The Rotary Club of El Campo began a project in 1999 to design and build the El Campo Aquatic Center to replace the 50-year-old American Legion pool. It was designed to be a family oriented venue for recreation, swim lessons, parties, exercise, therapy and competitive swimming. The Rotary Club Pool Committee was successful in soliciting funds for the project through various grant applications and donations, as well as participation by the City of El Campo, El Campo ISD and Wharton County.
The final result was a $1.9 million facility, located on El Campo ISD property at 2613 Blossom Meyer, with 3 heated pools, including an 8-lane x 25 yard competition pool, a recreational or leisure area with a 85 linear foot slide, water mushroom, lily pads and other features, and a large 20-person hot tub. The facility opened in January 2005 and is being operated by the City.
The El Campo Aquatic Center is the home pool for the El Campo Red Wave swim team, the El Campo High School swim team, and it is utilized by the Physical Therapy Department of El Campo Memorial Hospital
The Aquatic Center accepts cash, checks and credit cards. When using credit/debit card there is a $3 fee. Please write your drivers license and phone number on checks.
Your El Campo Aquatic Center does not turn on the water features (Slide, Dump Buckets, Sprays, Mushroom) or allow use of the Lily Pads during the morning session in order to accommodate swim lessons, physical therapy and water aerobics in the leisure pool. These features are all on and available during the afternoon session.
Also, various sections of the Aquatic Center may be limited depending on the activities being hosted.
For clarification or more information, please call ECAC Manager Stephen Nadolski at 979-332-3725.