Helene Madison Pool


6th Floor

An in-city oasis

Helene Madison Pool is the jewel of the 6th Floor. Swim laps, take aquatic fitness classes, splash around with the family, learn to swim, or host a birthday party. This art deco space recalls the earliest days of the WAC—and the 1930s, when Seattle native Helene Madison trained here for her record-breaking Olympic performance.

Helene Madison Pool is currently open by Mindbody reservation only. To reserve your swim time or class, please see full instructions here or log into Mindbody here. See further details about current pool guidelines here.

**Click here to reserve online.**
To reserve Lap Swimming or Family Swim: Make sure you are on the “Appointments” tab and select the “All Service Categories” dropdown menu. Navigate by date and make your selection. To reserve an Aquatic Fitness Class, choose the “Classes” tab and select the “All Service Categories” dropdown menu. Select “Aquatics” and then navigate by date and choose your class. Cookies required to use Mindbody site. Or reserve by searching “Washington Athletic Club” on the Mindbody app.

Current hours

Monday–Friday: 5 am–8 pm
Saturday–Sunday: 6 am–8 pm

Temporary pool schedule:

Lap swim
5–10 am, 11 am–5 pm, 6–8 pm
Tuesday: 5 am–5 pm, 6–8 pm
Wednesday: 5–10 am, 11 am–5 pm, 6–8 pm
Thursday: 5–10 am, 11 am–5 pm, 6–8 pm
Friday: 5–10 am, 12–5 pm, 6–8 pm
Saturday–Sunday: 6 am–12 pm

Water exercise
10–11 am (Deepwater Aqua Fit)
Wednesday: 10–11 am (Shallow Aqua Fit)
Thursday: 10–11 am (Aqua Fit Yoga)
Friday: 10–11 am (Aqua Boot Camp, high-intensity), 11 am–12 pm (Aqua Boot Camp, low-intensity)

Family swim
5–6 pm
Saturday–Sunday: 12–8 pm
Please note: Due to state-mandated changes in capacity limits, only two Family Swim lanes will be available at a time.

**IMPORTANT NOTE: The pool has been experiencing a number of no-shows from members who have reserved lanes for lap swim. The Club is trying to accommodate as many swimmers as possible while dealing with COVID-19 capacity restrictions. Please be respectful toward your fellow members and cancel your appointment in MindBody if you cannot make your scheduled time. Members who repeatedly fail to make scheduled appointments will lose pool privileges.**


Athletic Programs Manager Darin Barr: 206.464.3086 or dbarr@wac.net.



Weekdays: 5 am–8:30 pm
Saturdays: 6 am–7:30 pm
Sundays: 7 am–6:30 pm

No pool parties due to COVID-19 restrictions

Pool parties, including birthday parties: poolparties@wac.net.
Or call 206.464.3086

Swim Lessons

Private and group swim lessons are offered to WAC members.
Private Lesson Info >
Group Lesson Info >

Fitness Advantage

Your full-access pass to WAC Fitness

—Updated December 1, 2020; DM