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Aquatic Center Hours, Pricing and Programs Released

Steve Burger

Grand opening set for this Friday.

With excitement building as swimmers get ready to jump in the water at the Deaconess Aquatic Center next week, Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke’s office released the schedule Tuesday. The full text of the mayor's message is below.

Basically, the hours for the Lilly King Competition Pool are split between public time and those training for competitions. The recreational pool and splash pad access will be from 9am-7pm with a break mid-afternoon.

A daily pass to the facility is six dollars, with various other levels of pricing packages available. The YMCA of Evansville is managing the aquatic center, but membership in the YMCA is not required to use the center.

A web site is being developed, but you can check with updates on these items on Facebook/EvansvilleDAC or Evansville DAC on Twitter.

Here is the full text of the mayor's announcement:

Hours of Operation

Lilly King Competition Pool

5 – 9 a.m. (Monday thru Saturday for public lap swim)

3 – 6 p.m. (Monday thru Friday for swim team practice and lap swim)

Noon - 5 p.m. (Saturday & Sunday for public lap swim)

Recreational Pool & Splash Pad

9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Monday thru Friday)

3 – 7 p.m. (Monday thru Friday)

Noon – 5 p.m. (Saturday & Sunday)

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance will be available to those in need for membership and programming at DAC.

Assistance will be awarded based on a sliding scale to ensure equitable access to safe, family-fun activities and water fitness.

“We want people of all ages, incomes and backgrounds to discover the joy and health benefits of swimming,” said Mayor Lloyd Winnecke. “The City of Evansville and YMCA are working together with the Dream Center, Welborn Baptist Foundation, Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation, Jacobsville stakeholders and several other community organizations to ensure access for the children of our community.”

As Evansville's newest asset, Deaconess Aquatic Center is available to all in our community. Although the YMCA is managing the facility, a YMCA membership is not required for admittance.


Pool passes and memberships are available for purchase, immediately. The following are the standard rates without discounts or adjustments.

Daily Pass: $6

Pass Packages:

  • 15 visits: $55
  • 30 visits: $106
  • 45 visits: $135

Monthly Individual Membership: $25

Monthly Family Membership: $50

Community Rooms

Two community rooms are available for birthday party, meeting and event rental.

The rooms are currently being offered to neighborhood partners - Jacobsville Neighborhood Improvement Association and the Dream Center - for their respective board meetings.

Upcoming Programming & Services

October 4: GREAT Swim Club will begin training in the Lilly King Competition Pool

October 12: Morning water fitness classes begin on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week

October 25:  EVSC and ECS boys and girls high school swimming season begins

October 31:  Last day of the season for the CenterPoint Energy Splash Pad

November through December: YMCA will be scheduling stroke clinics, adult swimming workshops and other programs like masters swimming

January 1: Swim lessons will begin

For more information about passes, memberships and rentals, call 812-402-9770.

A new DAC website is currently being developed. Updates will be posted via social media at https://www.facebook.com/EvansvilleDAC or https://twitter.com/EvansvilleDAC.

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