Hours released for Deaconess Aquatic Center; Ceremony set for Friday

Final inspections set for Deaconess Aquatic Center before ceremony Friday.
Final inspections set for Deaconess Aquatic Center before ceremony Friday.
Published: Sep. 28, 2021 at 5:52 AM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The City of Evansville is getting ready for the opening of the new Deaconess Aquatic Center.

Final inspections are happening this week before Friday’s virtual dedication ceremony.

A virtual dedication is set for this coming Friday at 3:30 in the afternoon on Facebook.

Officials say the pool will be open next Monday, October 4.

The competition pool will be opening at 5 a.m. while the recreation pool is set to open at 9 a.m.

It’s in Garvin Park across the street from Bosse Field.

Tuesday afternoon, The City of Evansville and YMCA of Southwestern Indiana announced additional details, including hours of operation and pricing.

Those details are below:

Hours of Operation

Lilly King Competition Pool

5 – 9 a.m. (Monday thru Saturday for public lap swim)

3 – 6 p.m. (Monday thru Friday for swim team practice and lap swim)

Noon - 5 p.m. (Saturday & Sunday for public lap swim)

Recreational Pool & Splash Pad

9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Monday thru Friday)

3 – 7 p.m. (Monday thru Friday)

Noon – 5 p.m. (Saturday & Sunday)

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance will be available to those in need for membership and programming at DAC.

Assistance will be awarded based on a sliding scale to ensure equitable access to safe, family-fun activities and water fitness.

“We want people of all ages, incomes and backgrounds to discover the joy and health benefits of swimming,” said Mayor Lloyd Winnecke. “The City of Evansville and YMCA are working together with the Dream Center, Welborn Baptist Foundation, Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation, Jacobsville stakeholders and several other community organizations to ensure access for the children of our community.”

As Evansville’s newest asset, Deaconess Aquatic Center is available to all in our community. Although the YMCA is managing the facility, a YMCA membership is not required for admittance.


Pool passes and memberships are available for purchase, immediately. The following are the standard rates without discounts or adjustments.

Daily Pass: $6

Pass Packages:

  • 15 visits: $55
  • 30 visits: $106
  • 45 visits: $135

Monthly Individual Membership: $25

Monthly Family Membership: $50

Community Rooms

Two community rooms are available for birthday party, meeting and event rental.

The rooms are currently being offered to neighborhood partners - Jacobsville Neighborhood Improvement Association and the Dream Center - for their respective board meetings.

Upcoming Programming & Services

October 4: GREAT Swim Club will begin training in the Lilly King Competition Pool

October 12: Morning water fitness classes begin on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week

October 25:  EVSC and ECS boys and girls high school swimming season begins

October 31:  Last day of the season for the CenterPoint Energy Splash Pad

November through December: YMCA will be scheduling stroke clinics, adult swimming workshops and other programs like masters swimming

January 1: Swim lessons will begin

For more information about passes, memberships and rentals, call 812-402-9770.

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