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Facility

THE FACILITY
The Linda Bloom Natatorium boasts eight 7' lap lanes with an extra 2' on the outside of lanes 1 and 8.  All lanes are lined with 6" lane ropes that "eat" water wake and knock down reverberation to maximize swimming splits.  4'-5' waters in the shallow end of the pool are designed with a vertical bottom fed pool inlet distribution system which provides a great amount of hydraulic lift for the athlete.  12.5' waters in the deep end ensure the proper depth for our (2) 1 meter Duraflex Maxiflex B spring boards. 80 degree water cascades over the outer edges of the pool via a "rim flow" gutter design making it one of the fastest pools in the Midwest.  Swimming athletes receive the greatest possible percentage of an oxygenated breath due to a unique air inlet system that sweeps the pool surface clean of heavy chlorimine gases that may settle to the surface.  Spectators are comfortable in one of the 1700 well lit, humidity and temperature controlled bleacher seats.  Portable bleachers add 100 seats on deck. Every seat in the house is equivalent to a pool side view with a 22 foot video projection system including live cameras that capture the race.  The system was conceived, engineered, designed, specified, partially funded and installed by the Blue Wave swim team parent group.

ADDITIONAL POOL SPECIFICATIONS
- Full (2) score board Daktronics system
- Integration of Hytek Swimming software
- Fully independent house audio system
- Independent entrance for swim competitions
- Independent restroom areas for swim competitions
- Separate (rec pool) warm up and cool down pool
- Control Room on second floor for meet software operations
- Retractable bleachers for extra deck space
- Modern HVAC system for air movement and comfort

HOSTED EVENTS
- YMCA State Championship Swim Meet (2004-2018)
- IHSAA State Championship Swim Meet (2004-2017)
- IGHSAU State Championship Swim Meet (2005-2017)

​- YMCA Sectional Swim Meet (2017)
- Central Iowa Conference Swim Meet (2005, 2007, 2009,2011)
- MY Y TRI (Indoor Triathlon) ( 2008-14)
- ISI 12 and under state championship swim meet (2012)
- Greater Iowa Swim League Championship swim meet (2014)
- All Blue Wave Home Swim Meets

Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA
In January of 2004 the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA opened the Horne Henry Center named after Virginia Horne Henry. Virginia Horne Henry was honored with the building name after she endowed $28,000,000 to the Marshalltown Community Y which is a chartered YMCA and YWCA. The Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA is a full fledged fitness and Community Center including Competition Lap Pool, Recreational Pool, 2 full court gymnasium, racquet ball facility, 2 aerobic studios, 1 spinning room, 1/11 mile long track, 3 separate cardio/weight studios, adult locker rooms, child locker rooms and family locker areas, day care, social area, pool party room, concession stand and administrative area. All of this encompasses our architecturally beautiful 120,000 square foot factility. To the East of the campus the Y still programs and operates the previous Y building now known as the Cultural Center. The cultural center is a 60,000 square foot facility dedicated to the arts, people and much more. To the West lies the Marshalltown Family Aquatic Center, a seasonal City owned facility that is managed and operated by the Aquatics Department from Memorial Day through Labor Day.