• Teaching Pool
  • Rope Swing
  • 1 M Diving Board
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Sauna
  • Family changing rooms
  • Portable Access Stairs
  • ADA Lift


Public All Gender Swim

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All Gender Swims

Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting two public swims for people of all gender identities:

Dates: Saturdays, September 30 and November 18, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 p.m. (in the water time)
Location: Medgar Evers Pool, 500 23rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Cost: Promotional cost of $2 (pay at the door). - Children under 1 year old are free with parent/guardian.
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Common changing rooms will be signed as gender neutral during these events, and there are two family/private changing rooms available. Medgar Evers Pool has a rope swing, diving board, sauna, portable access chairs and two ADA lifts (in both the shallow end and the deep end). Questions? Contact Pool Coordinator Barb Marsh at, or call Medgar Evers Pool at 206-684-4766. See the Pool Admissions Fees page for information about costs.

About Us

We are one of eight indoor pools operated by Seattle Parks and Recreation. Located on 23rd Ave, next to Garfield Community Center, we offer a wide array of programs for all ages. Our 25 yard, 6 lane pool is kept at an 85 degree temperature. 

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.

Hygiene Services

We have shower and restroom facilities available for Seattle Public School students and residents in need. Please see for more information, times, and locations.