After missing out on amazing swimming opportunities last summer (thanks, pandemic), lots of our favorite usual places for a refreshing splash with kids are open and operating. Hooray!
Bigger kids will love jumping in the lake. We rounded up some great Seattle-area lake-swimming spots for your crew, on Lake Washington, Lake Sammamish and more. If the presence of lifeguards is important to you, check in advance which swimming beaches are staffed with lifeguards and when.
Or keep it simple and just cool off in your yard with a DIY water-play set up.
One important note: Any time kids and water meet, keep these water safety tips from Seattle Children's top of mind, even if you've just got a backyard kiddie pool.