Shelby County Swimming Pool

Find Shelby County Iowa swimming pools and public aquatic parks. Swimming pools provide information on the municipal, free, local, and public indoor and outdoor community pool facilities.


Elk Horn Swimming Pool West Park Street Elk Horn IA 51531 712-764-6611


About Shelby County Swimming Pools

Shelby County Public Swimming Pools are typically owned by Shelby County or local government and they are managed by the Parks Department in Shelby County, IA. Shelby County Swimming Pools may be owned and operated by a public or private athletic organization.

Swimming Pools can include the complex where a pool is located and additional facilities like changing rooms.

You may contact Swimming Pools for questions about:
  • Shelby County public pool and recreation centers
  • Swimming classes and lessons in Shelby County, Iowa
  • Aquatics programs
  • Lap swimming and free swim
  • Shelby County swim teams
Shelby County Public Pools

Counties and local governments run Public Pools in Shelby County. Most communities own and maintain at least one Public Swimming Pool that offers a combination of open swim time, swimming lessons, fitness programs, competitive swimming events, and swim-related programming. Special programming may include lifeguard instructional courses, activities for individuals with disabilities or special needs, and aquatic therapy programs. Access to Shelby County Public Pools is often restricted to residents of the community, though many make provision for residents to bring guests from outside the community or allow access to non-residents who pay a fee.

Public Swimming Facilities in Shelby County

Most Public Swimming Pools are in-ground, outdoor structures, often located adjacent to Shelby County public parks, schools, or other public facilities. Restrooms and changing rooms are usually available on site. In addition to a large pool with a standard depth of 3 feet to 5 feet or more, a Shelby County pool facility may also offer a shallow wading pool suitable for toddlers and non-swimmers. Splash Pads, which are play areas featuring sprinklers, fountains, and similar devices, are also common amenities at Public Swimming Pools.

Aquatic Centers

Shelby County Public Swimming Pools can also be indoors, as part of a community center, athletic complex, school, or as a stand-alone aquatic center. Many Indoor Public Swimming Pools are designed and constructed to dimensions that allow for competitive swim events. Audience seating, scoreboards, and audio systems are incorporated into the design to facilitate competitive events. Some aquatic centers also include Therapy Pools, although this is less common. Therapy Pools are heated pools, usually indoors, that are designed for medical, rehabilitative, and other therapy uses.