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Aquatic Center
Brook Tomka
Brook Tomka
Aquatics Manager

1783 10th Ave.
P.O. Box 1677
Columbus, NE  68602-1677

Ph: (402) 563-3222
Fx: (402) 562-4265

Business Hours
Summer Hours
8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fall & Spring Hours
8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Winter Hours
8:00 am – 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Weekend Hours (All Year)
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Aquatic Center is one of the finest indoor pools in Nebraska. The pool is open year round (Swimming and Activity Hours). A variety of activities are offered to meet the needs of the community, including: swimming lessons, lifeguard training, youth swim team, adult lap swim, water exercise classes, and other activities.


The Aquatic Center provides an eight lane pool, 100 feet by 64 feet, with depth ranging from 2 1/2 feet to 12 feet. The pool is equipped with a special needs ramp and lift, two one-meter diving boards, and a double flume slide.

Swim Team

The Aquatic Center is home to the Columbus Discoverers and YMCA swim teams. Their seasons run November through March.

Job Openings
Lifeguards: $10.00/hour upon successful completion of Columbus Aquatic Center Lifeguard class training. The City will provide lifeguard training without a fee. Morning, afternoon, evening, & weekend shifts available. Must be at least 15 years of age. Must know how to swim. Opportunity for advancement.

Swim Lesson Instructors: $12.00/hour. Must be able to swim well, knowledge of swim strokes a plus. Training as an instructor is provided. Must be at least 16 years of age. Opportunity for advancement.

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