Welcome back to the Tukwila Pool!
The pool’s level of service is dependent upon our workforce capacity, which has been limited due to COVID-19. As we’ve had a limited re-opening, we onboarded employees, trained staff on additional safety protocols, and ensured the facility can be safely enjoyed by our aquatics community.
Management has modified operations to align with the recommendations provided by the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), Washington Department of Health, and King County Department of Health to ensure the safety of our customers and staff community.
Book an appointment:
- Click the link. https://tukwilapoolmpd.getomnify.com/#!/home
- Sign into your account. If you are a new user, select Create Account on the top right of the screen.
- Select the workout reservation type and time you would like to complete and select
- Select the times you can book for, then hit next and confirm booking.
How to cancel your appointment:
- Select view profile on the top right of the screen.
- select details on the booking you want to cancel.
- scroll down to the bottom and select cancel booking.
Direct all questions to email@example.com | 206-267-2350
What will staff do to protect themselves and the community? All staff members will be wearing face masks or coverings while inside the facility and undergoing temperature checks, and Covid-19 questionnaire before their shift.
What will be the limitation while I’m in the facility? We have red markers on the ground as you walk in to ensure everyone follows the 6 feet distancing. In the locker rooms, we have signs and red tape blocking certain areas to help maintain distancing. We closed off every locker, so we require everyone with carried items to put it in designated spots on the pool deck.
How will I get into the pool? As you walk on the pool deck there will be signs showing where you will drop your things, signs on the wall guiding you where to walk, and a sign showing where to hope in for a lap swim. If you are going into the shallow end you drop your things by a “put items here” sign, then walk on in with maintaining distance with one another.
Can my siblings or household stay together without the need for social distancing? We are requiring everyone including households to social distance at all times in the facility.
Will I be required to wear a mask? Yes, customers will be required to wear a mask unless participating in a water-based activity. We also highly request everyone to maintain social distancing of 6FT at all times and Wash hands often with soap and hot water.
What should I bring with me?
We ask that all swimmers bring their own water bottle and a towel, as towel services will not be provided. We also encourage you to come swim-ready.
Will swim lessons be available when the pool re-opens? We are planning to welcome swim lessons back during Phase Three of the Washington Safe Start Plan. Registration dates have yet to be determined.
MORE INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED IN THE COMING WEEKS.
Will I be required to get my temperature checked and or answer COVID-19 symptom-related questions? Yes, a health screening will consist of two parts: a temperature check and a coronavirus symptom check. Anyone who is exhibiting a fever and has experienced any symptoms related to coronavirus within the last 14 days will not be able to enter the building. These safety measures will help to keep our aquatics community safe.
Can I bring a guest with me?
At this time, to ensure the health and safety of our members and staff, we ask that only booked swimmers be allowed in the facility until further notice.
Will I be required to bring my own hand sanitizer? No, hand sanitizer will be provided throughout the facility
How many swimmers will be permitted at any given time? Lap Swim: 6 swimmers per hour. (1 swimmer per lane) Water Walking: 3 participants per hour. (practice social distancing of 6′ feet or more) Water Exercise: 5 participants, 1 instructor. (practice social distancing of 6′ feet or more) *Subject to change*
How long can I swim? Sessions will be 1 hour followed by a 15-minute cleaning and disinfection break *subject to change*
Will I be required to sign in and out of the facility, and sign a waiver? Yes, customers will be required to sign-in & sign-out of the facility and sign a waiver (Assumption of Risk, Waiver, and Release). To help ensure the safety of all staff and customers, you must complete our new Waiver as you enter the facility.
Does my child/dependent need to complete and sign a Waiver if they’re a minor? All parents must complete a youth waiver prior to being allowed access to the Tukwila Pool. For children under the age of 18, parents/guardians will be required to complete the waiver on their behalf. Please keep in mind, we’re only allowing kids 12 years and older to enter the pool. If you have any trouble completing your updated Member Waiver, please stop by and we can help you complete your waiver(s).
Will I be allowed to gain entry into the building if I experience signs of COVID-19 symptoms? Please stay home and consult a medical professional if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. For the safety and well-being of swimmers and staff—please refrain from using the Tukwila Pool if you are experiencing: fever, cough, shortness of breath or have been in contact with anyone diagnosed with coronavirus. We appreciate your cooperation as we work to stay healthy together.
What will happen if someone at the pool tests positive for COVID-19? In the event we’re informed by an individual who has visited our facility that they tested positive for COVID-19, we have a thorough process in place to ensure all locations they may have visited receive appropriate cleaning in addition to the nightly professionally deep cleaning and disinfecting that is already in place. Furthermore, in a manner that respects the individual’s personal health privacy, we will reach out directly only to those individuals who we have identified as potentially having been truly at risk through significant exposure as defined by the CDC.
Will there be someone on-site to answer questions? Yes, a COVID-19 Supervisor will be on-site to guide and provide direction.
How was the Tukwila Pool given the ok to reopen? Staffed water recreation facilities were given permission to reopen per modified phase 1 requirement.
What can I expect when returning to the pool? We have adapted our operational protocols to adjust to the current circumstances in ways that protect our employees and the community in an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Some of these measures include:
- Sessions will be 1 hour followed by a 15-minute cleaning and disinfection break. *Subject to change*
- Enhanced and increased frequency of cleaning and disinfecting.
- Customers will be required to wear a mask unless participating in a water-based activity.
- Maintain Social Distancing of 6FT at all times.
- Customers will be required to sign-in & sign-out of the facility and sign a waiver (Assumption of Risk, Waiver, and Release).
- Please stay home and consult a medical professional if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
- Wash your hands often with soap and hot water.
- Hand sanitizer will be provided throughout the facility.
- All customers must shower before entering the pool.
When will the Tukwila Pool resume full operations? We are taking a phased approach to re-opening to full operation. As of June 5. King County was approved to move into a modified Phase 1, which included new guidance for recreation and fitness.
We will continue to make informed decisions based upon the COVID-19 data and guidance from our public health experts. Our decisions about re-opening and returning to full operations depends in part on visitors practicing safe distancing and following public health guidelines.
We will continue to update this page as conditions evolve.
Can I get a refund or credits for March sessions swim lessons? Yes! Families who were enrolled in swim lessons for the month of March have received partial credit or refund for all lessons canceled due to the pool closure.
Swim Lesson Registration for the next session following the reopening of the pool will be communicated through the newsletter, Facebook, and our website.
Will my 10-Punch Card for lap swim or water exercise be expired? No! For participants who hold a 10-punch pass (water exercise, lap swim, or general admission), all remaining available scans (punches) do not expire. To inquire about how many available scans remain on your account, email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide either your pass bar-code number and/or your first and last name and pool management will provide you with the number of available scans attached to your pass.
Will my Membership subscription be expired or have lost time? Yes and no! Pass holders will be credited back the number of days the pool was closed. The number of days credited back will be determined based on your pass’ expiration date.
Example: Pool closes on March 16th and reopens April 27th, days closed = 43
- A) Pass holders with an expiration date of April 1st will receive 16 days credited back to their annual membership / 1-month family pass.
- B) Pass holders with an expiration date of May 1st will receive 43 days credited back to their annual membership / 1-month family pass. (This credit will extend the pass expiration date to June 3rd.)
Monday-Friday: 5:30-12 pm.
Where can I learn more about COVID19? Visit kingcounty.gov/covid to learn more about the virus and how to slow its spread. Keep updated on the latest developments on the Public Health – Seattle & King County blog at publichealthinsider.com. Novel Coronavirus Call Center at 800-525-0127 or visit King County Public Health website.