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Best Pools For Kids And Swimmers In Seattle

December 9, 2010 7:39 PM

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If it's an Olympic-size pool you're looking for, and you don't mind being outdoors steps from the ocean, Coleman is the pool for you. (cityofseattle.net)

If it’s an Olympic-size pool you’re looking for, and you don’t mind being outdoors steps from the ocean, Coleman is the pool for you. (cityofseattle.net)

Seattle has a large selection of public pools as well as pools offering memberships. Each has its own unique characteristics. Find out which one is right for you and your family.
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Queen Anne Pool is an indoor 25-yard, 6-lane lap swim pool. (Credit: cityofseattle.net)

Queen Anne Pool

1920 1st Avenue W
Seattle, Wash. 98119
(206) 386-4282
www.cityofseattle.net

Queen Anne Pool is an indoor 25-yard, 6-lane lap swim pool. Lap swim hours are fairly generous for a public pool, but vary widely from day to day so keep your calendar marked! Queen Anne also offers water aerobic classes and a small sauna.

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If it's an Olympic-size pool you're looking for, and you don't mind being outdoors steps from the ocean, Coleman is the pool for you. (cityofseattle.net)

Coleman Pool

8603 Fauntleroy Way SW
Seattle, Wash. 98136
(206) 684-7494
www.seattle.gov

If it’s an Olympic-size pool you’re looking for, and you don’t mind being outdoors steps from the ocean, Coleman is the pool for you. Another great thing about Coleman is that you won’t leave smelling like chlorine thanks to the fact that this is a saltwater pool. After your swim, soak up the sun in one of the lounge chairs on the deck. Coleman is only open for the summer.

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Medgar Evers Pool has 2 family changing rooms and a special teaching pool. (Credit: seattle.gov)

Medgar Evers Pool

500 23rd Avenue
Seattle, Wash. 98122
(206) 684-4766
www.seattle.gov

Medgar Evers is another 25-yard, 6-lane lap swim pool. It has 2 family changing rooms and a special teaching pool, making it a good place to take the kids for lessons. For lap swimmers, the 6:30 to 8 a.m. session is rarely crowded.

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The downtown Seattle YMCA is conveniently located. (Credit: downtownseattleymca.org)

Downtown Seattle YMCA

909 4th Avenue
Seattle, Wash. 98104
(206) 382-5000
www.downtownseattleymca.org

The YMCA offers monthly memberships at affordable rates; a sliding scale is applied based on individual salaries. The downtown facility has a 50-yard, L-shaped pool conveniently located downtown, but the pool hours are not quite as convenient. If you’re looking for a place to swim after work, this Y is not for you (unless you get off work earlier than most people) – lap swim hours are over at 7:30 p.m. The pool is open for early morning swims (5:30 to 8:30 a.m.) and on Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon.

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Meadowbrook offers classes and special events for your family. (Credit: seattle.gov)

Meadowbrook Community Center

10517 35th Avenue NE
Seattle, Wash. 98125
(206) 684-7522
www.seattle.gov

Meadowbrook is another 25 yard, 6-lane pool, but it’s clean locker room and a prepaid cash card make it a standout. Meadowbrook also offers a rec room with weight machines, a bike, treadmills and a rowing machine so you can get extra time in to build up those muscles after your swim.

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If you're up for a drive to Renton, this will be your kids' favorite summer hangout. (Credit: rentonwa.gov)

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If it's an Olympic-size pool you're looking for, and you don't mind being outdoors steps from the ocean, Coleman is the pool for you. (cityofseattle.net)

Henry Moses Aquatic Center

1719 Maple Valley Highway
Renton, Wash. 98057
(425) 430-6780
www.rentonwa.gov

If you’re up for a drive to Renton, this will be your kids’ favorite summer hangout. Henry Moses includes a lap swim pool, a wave pool and two water slides. This is an outdoor pool only open during the summer months.

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