Aquatics Center

Aquatics Center

The Aquatic Center will be closed for renovations July 17-30, 2023.

Island Members may use the YMCA pool free of charge during that time.

More information coming soon, contact the YMCA for pool hours and information. 

Fall-Spring Hours (on and after Labor Day)
  • Monday-Friday5:30am – 9:00pm
  • Saturday-Sunday7:00am – 6:30pm
Fall-Spring Hours (on and after Memorial Day)
  • Monday-Friday5:30am – 9:00pm
  • Saturday7:00am – 6:30pm
  • Sunday                                                                        8:00 AM – 5:30 pm
Holiday Hours
See Hours Page (CLICK) and note that Aquatic Center closes half an hour earlier than the rest of the facility. 

Island Health & Fitness has a full-service Aquatics Center complete with a dedicated lap pool, Ithaca’s only warm water hydrotherapy pool, and a whirlpool spa (hot tub). We offer a wide array of group water aerobics and swimming classes as well as specialized private swim lessons and coaching. Whether you are a dedicated lap swimmer, in need of low impact or warm water exercise or aqua-therapy, or just want to relax in our hot tub, we have the perfect place for you! 

Lap Pool

Our 4 lane, 25-yard lap pool is always available for lap swimming during regular hours. We do allow multiple swimmers in each lane. This pool is kept at a comfortable 80°F to accommodate swimmers of all abilities.

Hydro-Therapy Pool (Warm Pool)

We feature the area’s only warm water hydrotherapy pool. This pool is perfect for people with bone or joint problems and others looking for no-impact exercise. We offer an assortment of water aerobics classes of varying intensity including Aqua Zumba®, Arthritis Aquatics, and our ever-popular Aqua-Easy classes. Additionally, Cayuga Medical Center utilizes this pool for Aquatic Physical Therapy. This pool is kept at 89°F.

Whirlpool Spa (Hot Tub)

Our jetted hot tub is the perfect place to relax after a workout and to relieve aches and pains from exercise, sports, and work. Use is limited to 8 people and those using the spa should observe all guidelines and only use the spa for no more than 15 minutes. The Whirpool Spa is kept at 102°F and is drained regularly to ensure clean, comfortable water for our members.