Indoor and outdoor swimming pools offer not only fun for the whole family but also the ideal way for kids (and grown-ups) to learn how to swim – an essential skill for any child living in our area where lakes, rivers, and Puget Sound mean there are countless opportunities to be in and on the water. Most of the pools listed below offer swim lessons but the swim classes often fill up quickly so you’ll often need to plan way ahead to get the kids signed up.
All but two of these pools are public and therefore require only a low daily fee to swim. The two private swim pools included below – Samena Swim and Recreation Club and Evergreen Community Aquatic Center – require membership to swim.
Note: Staffing shortages are a problem for many of the public pools in 2023. Several have not opened and others have reduced their hours. Be sure to check the pool website or call before heading out for¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢ a swim.
8603 Fauntleroy Way SW, In Lincoln Park, Seattle 98163
Open June 24-September 4. On some days, the pool will be closed for swim meets in July.
In addition to the fun of swimming outdoors in a saltwater pool, Colman features include a diving board and water slide.
See open swim times here.
Lowery C. “Pop” Mounger Pool
2535 32nd Ave. W, Seattle 98199
Open June 24 – September 4
Two pools – one shallow one ideal for getting small kids comfortable with the water. Check the website for details.
Peter Kirk Pool
340 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033
Open June 5 – September 5
Daily, noon – 4 p.m. in 50-minute intervals. Closed July 4th. See the website for part-day closures for swim meets.
9535 Bowdoin Way, Edmonds 98020
Open year-round except holidays.
Fircrest Swimming Pool
545 Contra Costa Ave., Fircrest 98466
Open May 27 – September 4th, check the pool schedule for exact times.
Stewart Heights Pool
5715 Reginald Gutierrez Lane, Tacoma 98404
Opens July 5, check here for public swim hours after July 5th.
The Stewart Heights Pool offers a water slide, lazy river, bubble pool, water basketball, and tumble buckets.
5302 N 26th St., Tacoma 98406
Five feet deep at its deepest end, Kandle Pool offers a gradual entry. There’s a separate shallow tot pool and sprayground.
Opens July 6; check here for public swim hours after July 5th.
INDOOR POOLS – THE BIG, FANCY ONES
Lynnwood Recreation Center
18900 44th Ave. W, Lynnwood 98036
In addition to the diving board and slide, the Lynnwood pool features a lazy river, hot tubs, and a sauna.
Monday – Friday, 5:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Snohomish Aquatic Center
516 Maple Ave., Snohomish 98290
The Snohomish Aquatic Center offers a lap pool, warm-water pool, lazy river, spray-play area, two shallow areas (one with a zero-depth entry) and a large, enclosed water slide. A very special feature is the FlowRider machine for simulated surfing (kids over 42 inches can ride boogie boards, those over 52 inches can ride the stand-up board).
Monday – Friday, 5:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Check the website for open swim times.
Weyerhauser Aquatic Center
650 SW Campus Drive, Federal Way
The Weyerhauser pool offers two separate swimming areas: the main pool and a recreational pool with a pirate’s-cove theme. Since it is a popular venue for swim meets, check for possible cancellations before heading out.
Bellevue Aquatic Center
601 143rd Ave. NE, Bellevue 98007
The pool has a diving board and a water slide.
Call the aquatic center for open swim times.
INDOOR POOLS – NORTH SEATTLE
10515 35th Ave. NE, Seattle 98104
Meadowbrook is a 25-yard, six-lane swimming pool with diving boards, rope swing and ADA wheelchair lift.
Check the website or call the facility for summer hours.
Helene Madison Pool
13401 Meridian Ave. N, Seattle 98133
This newly renovated pool has a teaching pool, 1- and 3-meter diving boards, an ADA lift and portable access stairs.
Check the website for summer hours.
1471 NW 67th St., Seattle 98117
Special features at Ballard Pool include a slide and rope swing.
Check the website for summer hours.
Evans Pool CLOSED June 18 – September 10, 2023 due to lifeguard shortage
7201 East Green Lake Drive N, Seattle 98115
INDOOR POOLS – CENTRAL SEATTLE
Medger Evers Pool
500 23rd Ave., Seattle 98122
Medger Evers is a 25-yard, six-lane pool with diving board, rope swing, sauna, ADA lift and portable access stairs.
Check the website or call the facility for summer schedule.
Queen Anne Pool CLOSED SUMMER 2023 due to lifeguard shortage
1920 1st Ave. W, Seattle WA 98119
INDOOR POOLS – EASTSIDE
Mary Wayte Pool
8815 SE 40th, Mercer Island 98040
Lap and Family Swims are by reservation only.
Juanita Aquatics Center
10601 NE 132nd St., Kirkland 98034
Reservations needed for family swim
Samena Swim and Recreation Club – MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED
15231 Lake Hills Blvd., Bellevue 98007
Samena requires membership to swim. They offer both indoor and outdoor pools.
INDOOR POOLS – SOUTH SEATTLE
Rainier Beach Pool
8825 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle 98118
Call the facility for open swim times for the summer.
INDOOR POOLS – SOUTHWEST SEATTLE
Evergreen Community Aquatic Center – MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED
606 SW 116th St., Seattle 98146
Evergreen Community Aquatic Center requires membership to swim.
2801 SW Thistle St., Seattle 98126
Check website or call the facility for open swim times.
INDOOR POOLS – NORTH OF SEATTLE
Mountlake Terrace Pool
5303 228th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace 98043
Mountlake Terrace Pool has a water basketball hoop, spray toys and a lazy river.
Pool is closed through June 25, 2023 with the summer schedule beginning on June 26. See website for details.
INDOOR POOLS – SOUTH OF SEATTLE
16740 128th Ave. SE, Renton 98058
Summer open swim hours:
June 23-August 29, 12:30-2 p.m.
4414 S 144th St., Tukwila 98168
Special features include a slide and diving board.
Mount Rainier Pool
22722 19th Ave. S, Des Moines 98198
Check the website for family swim times.
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