The ACC Community Center is home to Anthem’s first-class aquatics park, open year-round to residents (members) and approved competitive swim and diving teams. Aquatics amenities include:
The heated pool is open year-round; lifeguard schedules vary by season. In addition to recreational swim, the pool is used for exercise classes, swim meets, swimming lessons and programming and special events.
Hours of Operation
M-Th: 5 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Holiday hours apply.
The pool is equipped with a deep-water diving well and two diving boards, one low-dive and one high-dive. The Diving Well is only open when lifeguards are on duty unless noted; check pool schedule for details.
Find hours on complete aquatics park schedule below. Holiday hours apply.
Big Splash Water Park
The water park, open seasonally for the summer, features two water slides, an interactive play structure and the famed big, red bucket, which pours more than 200 gallons of water every four minutes.
Closed for the season.
Aquatics park hours of operation vary based on season, lifeguard scheduling, programming and competitive swim activities.
Pool Schedule (effective Jan. 2, 2017) | Upcoming Pool Schedule (effective Jan. 30, 2017)
Scheduled pool closures/reduced hours
None scheduled at this time.
Unscheduled pool closures/reduced hours
Per Maricopa County health code regulations, following any fecal incident in the water, the faciity must be closed for cleaning to prevent spread of disease. The closures may last from 45 minutes to 24 hours, depending on the severity of the incident. Inclement weather may also cause closures or delay in opening. Closures will be announced with a notification on this website, and via text alert.
Arizona weather can cause its share of challenges. The Community Center staff uses state-of-the-art technology, a device known as Skyscan, to track storms in the area and make decisions regarding closing the aquatics park facilities. Learn more about what factors into these decisions in the winter.
Aquatics Park Rules
Life Jackets: Children are allowed to wear only Coast Guard-approved life jackets. Even if the child is in a life jacket, parents must remain with arm’s reach. If a child is incapable of swimming a sustained 25 meters (half the width of the pool), the parent must be within 10 feet. Floatation swimsuits, armbands, inner tubes and other such items are not allowed. Read more about approved water-safety devices.
Cooler Checks: Coolers are allowed at the aquatics park, but they must be brought in through the main gate turnstile at the Community Center entrance. No coolers are permitted through the side gate entry point. Staff will check all coolers upon entrance for glass containers and alcoholic beverages, both of which are prohibited. If any of these items are found, they will be disposed of immediately.
Designated Eating Areas: For health and safety reasons, as well as to ensure cleanliness, two designated eating areas have been established. These areas are adjacent to and to the west of Big Splash Water Park and the Lap Pool. All food, including snacks and drinks, must be contained in these areas. Water is permitted throughout all outdoor areas.
No smoking: This includes but is not limited to: cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, pipes and chewing tobacco.
Breaks every hour: A ten-minute break will occur every hour at the aquatics facility, to allow lifeguards a break and to encourage residents and guests to rehydrate and use the restrooms. These breaks are mandatory, and pool users must exit the water during these times.
For complete rules, look for the blue-and-yellow signs in the aquatics park or view them digitally:
View a complete list of ACC facility use guidelines and refer to signs posted throughout the aquatics park. As a reminder, these facilities are for the exclusive use of Anthem residents and their guests.