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Originally published Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 7:07 PM

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Splish, splash! Where to get wet this summer

A roundup of swimming beaches and outdoor pools open in summer around Seattle and Puget Sound.

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Swimming beaches


Lifeguards on duty at the following locations. Free swimming lessons available weekdays, check at each location; beaches open noon-7 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekends, weather permitting.

Lifeguards June 25-Sept. 5:

• West Green Lake, 7312 W. Green Lake Drive;

• Madison, 1900 43rd Ave. E.;

• Matthews, 9300 51st Ave. N.E.;

• Mount Baker, 2301 Lake Washington Blvd. S.;

Lifeguards June 25-Aug. 28:

• East Green Lake, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N.;

• Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E.;

• Madrona, 853 Lake Washington Blvd.;

• Seward, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S.;

• Pritchard Island Beach, 8400 55th Ave. S.

More information: 206-684-4075 or or

Mercer Island

Lifeguards June 26-Aug. 28, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily at Luther Burbank Park, 2040 84th Ave. S.E.

The following beaches will be unguarded:

• Calkins Landing, 6000 S.E. 28th St.;

• Clarke Beach, 7700 E. Mercer Way;

• Groveland Beach, 8000 S.E. 58th St.

More information: 206-275-7609 or


Lifeguards June 18-Sept. 5:

• Newcastle Beach Park, noon-7 p.m., 4400 Lake Washington Blvd. N.E.;

• Meydenbauer Beach Park, noon-7 p.m., 419 98th Ave. N.E.

Lifeguards June 25-Aug. 28:

• Chesterfield Beach Park, 2-5 p.m., weather permitting, 2501 100th Ave. S.E.;

• Enatai Beach Park, noon-7 p.m., 3519 S.E. 108th Ave. S.E.;

• Chism Beach Park, noon-7 p.m., 1175 96th Ave. N.E.;

• Clyde Beach Park, noon-7 p.m., 2-92nd Ave. N.E.

More information: 425-452-4444 or


Lifeguards July 1-Sept. 5, weather permitting:

• Houghton Beach Park, with swimming raft, picnic tables; lifeguards on duty 1-6 p.m.; 5811 Lake Washington Blvd. N.E.;

• Waverly Beach Park, with fishing dock, picnic areas; lifeguards on duty 2-5 p.m., open year round, open dawn to 10 p.m.; 633 Waverly Park Way.

For more information: 425-587-3300 or


Lifeguards June 22-Sept. 5, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily at Idylwood Beach, with play structure, concessions stand, picnic shelter and adult lap swim area, 3650 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E. (425-556-2300 or


Lifeguards June 18-Sept. 5, noon-8 p.m. daily, at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, with 1.5-mile paved walking path along the shoreline, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N. (425-430-6700 or


Martha Lake Community Park, swim area with beach, dock, life vests available, no lifeguards, daylight hours daily, 16300 E. Shore Drive (425-741-8357 or



Mounger Pool

Seattle Swimming lessons, water exercises, public swims and special events, 50-foot corkscrew slide and little pool with warm, shallow water. Hours vary, call for information, 2535 32nd Ave. W. (206-684-4708 or

Colman Pool

Seattle 50-meter, heated, saltwater pool with giant tube slide, on the waterfront at Lincoln Park, daily, call for hours, Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., $2.50-$4.75 (206-684-7494 or

Henry Moses Aquatic Center

Renton Two pools, 9,000-square-foot leisure pool with wave machine, water play structure, water slides, 3,300-square-foot six-lane lap pool, cafe; open June 18-Sept. 5, noon-3:30 p.m. and 4-7:30 p.m. daily, plus lap swim 6-8 a.m. Monday-Friday, 7:45-8:45 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Saturday-Sunday; Cedar River Park, 1719 Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $4-$14, season passes available (425-430-6780 or

Peter Kirk Pool

Kirkland Public swims and swimming lessons, daily, call for hours, 340 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland; $4 (425-587-3335 or

Cottage Lake Pool

Woodinville Open swims, lap swims, lessons and water-exercise classes, registration for swimming lessons available, opens June 18, call for hours, 18831 N.E. Woodinville-Duvall Road, Woodinville (425-485-9797 or

McCollum Park Pool

Everett Public swims and swimming lessons, daily, call for hours, 600 128th St. S.E., Everett; $4 (425-388-6600 or

Vashon Pool

Vashon Swimming lessons, open swims and classes, grand opening 1-4 p.m. May 28, then June 21-Sept. 5, hours vary, call for further information, 9625 S.W. 204th St., Vashon; $5 (206-463-3787 or

Compiled by Doug Knoop,

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