Celebrate April Pool’s Day and make summertime safer

There will be seven free public swims hosted at Seattle Parks and Recreation pools to celebrate April Pool's Day 2015.

There will be seven free public swims hosted at Seattle Parks and Recreation pools to celebrate April Pool’s Day 2015.

Before you know it, we’ll be trading in April showers for blue skies and bathing suits. On Saturday, April 18, six of our pools are hosting FREE public swims. We’ll be teaching water and boating safety and will have fun activities for kids.

Recipient of a lifejacket given away during the raffle at Ballard's April Pool's Day 2014!

Recipient of a lifejacket given away during the raffle at Ballard’s April Pool’s Day 2014!

Don’t miss this opportunity to teach your family how to enjoy summer safely. April Pool’s Day will focus on four main areas of water safety:

  • Preventing open water drowning
  • Lifejacket use and promotion
  • Cold water awareness
  • Basic water rescue for children

Events and activities will vary by pool location. Please note that Helene Madison Pool will host its event on Sunday, April 19.

April 18
Ballard Pool 12:30-2:20 p.m.
Meadowbrook Pool 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Medgar Evers Pool 12:30-2 p.m.
Queen Anne Pool 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Southwest Pool 10:30 a.m.-noon
Rainier Beach Pool 10:30 a.m.-noon

April 19
Helene Madison Pool 3:30-5:30 p.m

For details, please call the individual pool. To see other April Pools Day events, click HERE.

Later this summer, Green Lake Community Center/Evans Pool will be hosting low-cost life jacket sales on June 20, July 18 and Aug. 15. More details to come!