We believe in

  • Expanding diversity through effective programming 
  • Encouraging aquatic fitness for all individuals and families
  • Enabling all abilities through Learn to Swim, Master Swim, and Paralympic Swim opportunities

Our Mission IS

To plan and build a state-of-the-art community aquatic and fitness facility that will expand and diversify recreation and competition opportunities for the citizens of greater Fort Wayne and Northern Indiana.

We are both pleased and encouraged by the efforts of NIACF to build a community aquatic center of this caliber. The current natatoriums are limited in size and scope and require significant repair and resources. This proposed facility will enable the community to grow its aquatics programming as well as the region’s economy.
— Dr. Philip Downs, superintendent, SACS


November 2016       Feasibility Study

June 2017                   Foundation Established

October 2017           Initial Drawings & Estimated Costs

November 2017       Media Announcement

December 2017       Capital Campaign Begins

December 2018       Capital Campaign Ends

January-May 2019    Finalize Plans

June 2019                  Groundbreaking

June 2020                  Grand Opening