Make a Splash

Get outside and in the water with Y outdoor pools. Get your heart rate up with lap swimming, water walking, group exercise, enroll your kiddo in group or private swim lessons, or take a turn on the water slide in open swim. The pool reopens in late spring 2023 with reservation-based programming for lap swim, water walking, and family recreational swim along with group and private swim lessons. So, get ready to have some water fun in the sun, and don’t forget the sunscreen!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Please read answers to frequently asked questions about Cottage Lake Pool below.

Where is the Cottage Lake Pool located and what are the hours?

Cottage Lake Pool is located at 18831 NE Woodinville Duvall Rd in Woodinville. Map location >

Stay tuned for 2023 opening date and operating hours. 


When can I make a reservation?

Stay tuned for 2023 opening date.

Can I make back to back reservations?

Yes, you may make back to back reservations.

Can I access the pool without a reservation?
  • We strongly encourage you to reserve a spot in advance online or calling us at (206) 382-5022.
  • By reserving ahead, you will know capacity and have a reserved spot.
  • Walking up is permitted, as long as there is space available.
  • Cash is not accepted on site. Cards are the only method of payment accepted at Cottage Lake Pool this summer.
What is lap swim and what are the fees?
  • Lap swim reservations include a shared lane with two swimmers maximum per lane.
  • Reservations are 60 minutes long. You may make reservations back to back, if desired.
  • The lap lanes are set up in meter distance.

Fees per reservation:

  • $5.00 Y member 
  • $7.00 Community member
What is water walking and what are the fees?
  • Water belts are available.
  • You may make reservations back to back, if desired.

Fees per reservation:

  • $5.00 Y member
  • $7.00 Community member
What is open swim and what are the fees?

Open swim allows individuals to swim and play in the whole pool.

  • Reservations required for each person within a household. 
  • Swimmers may bring their own towels, folding chairs, toys, and Coast Guard approved flotation devices. Air-filled toys are not permitted.
  • Swimmers under 14 years of age may be asked to take a swim test before using the pool without a parent or guardian.
  • All participants in recreational swim, including spectators, must have a separate reservation. Reserving as a family is not available for open swim sessions. 

Fees per reservation, per person:

  • $5.00 Y member
  • $7.00 Community member
What is aqua fitness and what are the fees?

In our aqua fitness classes, a variety of aerobic movements are performed to provide both a cardiovascular and strength training workout. Water equipment may be used in this low-impact, high-intensity water workout.  Aqua Fit will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00 - 8:55 am.  

Fees per reservation:

  • $5.00 Y member
  • $7.00 Community member
Where can I learn more about swim lessons?
Who can sign up for swim lessons?

Swim lessons are open to all. 

Where can I purchase a season pass or punch card?
  • We will not be offering a season pass or punch card as have been offered in past seasons.
  • To ensure access to the pool, reservations are highly recommended.
What is the refund policy for pool reservations?
  • There will be no refunds issued for missed reservations.
  • To receive a full (100%) refund, the participant must cancel 14 days prior to the reservation.
  • Cancellations within 14 days prior to the reservation will be provided a credit to their YMCA account.
  • If the pool is closed due to weather or a maintenance incident, pre-paid fees will be refunded to the payment method used at the time of the reservation.
Can locker rooms or showers be used for swimmers?
  • Swimmers will have full access to locker rooms but some amenities will be unavailable.
  • There are no family changing areas available at the Cottage Lake Pool.
May I bring my own floatation devices?

We invite you to bring your own Personal Floatation Device for all non-swimmers who cannot pass the YMCA’s swim test. All Personal Floatation Devices must be Coast Guard-approved and adults must always be within an arm’s reach. We do not allow for any type of air-filled floatation devices.

What does the YMCA’s Swim Test consist of?

For safety reasons, we ask that any swimmers who are 13 years old or younger pass a brief swim test. The test consists of:

  • Deep water plunge with head going below the surface of the water
  • Surface and swim 25 yards without resting or stopping
  • 30-second tread or float

A test won't be required if the child or teen will be within arm’s reach of someone 14 years old or older for the entirety of the time they are in the water.

Can I sit on the pool deck while my children swim?

If your children pass our swim test, you do not need to be in the water with them and can sit on the pool deck while they swim. We ask that you stay on the pool deck during your reservation while your children are in the water.

If I have a child that doesn’t want to swim, can they sit on the pool deck?

We will have designated seating for each family that enjoys open swim. If members are not in the pool, they should be seated in their designated area and continue to abide by pool rules or appropriately supervised by an adult.


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