Indoor Pools & Water Slides in the Indy Area

Want to find the best indoor pools where you can take kids swimming in Indy? Here are the best places to get your kids in the water year-round. Indoor pools are the best places to practice your swim lesson skills during the winter, and all of these locations offer open swim times for the public. My kids love swimming and I love hearing them have a great time — the giggling, the excitement, and the splashing…lots of splashing! 

Please note that indoor pools may change open swim hours to accommodate scheduled classes and programming, maintenance, and weather conditions. We recommend checking websites and social media or calling ahead to confirm open swim times before you visit.

Looking for outdoor waterparks? Check out these Indianapolis area water parks.

Indoor Swimming Pools in Indianapolis

 

Krannert Family Aquatic Center

605 S. High School Rd., Indianapolis

Krannert Park’s Family Center is currently undergoing significant renovations. Unfortunately, this means no swimming for the 2022-2023 winter season. However, we have a brand new indoor pool, splash pad, weight room, and track to look forward to in the fall of 2023!

Indy Island Aquatic Center

8575 E. Raymond St., Indianapolis
Public Swimming: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 5-9 pm; Saturday, 12-4 pm

Indy Island at Raymond Park has an indoor swimming pool. The leisure pool features zero-depth entry and is only 3 feet deep. Kids will love the cute coral reef structure in this activity pool that has geysers and other spray features. Indy Island also has a small double water slide and a larger tube slide. There is an accessible ramp in the leisure pool. For those who prefer a calmer swimming experience, there is a simple lap pool located beyond the waterpark section. During the summer months, check out the outdoor pool.

$4/children and seniors, $5/adult, kids 2 and under are free

George Washington Community School Pool

2215 W. Washington St. Door #6, Indianapolis
Public Swimming: Tuesday and Thursday, 4:30-6:30 pm; Saturday, 12-4 pm

This indoor heated swimming pool is located at Washington Community School and is operated by Indy Parks & Recreation. GWCS students receive free admission with their student ID. Awesome features include an obstacle course, rock wall, and splashketball hoop. 

$2/child, $3/adult, kids 2 and under are free, GWCS students with ID are free

Thatcher Pool

4649 W. Vermont St., Indianapolis
Public Swimming: Monday-Friday, 11 am-12:30 pm and 4-6 pm

The Thatcher Park indoor swimming pool is heated to 85-95 degrees year-round. Many fun aquatic programs take place here and everyone loves the aqua rock climbing wall. 

$2/child, $3/adult, kids 2 and under are free

Indoor Swimming Pools North of Indy

Goldfish Swim School — Carmel

271 Merchants Square Dr. A 110, Carmel
Public Swimming (Family Swim): Friday, 1-2 pm

It’s not unusual to see kids and parents having a great time floating in foam canoes and playing with floating fish and other pool toys available for use. Many families like to bring dinner along to enjoy together during swim breaks. This indoor pool is always heated to a tropical 90 degrees. Showers, changing rooms, an observation window, and a blow-dry bar are just some of the fantastic amenities available for children and their families.

$5 per person/$15 per family maximum

Monon Community Center Indoor Pool

1195 Central Park Drive W, Carmel
Public Swimming: Monday-Friday, 5-8 pm; Saturday, 12-7 pm; Sunday, 9 am-7 pm

The Monon Community Center’s indoor pool is a north-side of Indy favorite. Families love the activity pool with indoor water slides, zero-depth entry, tot slide, interactive water features, and a vortex. Get ready for the pool and change afterward in the adjoining locker rooms.

$13/youth 3-15 and seniors 65+, $16/adult, kids 2 and under are free. $3 discount on day passes for Carmel residents with ID.

Goldfish Swim School — Fishers

11581 Geist Pavilion Dr. #114, Fishers, IN
Public Swimming (Family Swim): Tuesday, 12:30-1:30 pm

You won’t be cold in this indoor pool! Heated to a comfortable 90 degrees year-round, it’s tropical! Kids will love the toys and floaties available for use. There’s so much to do! Families are welcome to bring along dinner or have dinner delivered to make a full evening of it. Get ready to go home afterward in the spacious changing rooms or family bathrooms. Enjoy a quick shower with provided shampoo and then use the blow dry bar to get those tresses ready for whatever is next.

$5 per person/$15 per family maximum

Indoor Swimming Pools West of Indy

 

Splash Island Indoor Aquatic Center West Indy-Plainfield

651 Vestal Road, Plainfield
Public Swimming: Friday, 6-9 pm; Saturday, 12-9 pm; Sunday, 12-6 pm

Splash Island is a west-side favorite during the summer and it’s just as fun during the winter months. The indoor swimming pool has a fantastic waterslide.

$9/child 2-4, $11/youth 5-17 and seniors 55+, $13/adult, kids 1 and under are free. Discounts are available for Plainfield and Guilford Township residents with ID.

Indoor Swimming Pools South of Indy

 

Goldfish Swim School — Greenwood

1675 West Smith Valley Road, Greenwood
Public Swimming (Family Swim): Tuesday, 12-1 pm; Sunday, 1-2 pm

You won’t be cold in this indoor pool! Heated to a comfortable 90 degrees, year-round, it’s tropical! Kids will love the toys and floaties available for use. There’s so much to do! Families are welcome to bring along dinner or have dinner delivered to make a full evening of it. Get ready to go home afterward in the spacious changing rooms or family bathrooms. Enjoy a quick shower (shampoo provided) and then use the blow dry bar to get those tresses ready for whatever is next

$5 per person/$15 per family maximum

Other Indoor Swimming Pools

The Indianapolis area is full of places to splash and swim indoors. Here are some other local indoor swimming options worth checking out. Be sure to check online or call ahead to learn about public open swim hours and pricing.

  • YMCA of Greater Indianapolis
  • JCC Indianapolis
  • Stony Creek Swim School
  • Aqua Tots
  • IUPUI Natatorium
  • Total Fitness of Columbus
  • Foundation for Youth Pool Columbus

LaShonna Bates Indoor Aquatics Center – CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

1450 S. Reisner St., Indianapolis

The LaShonna Bates Indoor Aquatics Center features a children’s play area with geysers, waterfalls, other spray features, and a water slide! Zero-depth entry is a helpful feature for parents with small children.

$2/child, $3/adult, kids 2 and under are free

Indianapolis Hotels with Indoor Pools

Beat the winter blues by planning a family stay-cation with pool access! Try spending a night or two at one of these local hotels with indoor pools.

Courtyard Indianapolis at the Capitol

The Courtyard indoor pool has an accessible pool lift.
320 N Senate Ave, Indianapolis, IN

Conrad Indianapolis

The Conrad has a gorgeous indoor pool and hot tub. The windowed ceiling allows for a little taste of being in the sun. High-end pool chairs and chaise loungers add the luxurious feeling of being at a resort.
50 W Washington StIndianapolis, IN

Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown

The Hilton Garden Inn has a small, five-foot-deep indoor pool and jacuzzi for guests to use.
10 E Market St, Indianapolis, IN

Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites

The swimming pool at the Hilton is located on the top floor, with a glass roof overhead, guests can appreciate the views of some of Indianapolis’ tallest buildings.
120 W Market St, Indianapolis, IN

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