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Nothin' like a good old fashioned urban beach! In the summer time, Madison Park is the spot to be. (Image: CheWei Chan /

Dive In: Here are Seattle's 5 Best Swim Spots

Slap on your swim trunks and bikinis y'all, it's that time of year. Seattle is a wonderland if you're looking to catch some rays and get your swim on. Bust out your breaststroke at the five following spots perfect for making that big splash.

Green Lake

Perhaps the prettiest of them all, Green Lake is the quintessential spot to jump in for a cool dip in the heat of the summer. Soak in the vibes and excellent people watching. You have two options at Green Lake for swimming: east Green Lake Beach and West Green Lake Beach. There's parking available for both spots and swimming rafts available in the summer months. We promise, once you're all in, it won't feel quite as chilly!

7201 East Green Lake Dr. N.
Seattle, WA

Colman Pool

Colman Pool, located in Lincoln Park, features a heated outdoor saltwater pool. Admission if you're under the age of 17 is $3.75 or $5.50 if you're over the age of 18. The shallow end of the pool is three feet and the deep end is 10 feet, and the park comes resplendent with a diving board, giant circular slide, hot tub and more. Grab your friends and make a day of it, then stroll through the park for the full Seattle summer experience.

8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W.
Seattle, WA 98136

Rainier Beach Pool

The Rainier Beach Pool can be found in south Seattle and features two separate pools. Amenities here include a sauna, steam room, water slide and 1 meter diving board If you need a little refresher on the breast stroke, the pool also offers summer swim lessons sure to have you channeling your inner Michael Phelps in no time.

8825 Rainier Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98118

Madison Park

Nothin' like a good old fashioned urban beach! In the summer time, Madison Park is the spot to be. There are lifeguards on duty between June 24 to September 4 - aka prime swim time. Madison Park has both a high dive and low dive, so you can work on perfecting that swan dive before spending an hour or two floating and forgetting all your worries. Surrounded by scores of cute coffee shops and restaurants, Madison Park is the perfect spot to hit with a picnic basket and blanket in tow and make a day of it.

1900 43rd Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98112

Seward Park

Seward Park features a super accessible swimming beach that touts an excellent view of sailboats off in the distance. The beach itself is small, but extra sweet, especially during the dog days of July. Bring the family or swing by for a quick dip-- there's nothing quite like the restorative powers of a quick swim in Lake Washington. Bathrooms, picnic sites and snacks are all available nearby.

5900 Lake Washington Blvd. S.
Seattle, WA 98118