Our Aquatic Programs



Check out one of our no-impact aquatic fitness classes!

Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

Learn to swim or improve your technique.

Body Flow

Aquatics Park

Our aquatics park is fun for the whole family!


Become certified in water skills like SCUBA and lifeguarding.


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The Aquatics Team

Ian Knutsen
Ian KnutsenAquatics Director

Mike Foote

This photo shows Mike with the original crew in 1992.

October 8, 2019

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts, we share the loss of our dear friend and longtime Aquatics Director, Mike Foote.

Mike passed away unexpectedly and peacefully, early Tuesday morning, October 8th, at the age of 62. Originally, from New Zealand, Mike was an instrumental part of the Altoona Campus for 29 years. He had a huge impact on the Altoona Community. He led the way in water safety and had a passion for learn-to-swim programs as well as recreational swimming. Mike was influential in the development of the Altoona Aquatics Park and served as the Park Manager for many years. He valued relationships, the swim community, and looked forward to sharing new ways he could bring joy to families each year, particularly in the summertime.

Mike deeply cared about family, especially his wife LuAnn. His dedication and passion to Altoona aquatics, easygoing personality, and contagious smile will be sincerely treasured by his Altoona Campus family. Memories of Mike’s legacy will be cherished in the hearts of the endless amount of people he touched.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mike’s loving family. Contributions can be mailed to Altoona Campus 1500 8th Street S.W. Altoona, Iowa 50009 or dropped off at Altoona Campus front desk and will be delivered to the family. Please make checks out to “The family of Mike Foote.”