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

Swimming is an important life skill and a great way to have active fun. Here's where to do it.

Sure, we’re technically headed into summer in this hemisphere, but Seattle parents know it’s always wise to keep several indoor-activity ideas in their back pockets. And there’s no activity more active (read: exhausting) for kids than splashing about in a swimming pool.

Of course, wearing out the young ones is not without some amount of effort on your part. There’s the change of clothing, the locker room assists, the pool toys (where allowed) and the schlepping of lunch or snacks (not to mention the odd neighborhood friend or two who might have begged to accompany you).

Depending upon the pool and the ages of your kids, you may also be required to get in with them, but there are worse ways to spend some time with the family! We’ve done the research for you, so make a note of the swimming pools most convenient to your neighborhood all around the Seattle area, and tuck that list in your back pocket!

Note: Everyone these days seems to have staffing issues, and area pools are no exception. Please be patient when you find open hours adjusted to allow for adequate and safe pool staffing.

INDOOR POOLS – THE BIG, FANCY ONES

Lynnwood Recreation Center
18900 44th Ave. W, Lynnwood 98036
425-670-5732

Website

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
360-568-8030

Website

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.

Weyerhauser Aquatic Center
650 SW Campus Drive, Federal Way
206-477-4444

Website

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.

Safe N Sound Swimming – closed for repairs. Estimated open date: Fall 2022
2040 Westlake Ave. N, Seattle 98109
206-285-9279

Website

Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, closed

Bellevue Aquatic Center
601 143rd Ave. NE, Bellevue 98007
425-452-4444
Website

The pool has a diving board and water slide.

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, closed

INDOOR POOLS, NORTH SEATTLE

Meadowbrook Pool
10515 35th Ave. NE, Seattle 98104
206-684-4989

Website 

Meadowbrook is a 25-yard, six-lane swimming pool with diving boards, rope swing and ADA wheelchair lift.

Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, closed

Helene Madison Pool
13401 Meridian Ave. N, Seattle 98133
206-684-4979
Website

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

Monday, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, closed
Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Ballard Pool
1471 NW 67th St., Seattle 98117
206-684-4094
Special features at Ballard Pool include a slide and rope swing.
Website 

Monday, 5:45 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday – Friday, 8:45 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday: closed
Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Evans Pool
7201 East Green Lake Drive N, Seattle 98115
206-684-4961
Website 

TEMPORARILY CLOSED

INDOOR POOLS, CENTRAL SEATTLE

Medger Evers Pool
500 23rd Ave., Seattle 98122
206-684-4766

Website

Medger Evers is a 25-yard, six-lane pool with diving board, rope swing, sauna, ADA lift and portable access stairs.

TEMPORARILY CLOSED

YMCA
Multiple locations in greater Seattle area. Membership required.
Many locations have a pool; check website for specifics.
Website

INDOOR POOLS, EASTSIDE

Mary Wayte Pool
8815 SE 40th, Mercer Island 98040
206-588-1117
Website

Monday – Friday, 5:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday, 7 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Juanita Aquatics Center
10601 NE 132nd St., Kirkland 98034
425-936-1627
Website

Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Samena Swim and Recreation Club
15231 Lake Hills Blvd., Bellevue 98007
425-746-1160
Website

Samena offers both indoor and outdoor pools.

Monday – Friday, 5 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

INDOOR POOLS, SOUTH SEATTLE

Rainier Beach Pool
8825 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle 98118
206-386-1925
Website 

Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, closed

INDOOR POOLS, NORTH OF SEATTLE

Mountlake Terrace Pool
5303 228th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace 98043
425-776-9173
Website

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

Monday – Friday, 5:45 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Sunday, closed

INDOOR POOLS, SOUTH OF SEATTLE

Lindbergh Pool
16740 128th Ave. SE, Renton 98058
425-204-4440
Website

Monday – Thursday, 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday, 6 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday, closed

Tukwila Pool
4414 S 144th St., Tukwila 98168
206-267-2350
Website 

Special features include a slide and diving board.

Monday – Friday, 5:45 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Mount Rainier Pool
22722 19th Ave. S, Des Moines 98198
206-824-4722
Website

Monday, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., 4 – 7 p.m.
Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., 4 – 7 p.m.
Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., 4 – 7 p.m.
Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., 4 – 8 p.m.
Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., 4 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

OTHER LOCATIONS (INDOOR)

Evergreen Community Aquatic Center
606 SW 116th St., Seattle 98146
206-588-2297
Website 

Monday – Friday, 5:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, closed

Southwest Pool
2801 SW Thistle St., Seattle 98126
206-684-7440
Website 

Monday, Noon – 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Noon – 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Noon – 8 p.m.
Thursday, Noon – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Noon – 6 p.m.

Queen Anne Pool
1920 1st Ave. W, Seattle WA 98119
206-386-4282

Website

This pool features two diving boards, a rope swing and a sauna

Monday, closed
Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 8 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, closed

OUTDOOR POOLS

Colman Pool
8603 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle 98163
206-684-7494
Website

In addition to the fun of swimming outdoors in a saltwater pool, Colman features include a diving board and water slide.

Daily, Noon – 7 p.m.

Peter Kirk Pool
340 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033
425-587-3335
Website

Daily, noon – 4 p.m. in 50-minute intervals. See website for details.

Lowery C. “Pop” Mounger Pool
2535 32nd Ave. W, Seattle 98199
206-684-4708
Website

Open June 25 – September 5
Check website for details

Yost Pool
9535 Bowdoin Way, Edmonds 98020
425-771-1346
Website

Sunday – Thursday, 6 a.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Friday, 6 – 8 am, Noon – 7:45 p.m.
Saturday, 7 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Fircrest Swimming Pool
545 Contra Costa Ave., Fircrest 98466
253-327-1213
Website 

Monday – Friday: 12:30 – 4 p.m., 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, 12:30 – 5 p.m., 6 – 8 p.m.
Sunday, 12:30 – 5 p.m., 6 – 8 p.m.

Stewart Heights Pool
5715 Reginald Gutierrez Lane, Tacoma 98404
253-404-3925
Website

The Stewart Heights Pool offers a water slide, lazy river, bubble pool, water basketball and tumble buckets.

Opens July 5; check website for open hours.

Kandle Pool
5302 N 26th St., Tacoma 98406
253-404-3920
Website 

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

Opens July 5; check website for open hours.

Published May 19, 2022

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