Aquatic Center


2018 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 28 and close Friday, August 17, 2018.

2018 Registration Options

For Season Passes and Aquatic Programs:

  1. To register ON-LINE, go to beginning 12:01 am, April 12, 2018.
  2. EARLY REGISTRATION begins April 19 at the Winterset Library from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, and at the WPRD office (124 W. Court Ave.) April 20 through May 18 (Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm).
  3. ON SITE REGISTRATION is available at the Aquatic Center during the following times:
  • Tuesday, May 15 and 22, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.
  • Saturday, May 26, and Monday, May 28 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm.
  • Tuesday, May 29 thru Friday, June 1 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.

2018 Open Swimming Hours

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

Saturday & Sunday: 12:30 – 6:00 pm

May 28 & July 4th: 12:30 – 5:00 pm

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

2018 Fees (including sales tax)

Regular Daily Admission:
$6.00 Afternoon
$4.00 Evening (after 4 pm)
$4.00 Senior Citizens(60+)
$2.00 Senior Citizens (after 4 pm)
Free* Two and under*
*Age determined on 12/31/18

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. Family pass is $130 plus $10 per person. 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 18th and receive a $5 discount on a single pass or a $10 discount on a Family 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 2018-2019 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 11 – 21 (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 25 – 28 (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 9 – 19 (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. Fee $185.

Lifeguard Training Certification

Interested in a great summer job or challenging career as a professional lifeguard? Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn teamwork, rescue and surveillance skills. First Air and CPR/AED and other skills you need to work as a professional lifeguard. Successful completion results in a 2-year certification  in Lifeguarding that includes first aid, professional level CPR and AED in one certificate. Available classes may be found at Prerequisites: Must be at least 15 years old and pass certain swimming requirements.

Pre-K Swim Lessons

For children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall. They will learn water safety, survival skills and foundational swimming concepts in a safe and fun environment. Skills are age appropriate, allowing students to achieve success on a regular basis.

Private Swimming Lessons

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

  • June 4 – August 10, M-F, 5:15 and 5:35 pm.
  • June 4 – 8, (M-F) 10:30, 11:00, 11:30 am.
  • June 25 – 29, (M-F) 11:10 and 11:40 am.
  • July 9 – 20, (M-F) 11:00 and 11:35 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

Saturday or Sunday, June 9 thru August 5, 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 25 to schedule, or beginning May 29, 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.

Lap Swim

Offered in the afternoon Monday thru Friday, 5:15 – 6:00pm beginning June 4. Morning lap swim is Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00-8:45 am June 19, 21, 26, and 28. If there is good attendance at the June morning times then July 10, 12, 17 and 19 from 7:00-7:45 am will be added. Swim from deep end to the double slide area. Purchase a season pass or pay $4.00 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.

Toddler Time

For parents and toddlers age 5 and younger. Age is determined on Dec. 31, 2018. Toddler time is offered in the shallow area Monday thru Thursday, 5:15 – 6:00 pm, June 11 – August 3. No registration required, check in at admissions. Purchase a season pass, or admission is $4.00 per person at the gate.

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.

H2O Fit

Begins Monday, June 18 and ends Aug. 10. 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 Registration is encouraged by June 1 but you may register anytime during the program.

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.