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Swift Creek Family YMCA

Richmond, VA
Construction Cost: $7.7 million
Area / Square Feet: 45,000
Occupancy Date: February 2013

Swift Creek YMCA was designed as a multigenerational facility, featuring an innovative, multi-use aquatics center. Viewable from the entry lobby seating area through a two-story glass wall, the 3,200-square-foot warm-water pool is zoned to suit the needs of various age groups throughout the day. Divider lines can be quickly installed and removed to make way for floating logs and lily pads to accommodate an assortment of aquatic programs.

The sloping pool entry wraps around a fully accessible custom-shaped spa encircled with stainless-steel railings. The main pool features a 270-degree turn, a water slide, an Aqualien spray feature and a custom-designed, ceiling-mounted rain curtain.

Outside the pool are two spray mat areas — one designed for toddlers and the other for teens. The toddler area features a table-like water feature with levers and spilling water, as well as wall-mounted spraying showerheads and misting water features in the floor area. The teen area is packed with an array of amenities, including five ground sprays of three types, a tiled wall with seven arced jets, a spitting bronze frog, custom tumbling water buckets and a tube that emits sound.