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Q: What are the hours of the pool?
A: Pool (Summer) Hours are:
Mon-Fri: 5:00 am – 8:30pm
Sat: 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sun: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Standard Pool Hours Resume:
Tuesday, September 3
Mon – Fri:
5:00 am - 8:30pm
Sat 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sun 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
*Please make sure to check the swim team schedule of practices, camps, and meets to ensure availbility of lanes.
Q: What are the ages/requirements for using the pool?
A: Under 4 years: Children must be at least 3 months old to be in the pool under any circumstances.Regardless of swim test results, parent or guardian must be in the water and within 10-feet of the child at ALL times.
Only certified and approved United States Coast Guard floatation devices are allowed.
Ages 5-8: Children who have not passed the swim test must swim under parent or guardian supervision. Parent or guardian must be in the water and within 10-feet of the child at ALL times.
In order to swim without a parent or guardian in the water, children must pass the 25-yard swim test.?Guardians must be in the immediate pool area but do not have to be in the water.
Ages 9+ are allowed in the pool area without adult supervision as long as they have passed the 25-yard swim test, knowing their own limitations.
Q: What is Trail point's ratio of adults-to-children for the pools?
A: For the safety of all of our swimmers, we have limited the ratio to three children per swimming adult.
Q: What are the details of each pool?
A: Our competition pool stays between 81-83 degrees and ranges in depth from 5ft -12ft 6 in.
Our leisure pool ranges from 85-87 degrees and ranges in depth from zero-depth (ramp) - 4 ft.
Policy & Payment
Q: Do you have a statement of Membership Terms?
Membership Terms Agreement
Q: What is your guest policy?
A: Members (16+) will be allowed to sponsor one guest per visit. Each guest will need to register at our membership desk, sign a waiver, and present a photo ID. Guests 18+ will need to issue a government-issued Photo ID to be run through the national sex offender database.
Each guest can visit the facility up to three times in a one year period.
We do not offer day passes for any service.
Q: Do I have to sign a contract?
A: There are no contracts.
Q: How will this facility accommodate anyone who cannot afford memberships?
A: Anyone interested in membership will not be denied access because of income level. We offer a sliding fee scale determined by family size and household income. To discuss this option, please visit Trail Point during facility hours.
Q: Do you have a Lost & Found?
A: Trail Point does have a Lost & Found area for items that have been left at the facility. However, we will only keep these items until the 1st of the following month.
Q: How will this facility have a tie-in to DMACC's academic programs?
A: Trail Point will provide current/future students with greater opportunities to engage in student life, offer hands-on experiential learning opportunities for many DMACC academic programs, and supply a range of on-campus employment opportunities for students.
Q: What is the level of involvement with the Ankeny Community School District (ACSD)?
A: Trail Point's eight-lane competition swimming pool with diving well will become the home of the Ankeny's swim team during competition seasons. ACSD has agreed to provide a $2M contribution toward the construction of the pool, along with sharing the cost of equipment. They will also continue to contribute up to $50,000/year for improvements and maintenance costs for the pool and surrounding area.
Q: Why has DMACC chosen to operate and manage the facility?
A: DMACC's original plan was to contract with the YMCA to be the operator of the recreation center and for it to become the new YMCA of Ankeny. However, revised financial projections indicated that the agreement wasn't going to work as planned, and the parties amicably ended negotiations. Prior to this, the center project was always intended to be open to the entire community and to fulfill DMACC's agreement with Ankeny Schools.
DMACC has a strong history of successfully identifying and hiring expert staff to run College auxiliary operations and academic programs. The College intends to operate the facility on a membership basis for wellness and the engagement of families within the community.
Q: How will Trail Point impact other fitness centers?
A: It is not DMACC's intent to impact the current operations of any public, private, profit, or non-profit facility within the community. Ankeny is the fastest growing community in the State of Iowa (by population count) and, with over 50,000 current residents, there is a high demand for quality health and wellness facilities within the community. We believe this facility will fill a need in the community, as was originally envisioned. DMACC is executing the plan that has been in place for the center from its early discussions.