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.
PRESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS are for children 3-5 years of age. There are 4 levels available: PIKE, EEL, RAY or STARFISH. We have a 1 to 4 student-teacher ratio. Lessons focus on water safety, water exploration, and the basic strokes.
SCHOOL AGE SWIM LESSONS are for children 6-12 years of age. There are 6 levels available: POLLIWOG, GUPPY, MINNOW, FISH, FLY FISH or SHARK. We have a 1 to 6 student-teacher ratio. Lessons focus on improving the basic strokes and swimming in deeper water.
ADULT SWIM LESSONS are for individuals 16 years of age and older. Lessons are offered as both a group class or private - upon request.
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.