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Celebrate 2024 April Pools Day with free water activities & safety information!

Children practice wearing life jackets.

Seattle Parks and Recreation will join other public and private aquatic facilities throughout Washington to celebrate the annual April Pools Day on Saturday, April 20, 2024 (*additional event dates listed below).

Make this summer a safe one! Learn important water safety skills, enjoy free swims, and play games and win prizes!

This is a great opportunity to teach your family about water safety while having fun. April Pools Day water safety topics will include:

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

Don’t miss this chance to get ready for the fishing and boating season by participating in April Pools Day at your local Seattle Parks and Recreation swimming pool.

Events and activities vary by pool locations. See table below for information.

Pool DateTime
*Ballard Pool*Sunday, April 211-2pm
Evans PoolSaturday, April 203:30-5pm
Helene Madison PoolSaturday, April 202:30-4pm
Medgar Evers PoolSaturday, April 201:30-3pm
*Meadowbrook Pool*Saturday, April 1311:30am-12:30pm
Queen Anne PoolSaturday, April 203:30-5pm
Rainier Beach PoolSaturday, April 2010:30am-12pm
Southwest PoolSaturday, April 2012:15-1:15pm