Cedar Rapids Metro YMCA

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Marion, IA

Year Completed



2022 Athletic Business Aquatic Portfolio Showcase

The former Marion YMCA facility debuted in 1963. Aquatic amenities were limited to a 6-lane lap pool. In 2009, the YMCA began to envision possible options for upgrading their Y and planning officially kicked off in 2014. During this time, fundraising efforts were also underway. The City of Marion contributed more than $6 million toward the new facility via the Function and Fitness Partnership with the YMCA. Three years later in 2017, Waters Edge Aquatic Design teamed with professional architects to begin developing concepts for an entirely new YMCA. Waters Edge worked closely with the team to understand the vision and concept that would serve the Marion community. Among many new features, the lap pool deep end water depth allows for swim team starting platform and lifeguard certification.

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