Recreation Pool

The recreation pool supports a variety of structured and non-structured activities including swimming lessons, water fitness and water play.

The recreation pool temperature is 84-86 degrees Fahrenheit. The recreation pool area can accommodate a maximum capacity of 203 guests.

Children learn to swim in a fun, safe environment at the Snohomish Aquatic Center. Our programs teach guests to swim independently, develop good technique, and important safety skills.

Recreation pool features:

  • Recreation lap pool - This body of water includes three, 20-yard lap lanes and ample space for swimming lessons and recreational play.
  • Zero-depth entry area - Designed for toddlers and those with physical limitations.
  • Shallow-water area – Designed for preschool and beginner swimmers.
  • Warm-water pool – Designed to accommodate the special needs of our guests, water temperature is 102 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Lazy river – Designed in a figure 8 shape to allow guests to glide through the water on tubes. In addition, water fit classes may also take place in the river section of the facility.
  • Spray-play area – Designed to provide a fun, interactive aquatic wonderland for young swimmers.
  • Splashtacular This enclosed waterslide provides a fun, corkscrew ride starting inside the center, spiraling out of the building and back in, ending in the recreation pool. Our Splashtacular is 151-feet long and 20-feet high. Guests must be at least 48-inches tall and pass a swim test to slide.
  • FlowRider ® – This surf-simulation machine— the only one of its kind in the area—crosses snowboarding, skateboarding and wakeboarding into an exciting ride with plenty of challenges and a whole lot of fun! Guests must be 42-inches tall to ride the boogie boards and 52-inches tall and less than 250 pounds to ride the stand-up boards.

River Walk/Jog

This is a non-coached activity. Guests enjoy self-guided water walking/jogging in the river. This is a time intended for fitness and exercise participants with health-minded goals.

Preschool Beach Swim

This time is set aside for our youngest water lovers and their parent(s) to enjoy the water beach entry, shallow water, and play feature areas. This time is intended for preschoolers (ages 6 and younger) and their parent to enjoy some playtime in the water. Only specific areas of the aquatic center will be open during this time period.

Homeschool Program

This is the place for homeschoolers to engage in aquatic exercise, as well as develop relationships with their peers. Guests will get 45 minutes of open  recreation pool time and 45 minutes of swim instruction. Please visit our Welcome Desk or call 360.568.8030 for fees and registration information.

Schedules

Open recreation swims are extremely popular. We recommend arriving early. Open rec swim sessions are limited to 250 participants (300 participants when both recreation and competition pools are open). When sessions have reached maximum capacity as established by the Washington Health Department, we cannot admit any more swimmers. We do not have an automated system that lets our guests know when our sessions are full.

Recreation Pool Activities
  • Open/recreational swim
  • Parent and tot programming
  • Surf-simulation machine
  • Aqua basketball hoops
  • Waterslide
  • Lazy river
  • Swim lessons
  • Family swim
  • Open lap swim
  • Water fitness
  • Stroke clinics
  • Theme nights