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About Pella Aquatics
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Pella Aquatics provides year-round programming for the city's Indoor Pool and summer programming for the Aquatic Center and the Adventure River. Aquatic Center map.

Program Guide

Click on the link below to see all the programs going on at the Aquatic Center this winter season.  Information on swimming lessons, water aerobics, and lap swim times can be found in this program guide.
Winter Program Guide

Lifeguard Course!
You must be at least 15 years old by the end of the class. Pre-course test includes swimming 100 yards, treading water for 2 minutes without the use of your hands, and retrieving a 10lb brick off the bottom of the pool.

Cost for the class is $130, this includes the book, license, and class fee.  If you are not seeking employment with the City of Pella additional charges may apply to receive the lifeguard license.

The next class will be held Tuesday March 25 from 6-8 pm, Thursday March 27 from 6-8 pm, Saturday March 29 from 9 am - 1 pm, and Tuesday April 1 from 6-8 pm.  All classes must be attended or arrangements need to be made with the instructor.

Lifeguard Flyer

Any questions contact Mallary Herring at 641-628-1882 or 

Children 8 and under must be accompanied by a caregiver who is at least 14 years of age. The caregiver must be within arm’s reach of the child/children.  Any flotation devices must be worn on the body. We do not allow little inner-tubes, little boats for tots to ride in, or any other devices. Everything artificial must be made to be worn on the body. Understand that only a properly fitted Coast Guard-approved life jacket will actually save a child’s life. We reserve the right to allow patrons with disabilities to use special equipment.

Pella Aquatics reserves the right to close some of our features if staffing needs cannot be met. Please ask at the admission desk to determine the availability of features, as we do not offer refunds if the features you want to use are closed. This can be especially true at the beginning of the season, when school is still in session, and at the end of the summer, when school and athletics start.

Aquatics Resources

Swimming Lesson Information
Winter swimming lessons session one will begin the week of January 7, 2014.  Registration for these classes will begin on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at the Indoor Pool.  For more information open the link to the Program Guide.

Winter Program Guide

Pella Swim Team
Mallary Herring
Aquatic Manager

Physical: 602 E 8th St
Mailing: 712 Union St.
Pella, IA  50219

Ph: 641.628.1882
Fax: 641.620.9212

The Pella Dolphins swim team is a recreation swim team sponsored by the City of Pella Recreation Commission.  Our mission as a team is to develop swimmers in and out of the water. Our main focus is to coach swimmers to be proficient in every stroke, turn and start. While out of the water we expect our swimmers to treat others with respect and they themselves are responsible for their own actions. We coach the swimmers to know the differences between hard training and drill work on competing.  We are a competitive team that strives to do our best at all times.

Winter Registration form

Winter swim team welcome letter