Where to Swim in Seattle?

Everywhere—Even If You Have to Shower After

Comments

1
It is worth noting that Seattle Municipal code outlaws swimming beyond 50 feet from a shore without an accompanying kayak or boat. Police have ticketed open water swimmers at Green Lake in the past.
2
I'm a little miffed but understand why you skipped the Shoreline pool, we're not exactly in Seattle. And there's a fantastic pool in Lynnwood that has been thoroughly remodeled and is such a blast, yet again, it's not Seattle. Thank you for a great article.
3
You forgot a couple lakes, both in the north end (but definitely in Seattle): Haller and Bitter. Both are pretty easy to get to by bike, via the Interurban Trail (Bitter Lake is really easy to get to that way).
4
You realize that the South Puget Sound is filled with effluvia from waste plants.

And public swimming pools? Bletch!

5
Hydroplanes don't land on Lake Union. Seaplanes land on Lake Union.
7
Echo #5
If you gaze up at "hydroplanes" landing on Lake Union, you're about to be crushed to death by an airborne, high-performance watercraft.