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Wagner Memorial Pool

Wagner Memorial Pool

The pool is officially closed for the 2016 summer season. Thank you all for making this another great year!!!

The pool
was originally built in 1966 after a tragic accident took the life of a young boy. Ernst and Kathrine Wagner had a vision with the hope that everyone would learn to swim in a safer environment and therefore, funded the construction of the Ernst O. Wagner Memorial Pool. The pool continues to operate due to a fund the Wagners set up and through various donors like the FRIENDS OF THE POOL.

The FRIENDS OF THE POOL are a huge part in keeping our pool afloat. Without their unwavering support and dedication the pool would not be operational today. You can play a part in keeping our pool going by sending a donation to the Friends of the Pool, PO Box 438, Twisp, WA 98856 or online at Another way to donate is by shopping via Amazon Smile. With every purchase you make a percentage goes to a charity of your choosing. Go to, log in to your regular amazon account, search and choose the Friends of the Pool in Twisp, WA and start shopping like you normally would. For questions regarding this please call 509-997-4081.

Come ride the slide, Tots enjoy our zero depth wading area, Shaded seating areas, Bathhouse facilities & Snack vending available

Children ages 0 -6 must be accompanied by a parent at all times. Children ages 7 – 13 must be able to pass a swim test to swim in the pool without a parent or guardian.

A mandatory Lifeguard break occurs from 3:00 - 3:15 p.m. each day - No swimming by patrons is allowed during this break.

Children who are not potty trained must wear swim diapers in the pool. These are available for purchase at the pool office. Water wings and small flotation devices are welcome.

Appropriate swim attire is required. Cutoffs, street shoes and clothes are not permitted.

Pool Staff will not be responsible for personal belongings. Please do not ask them to keep personal items for you.

Get your pool passes and schedule swimming lessons at the pool on or after the opening date!!

Sundays are reserved for private party rentals only! Have your next birthday party, family reunion, etc. at the pool!
Call the pool office for more information.

Summer 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the pool and with that the pool will undergo a facelift. These necessary renovations will delay the opening of the pool by a week or so. Due to renovations it is unknown at this time an exact opening date for the 2016 Season. Check back periodically for updates on the renovations and when the pool will officially be opened.

Pool Renovation Progress Pictures from 5/12/2016


Lap Swim

The pool is open for lap swim weekday mornings from 6 to 7, weekday afternoons from 12:30 to 1:30, and evenings from 5:30 to 6:30. No lap swim Wednesday afternoons due to lifeguard training.

Lap Swim is for serious swimmers only. Anyone not swimming
will not be allowed in the


Monday-Friday mornings from 7:00 to 8:00. 


All stages of lessons are available at the pool. Lessons are scheduled weekdays from 11am to 12:30 these are ½ hour lessons in small groups for duration of 2 weeks. Mom and Tot classes as well as private lessons are also available. Registration forms available at the pool office. Due to the delay in opening this year we will have 3 sessions instead of 4. Session 1 -July 18th through July 29th, Session 2 - August 1st through August 12th, Session 3 - August 15th through August 26th.

Open Swim

Every afternoon (including Sunday's) from 1:30 to 5:30, Monday and Friday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30. During this time the pool is open to all ages for recreational swimming. Don't forget we have to give the lifeguards a cool down break from 3:00 to 3:15.

Swim Team

Methow Valley Killer Whales (Okanogan County Champions 10 years and counting) Practice is held Weekday Mornings from 8:00 to 11:00.