Charles E. Lakin YMCA

Council Bluffs, Iowa

The brand new two-story, 73,000 square foot, Charles E. Lakin YMCA features sports courts, therapy and lap pools, exercise rooms, an indoor track, a teen center, classrooms, a teaching kitchen, and a playground. Through a partnership with CHI Health and Mercy Hospital, the $16 million facility will accentuate those medically-based wellness programs and their offensive against diabetes, cancer, arthritis, and obesity.

The main pool consists of 25-yard lap lanes, a zero-depth entry, lazy river, and a shallow play area for swim lessons. Within the zero-depth entry, there are spray features for interactive play. The therapy pool is about 2,360 square feet and located in a separate room from the main pool. It includes a ramp and an underwater bench.