Aquatic Center is open to Aquatic and Combo Young Center members, students, and for day users:
Summer hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. (except state holidays and other events.)
Young Center day passes are $5.00 per person per day. A Young Center day pass does not give you access to the Aquatic Center during times of rental (Black Hills Gold Swim Team or Spearfish Aquatics Club).
The Donald E. Young Center houses an Aquatic Center that is available to students and members of the community. There is a large pool for lap swimming and a smaller pool for exercises. The operation of the pools in the Aquatic Center must meet the needs of a diverse group of users. To meet this goal, a middle of the road approach has been selected for water temperatures. The small pool is approximately 92º, large pool is 83º and air temperature is 85º.
The Aquatic Center contains:
6-lane 25-meter pool containing 200,000 gallons of water
3-lane 50,000 gallon instructional pool with hydraulic moveable floor
350 seating capacity
Adults and seniors may swim laps in the large pool or exercise in the small pool during lap swim. Youth may swim laps if accompanied by a parent/guardian. Rec swim is for all ages.
Call 605.642.6196 for information.
Pool Hours of Operation
- 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
- Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and state holidays but open for hourly rentals
- Hours are subject to change
- Pools are subject to closures
The Young Center closes at 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8:00 p.m. Friday, and 5:00 p.m. weekends. We respectfully request users do what is necessary (shower, change, etc.) to accommodate the building closure hours.
Check out Pool Rules.
Black Hills Gold Swim Team
If you are between the ages of 5 and 18, plunge into the Young Center pool for swim team practice. Coaches work intensively with the four groups (developmental, advanced, junior varsity, and varsity) on improving stroke technique, building endurance, setting goals, and preparing for competition. If you are comfortable swimming in a swimming pool or have prior swimming experience, and you want to learn more about swim team, please stop by the pool during swim team and visit with Coach Brenda Hendricks. During the summer Swim Team meets Monday through Friday, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. and during the academic year 3:45 - 5:15 p.m. For info call Teena Huber, 605.722.1548.
Spearfish Aquatics Club
The Spearfish Aquatics Club now has a ONE-TIME use day pass for those who want to "tryout" the pool during their swim times. The cost of a day pass is $3.00 per person. Checks are preferred and made out to Spearfish Aquatics Club, but cash is acceptable.
The Spearfish Aquatics Club is a newly formed community group that is renting the Young Center Aquatic Center. The group has been able to expand their swimming hours. Now Monday through Friday from 5:45 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. excluding holidays and working around other scheduled aquatic events. Membership dues are $25 a month and are due on the first of each month by check. You can pay the lifeguards or mail a check to Spearfish Aquatics Club, P.O. Box 1404, Spearfish, SD 57783. As more people join the Spearfish Aquatics Club, the club will look at renting the aquatic center more hours. For more information please visit the Spearfish Aquatics Club web site at www.spearfishaquaticsclub.org or contact them at email@example.com.