July opening planned for Elkhart aquatics center

Elkhart Truth photoCrews work on the exterior of the Elkhart Health & Aquatics Center. Organizers this week announced the facility is scheduled to open July 18. 

ELKHART — The $59 million Elkhart Health & Aquatics facility is slated to open July 18 in Elkhart’s River District, organizers have announced.

The 171,000-square-foot facility will make a splash with an aquatics center that features a competition-level, Olympic-sized swimming pool and diving platforms, the Commons area designed for team sports and health and fitness classes, and Beacon Health System’s third Beacon Health & Fitness.

Elkhart Health & Aquatics is a collaboration of Beacon Health System, Elkhart Community Schools and the Community Foundation of Elkhart County, promoting health, fitness, aquatics and community wellness in the region. The facility will connect people of all ages and interests with state-of-the-art amenities and a variety of health and fitness programs at 200 E. Jackson Blvd.

Beacon Health & Fitness will offer a warm-water therapy pool, lap pool and whirlpool. Fitness studios will hold Pilates Reformer, yoga and indoor cycling classes, as well as strength, grit, cardio dance and aquatic aerobics in the pool. Members will also have access to an indoor track, cardio equipment, strength equipment and free weights, the Aquatics Center, and basketball, racquetball and squash courts.

Memberships are available by visiting BeaconHealthandFitness.org, by calling 574-389-5580, or by stopping by the membership trailer in front of the facility.

Also, the Commons area will contain a gymnasium that can be used for basketball, volleyball, badminton and pickle ball, outdoor patio, and multiple, flexible meeting rooms.

Community leaders and organizations as well as local individuals provided input into the development of the Commons space, while the Beacon Health Community Impact team assisted in developing programming surrounding the most pressing health needs in Elkhart as identified in the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment.

“We’re really excited about the programming that will be available to the public when we open, recognizing this calendar will continue to evolve and grow over time,” said Alan Loyd, executive director of Beacon Health & Fitness. “Many classes and special events will be free to the community.” 

(1) comment

Julian

That is great, as their Mishawaka location is. And as we have seen there, let's see how long it takes to trash this place. After all, Elkhart people are ahead of a lot of things.

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