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Who will ‘Walk the Plank’ at April Pools Day at Mount Rainier Pool April 19?

Who will ‘Walk the Plank’ at April Pools Day at Mount Rainier Pool April 19?

Ten public officials including the mayor, police chief and a King County Councilman are teaming up this month to combat drowning in Des Moines and Normandy Park – but which one(s) will ‘Walk the... [Read more]

FREE Family Swim Passes now available at Evergreen Pool

FREE Family Swim Passes now available at Evergreen Pool

Low-income families who qualify for free/reduced lunches and live within the Burien city limits can now receive FREE Family Swim Passes for the Evergreen Community Aquatic Center. The City has partnered... [Read more]

UPDATE: Evergreen Pool, threatened by possible closure, will remain open

UPDATE: Evergreen Pool, threatened by possible closure, will remain open

The non-profit Evergreen Pool, which serves the greater Highline area, and which had been threatened with closure (read our previous coverage here), will remain open thanks to a combination of community... [Read more]

Help save Evergreen Pool by taking swimming lessons

Help save Evergreen Pool by taking swimming lessons

Our friends at Evergreen Pool could close if the community doesn’t start using it, and they’re encouraging residents to help by taking swimming lessons! This local non-profit indoor aquatic... [Read more]

Evergreen Pool holding Free Community Swim this Saturday, Dec. 21

Evergreen Pool holding Free Community Swim this Saturday, Dec. 21

Evergreen Pool in White Center will be throwing a party for the community this Saturday, Dec. 21, along with a toy and food drive to help the less fortunate in the area. Just bring an unwrapped toy or... [Read more]

Evergreen Community Aquatic Center hosting ‘Women’s Only’ swim Nov. 23

Evergreen Community Aquatic Center hosting ‘Women’s Only’ swim Nov. 23

Recently Evergreen Community Aquatics Center – located at 606 SW 116th Street – had to cut their Women Only Swim Lessons recently due to lack of interest. They want to continue the program, but they... [Read more]

VIDEO: Area filmmaker’s homage to last day of summer chosen by GoPro

VIDEO: Area filmmaker’s homage to last day of summer chosen by GoPro

Area filmmaker Justin Lapriore – of LetsMakeMedia – was honored as GoPro’s Video of the Day on Sunday, Oct. 6 for this video he shot on the last nice day of the year that the Normandy Park Swim... [Read more]

<i>Brrring</i> in 2013 with Burien’s Annual Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day

Brrring in 2013 with Burien’s Annual Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day

Last year’s trophy winner, Isaac Chrisman, visiting from Idaho. Photo by Michael Brunk. Brrring in 2013 with Burien’s annual Polar Bear Plunge, to be held at Noon on New Year’s Day –... [Read more]

High School Senior Project Promotes Swimming Skills to Underserved Teens

High School Senior Project Promotes Swimming Skills to Underserved Teens

Photo courtesy Mel Ponder Photography. Jackie Beal, a senior at Mount Rainier High School, created “Teach2Swim” for her Senior Culminating Project. Jackie’s goal was to teach swimming to teens in... [Read more]

Auction & Casino Night for Evergreen Community Aquatic Center is Oct. 13

Auction & Casino Night for Evergreen Community Aquatic Center is Oct. 13

Our friends at the Evergreen Community Aquatic Center want our Readers to know that they’ll be holding a Silent Auction & Casino Night fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Normandy Park Cove. “The... [Read more]

Gregory Seahurst Swim Club Hit with Olympic Fever!

Gregory Seahurst Swim Club Hit with Olympic Fever!

Click image to see larger version. Do we have some future Olympians in our midst? A relay team of four young ladies from Gregory Seahurst Swim Club (BTB Advertiser) is close to breaking an All-City record... [Read more]

WATERLAND BLOG: Swimmer Who Trained at Mt. Rainier Pool is in Olympics

WATERLAND BLOG: Swimmer Who Trained at Mt. Rainier Pool is in Olympics

Federal Way native Ariana Kukors, who has trained at Des Moines’ Mt. Rainer Pool, will be in the 2012 Summer Olympics, which begins this Friday, July 27 in London, and continues through Sunday, August... [Read more]

Seahurst Park Beach Re-Opened For Swimming After Sewage Spill

Seahurst Park Beach Re-Opened For Swimming After Sewage Spill

According to the State Department of Ecology, Seahurst Park Beach has been re-opened after being closed to swimming Friday (Sept. 16th) due to a sewage spill. According to the state: “Sample results... [Read more]

Brent Rice Memorial Swim Of The Sound Desperately Seeks Swimmers & Money!

