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About the Center

The Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center is dedicated to providing our members with a clean, safe, inclusive, and accessible recreational fitness and aquatic center.

The recreational fitness and aquatic center feature a variety of amenities including a leisure pool with slide and lazy river, an 8-lane lap pool, a fitness center, locker rooms, group fitness classes, concessions, and facility rental room.  The Fitness center is available for 24/7 use to WAFC members 18 years of age or older.  24/7 access includes the use of the fitness center only and excludes the use of the lap pool, leisure pool, hot tub and locker rooms.

The Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center is adjacent to the Whitewater High School, and managed by the City of Whitewater's Park and Recreation Department. 

City of Whitewater Aquatic & Fitness Center
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Promote healthy living, fitness, and wellness through amenities, training, classes, programs, & services.



Providing personalized services and quality amenities in a clean, accessible, and inclusive environment.



Provide a welcoming space for recreational fitness that appeals to young adults, couples, families, and seniors.



Provide a welcoming, accommodating, inclusive environment to all the residents of Whitewater and beyond.



The Whitewater Aquatic Center opened in December of 2001 after years of planning, fundraising, and tireless work of a group called SWIM (Setting Whitewater In Motion).  The Whitewater Unified School District provided the land adjacent to the high school, the City of Whitewater provided over 2 million dollars in capital support, and the community fundraised over 6 million dollars for the construction of the facility.  A non-profit board was formed of community, school, and city representatives who were charged with operating the facility.  The WAC Board hired Jason Krapfl to be its first director.


 In 2003, a sublease agreement was entered into with Mercy Healthcare who operated the facility from 2003-2008.  As part of the agreement, Mercy constructed the fitness center which opened in 2004.  Following the expiration of the agreement with Mercy, the WAC Board hired Paula Malone to be the Director. During Paula's tenure, a number of energy-efficient and cost-saving measures were introduced and the facility saw a significant financial turnaround.  Paula announced her intentions to retire and the initial 15 year agreement between the City and School District was set to expire in 2016.


In January of 2016, a new agreement was approved by the Common Council and School Board. The agreement turned the operation of the facility over to the Parks & Recreation Department beginning July 1, 2016. The Parks & Recreation Departments is overseen by a Board of Directors which consists of nine  members including three executive officer members and six citizen members.  

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