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Guide to swimming pools (indoor and outdoor) around the Seattle area

The two public outdoor swimming pools in Seattle open on June 22nd.

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 public pools in 2024. Some have not opened, and others have reduced their hours. Be sure to check the pool website or call before heading out to swim.



Colman Pool
Address: 8603 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle, WA 98163
Contact: 206-684-7494

The 2024 summer schedule begins on June 22 and runs through September 2. On some days, the pool will be closed for swim meets in June and July. Full schedule here.

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
Address: 2535 32nd Ave. W, Seattle, WA 98199
Contact: 206-684-4708

Opens June 22 and runs through September 2.

Mounger pool is really two pools. The “big pool” has a 50 foot corkscrew slide, and the warmer, shallower “little pool” is great for relaxing and for teaching little ones. Check the website for details.



Peter Kirk Pool
Address: 340 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033
Contact: 425-587-3335

Open June 21 and runs through September 2 (Summer season).

Daily, noon – 4 p.m. in 50-minute intervals. Closed July 4th. See the website for part-day closures for swim meets.

From August 25 to September 2, swim times are every day 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.



Yost Pool
Address: 9535 Bowdoin Way, Edmonds, WA 98020
Contact: 425-771-1346

Open year-round except holidays. Check out the pool schedule here.


Fircrest Swimming Pool
Address: 545 Contra Costa Ave., Fircrest, WA 98466
Contact: 253-564-8188

Open May 25 and runs through September 2. Check the pool schedule for exact times.



Stewart Heights Pool
Address: 5715 Reginald Gutierrez Lane, Tacoma, WA 98404
Contact: 253-404-3925

Opens July 5 to August 31. 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.


Kandle Pool
Address: 2323 N Shirley St, Tacoma, WA 98407
Contact: 253-305-1000

Opens on July 7 and runs through September 1 (weather permitting). check here for public swim hours after July 7th.

Five feet deep at its deepest end, Kandle Pool offers a gradual entry. There’s a separate shallow tot pool and sprayground.



Lynnwood Recreation Center
Address: 18900 44th Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA 98036
Contact: 425-670-5732

In addition to the diving board and slide, the Lynnwood pool features a lazy river, hot tubs, and a sauna. The hours are:

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
Address: 516 Maple Ave., Snohomish, WA 98290
Contact: 360-568-8030

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. – 7 p.m.

Check here for open swim times.


Weyerhauser Aquatic Center
Address: 650 SW Campus Drive, Federal Way, WA 98023
Contact: 206-477-4444

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
Address: 601 143rd Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA 98007
Contact: 425-452-4444

The pool has a diving board and a water slide. Call the aquatic center for open swim times.



Meadowbrook Pool
Address: 10515 35th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98104
Contact: 206-684-4989

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 for recreational swim.


Helene Madison Pool
Address: 13401 Meridian Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98133
Contact: 206-684-4979

Open year-round. Check the website for summer hours.

This pool has a teaching pool, 1- and 3-meter diving boards, an ADA lift and portable access stairs.


Ballard Pool
Address: 1471 NW 67th St., Seattle, WA 98117
Contact: 206-684-4094

Open year-round. Check the website for summer hours. Special features at Ballard Pool include a slide and rope swing.


Evans Pool 
Address: 7201 East Green Lake Drive N, Seattle, WA 98115
Contact: 206-684-4961

Open year-round. Check the website for pool schedules.



Medger Evers Pool
Address: 500 23rd Ave., Seattle, WA, 98122
Contact: 206-684-4766

Open year-round. 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 the summer schedule.


Queen Anne Pool – Will be open with a modified schedule, more info here
Address: 1920 1st Ave. W, Seattle, WA 98119
Contact: 206-386-4282

Reduced operations starting June 22, 2024. Queen Anne Pool will offer fewer swims as staff support summer operations.



Mary Wayte Pool
Address: 8815 SE 40th, Mercer Island, WA 98040
Contact: 206-588-1117

This is a public pool and no membership is required to attend swims open to the public. Check the 2024 pool schedule here.


Juanita Aquatics Center
Address: 10601 NE 132nd St., Kirkland, WA 98034
Contact: 425-936-1627

Reservations are needed for family swim.


Samena Swim and Recreation Club – MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED
Address: 15231 Lake Hills Blvd., Bellevue, WA 98007
Contact: 425-746-1160

Samena requires membership to swim. They offer both indoor and outdoor pools. Be sure to check their outdoor pool closures.



Rainier Beach Pool
Address: 8825 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98118
Contact: 206-386-1925

Open year-round. Call the facility for open swim times for the summer. This pool has a slide, diving board, Sauna, and ADA lift.



Evergreen Community Aquatic Center – MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED
Address: 606 SW 116th St., Seattle, WA 98146
Contact: 206-588-2297

Evergreen Community Aquatic Center requires membership to swim.


Southwest Pool
Address: 2801 SW Thistle St., Seattle, WA 98126
Contact: 206-684-7440

Open year-round. Check the website or call the facility for open swim times. There will be limited operations.



Mountlake Terrace Pool
Address: 5303 228th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
Contact: 425-776-9173

Mountlake Terrace Pool has a water basketball hoop, spray toys, and a lazy river.

The summer pool schedule begins on June 24 and runs through August 31. See website for details. Be sure to check its closure dates before heading over.



Lindbergh Pool (CLOSED: Summer 2024 Closure June 15 – September 3)
Address: 16740 128th Ave. SE, Renton, WA 98058
Contact: 425-204-4440


Tukwila Pool
Address: 4414 S 144th St., Tukwila, WA 98168
Contact: 206-267-2350

The 2024 summer schedule begins on June 19 and runs through September 3. Special features include a slide and diving board.


Mount Rainier Pool
Address: 22722 19th Ave. S, Des Moines, WA 98198
Contact: 206-824-4722

Check the website for family swim times. Their 2024 spring schedule is from June 4 to July 7, 2024. The next scheduled update will be starting on July 8, 2024.


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