With winter break rapidly approaching, it is key to find some energy-burnin, budget-friendly activities to keep kids busy and having fun! Swimming is the perfect activity for any season, especially as a treat in the wintertime. Luckily, the Indy area has tons of indoor pools and aquatic centers with amenities like zero depth entry and waterslides. Make sure to check a posted schedule or call ahead, because many locations only offer open swim at designated times. Don’t forget towels!
Here’s a listing of the best indoor pools in Indianapolis to help your family just keep swimming!
Address: 8575 East Raymond St. Indianapolis, IN
Features: The leisure pool goes from a zero depth entry to 3 feet in depth. The Water Playhouse boasts a small slide, geysers, and lots of spray features. The cherry on top is a water slide for kids of at least 48 inches.
Cost: $4/$5 for kids and adults on weekends and $5/$6 for kids and adults on weekends.
Address: 1235 Central Park Dr E, Carmel, IN 46032
Features: The Activity Pool uses zero depth entry to open up to a kiddie paradise. There are dumping buckets of water, automatic spray features, and the mini slide. Additionally, the Monon Center offers a lap pool.
Cost: Non-members are $7 a child and $10 an adult.
Address- Carmel: 271 Merchants Square Drive, Suite A 110 Carmel, Indiana
Address- Fishers: 11581 Geist Pavilion Drive Suite 114 Fishers, IN
Features: The Swim School has a traditional pool, heated to 90 degrees, with a glass parent viewing area. The center is filled with vibrant colors chosen to inspire kids.
Cost: Varies by program. Family swim starts at just $5, and no more than $15.00 per family
Address-Noblesville: 15550 Stony Creek Way, Noblesville, IN 46060
Address- Fishers: 10601 Cumberland Road, Fishers, IN 46037
Address – Carmel: 1463 Queensborough Drive, Carmel, IN 46033
Features: Stoney Creek features a range of classes starting for child at 4 weeks of age. SCSC is one of the only programs in the area that has classes specifically designed for fearful, older beginner swimmers and adults.
Cost: Varies by program.
Address: 520 East Main St, Carmel IN (The Carmel High School Natatorium)
Features: Carmel Aquatics uses the Carmel High School Natatorium. The pool has competition standards, including depth and lanes.
Cost: $3 for children and $5 for adults.
Address: 2215 West Washington St. Indianapolis, IN
Features: The basic high school pool has the ultimate bragging right: a giant floating obstacle course in the middle of the pool. Must pass a swim test and go to the Deep End to play on the Rock Wall.
Cost: $2 for children and $3 for adults.
Address: 3850 DePauw Bvld. Indianapolis, IN
Features: The tropical island explosion has 3 giant slides, the BoomBay sports activity pool, the Kataway interactive playscape, a 700 gallon tipping water bucket, a lazy river, and, of course, jacuzzis.
Cost: $15 per person.
**Currently closed for renovations.