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Dive In: Seattle’s Best Indoor Swimming Pools

We know the days of basking in the sun by the pool are still a long (long) way off, but that doesn’t mean you and your kiddos can’t get your aqua fix. We’ve rounded up some of the best pools in Seattle (and beyond) where your kids can splish-splash around on a cold rainy day. And the best part? For those pools with lifeguards, you may even get to enjoy a few moments to yourself.

Mountlake Terrace Pool
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Mountlake Terrace Pool

There’s a reason that the Mountlake Terrace Pool is a favorite birthday party spot. Where else can you float along a lazy river or splash in a shallow end filled with geysers, “Toddler Island,” and built-in spray toys? No need to wait for a birthday party though—just go during one of their recreation or leisure pool swim times. During recreation swim, the leisure pool, lazy river and main pool are all open. The lazy river is great fun, with a gentle current to push you along, and plenty of inner tubes and noodles are available for your ride. During leisure pool swim, only the leisure pool is open. With a depth range from 6 inches to 3 feet, a beach-like entry, and padded floor, the leisure pool is perfect for tots six and under.

Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion Swimming Pool
5303 228th St. S.W.
Mountlake Terrace, Wa 98043

  1. Mountlake Terrace Pool
  2. Safe N Sound Swimming
  3. Seattle Parks and Recreation Pools
  4. Wave Aquatics Centers
  5. Olympic Cascade Aquatics Mary Wayte Pool
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Where does your family like to go for a dip during the winter months? If we missed your favorite pool on this list, leave us a comment and let us know.

–Kristina Moy & Heidi Unruh

Photo credits: Mountlake Terrace Recreation & Parks Facebook page, Safe N Sound Swimming Issaquah Facebook page, Ballard Pool Facebook page, Redmond Aquatics Center website, Bellevue Aquatic Center Facebook page, City of Issaquah Parks & Recreation website, Lynnwood Washington website, and Chris C. via Yelp

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