South Meridian YMCA Aquatic Center Community Campaign

Our purpose is deeper than a pool

Project Update:

Follow along with us as the building progresses. This webcam feed is of the front of the building where the THRIVE Center and expanded weight room will be housed. Relocating the weight room equipment makes space to start building full-size locker rooms for the aquatic center in early 2020.

An aquatic center is a place where community is built, nurtured, and embraced.
On August 15, 2019, the Treasure Valley Family YMCA broke ground on the South Meridian YMCA Aquatic Center, a full-sized community recreation facility and competitive swimming venue at the South Meridian YMCA.

Meridian is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. It is the second-largest city in Idaho and does not have an indoor aquatic center. This is especially vital to our community as drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death of children in the U.S. Idaho consistently ranks in the top five states for the highest number of drownings per capita. Swim lessons save lives.

With growing interest in recreational and competitive swimming, the South Meridian YMCA Aquatic Center will provide much needed practice and competition space for young swimmers across the Treasure Valley.

Swimmers posing in pool


The 22,000-square-foot aquatic facility will include:
• Lap and lesson pool
• Recreation/family pool
• Waterslide
• Lazy river
• Locker rooms
• Kids pool & beach entry
• Outdoor splash pad

Through the generosity of Treasure Valley individuals, families, companies, and foundations the Treasure Valley Family YMCA has raised approximately $13 million of the $15 million needed. The final phase of the capital campaign has begun with a goal of $150,000. If you’re interested in finding out more about donating to the Aquatic Center, please visit our website.


Donors will be honored by contribution level on a recognition wall within the Aquatic Center. The first $50,000 in donations will be matched by Together Treasure Valley!
$5,000+Whalelarge donor tile, bag, beach towel & decal
$2,500–4,999Sharkmedium donor tile, bag, beach towel & decal
$1,000–2,499Dolphinsmall donor tile, bag, beach towel & decal
$500–999Sea Turtleshared donor tile, bag, beach towel & decal
$100–499Salmonbag & decal
South Meridian Aquatics Decal
South Meridian Aquatics Tote
South Meridian Aquatics Towel
Together Treasure Valley


The Y is committed to strengthening communities. Every day, we work side by side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to have the Y experience. Our Financial Assistance program makes this possible.