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Southwest Pool

Information: 206-684-7440
Location: 2801 SW Thistle St (Map It)
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Women-Only Swimming

SuperheroSeattle Parks is offering something new at three pools. Medgar Evers, Southwest, and Meadowbrook pools will begin to offer women-only gender swimming and lessons to females ages twelve and up.

The program will include recreational and lap swimming all three pools, and swim lessons at Medgar Evers and Southwest. This program provides women a safe, private time to exercise and learn to swim.

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Southwest Pool
Southwest Pool
Southwest Pool


Located in the Southwest Teen Life Center, we offer a wide array of programs and special events.


Monday & Wednesday 12 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday 12 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.


  • Family Change Room NEW!
  • Pool size: 25 yard/6 lane
  • 1M diving board
  • 3M diving board
  • Exercise Equipment
  • 102 degree Therapy Spa
  • Sauna
  • Pool Temperature: 85 degrees

Each quarter of the year, we offer classes and special events for you and your family.  

Lesson programs include:

tot lessons (6 months to 4 years of age), kinder lessons, youth lessons, youth competitive stroke lessons, adult and senior adult lessons, one-to-one lessons, and springboard diving.

Exercise classes include:

aqua jogging, hydro-fit exercise, water exercise

We also offer:

family swim, public swim, and lap swim times.


  • Accessibility
  • ADA lift
  • Portable access stairs

* You are welcome to enjoy this facility. Please wear appropriate swimwear. If you feel you need an individual accommodation, we invite you to speak with the Pool Coordinator or the Swim Beach Manager.

Deep Water Swim Test

To ensure the safety of children and youth using our pools, in order for swimmers younger than 18 to go into the deep end, Seattle Parks and Recreation requires a swim test. The test consists of swimming two widths of the pool. While crawl stroke is preferred, alternate methods of swimming can be acceptable if the child is swimming with the body in a prone position and is making good forward progress. For additional safety, the test may be more stringent if the pool is really crowded. Final determination is based on the judgment of the lifeguard on duty.

Alternately, the child can take the swim test using a personal flotation device (life jacket). Children who pass this modified test are allowed in the deep using a life jacket.


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The Southwest Advisory Council invites you and your family to enjoy the recreational activities at the Southwest Recreation Complex, which includes the Southwest Teen Life Center and the Southwest Pool. If you would like to help other like minded citizens with the development and operation of programs, you are invited to join the council. The Council meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 pm. 

If you need more information or are interested in becoming a member, please contact our staff at 684-7440.

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Updated December 18, 2014


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Ages 7 - 18
Join the Summer Swim League at your local pool to
have fun, make friends, and learn competitive
strokes, starts and turns.
Registration begins April 7th 2015
Program runs June 22nd - August 1st
Activity Fee: $130 (includes a t-shirt)
Download the Meet Schedule
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