meeting Room & Adel Family Aquatic Center
WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 2023, 8am-6pm
DEADLINE: May 1, 2022

Welcoming all aspiring lifeguards or pool junkies! A great way to dip your toes into the life of a guard.
Participants will be introduced to a variety of skills through fun games and activities. No certification is obtained through this camp. Ages 11-14.
FEE: $60 (includes T-shirt)
LOCATION: Adel Family Aquatic Center
WHEN: July 6 & 7, 2023 10am-Noon; July 10, 2023 Noon-2pm
DEADLINE: June 19, 2023