School district/city/nonprofit partnership brings students and community fitness resource
North Scott Community School District had to rent a substandard local pool for its high school swim team practices and meets. A partnership between the district, the City of Eldridge, and the YMCA creates a 43,500-square-foot fitness center that serves as a home for the swim team, as well as a resource for community members.
The first floor houses a lobby, gym, and natatorium including a competition pool, family recreation pool, and kiddie pool. The upper-level track (12.5 times around = one mile) surrounds a weight room and the gym below. Also upstairs is a dance/yoga studio with a view of the recreation pool.
The six-lane competition pool seats 135 spectators and has a one-meter diving board. The family recreation pool offers bench seating in the water and a hot tub that fits 13. It also has a play structure with slides, steps, sprayers, and a water dump bucket.
Gro Development worked with the organizations to raise funds and create preliminary designs. The owner then tasked Legat with developing the design as the local architect.