CARMEL, INDIANA (February 3, 2021) – The Carmel Swim Club (CSC) will break ground on a new facility, the Carmel Swim Academy this spring. Located in the heart of Carmel, adjacent to the existing Carmel Total Fitness gym, the new pool will provide critical space to expand Carmel Swim Club’s non-competitive programs in an effort to more fully live out the organization’s mission, “teaching excellence through swimming, for life.” Carmel Swim Academy will have a six-lane, 25-yard pool, and will include an adjacent zero-entry area for easy access and optimum instruction for the youngest swimmers. Carmel Swim Academy will provide space for CSC’s existing group swimming lesson program to expand, as well as offer new community programs, including adaptive and inclusive swim lessons, classes for infants and parents, lap swimming, and fitness classes for adults.

“The Carmel Swim Academy represents a critical step forward in meeting the CSC mission and will provide life-saving programming for children in and around Carmel,” Carmel Swim Club Head Coach and CEO Chris Plumb said. “We are thrilled to share our incomparable experience, expertise, and commitment to healthy activity for the benefit of our entire community. The legacy of the Carmel Swim Club and Carmel High School Swim Teams provide us with an outstanding platform to ensure children are safer in the water and adults can engage in exercise in a location that is convenient and accessible.”

While the pool is under construction, Carmel Swim Academy programs, including group swim lessons, private/semi-private swim lessons, stroke technique, and swim club prep classes will be offered at PrimeLife Enrichment Center and Carmel High School. Notably, a free swim lesson program is available for families experiencing financial hardship.  

Preconstruction and fundraising efforts are underway. Key partners include GEA Architects, Summit Construction, The Veridus Group, and BK Real Estate Ventures.  A groundbreaking event, held at 820 E. City Center Drive, is anticipated in April. Details will be released in the coming weeks.


Carmel Swim Club is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, established in 1973 with the mission, “teaching excellence through swimming, for life.” CSC’s vision is to be a community club with a national presence. Long recognized as the premier youth swim team in Indiana, and one of the top-performing swim teams in the country, Carmel Swim Club also offers a continuum of aquatics programs for individuals to engage in lifelong healthy activity.