Amenities

  • 1 M Diving Board
  • Teaching Pool
  • 3 M Diving Board
  • ADA Lift
  • Portable Access Stairs

About

We offer a wide array of programs and special events. Each Quarter of the year, we offer classes and special events for you. We have Parent & Child Aquatics lessons (6 months to 4 years of age), Kinder lessons (4 & 5 year old), Beginning & Advanced Swimmer lessons (6-16 years old), Youth competitive stroke lessons, Adult and Senior Adult lessons, one-to-one lessons, and Springboard Diving. Exercise programs include Aqua jogging, Hyrdofit exercise, and Water Exercise. We also have reserved time for family swim, public swim, and lap swim times.  Our pool temperature is kept at 85 degrees. 

We also have a bulkhead that separate shallow-water section designed specifically for lessons. 1- or 2-day per week classes are available with lessons offered Sunday through Friday. Afternoon and Evening lessons available. During some lesson times, adults can lap swim while their children are in class.

Special Events and Closures

Helene Madison Pool will be closed all day, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in observance of Independence Day. 

Friday evening, July 14, 2017, there will be no swim lessons, public swim, or lap swim. 

Summer Swim League Northern Division Championship, Saturday, July 29, 2017.  Warm-Up Starts at 8:00am.  Meet Starts at 9:00am.  Watch some awsome swimming.  Open to the Public. 

Summer Swim League All City Championship, Saturday, August 5, 2017.  Warm-Up Starts at 8:00am.  Meet Starts at 9:00am.  Watch the Champions swim.  Open to the Public.

What's new at Helene Madison Pool this summer? 

Coached Swim.  Sundays - 10am-11:30am and Tuesday & Thursday, 6:30-7:30pm - Can you swim and want to learn how to swim laps?  Are you a swimmer that wants to learn how to swim for open water swimming?  Are you looking to improve your stroke?  This is the perfect swim for you.  Drop in when you want.  Adults $6.00.  Children/Senior Adults/Special Populations $4.00. 

Come in for your Sunday Morning Cup of Coffee.  Sunday, 10am-11:30am, is your hour and a half to learn to swim better or join a Water Exercise Class or do deep water exercise on your own.  We're going to play some up tempo music.  Please come join us, it is better than a cup of coffee. 

Little Dogs is an introductory swim team for 5 and 6 year olds.  We start in the shallow end of the pool and we're going to work our way to 25 yards of swimming.  Come and join us and learn the wonderful aspects to competative swimming. 

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 http://www.seattle.gov/homelessness for more information, times, and locations.