YMCA of the Blue Water Area

Port Huron, MI


The new 62,000 sq. ft. YMCA of the Blue Water was part of an exciting new urban riverfront development in Port Huron. Wanting to take advantage of the dramatic riverfront views, the two-acre site required the use of deep foundations constructed on 90-ft concrete piles, supporting a concrete floor slab, as well as individual pool tubs. Adding to the cost of the project, these foundations were deemed worthy to capture the inherent excitement of the busy St. Clair River.

Housed within the facility is an oversized gymnasium, weight/fitness area with views into the aquatic area, a group fitness room, multi-purpose rooms, concessions, a drop-in baby-sitting room, locker rooms with a special needs section, and a childcare center for 100 children complete with an outdoor playground.


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Pool Type

Indoor 25 Yard

Project Type


Project Service

Design Services


Completed 2008


TMP Associates, Inc.

Project Amenities

The aquatic complex embodies the community’s needs and objectives by combining leisure areas and fitness/competitive swimming program spaces. The family-friendly pool has something for everyone to enjoy such as:

3,600 sq. ft. Competition Pool

25-yard multi-purpose/competition pool with six lap lanes capable of hosting high school and YMCA competitive events

3,200 sq. ft. Leisure Pool


Children's play feature with tumble buckets and spray features


Current channel

Ramped entry

Benched seating area

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