With the cold months once again upon us, it’s key for parents 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 your flip flops!
Indoor Pools in Indianapolis:
Address:1235 Central Park Dr E, Carmel, IN 46032
Features: The indoor pool space is a great place for kids and adults. It features an indoor lap pool, two adventure slides and an activity pool. Plus, swim lessons take place in the afternoon and evening.
Cost: Free for members; $9 for nonmember kids (3-15) and $12 for nonmember adults (16+)
Address: 271 Merchants Square Drive, Suite A 110, Carmel; 11581 Geist Pavilion Drive Suite 114, Fishers; 1675 West Smith Valley Road, Greenwood
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
Address: 15550 Stony Creek Way, Noblesville; 10601 Cumberland Road, Fishers; 1463 Queensborough Drive, Carmel
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 seniors; $5 for adults
Indy Parks and Recreation Indoor Pools:
Address: 605 S High School Rd, Indianapolis
Features: With open swim offered Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, as well as lap swim and aquatic fitness classes throughout the week, Krannert Park has something for every swimmer. Find the indoor pool schedule here.
Cost: $3 for adults, $2 for kids & seniors
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: 4649 W Vermont St, Indianapolis
Features: A Speedway area favorite, Thatcher Park’s indoor pool is a great place to warm up on those cold, cold days.
Cost: $3 for adults, $2 for kids (2-17) and seniors (62+ ), 2 and under are free
Currently closed for renovation. Scheduled to reopen sometime in 2020. Visit the Indy Island Facebook page for updates.
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 for kids and $5 for adults on weekdays; $5 for kids and $6 for adults on weekends; kids 2 & under are free
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