West Seattle Blog… | Now that it’s May, get ready to dive into Seattle’s high parks swimming season
May is here and high swimming season for Seattle Parks approach. We asked Parks about this year’s plans – here are the key takeaways:
-Spray parks (including that of Highland Park1100 SW Cloverdale) are scheduled to open Saturday, May 28.
-The wading pools don’t have an official start date yet, likely “closer to the end of school,” Parks tells us, adding, “We hope to be able to staff all sites like we have in the pre-COVID years. ”
– West Seattle’s only city-operated outdoor pool Colman Pool on the shore of Lincoln Park, is scheduled to open the weekend of June 18-19, 7 days a week starting June 25.
-Swimming lessons will be offered this summer at the Colman Pool and South West Pool (the indoor pool at 2801 SW Thistle), though Parks warns that some other Southwest offerings may need to be cut in order to staff Colman. Maybe you know someone who can help you with the swimming staff shortage? Here is the pitch of the parks:
Swimming pools, paddling pools and outdoor pools require staff and we continue to struggle to fill lifeguard and lifeguard positions. (Here’s) how people can apply for these jobs (we reimburse lifeguard certification training!). For more information or to apply, Click here.