Brent Rice Memorial Swim Of The Sound Desperately Seeks Swimmers & Money!

The sixth annual Brent Rice Memorial Swim of the Sound is coming to Des Moines on Saturday, Aug. 20th – and Organizers are desperately seeking more swimmers, donations, volunteers and Sponsors! “After... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Highline Athletic Club Wants You To Know About Water Safety

Advertiser Highline Athletic Club Wants You To Know About Water Safety

Water safety is extremely important year round, but especially in the summer months. B-Town Blog Advertiser Highline Athletic Club wants parents to understand the importance of swim lessons for our children,... [Read more]

Family 5K Kicks Off Strawberry Fest June 18, Will Raise $ For Evergreen Pool

Family 5K Kicks Off Strawberry Fest June 18, Will Raise $ For Evergreen Pool

The Strawberry Festival Family 5K (we’re Sponsors) is back and will kick off this year’s Wild Strawberry Festival with a family friendly run/walk through scenic Burien on Saturday, June... [Read more]

Evergreen Community Aquatic Center Re-Opens After Fire Damage Repair

Evergreen Community Aquatic Center Re-Opens After Fire Damage Repair

White Center’s Evergreen Community Aquatic Center (ECAC), which was closed Aug. 31, 2009, then re-opened last May, has again re-opened for operations after going through repairs for fire damage,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Highline Athletic Club Offering Youth Swim Lessons This Spring

Advertiser Highline Athletic Club Offering Youth Swim Lessons This Spring

BTB Advertiser Highline Athletic Club will be offering youth Swim Lessons for Members and Non-Members this Spring, beginning Tuesday, May 24th. Beginner, intermediate and advanced youth swim classes will... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: The Gregory Seahurst Swim Club!

Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: The Gregory Seahurst Swim Club!

We’d like to welcome our latest Advertiser, the Gregory Seahurst Swim Club, located at 16700 19th Ave SW, right here in Burien’s own Gregory Heights neighborhood. Many people don’t even... [Read more]

VIDEO: Record Turnout For Polar Bear Plunge; Plus, BTB’s Bart Wins Trophy!

VIDEO: Record Turnout For Polar Bear Plunge; Plus, BTB’s Bart Wins Trophy!

Story and Video by Scott Schaefer Under crystal clear, sunny blue skies, on a New Year’s Day when the water temperature (around 46 degrees) was warmer than the air (around 36 degrees), a record 50... [Read more]

Six Months In, Evergreen Community Aquatics Center Still Making Splash

Six Months In, Evergreen Community Aquatics Center Still Making Splash

Six months ago, White Center’s Evergreen Community Aquatics Center celebrated its grand re-opening (see our coverage and photos here), after the former Evergreen Pool had been closed due to funding... [Read more]

Toxic Creature Is Still In Lake Burien, Only Now It’s Nearly 45% Stronger

Toxic Creature Is Still In Lake Burien, Only Now It’s Nearly 45% Stronger

Looks like the Creature from the B-Town Lagoon continues to hang (or should we say swim) around – Miller/Walker Creek Steward Dennis Clark reports that the most recent tests of Lake Burien shows a 45%... [Read more]

UPDATE: Increase Found In Lake Burien’s Toxic Algae; Warning Issued

UPDATE: Increase Found In Lake Burien’s Toxic Algae; Warning Issued

On Wednesday (Sept. 1st), we received an update from Miller/Walker Creek Basin Steward Dennis Clark that new tests show an increase in the toxic algae found last week in Lake Burien (read our previous... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Link To All Pics From Last Saturday’s Brent Rice Memorial Swim

PHOTOS: Link To All Pics From Last Saturday’s Brent Rice Memorial Swim

We finally finished processing all the photos from last Saturday’s Brent Rice Memorial Swim (see our previous coverage here), and, as promised, here’s a link to them on our Flickr page, where... [Read more]

Dozens Swim Across Chilly Puget Sound For Worthy Local Cause

Dozens Swim Across Chilly Puget Sound For Worthy Local Cause

On Saturday morning (Aug. 14), 41 brave swimmers donned wetsuits and bathing caps, then slowly waded out into the chilly Puget Sound from Des Moines Beach Park, where they then swam 2.3 miles to Point... [Read more]

Brent Rice Memorial Swim Is Aug. 14th; Here’s How You Can Join In/Help

Brent Rice Memorial Swim Is Aug. 14th; Here’s How You Can Join In/Help

The fifth annual Brent Rice Memorial Swim of the Sound is set for 9am on Saturday, Aug. 14th in Des Moines, and organizers are currently seeking athletes, donors and sponsors. The swim was started in 2006... [Read more]