Ames Fitness Center


  • All lap swimming requires a reservation. Click the button above to sign up. Reservations open up in weekly segments (Monday - Sunday) a week in advance on Sunday at 8 pm.
  • Lane reservations will run in 30-minute increments. Each person is allowed to reserve up to 1 hour per day. NOTE: you may not reserve an entire lane for yourself.
  • Once you sign up for a time slot, you will receive a confirmation email after several minutes.  There will be a link in this email to follow if you need to cancel or switch your time slot. Please call 515-292-4741 for any last minute schedule changes.
  • When checking in at the front desk, let the staff know you are there to swim.
  • You must be checked in with the front desk 5 minutes prior to your start time or your lane could be forfeited.


  • All swimmers must be 16 or older.
  • 2 people allowed per lane. We are encouraging lap swimmers to sign up for the interior lanes (2 and 3) and water exercisers to sign up for the exterior lanes (1 and 4). This is a recommendation only and will not be enforced by AFC staff.
  • Time management is up to the swimmers.