Aquatic Center

General Aquatic Center Flyer


The Aquatic Center is one of the finest indoor pools in Nebraska. The pool is open year round (Swimming and Activity Hours (PDF)). A variety of activities are offered to meet the needs of the community, including: swimming lessons, lifeguard training, 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 swim team. Their season runs November through February.

Job Openings

Lifeguards: $10.25/hour upon successful completion of Columbus Aquatic Center Lifeguard class training. The City will provide Red Cross 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: $12.25/hour. Red Cross training as an instructor is provided. Must be at least 16 years of age. Opportunity for advancement.

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Pawnee Plunge

General Pawnee Plunge Flyer


The Pawnee Plunge Water Park will delight all ages. The water park features a full-day of fun for the entire family.

  • FlowRider (Only One in Nebraska)
  • Swimming Pool
  • 3 Meter Platform Dive
  • 1 Meter Diving Board
  • Climbing Wall
  • Lazy River
  • Huge Water Slides
    • Swirl Bowl
    • Tube
    • Speed
    • Curve
  • Interactive Ship for Toddlers
  • Spray Park Area
  • Party Room (available to rent)
  • Lockers ($0.25 per use)
  • Concessions Area

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