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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 is set for May 29th, 2021.

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
Hours Of Operation:
Morning Lap Swim – 6:30am-8:00am Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Open Swim – 12:30pm-5:00pm & 6:00pm-8:00pm daily* (See evening exceptions below)
Family Swim/Lap Swim- 5:00pm-6:00pm daily**

* The aquatic center will be closed for evening open swim on the following dates due to swim lessons & programs: June 7-11, July 4-8, 12-16, 22
**Family swim is specifically for families. Children MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian to remain 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 2021 Season but are subject to change annually.*

Daily Admission Fees
Ages 0-2: $2.00
Ages 3-54: $6.00
Ages 55+: $5.00
Family Pass: $20.00
Evening Family Pass (After 5pm): $12.00

Season Pass Fees
Single Pass: $85 ADM School District / $105 Out of School District
Family Pass: $170 ADM School District / $210 Out of School District
*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 11 for no additional cost.*

Purchase season passes here.
*Passes go on sale on April 9th 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 $45.
Session 1: June 14-24; 10:00am-Noon
Session 2: July 5-15; 6:00p-8:00pm

Private Lessons
Class meets five times Monday-Friday for 30 minutes. Student to instructor ratio is 1:1. Fee is $70. Additional sibling of similar swim ability and age can be added for $40.
Session 1: June 7-11; 6:00pm-8:00pm
Session 2: June 28- July 2; 10:00am-Noon
Session 3: July 19-23; 10:00am-Noon

Parent-Tot Lessons
Class meets five times Monday-Friday for 30 minutes. Parent/adult participation is required. Fee is $35.
Session 1: June 21-25; 5:15pm-5:45pm
Session 2: July 26-30; 5:15pm-5:45pm

Register for swimming lessons here.
*Registration opens on April 2nd at 8:30am* 

*NEW* 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 9th 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 8-10pm.

For availability, pricing, and to make a reservation, visit *Reservations open on April 9th at 8:30am* 

Special Events

Aqua Zumba

Get your exercise in while having a blast! The aquatic class is high-energy, but low impact. The water component reduces pressure on joints making it great for all ages! 10 Class Punch Pass – $50; Single Class Drop In – $7;  Tuesdays 6-6:30am; Wednesdays 5:15-5:45pm

Twilight Tuesdays 
Swim under the lights with us as we stay open late to enjoy an evening under the stars.
Second Tuesday of every month (June 15, July 20) from 8:00pm-10:00pm

Splash Bash
On these exclusive nights, we allow pool floats, tubes, noodles, water toys, etc.
Last Wednesday of every month (June 30, July 28) from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Summer Kick-Off 
Join us as we celebrate the start of summer with free hot dogs, chips, and water along with activities for kids of all ages.
Thursday, June 3 from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Fathers Day 
Also known as “Dads are AWESOME Day.” Dads receive free admission into aquatic center with paying child. Saturday, June 20

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

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 Thursday, July 22

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 Sadie Mudder 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.