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Indoor pools: Family guide to Seattle-area public swims

Indoor pools are great for a fun dip or a serious workout

Indoor pools, updated February 29, 2024: When the weather is rainy and cold and kids are restless, there’s no better way to provide a workout than to take them for a public swim. It’s a workout for parents too, however: all the items to schlep along, the noise of the pool, and running the risk that your toddler will dash out of the locker room, and you’ll have no choice but to pursue in the nude.

On the other hand, after an hour or so of pool play, your kids will pose far less threat to your furniture and the house will be a more peaceful place.

Note: Check each pool for COVID protocols, if any.

Indoor pools: Multi-activity

Lynnwood Recreation Center

18900 44th Ave W, Lynnwood 98036

The Lynnwood Rec Center pool offers waterslides, a lazy river, a water play area with tipping water buckets and a family hot tub. Accordingly, open and recreational swims routinely sell out, so it’s a good idea to arrive early or call ahead to make sure they have tickets (you can do this up to two weeks in advance). Note that there are sometimes lap swims going on concurrently. Schedules may change due to staffing challenges.

Admission: $6/adult; $5.75/youth 13-17, $5.50/child 2-12

Check times on the Rec Center schedule.

Snohomish Aquatic Center

516 Maple Ave., Snohomish 98290

Snohomish Aquatic Center features a ton of great water features for kids of various ages: a lap pool; a warm-water pool, a lazy river; a massive, enclosed waterslide; a spray-play section and two shallow areas for smaller kids (one that’s a zero-depth entry zone for tiny kids or folks with physical limitations). Coolest of all, there’s a FlowRider machine for simulated surfing. Kids over 42 inches can ride boogie boards there and kids over 52 inches can ride the stand-up board.

Fees: $6/adult, $5/youth

Check the pool schedule for more information.

Weyerhauser Aquatic Center

650 SW Campus Dr., Federal Way

The Weyerhauser pool features two separate swimming areas: their main pool and a recreational pool with a pirate’s-cove theme. This is a popular venue for swim meets, so check for possible cancellations before heading out. Pool is open now through March 2023 and will close again for all of Summer 2023 for renovations.

Fees: Public and family swims are $3.25/person

For more information check the swim schedule.

Safe N Sound Swimming

Permanently closed

Indoor pools: Seattle Parks and Recreation 

Seattle has eight indoor pools with regular public swim times. Children under 6 or under 48 inches in height must stay within arm’s-length of an accompanying adult.

There are four types of swim:

Public Swims, all age groups are invited (all pools);
Family Swims, geared toward kids and caregivers who are in the water with them (Ballard, Madison, Meadowbrook, Queen Anne, Rainier Beach);
Pool Playland, for kids five and under with accompanying caregivers (Ballard, Madison, Meadowbrook, Queen Anne, Rainier Beach); and
Women’s Single-Gender Swims, during which all swimmers and pool staff are female and pool windows are covered (ages 10 and up at Meadowbrook, 12 and up at Rainier Beach).

Fees: $6/adult, $4/youth

Ballard Pool 

1471 NW 67th St., Seattle 98107

Ballard Pool has six swimming lanes, a diving board, rope swing, slide and a warm-water pool, in addition to family changing rooms.

For more information check the pool schedule.

Evans Pool

7201 E Green Lake Dr. N, Seattle 98115

This Green Lake neighborhood pool is open with a shortened schedule. Check on website for more details.

Madison Pool

13401 Meridian Ave. N, Seattle 98133

This pool has six lanes, a teaching pool with shallow water for lessons and two diving boards, one at 1 meter and one at 3 meters. One advantage of this arrangement is that there are times when kids can do a public swim in the teaching pool, while a caregiver does laps in the main pool.

For more information check out the Madison Pool schedule.

Meadowbrook Pool 

10515 35th Ave. NE, Seattle 98125

Meadowbook’s six-lane pool has 1- and 3-meter diving boards, rope swing, sauna and family changing rooms. Due to staffing shortages, expect schedules to change.

Check out the pool schedule here.

Medgar Evers Pool 

500 23rd Ave., Seattle 98122

Closed for Summer 2022.

