The Waukee Family YMCA Aquatics Center offers something for every age and ability. From infant-parent lessons to water exercise classes for seniors, there is something for everyone in our aquatics facility!
Our 8-lane lap pool - with it's cooler temperature - is perfect for any level of fitness swimmer. Stairs allow easy entry into the pool for those that do not wish to take a plunge off one of our three diving boards. Handicapped accessibility is also available for those who may need it.
The recreational pool is family-friendly with fun fountains, seats in front of relaxing jets, and a maximum depth of 4 feet. It is perfect for family fun or just those that love warmer water!
Our Aquatics Center is named "The Charlotte Broderick Natatorium" in honor of the late Charlotte Broderick. Charlotte and her husband, Phil, donated the land in which the Waukee Family YMCA currently sits on.
At the Y, children become safe and confident in the water, learning to swim in a positive, fun manner that builds lifelong skills. Research shows formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children ages 1-4 years. We offer a wide range of options for the whole family with classes beginning at 6 months of age, all the way up to adults. Lessons are available year-round with morning, evening and weekend classes.
AQUATICS IN ACTION is a high endurance swimming program offered 3 times per year. The class focuses on building endurance, strong refinement, and various aquatics skills for swimmers ages 6 to 14. Participants must have passed YMCA Minnow class to participate.
OPEN DIVING PROGRAM teaches spring board diving. We offer instruction for beginner to intermediate and advanced divers. Must be a Y member to participate - no registration necessary. Learn more about Open Diving Winter 2017
In partnership with North Iowa Scuba - located in Mason City, Iowa - The Waukee Family YMCA will now be offering Open Water SCUBA certifications!