Splash Into Summer // Where to Get Wet

By Valerie Reinke

Aquatic Center

No matter the weather, this public spot has something for the whole family: two indoor pools, slide, diving boards, a lazy river and tot pool. biparks.org

Wing Point Golf & Country Club

Come for a swim and relax over dinner while the kids enjoy its Tuesday Nights on the Lawn. Membership required. wingpointgolf.com

The Pool at Pleasant Beach

Poolside snow cones were top sellers during its inaugural season. New this summer: a swim team. Membership required. poolatpleasantbeach.com

The Puget Sound

For the more rugged among us wanting cold-water gratification (average summertime water temperature is in the mid-50s!), plunge off the Hidden Cove dock with a floating swim platform or jump from the Point White Pier. Favorite wade-in points of entry include Pritchard and Fay Bainbridge Parks and Rockaway Beach.

The Yurt Pool

Study the strokes with Kathy Cooper, who has taught swimming for the last 25 years. All skill levels as well as reluctant swimmers are welcome at the yurt-sheltered saltwater pool in Winslow. kathycooperswimming.blogspot.com

Relay Swim Around the Island

Join Arms Around Bainbridge at Blakely Harbor on August 13 and circumnavigate the island’s 30-mile coastline. Escorted by kayakers, swimmers raise funds for locals needing financial help because of a health crisis. armsaroundbainbridge.org

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