Queen Anne Pool

1920 1st Ave. W, Seattle 98119

Closed for Summer 2022

Rainier Beach Pool

8825 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle 98118

The pool at Rainier Beach has several amenities, including a giant slide, lazy river, spray feature, warm pool, spa and sauna.

Check out the swim schedule for Rainier Beach Pool.

Southwest Pool 

2801 SW Thistle St, Seattle 98126

The Southwest Pool offers six lanes and two diving boards, a 102-degree therapy pool and a sauna. Operating on a reduced schedule.

For pool times check out the Southwest Pool schedule.

Indoor pools: south of town

Evergreen Community Aquatic Center

606 SW 116th St, Seattle

This White Center neighborhood pool has public swims as well as gender-specific swims.

Fees: $5/adult, $4/youth

For more information about times check out the Aquatic Center schedule.

Tukwila Pool

4414 S 144th St, Tukwila

Among the amenities: a diving board and a slide. They have open swims and family swims. The pool slide is closed due to staff shortages. Also open swim is only open to the first 50 participants. Please call ahead to see if the pool is at capacity.

Fees: The fees have recently been increased, please see the website for more details.

For more information on swim times, check out the Tukwila schedule  here.

Mount Rainier Pool

22722 19th Ave. S, Des Moines

This is a six-lane pool with a movable bulkhead between deep and shallow ends. Some drop-in programs, including teen nights.

Fees: $4/adult non-resident, $3.50/adult resident, $3.75/youth non-resident, $3/youth resident; $1/teen on teen nights

For more information about pool times, check the swim schedule.

Lindbergh Pool

16740 128th Ave SE Renton, WA 98058

The six-lane Lindbergh Pool includes a diving board and family locker room. Some services are phasing in, so best to call ahead. Will open on August 1.

Fees: $5/adult, $4/youth 3-17, punch passes are available

Check out the swim schedule for more information.

Hazen Pool

1101 Hoquiam Ave NE, Renton 98059

No services available at this time. Pool is closed for renovations.

Covington Aquatic Center

18230 SE 240th St, Covington

The pool has a diving board, rope swing, slide and a big red floating “octopus.” There are public swims most days.

Fees: $4.50/individual or $13.50/family

Check the swim schedule for more information on open swim days and times.

Indoor pools: Eastside

Bellevue Aquatic Center

601 143rd Ave. NE, Bellevue 98007

Pool will be closed Aug 20 to Sept 5 2022 for maintenance.

Bellevue Aquatic features two pools, one for lap swimming and the other is a warm-water pool for therapeutic use. The lap pool features a diving board and a 10-foot slide. Open swims sometimes coincide with lap swims.

FEES: $7/adult, $6/youth

View the Aquatic Center schedule here.

Mary Wayte Pool

8815 SE 40th St, Mercer Island 98040

Mercer Island’s pool has shallow and deep areas separated by a bulkhead. There are lots of open and family swim hours available in the shallow pool, some of them coinciding with lap swims in the deep pool. Please reserve your spot for individual or family swim.

Fees: $6/adult, $4.50/youth

View the swim schedule for more information.

Julius Boehm Pool

50 SE Clark St, Issaquah 98027

This Issaquah pool has shallow and deep areas separated by a bulkhead., with recreational swims daily. Passes include use of the fitness area and open gym as well as the pool.

Fees: $6/adult, $5/youth, $15/family

View the Julius Boehm schedule of swims for day and time information.

Juanita Aquatics Center

10601 NE 132nd St, Kirkland 98034

This pool in Kirkland has open swim times several days per week; it’s a good idea to check the website before you go. The swims may be canceled for swim meets, particularly on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Fees: $5/drop in

Check the Juanita Aquatics schedule for more information.

Redmond Pool

Wave Aquatics

17535 NE 104th St, Redmond 98052


See website for schedule and pricing.

Indoor pools: north end

Mountlake Terrace Pool

5303 228th St SW, Mountlake Terrace 98043

Mountlake Terrace’s pool features a lazy river and a leisure pool with an entry that mimics a beach.

Fees: Adults are $5.75/non-resident, $5.25/resident, $4.75/ youth 1-15 non-resident, $4.25/youth resident

Check out the Mountlake Terrace Pool schedule for open swim times.

Shoreline Pool

The Shoreline Pool is permanently closed.

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Originally published in 2021.

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