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Elkhart Health & Aquatics


A collaboration promoting health, fitness, aquatics and community wellness in our region.

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Elkhart Health & Aquatics


A collaboration promoting health, fitness, aquatics and community wellness in our region.

JOIN TODAY

OPENING JULY 18, 2019

A Community Solution for Wellness, Fitness and Aquatics

Click above to visit elkharthealthandaquatics.org or call (574) 389-5580

Early-bird membership discount available on enrollment fees with access to all facilities.


This unprecedented community collaboration provides comprehensive health, fitness, swimming and community center solutions for Elkhart.

The Elkhart Health and Aquatics center is the impetuous of redevelopment in downtown Elkhart and it contributes to future population growth in our county by attracting urban-seeking Millennial, Gen Z youth, and seniors to our community. 

This 170,000 square foot facility serves the Elkhart community and surrounding areas and includes:

  • a state-of-the-art Beacon Health and Fitness center focused on wellness and medical solutions

  • a first-class regional aquatics center available to the public and will support Elkhart high school programs and regional competitive events

  • a community center with flexible meeting space, gymnasium and open gathering spaces

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Aquatics Center


Aquatics Center


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Diving well

The aquatics center includes a competition pool with diving well to support the Elkhart high school swimming programs and will host regional competitions. It includes a recreational pool, a warm water therapy pool, and locker rooms for the high school programs, members and the public.

Aquatics Center includes:

  • 25m x 66m competition pool with diving well; ten 8 ft wide x 50m training and competition lanes; two movable 6 ft bulkheads; 1m diving boards; two 2m diving boards, 3m and 5m diving platforms; 4.5 to 13 ft water depths

  • 9.5 x 25 yd teaching, fitness and recreation pool with ramp access

  • Elkhart General Hospital warm water therapy pool

  • Second story observation deck with seating for 1,200 spectators

  • Concession area for events

  • Member locker rooms

  • Dedicated high school locker room

  • Athletic coach offices

  • Outdoor terrace access

  • Storage

 

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Fitness Center


Fitness Center


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The health center is an open two-story space including an elevated running track circling over the gymnasiums. It will target 3,250 memberships by the third year of operations. Membership categories will be for individuals ($49/month), couples ($79/month) and families ($99/month).

Outdoor sports and fitness spaces will be available on the west and north sides of the building facing the river.

Health Center includes:

  • Beacon Health and Fitness Center with suspended running track

  • Elkhart General Hospital sports medicine and physical therapy center

  • Large exercise room

  • Three multi-purpose exercise rooms: yoga, pilates, spinning

  • Lobby and membership area

  • Member drop-in child services

  • Outdoor terrace access

  • Offices and storage

  • Elevator

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Community Center


Community Center


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The community center is available to the public and will include a gymnasium, large outdoor terrace, and multiple, flexible meeting rooms.

Community Center includes:

  • Open lobby with natural light and seating areas with fireplace

  • Two full-size gymnasiums

  • Flexible meeting spaces with movable walls

  • Outdoor terrace access

  • Library, causal seating area

  • Storage

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Economic Impact


Economic Impact


Economic Impact for the Region

The following calculations are based on the development of a full event calendar by the third year of operation. We anticipate a ramp up of hosting events in the first and second years. The first year will achieve 65% of the full budget, and the second year will achieve 85% of the full budget. 

Total Potential Economic Impact: Annual and Upside Bid Events

  • Event Weekends: 20-21 weekends/year

  • Attendees: 35,800/year

  • Hotel Room Nights: 16,350/year

  • Direct Spend: $2,950,000/year

  • Total Economic Impact: $4,720,000/year


Job Creation

The entire Center will generate significant jobs, wages, and salaries in the community.

Aquatic Center        

  • 3 full-time management positions

  • 50-75 part-time lifeguard, staff, and instructor jobs

  • $3,400,000 in salaries, wages, and benefits over the first five years

BEACON HEALTH & FITNESS CENTER

  • Incremental jobs: Average 26-27 full-time equivalents

  • $4,400,000 total estimated wages and salaries over first five years

COMMUNITY CENTER

  • Preliminary estimates: 20-25 part-time positions

  • $750,000 in wages and salaries over first five years of operation

TOTAL ESTIMATED JOB CREATION

  • 7-8 full-time positions

  • 100-125 part-time positions

  • $9,500,000 in wages and salaries over first five years

 

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