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Bloomington-Normal YMCA

Bloomington, IL


After more than nine years of planning and building, the Bloomington-Normal YMCA celebrated the grand opening of its newest facility in July 2022. The goal of the design was to build a welcoming, uplifting, and inspiring place focusing on universal design concepts by expanding the Americans with Disabilities Act to accommodate people with mobility issues. The final design resulted from market research, community needs assessment, and related learnings stemming from the YMCA’s strategic planning process.

The new facility offers an indoor pool family and therapy pool, an expanded gym with fitness-tracking cardio and wellness equipment, a basketball court with an indoor track on the upper level, three group fitness studios that house spin, Zumba, yoga or free weight classes, and an outdoor rooftop terrace where people can hang out or host workouts.

The aquatic center has two sections: a competitive pool on one side and an ADA-accessible warm-water therapy pool on the other. The therapy pool also has a zero-depth entry, splash pad, and a current river section to help with individual rehabilitation.

In addition to the nearly 76,000-square-foot facility, the YMCA offers expanded programs for youth and adults interested in sports, electronic sports, and enrichment programs for youth and teens.

Other facility areas include community meeting spaces, two separate playground sets for children of younger and older ages, enhanced childcare amenities and a universal locker room with private changing rooms and showers, lockers with built-in locks, and even wireless charging for wireless charging phones.

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Pool Type

Indoor 25 Yard

Indoor Leisure

Project Type


Project Service

Design Services

Most Recent Project

Completed 2022


Farnsworth Group

Project Amenities

Aquatic features at this facility, designed and specified by Counsilman-Hunsaker, include:

4,250 sq. ft. Competition Pool

208,578 total gallons

Eight 25-yard lap lanes

Stair entry

Water depth ranges from 4 ft. to 9 ft. 3 in.

2,450 sq. ft. Leisure Pool

53,366 total gallons

Zero entry and zero ramp entry

Current channel

Three 60 ft. Lap lanes

Two underwater benches

Therapy rails

Various spray features

Depths ranging from 0 ft. 0 in. to 4 ft. 7 in.

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