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 Saturday, May 27 and close Friday, August 18, 2017.
For Season Passes and Aquatic Programs:
- To register ON-LINE, go to activityreg.com beginning April 10, 2017.
- EARLY REGISTRATION begins April 17 at the Winterset Library from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, and at the WPRD office (124 W. Court Ave.) April 18 through May 19 (Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm).
- ON SITE REGISTRATION is available at the Aquatic Center during the following times:
- Tuesday, May 16 and 23, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.
- Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, May 27, 28 and 29 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm.
- Tuesday, May 30 thru Friday, June 2 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 convenient and timely. Credit card payments are accepted at the Aquatic Center for season pass purchases only.
Open Swimming Hours
Monday – Friday: 12:30 – 5:00 pm and 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12:30 – 6:00 pm
May 29 & July 4th: 12:30 – 5:00 pm
Reminder: Young swimmers must be accompained by a parent or guardian during open swimming.
Fees (including sales tax)
Regular Daily Admission:
$3.50 Evening (after 4 pm)
$3.50 Senior Citizens(60+)
$2.00 Senior Citizens (after 4 pm)
Free* Two and under*
*Age determined on 12/31/17
$165.00* Family Tri Pass*
$30.00 Senior Sitzens (60+)
*Family Tri pass must include either mom or dad. Pass good for up to four family members. $10 each additional family member. Beginning July 1st, Family Tri pass allows you to also use Adel and Indianola Aquatic Centers.
Early Season Pool Pass Discount:
Purchase pool pass by May 19th and receive a $5 discount on a single pass or a $10 discount on a Family Tri pass!
Red Cross Swimming Lessons
Three (3) two-week sessions of Red Cross swimming lessons are offered during morning hours, occurring Mondays through Thursdays. 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 2017-2018 school year.
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 12 – 22 (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays), Fee $32
- 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 26 – 29 (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays ), Fee $25
- 9:00 – 9:30 am, Pre-K
- 9:45 – 10:15 am, Pre-K
- 10:30 – 11:00 am, Pre-K
Session III: July 10 – 20 (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays), Fee $32
- 8:00 – 8:45 am, Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
- 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 24 through 29, morning classes. Contact Aquatic Center manager for more information, 462-1114.
Private Swim Parties
Saturday or Sunday, June 10 thru August 6, 6:15 – 8:15 pm. Rental fee per area: $90.00/1 hr, $135/1.5 hrs, $180/2 hrs plus admission fee: $2.00 per person. Call the WPRD office prior to May 28 to schedule, or beginning May 27, contact the Pool Manager at the Aquatic Center. 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. Private Swim Parties are to be scheduled 3 weeks in advance. Season passes do not apply for private swim parties.
Pool Side Birthday Party
Children 12 and under, Fee: $20.00. June 5 – August 11. Monday – Friday, 12:30 – 2:30 pm or 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Admission fee or swim pass apply. Reserve a shade structure for up to 8 people (including adults) for your child’s birthday. Reservations shall be made at least one week in advance. Fee includes shade structure, slice of pizza, juice box and a special birthday wish on the PA. Only one reservation per day. No carry-in food or drink allowed.
Begins Monday, June 19 and ends Aug. 11. Classes are held M – TH from 5:15 – 6:00 pm. This popular, high-energy water aerobics class will help tone and sculpt your body with NO impact to your joints. Move to the rhythm of popular music and have fun while getting and invigorating workout. Combine Cardio intervals with water resistance, and may incorporate resistance tools. Classes are led by instructors from Kardio Kick Gym. Excellent for weight loss and body definition. Swimming skills not needed. Fees $90 unlimited, $65 – 16 classes, $50 – 10 classes or $6.00 per class. The cost to pay as you go is $6.00 / class. Rain days will be made up on some Fridays or at the end of the session. To purchase go to Kardio Kick Gym (1018 N 8th street), call Marsha 515-468-0795, or go online at kardiokickgym.com. Registration deadline is June 5.
Offered in the afternoon Monday thru Friday, 5:15 – 6:00pm beginning June 5. Morning lap swim is Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00-8:45 am June 20, 22, 27, and 29. If there is good attendance at the June morning times then July 11, 13, 18 and 20 from 7:00-7:45 am will be added. Swim from deep end to the double slide area. Purchase a season pass or pay $3.50 per day. Those interested to swim in the morning lap swim must call the pool to register. If no registrations, morning lap swim will not be held.
For parents and toddlers age 5 and younger. Age is determined on Dec. 31, 2017. Toddler time is offered in the shallow area Monday thru Thursday, 5:15 – 6:00 pm, June 12 – August 4. No registration required, check in at admissions. Purchase a season pass, or admission is $3.50 per person at the gate.
For more special events at the Aquatic Center,
see our Programs by Month in July and August.
Family Tri-Pass good for Adel and Indianola, beginning July 1st!
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.