In 2009, the 40 year “Forward Thrust” levy expired and eightpools in King County were returned to their public owners tomanage. For some pools in King County, that meant closure (4pools closed). This was true as well for the Evergreen Pool. Itwas contractually returned to the Highline School Association(HSA) in September, 2009 and was promptly closed because ofan inability for the school district to afford its operation.
In March, 2010, the Whitewater Aquatics Management LLC (WWAM), a non-profit group of local business leaders and community volunteers, signed a lease agreement with HSA and King County to manage the Evergreen Community Aquatic Center. This public/private partnership sought to maintain a community swimming pool and its swim programs in order benefit the community of White Center.
In the past 12 years, WWAM has continued to offer the same programs and lessons opportunity as was previously offered by the pool when King County financed the pool operation, including affordable swim lessons to the low income, and a venue for groups to conduct swim practices, swim meets, exercise classes and social gatherings.
With water surrounding the Seattle area our mission to provide water related education, training, and competition in a healthy and safe environment, regardless of age, ability, or financial status remains at the heart of all of programs.
The pool represents a nurturing, safe place where our young children, teenagers and their families know that being healthy and remaining safe in the water are the primary messages. With the crises of opiates addiction and homelessness, this pool represents hope to our pool users and community members.
We are always looking for volunteers to help with our programming. We have many volunteer opportunities for everyone to participate in. For inquiries please email Nicole Nikula-Lamsen (Aquatic Director) at email@example.com
We have added Dive In Movie Nights every Saturday night starting at 8:00-10:00pm! Check our events page to find out the movie schedule!