Aquatic Center

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2019 Family Tri-Pass

Swimming Lesson Registration


The Winterset Aquatic Center is located at 1201 W. Jefferson Street, 515-462-1114

Opening and Closing Dates

The Winterset Aquatic Center will open on Monday, May 27 and close Friday, August 16, 2019.

2019 Registration Options

For Season Passes and Aquatic Programs:

  1. To register ON-LINE, go to beginning 12:01 am, April 8, 2019.
  2. EARLY REGISTRATION begins April 22 at the WPRD office (124 W. Court Ave.) through May 17 (Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm).
  3. ON SITE REGISTRATION is available at the Aquatic Center during the following times:
  • Tuesday, May 21, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.
  • Saturday, May 25, and Monday, May 27 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm.
  • Tuesday, May 28 thru Friday, May 31 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm and 6:00 – 7:00 pm.

ON SITE REGISTRATION times are staffed to make purchasing your pass or registering for lessons more timely.  Credit Card payments are accepted at the Aquatic Center for season pass purchases only.

2019 Open Swimming Hours

Monday – Friday: 12:30 – 5:00 pm and 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Saturday & Sunday: 12:30 – 6:00 pm

May 27 & July 4th: 12:30 – 5:00 pm

Reminder: Young swimmers must be accompained by a parent or guardian during open swimming.

2019 Fees (including sales tax)

Regular Daily Admission:
$6.00 Afternoon
$4.00 Evening (after 4 pm)
Senior Citizens (60+) $2.00 discount
Age two and under FREE*
*Age determined on 12/31/19

Season Passes:
$65.00 Single
$130.00* + $10 Per Person, Family Pass*
$35.00 Senior Sitzens (60+)

*Family pass must include either mom or dad. 

3-Person Family Pass= $160
4-Person Family= $170
5-Person Family Pass= $180
6-Person Family= $190,
7-Person Family Pass= $200
8-Person Family= $210,  etc…..

If a family pass is purchased by June 15, Family Tri Pass (Adel, Indianola, Winterset) applies.

Early Season Pool Pass Discount:
Purchase pool pass by May 17th and receive a $5 discount on a single pass or a $10 discount on a Family pass!

Red Cross Swimming Lessons

Three (3) sessions of Red Cross swimming lessons are offered during morning hours Mon. thru Thurs.  Fridays are used for make up days if needed. STUDENTS SHALL REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE SESSION EACH SEASON. Early registration is recommended as class sizes are limited. To begin the Red Cross Lesson Program students enrolling in Level I must have completed kindergarten. A special Pre-K class is offered in Session II for those children beginning Kindergarten in the 2019-20 school year. Red Cross registration and season pass forms are in this brochure.

Learn to Swim

The six level Learn-to-Swim program is unlike anything offered by other learn to swim programs. The program is designed for children over 6 years all the way up to adults, and students progress through the levels at their own pace, mastering the skills in one level before advancing to the next. Each level of our Learn-to-Swim class includes training in basic water safety and helping others in an emergency, in addition to stroke development.  The six levels are as follows:

  • Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills
  • Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
  • Level 3: Stroke Development
  • Level 4: Stroke Improvement
  • Level 5: Stroke Refinement
  • Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency


Session I: June 10 – 20 (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays), Fee $35

  • 9:00 – 9:45 am, Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 6
  • 10:00 – 10:45 m, Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • 11:00 – 11:45 am, Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 6

Session II: June 24 – 27 (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays ), Fee $30

  • 9:15 — 10:00 am, Pre-K
  • 10:15 — 11:00 am, Pre-K

Session III: July 8 – 18 (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays), Fee $35

  • 9:00 – 9:45 am, Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 6
  • 10:00 – 10:45 am, Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Lifeguard Training Certification

Tentative dates July 28 through 31, morning classes. Contact Aquatic Center manager for more information, 462-1114. Fee $190.

Lifeguard Training Certification

Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, students will learn teamwork, rescue and surveillance skills, First Aid and CPR/AED and other skills required to be a lifeguard. Available classes may be found at Must be at least 15 years of age and pass certain swimming requirements.

Pre-K Swim Lessons

This is for children who are entering kindergarten in the fall of 2019. Youth will learn water safety, survival skills and foundational swimming concepts. Skills are age-appropriate, allowing students to achieve success on a regular basis. Pre-K class offers one-on-one instructor to student ratio.

Private Swimming Lessons

Fee: 1 student – $12, or 2 students $9 each

  • June 3 – August 9 (M – F) 5:05 and 5:35 pm.
  • June 3 – 7 (M – F) 10:30, 11:00, 11:30 am.
  • June 24 – 28, (M – F) 11:05 and 11:35 am.
  • July 8 – 19, M – F at 11:00 and 11:30 am.

