Aquatics/Pool Information

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Aquatics General Information and Fees

The City of Ames Parks and Recreation department offers a variety of swimming opportunities.  Programs include swimming lessons for children and adults, outdoor  water walking, indoor and outdoor lap swimming and a variety of fitness classes for adults. Parks and Recreation also offers Guard Start, Lifeguard Training, and Water Safety Instructor classes and employs over 100 lifeguards, instructors, pool supervisors and cashiers each summer.

To view or sign up for swimming lessons, lifeguard training or other aquatics programs please view our program guide

Reserve the pool for your next event!!   For more information about private pool rentals call Valerie at 515-239-5350.

Discount visit cards are available for all daily admission types.  Purchase 12 admissions for the price of 10.  Municipal Pool discount visit cards cannot be used at Furman Aquatic Center. 

2018 Daily Admission Rates



Season Pass Prices
Age Resident Non Resident
Toddler (1-2 ) $19.00 $23.00
Youth (3-15) $74.00 $94.00
Adult (16-61) $109.00 $137.00
Senior(62+) $74.00 $94.00
ISU Student (with ID)
(includes family members living in the household for the entire summer season) 
$235.00 $287.00


Season Pass Fees


Fall/Winter/Spring Season (September  4, 2018 to May 24, 2019)                        

 Age      Resident  Non Resident
 Toddler (1-2 )  $20.00  $24.00
 Youth (3-15)      $80.00  $100.00
 Adult (16-61)  $117.00  $117.00
 Senior   (62+)  $80.00  $100.00
(includes family members living in the household for the 9 month period)
 $251.00  $307.00

Child supervision Reminder
For your child's safety, we require that all groups visiting the aquatics facilities follow our adult to child ratio requirements.  
Children under 6 - 1 Adult per 6 Children
Children ages 7-9 - 1 Adult per 8 Children
Children ages 10-12 - 1 Adult per 10 Children


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