Facility Info

Our mission

The mission of Larson Lifestyle Center is to provide a fitness and aquatic facility with courteous, dependable and knowledgeable assistance for the improved health of our patrons, all for the glory of God.

Our history

The plans and financing of the Larson Lifestyle Center were voted on in January 1977. Architect Larry Enersen of Clark & Enersen was hired in January and the finances were approved in February of that year.

A construction contractor was hired and construction began in May of 1978. Construction was projected to be completed September 1979. In the summer of 1981, the pool opened for student use as well as for community swimming lessons.

In May 1981, the Union College Health Complex became officially known as the Larson Lifestyle Center, named after a physician by the name of Dr. Ernest Larson, who gave generously for the completion of the complex.

Our future

Union College is currently raising funds to expand its fitness and wellness facilities. The AdventHealth Complex will encompass the current Larson Lifestyle Center as well as a new 54,000 square foot field house which will connect to the existing building. The upgraded facility will include much larger weight and cardio rooms, two gymnasiums, a turf field, indoor running track and new entrance. Learn more about the Fit for the Future campaign or make a gift to be part of this exciting expansion.

Pro shop

Our Pro Shop is a great place to stock up on fitness items and equipment. Our products include:

  • bathing suits for men, women, and children
  • goggles
  • swim caps
  • nose plugs
  • ear plugs
  • aqua shoes
  • fins
  • towels
  • badminton rackets and birdies
  • tennis rackets and balls.

Name brands carried include Speedo, Dunlop, Cannon Sports and Ektelon products.

Party hosting (resuming June 1, 2021)

Want to host a party at the Larson Lifestyle Center? Call Christie Cain at 402.486.2525 or stop by Larson Lifestyle Center's front desk to make a reservation.

Open swim party (must be scheduled)

Our most popular open swim time is Sunday from 3–9 p.m.

Pool admission fee:

  • $4.50 for ages 4-15 
  • $7.50 for ages 16-18
  • $8.50 for ages 19 and older

Private swim party

The pool may be rented for private swim parties for 1, 1.5, or 2 hours.

Times available for private swim parties:

  • Sundays between 12 and 3 p.m.

Pool rental rate:

  • $75.00/hour for up to 25 people
  • $90.00/hour for up to 50 people
  • $115.00/hour for up to 75 people

Party room

The party room may be rented before, during or after an open swim or private swim party. The room must be rented if the group plans to serve food or play games.

Room rental rates:

  • $35.00 per hour up to 25 people
  • $45.00 per hour if there are more than 25 people

Parents of swimmers are encouraged to stay in the pool area with their children. 

Kids playing and having fun in Larson's pool