North Scott YMCA
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 to the recreation pool.
Construction is expected to finish in March 2022. 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.
- Lobby comfy/cozy area with fireplace
- Track offers views to pools and main road
- Competition pool, family recreation pool, and kiddie pool