Aquatic Center

2023 The Aquatic Center official fall opening date:

August 14, 2023


Monday-Friday: 8am-1pm: Fitness Swim
Monday-Thursday 4pm-8pm (closed Friday Evenings): Open Swim
Saturdays: 12pm-4pm: Open Swim
Sundays: Closed


The Aquatic Center is one of the finest indoor pools in Nebraska. A variety of activities are offered to meet the needs of the community, including: swimming lessons, lifeguard training, adult lap swim, water exercise classes, and other activities.


The Aquatic Center provides an eight lane pool, 100 feet by 64 feet, with depth ranging from 2 1/2 feet to 12 feet. The pool is equipped with a special needs ramp and lift, two one-meter diving boards, and a double flume slide.

Swim Team

The Aquatic Center is home to the Columbus Discoverers swim team. Their season runs November through February.

Job Openings

Lifeguards: $14.00/hour upon successful completion of Columbus Aquatic Center Lifeguard class training. The City will provide Red Cross lifeguard training without a fee. Morning, afternoon, evening, & weekend shifts available. Must be at least 15 years of age. Must know how to swim. Opportunity for advancement.

Swim Lesson Instructors: $16.25/hour. Red Cross training as an instructor is provided. Must be at least 16 years of age. Opportunity for advancement.