Private lessons are scheduled by directly contacting the aquatic center lifeguards. Lessons are 25-minutes and no Red Cross cards are given.

Private Swim Parties

  • Only Saturday or Sundays, June 8 thru August 4,
  • Evening 6:15 – 8:15 pm.
  • Rental fee per area is 1 hour/$90.00,  1.5 hr/$135,  2 hr/$180, per area plus admission fee of $2.00 per person.
  • Your reservation may include one or all of the following areas:  1. shallow area,  2. medium depth area (includes double slides, basketball hoop), 3. deep area – with drop slide and diving board.
  • Season passes do not apply for private swim parties.  Must be scheduled at least 3 weeks in advance and deposit paid.  Call the WPRD office prior to May 24 to schedule or beginning May 27 contact the Aquatic Center.

Lap Swim

Lap Swim in the afternoon is offered Monday thru Friday 5:15-6:00 pm beginning June 10.
A morning lap swim is Tuesday and Thursday 8:00-8:45 am, June 18, 20, 25, 27.
If there is good attendance at the June morning times then a second morning session will be offered July 9, 11, 16 and 18, (time TBA).
Swim from deep end to the double slide area.
Purchase a season pass or pay $4.00 per day.
Those interested in a morning lap swim please register by calling the pool.

Toddler Time

Toddler Time is for parents and toddlers age 5 and younger. Age is determined on Dec. 31, 2019. Toddler time is offered in the shallow area Monday thru Friday, 5:15 – 6:00 pm, June 10 – August 9. No registration required, check in at admissions. Purchase a season pass or admission is $4.00 per person at the gate.

Father’s Day

Sunday, June 16 is Father’s Day at the Aquatic Center. Dads receive free admission if attending with children.

H2O Fit

Monday, June 17 – Aug 9.
Classes are held M-Th from 5:15 pm-6:00 pm.
This water exercise class will tone and sculpt your body with little impact to your joints. Move to the rhythm of music while combining cardio intervals with water resistance. Excellent for weight loss and body definition. Swimming skills not needed. Classes are led by instructors from Kardio Kick Gym.
Fees $90 unlimited, $65 -16 classes, $50 – 10 classes.
$6.00/ class pay as you go.
Rain days are made up on some Fridays or at the end of the session.
Pre-register prior to June Kardio Kick Gym (1018 N 8th street), call Marsha 515-468-0795 or go to as early as possible.

Stars and Stripes Military July 4

We solute our active and retired military personnel by offering FREE admission for military personnel & their families to the aquatic center on Thursday July 4.

Pool Side Birthday Party

For children 12 and under Monday – Friday, June 3 – August 9, 12:30 or 6:00 pm.
Admission fee and/or season pass apply.
$20 fee includes shade structure, slice of pizza/bottle of water for up to six people and a special birthday wish on the PA.
Only one reservation per day.
No carry in food or drink allowed.
Reservations shall be made at least one week in advance.

Family Day

Sunday, July 28.  Details to be announced.
Reduced admission, concession specials, games and contest.

Spirit Week

June 24 – 28. Details to be announced at the Aquatic Center.
Activities to include trivia and theme days.

Cardboard Boat Race

All ages, no fee
Sunday, June 23, 5:00 pm.
Design and build your own boat made out of CARDBOARD and DUCT TAPE ONLY.
Singles and team divisions: 10 years and under, 11 – 15 years, and a family division.
Complete set of rules can be picked up at the Aquatic Center.
Registration deadline Monday, June 17.

Dive In Movie Night

Friday, August 2.
Swim 6:00 – 8:30 pm.
Family friendly movie beginning at 9:00 pm.
No charge for movie.
Regular $4.00 admission or season pass applies for swimming.
Please pre-register at the aquatic center.
Movie sponsored by Madison County Realty and the WPRD.

Doggie Dip

New time Saturday morning, August 17.
The swimmers are gone the dogs are coming to the aquatic center.
10:00 – 10:45 am, small dogs under 30 lbs and large dogs 31 lbs. and larger at 11:00 – 11:45.
Fee is $4.00 per dog and $4.00 per person.
Aquatic Center closes for public swimming on Friday, August 16.

Tobacco Free Park Policy

To promote a healthier park experience, Tobacco use is prohibited by park visitors and park employees on all park grounds and facilities managed by the WPRD with the exception of the City Park Campground. This includes: City Park, Winterset Aquatic Center / Tennis Courts area, Martin Marietta Softball and Soccer Complexes, Giffin Fields, Memory Lane and Carver Park. This policy extends to any youth or adult activity and includes park shelter houses. For this policy, tobacco use is defined as smoking, chewing, dipping, dissolvable, and lighting or any other use of tobacco-like products. As a reminder, signs are posted at park locations. Thank you for your cooperation.