• ADA Lift
  • Portable Access Stairs
  • 1 M Diving Board
  • Water Slide

2020 Schedule

The Summer 2020 opening date of Colman Pool has not yet been established, due to the coronavirus public health situation. Please check back and we will add updates to this page when we have further information.

Admission: must be paid for each session attended, regardless of your arrival time. Tickets for any session may be purchased in-person, after 12:15pm on the day of use. A ticket holder line for the next session will form outside and will be admitted at the swim start time.

Children under 6 years old and/or 4 feet tall must be accompanied in the water by an adult, within eye contact and arm's reach, at all times.
At Family Swim, all youth under 18 must be accompanied in the water by an adult.

Youth 6-17 years old are welcome at lap swim, provided that they can swim 50 meters without stopping, are able to understand and follow lap swim rules and do not pose a danger to themselves or others. In the instance that youth are unable to comply with lap swim rules or pose a danger to themselves or others, no refund will be provided.

Please note that there will be a 15 minute break between programs to change pool configuration.

HINT: Colman Pool is a very popular destination on hot, sunny days, frequently resulting in long lines to get in. To enjoy a less-crowded experience, visit the pool on a day when morning clouds and afternoon clearing is forecast. You will find that there are not as many swimmers and the afternoon temperatures can be very pleasant, even though the morning was overcast. 



Colman Pool is a Seattle landmark you won't want to miss this summer. It enjoys a stunning setting on the beach, the pool is heated saltwater, and if that's not enough, it features the Giant Tube Slide! And this year we'll put on some special events just for you. Please call the pool for details. Colman pool is a 50 meter, 8 lane Olympic size pool kept at 85 degrees. 

Deep Water Swim Test

To ensure the safety of children and youth using our pools, swimmers younger than 18 years of age are required by Seattle Parks and Recreation to pass a swim test to enter the deep end. 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.