In 2009, the 40 year “Forward Thrust” levy expired and eight pools in King County were returned to their public owners to manage. For some pools in King County, that meant closure (4 pools closed). This was true as well for the Evergreen Pool. It was contractually returned to the Highline School Association (HSA) in September, 2009 and was promptly closed because of the inability of 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 our 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
This map will take you through the locker rooms and onto the deck. You can click the green arrows to move through our pool. Out logo is used as a home button back to the lobby.
We have recently upgraded the lockers in the locker rooms. In order to lock these lockers you must bring your own lock. Feel free to bring your bags on the deck as well.
The Evergreen Aquatic Center is not responsible for anything that is lost or stolen.
We have the following:
Please ensure that all items you use are put back in their designated area.
Our lost and found items are kept in a white basket on the pool deck by the water fountain. We do not keep socks or under garments. To maintain the lost and found, we keep the items 2 weeks at a time and will add them in the clothing donation bin located by our bike parking at the end of the cycle. All if not most toiletry items will be thrown out.
Swim Lesson Waitlists are available for September.
We are NOT OPEN on Monday October 9, 2023 in accordance with the holiday.
[Reminder]: Please remember our pool has scheduled breaks for our staff and we will not be available to answer questions at these hours:
9a - 11a and 2p - 4p