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people enjoy a warm day at kandle outdoor swimming pool

Recreational Swim

Visit Kandle Pool in Tacoma's north end to cool off and play!

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Swim Lessons

Swimming is a skill that lasts a lifetime!

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Pool Parties

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Kandle Pool

5302 N. 26th St.
Tacoma, WA 98406

Directions
(253) 404-3920

Open June 22 – Sept. 2, 2019

Hours:
Full Session: 12-5 pm
Half Session: 2:30-5 pm
Evening: 5:30-7:30 pm (Evening session not guaranteed)

Tacoma’s NEWEST Outdoor Pool is not just any pool…it’s the first wave pool in Pierce County, and one of only a handful in Washington!

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Swim Lesson registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 16. Sign up online

Hours & Admission

Hours

The pool is 5 feet deep at it’s deepest end and features a gradual beach-like entry, so it’s easy for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the water. A separate shallow tot pool and sprayground ensure a fun time for the whole family.

Hours

  • Full Session 12-5pm daily
  • Half Session 2:30-5pm daily
  • Evening 5:30-7:30pm daily*

*Evening Session not guaranteed to run every day. It is subject to attendance and weather. Evening swim session status will be posted by 4 pm daily.

Admission

Admission

Adult (Age 18 & Over)

  • Full Session (12-5pm) $11
  • Half Session (2:30-5pm) $9
  • Evening Session (5:30-7:30pm) $7

Youth (Age 5-17)

  • Full Session (12-5pm) $9
  • Half Session (2:30-5pm) $7
  • Evening Session (5:30-7:30pm) $5

Tot (Age 4 & Under)

  • Free

For the best value get an Outdoor Pool Season Pass.

2019 Season Swim Passes

  • Unlimited FREE swim at Kandle Pool and Stewart Heights Pool!
  • Passes are sold at Kandle and Stewart Heights Pools
  • $75 for the first pass, $70 for additional passes
  • Season Passes expire at the end of the 2019 season.

Outside food and beverages are allowed, however; glass containers are prohibited in the facility.

 

Pool Rules

Pool Safety Rules

  • Children under ten (10) years of age must be accompanied by an adult at pool facilities.
  • Children under seven (7) years of age and those older who cannot meet the minimum height requirement (42″), must be within arms length of an adult at all times while in the pool.
  • No diving from side of the pool in water less than ten feet (10) deep.
  • Use of mask, fins, and snorkels is prohibited during recreational swims. With adult supervision (one-arm length) small flotation devices are permitted in the shallow end only.
  • A cleansing shower must be taken before entering the pool.
  • Participants must follow the instruction of the lifeguard at all times.
  • Running, pushing, and dangerous horseplay are prohibited.
  • Non-swimmers and weak swimmers may not use the deep end of the pool. Individuals may be required to pass a swimming test before being allowed into the deep end.
  • Jumping backwards, back-dives, and flips are prohibited off the side of the pool.
  • Food, drink, gum and tobacco are prohibited in the dressing rooms or pool.
  • All accidents should be reported to the lifeguard.
  • Individuals with communicable diseases are prohibited from using the pool.
  • Individuals under the influence of alcohol and / or drugs are prohibited from the facilities.
  • Proper swim wear required (cut-offs and jean shorts are not allowed)

Diving Rules

  • Check area in front of the board before diving.
  • One person on the board at a time.
  • One bounce on the board.
  • Dive straight off the end of the board
  • Attempting fancy dives without a coach or proper training is prohibited.

Locker Room Information

Metro Parks Tacoma wants all of our guests to feel comfortable visiting our pools and other facilities. We adhere to WA State Law and we have a variety of options for changing rooms at our pools. These include our regular locker rooms, and private or family changing rooms.

Guests at our pools are most welcome in the locker room that they feel is correct for them and they will be supported by staff.

If you have any questions or comments feel free to reach out to Jan Bretana our Aquatics Supervisor at (253) 305-1019 or janb@tacomaparks.com.

Personal Flotation Devices

Personal flotation devices

  • At Kandle Pool only coast guard approved Type III pfds or flotation aids are allowed. They will have a stamp on them indicating this, that the lifeguard or pool manager may ask to see.
  • At Stewart Heights Pool coast guard approved Type III pfds and flotation aids are allowed. Small flotation devices like noodles are also allowed. The item must be small and can not obscure the bottom of the pool (as a raft would). To know for sure whether your item is allowed please check with the pool manager.

This facility meets accessibility standards.

Features

bicycle
Bike Rack
car
Parking Stalls
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Parking Stalls / ADA
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Pool / Outdoor
restroom
Restrooms / Seasonal
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