Michael and Kay Elton Family Aquatic Center | Athletic Business

Michael and Kay Elton Family Aquatic Center

Boise, ID
Construction Cost: $13M
Area / Square Feet: 22,000 SF
Occupancy Date: July 2021

The new $13 million aquatic center is the product of a multiyear capital fundraising campaign, and the Meridian Family YMCA has raised the corresponding amount to open debt-free.

In recognition of a massive donation from a single family, active volunteers and supporters of the fundraising effort, the new aquatics center was renamed the Michael and Kay Elton Family Aquatic Center. Water Technology Inc. provided the aquatic planning, design and engineering for the 22,000-square-foot aquatic center, which is intended to provide a wide range of programming opportunities, including swimming lessons, high school programs and competitions, active adult wellness, recreational swimming and more.  

This world-class indoor and outdoor aquatic center features a six-lane competition pool, a leisure pool equipped with three lap lanes, a lazy river, a recreational swim area, a zero-entry pool with interactive spray features, and an outdoor spray pad that is easily accessible from the indoor pools. The YMCA offers an inviting experience with a competitive and recreational edge, perfect for users of all ages and abilities.





  • Six-lane competition pool
  • Three-lane leisure pool
  • Lazy river
  • Outdoor spray pad


Chemical Control Systems: BECS Technology Inc.

Scoreboard/Timing Systems: Colorado Time Systems

Filtration Systems: Neptune Benson / Evoqua

Ladders/Grab Bars, Starting Blocks, AquaClimb Water Play Features: Spectrum Aquatics

ADA Lifts, Ladders/Grab Bars: S.R.Smith