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Siouxland Pools & Swim Lessons


Get ready to splash and dive! I'm excited to share the best places to swim in Siouxland, along with where to find swim lessons in the Sioux City area. Swimming can be one of the best forms of exercise, along with tons of fun, and it's important to make sure you and your family are ready to be safe in the water!

Pool hours and rates are based on the information available online from the pools in May 2019, but I don't run any of them and am not affiliated with any of them, so check with the pool to be sure things haven't changed!

Pools in Sioux City, South Sioux City, and North Sioux City 

  • Four Seasons Health Club
    • 1600 7th Street, Sioux City, IA
    • Indoor pool
    • Memberships required and rates vary.
    • Swim lessons available.
    • For more information, visit the Four Seasons Health Club website
  • Lewis Park and Pool
    • 1621 Sioux Trail, Sioux City, IA
    • Outdoor pool
    • Free Friday night swims, swim parties, and more arranged by Sioux City Parks & Rec
    • For more information, visit the Sioux City Parks and Rec Aquatics page
  • Lief Erickson Park and Pool
    • 31st & Court Street, Sioux City, IA
    • Outdoor pool
    • Swim lessons, Free Friday night swims, swim parties, and more arranged by Sioux City Parks & Rec
    • For more information, visit the Sioux City Parks and Rec Aquatics page
  • Riverside Park and Pool
    • 1201 Riverside Boulevard, Sioux City, IA
    • Outdoor pool & water slide
    • Swim lessons, Free Friday night swims, swim parties, and more arranged by Sioux City Parks & Rec
    • For more information, visit the Sioux City Parks and Rec Aquatics page
  • Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA & South Sioux City Aquaplex
    • 601 Riverview Drive, South Sioux City, NE
    • Indoor and outdoor pools and water slides
    • Swim lessons and special events available
    • Memberships and daily passes available, and prices vary
    • For more information, visit the Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA website
  • Sioux City Country Club

Other Siouxland Area Pools


  • Sergeant Bluff Pool
    • 910 Topaz Boulevard, Sergeant Bluff, IA
    • Open from noon-5pm and 6-8pm on Monday through Friday, from noon to 7pm on Saturday, and from noon to 6pm on Sunday
    • Admission is $4 for a full session or $2.50 for weekday evening only.
    • Pool passes, pool rental, lessons, and more also available. 
    • For more info, visit the Sergeant Bluff Pool website
  • LeMars YMCA
    • 241 12th Street, LeMars, IA
    • Indoor and outdoor pools
    • Open swim from 1-5pm everyday and from 7 to 8:30pm on Monday through Thursday nights in June 2019. 
    • Memberships and day passes available, prices vary.
    • For more information, visit the LeMars YMCA website.
  • Haskell Swimming Pool
    • 325 Miller Boulevard, Moville, IA
    • Outdoor pool and waterslide
    • Daily and season passes available
    • For more information, visit the City of Moville website.
  • Ponca State Park
    • 88090 Spur 26 East, Ponca, NE
    • Outdoor pool, waterslide, & splash pad features
    • Daily and annual passes available
    • For more information, visit the Ponca State Park website
  • Elk Point Community Swimming Pool
    • 207 Truman Lane, Elk Point, SD
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Daily and season passes and punch cards available
    • For more information, visit the City of Elk Point website

Swim Lessons in Siouxland

It's important for everyone to learn to swim, not just for fun, but for safety in a city not just full of fun pools but also divided by the Missouri, Big Sioux, and Floyd Rivers!

Some of the places where your family can take swim lessons include:

  • Sioux City Parks & Rec
  • Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA
  • Infant Swim Rescue (coming soon!)


For even more aquatic fun, check out my post about Sioux City Splash Pads!

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