Nampa Recreation Center
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The Nampa Recreation Center houses five indoor swimming pools with different features to offer great options for every swimmer. We offer year around learn-to-swim classes and water exercise classes. All taught in varying water temps and depths to best meet the needs of our participants. With over 30 water exercise classes per week there is an opportunity that fits everyone's needs. Whether taking a class, exercising or just coming to go down the slide everyone is sure to have a great time.


Lap Pool
The Nampa Recreation Center Lap pool offers 10 lanes and is 25 yards long. The Lap Pool is kept at approximately 80 degrees.

Swimming Pool

The Lap Pool offers a great competition swimming pool and is home to the Nampa Swim Team Sharks as well as fitness and recreational swimmers. The Lap Pool also hosts multiple water exercise classes, Kayaking, and lap swimming. Even with all of the activities available to our patrons, there is consistently space available for lap swimming.

Diving Well
Our Diving Pool features a 10 foot deep swimming area! The Diving Pool has a swinging Tarzan Rope and diving springboard. It also hosts several deep water aerobic classes throughout the week. Children under the age of 14 must pass a swimming test before utilizing the deep pool.

Hydro Pool
The Hydro-Therapy pool is kept at approximately 90 degrees and is the perfect place for therapy, exercise, or recreational swimming. Many of the Nampa Recreation Center's therapy classes and young Learn-to-Swim classes are held in the Hydro Therapy pool. The depth of this pool ranges from 1 foot to 4 feet.

Recreation Pool
The Recreation Pool is just all kinds of fun! It is kept at a warm 88 degrees and it is home to our 7 foot tall blue heron water fountain, 53 foot long waterslide, as well as a basketball hoop for all the fun you can handle! Pool depths range from 2 to 4 feet.

Kids Pool
The kids' pool is a great place for little ones to jump in with parents and enjoy the water. Its depth reaches 1.5 feet and is kept at 90 degrees.

Swimming Pool

The Spa is a great place to kick back and relax after a hard workout. Hop in for a soak and let the jets add to your relaxation with water temperature approximately 102 degrees. The Spa is for teens and adults 14 and older. See guidelines for health warnings.

Sauna & Steam Room
The Sauna and steam room are great ways to relax. Adults 18 and older can enjoy the sauna or stream room located inside the pool area. See sauna and steam room guidelines for health warnings.


Hours of Operation
Pool Hours
The lap pool, recreation pool, hydrotherapy pool and kids pools are open:
  • Monday – Friday
    5:00 am – 9:45 pm
  • Saturday
    8:00 am –6:45 pm
  • Sunday
    11:00 am – 5:45 pm

Water Slide Hours
Come enjoy a splashing good time on the Nampa Rec Center water slide. The water slide is 7 feet high and 53 feet long and a whole lot of fun!

  • Monday - Friday
    4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday
    12:00 pm- 6:00 pm
  • Sunday
    1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Summer & Holiday Water Slide Hours
During summer and holidays the water slide hours are extended.

  • 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Tarzan Rope/ Diving Well/Inner-Tubes
Swing like Tarzan from the deck, dive like a pro from the diving board or float around like a duck on our water tubes! The depth of this pool ranges from 9½ to 10½ feet and the temperature is kept at approximately 82 degrees.

  • Monday - Friday
    4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday
    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Sunday
    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

General Information
Age Requirements
An adult (18 years and older) is required to directly supervise a child under the age of six. Those under the age of six who are unsupervised will be required to sit on the deck until a parent comes to get them. Children under the age of 14 are not permitted in the spa, and those under 18 are not permitted in the steam room or sauna.

Pool Availability
At times, limited space is available in the pools due to Learn-to-Swim classes, water fitness classes, and special events.

Swimming Test
Participants swimming in the Lap Pool or Deep Pool are required to take a swimming test. This test is required each visit and must be administered by a lifeguard. The swimming test involves swimming in the lap pool two lengths (50 yards) using front crawl without stopping.

Pool Dress Code/Diapers
Swimsuits are required for swimming in all NRC Pools. Street clothes, undergarments, sweats, cut-offs etc. are not permitted in the pools. Children wearing diapers are welcome in the pool as long as they are wearing swim diapers or snug fitting rubber pants over the diapers and underneath their bathing suits.

Floatation Devices
The Nampa Recreation Center only allows coast guard approved floatation, such as lifejackets, to be worn in the pools. Coast guard approved floatation is designed to ensure that a child's head will be maintained above the water. Examples of non-coast guard approved floatation are water wings, inflatable rings and suits with built in floatation. Noodles are allowed in the pool as long as the child stays where they can touch and are using the equipment appropriately.

Outdoor Swimming Pools
The City of Nampa has an outdoor swimming pool and outdoor water park that are open seasonally, click here for information.

Outdoor Swimming Pool

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