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Park & Recreation

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! Opening Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 for open swim under modified procedures. 2020 Open Swim Procedures

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 *Concessions stand is CASH ONLY.*
Hours Of Operation:
Morning Lap Swim – 6:30a-8:00a Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Open Swim – 12:30p-5:00p & 6:00p-8:00p daily
Family Swim/Lap Swim- 5:00p-6:00p daily *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.

Open Swim During Covid-19

View for more information 2020 Open Swim Procedures

Required waivers for open swim can be viewed and printed here: Adult, Minor

Patrons can pre-register online at

Daily Fees and Season Passes

*Please Note: These fees are  for the 2020 Season but are subject to change annually.*

Daily Admission Fees
Ages 0-2: Free
Ages 3+: Afternoon Session Resident $5 / Non Resident $10
Discounted Evening Session Resident $3 / Non Resident $5

** The cities of Adel, DeSoto, and Minburn are classified as residents**
** No season passes and family day passes for the 2020 season**

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.
Session 1: June 15-25; 10:00a-Noon *Cancelled*
Session 2: July 13-23; 6:00p-7:15p *On as scheduled*
Session 3: July 27-August 6; 10:00a-11:15a *Cancelled*

Private Lessons
Class meets five times Monday-Friday for 30 minutes. Student to instructor ratio is 1:1.
Session 1: June 8-12; 6:00p-8:00p *Cancelled*
Session 2: July 6-10; 10:00a-Noon *On as scheduled*

Parent-Tot Lessons
Class meets five times Monday-Friday for 45 minutes. Parent participation is required.
Session 1: July 27-31; 5:15p-6:00p *Cancelled*
Session 2: August 3-7; 5:15p-6:00p *Cancelled*

Register for swimming lessons
*Registration re-opens on June 30th at 8:30am* 

Private Pool Rentals

** Our pool rentals are completely booked for the 2020 season.**

Looking for a fun way to celebrate a birthday, a winning season, or a group? Book a private pool party with us! Rentals are available on Saturday and Sunday nights from 8-10p.

For availability and pricing, contact Aquatics / Recreation Supervisor Sadie Mudder at

Special Events

Twilight Tuesdays *Cancelled*
Swim under the lights with us as we stay open late to enjoy an evening under the stars.
First Tuesday of every month (June 2, July 7, August 4) from 8:00p-10:00p

Splash Bash *Cancelled*
On these exclusive nights, we allow pool floats, tubes, noodles, water toys, etc.
Last Wednesday of every month (June 24, July 29, August 12) from 6:00p-8:00p

Summer Kick-Off *Cancelled*
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 4 from 6:00p-8:00p

Cardboard Boat Regatta *Cancelled*
Join us for our 3rd annual cardboard boat regatta! Gather your friends or family and build a boat to race across the pool.
Thursday, July 30th

Doggy Dip *Cancelled*
Bring your four-legged friend to the pool for a special swim time just for them.
Sunday, August 16th 1-3pm

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.

**Due to limited capacity, no groups of more than 15 people will be allowed. Must pre-register by calling 515-993-4525**

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.