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PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirates have been really busy!

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirates have been really busy!

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her second year with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 12-year old Isabel Herbruger – Local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: A busy week in Highline High School sports!

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: A busy week in Highline High School sports!

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her second year with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 12-year old Isabel Herbruger – Local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage... [Read more]

‘Doggie Day Swimathon’ will be at Gregory Seahurst Swim Club this Sunday!

‘Doggie Day Swimathon’ will be at Gregory Seahurst Swim Club this Sunday!

A ‘Doggie Day Swimathon’ will be held at the Gregory Heights Seahurst Swim Club this Sunday, Sept. 18. There will be two sessions, with the cost $10 for one, or $15 for both: Session 1: 8... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: All-City Swim Meet at Normandy Park Swim Club

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: All-City Swim Meet at Normandy Park Swim Club

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her second year with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 12-year old Isabel Herbruger – Local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage... [Read more]

Evergreen Community Aquatic Center’s ‘April Pools Day’ is this Saturday

Evergreen Community Aquatic Center’s ‘April Pools Day’ is this Saturday

Evergreen Community Aquatic Center’s ‘April Pools Day’ is this Saturday, April 23. They’re holding a FREE Community Water Safety Event from 12:30-2:30 p.m., where they will be raffling off a free... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Swim lessons now available at Advertiser Highline Athletic Club

Swim lessons now available at Advertiser Highline Athletic Club

Swim lessons are now available at Advertiser Highline Athletic Club – sign up now at www.Britishswimschool.com. “Classes are filling up fast so don’t delay.” The British Swim School... [Read more]

Sponsored Post British Swim School has partnered with Advertiser Highline Athletic Club

British Swim School has partnered with Advertiser Highline Athletic Club

The British Swim School has partnered with Advertiser Highline Athletic Club: The swim lessons are available for both members and nonmembers, but members will receive a 5% discount and get their annual... [Read more]

Ring in 2016 by diving into the Three Tree Point Polar Bear Plunge on Friday

Ring in 2016 by diving into the Three Tree Point Polar Bear Plunge on Friday

Folks will be ringing in 2016 this Friday, Jan. 1, at the annual Polar Bear Plunge, starting at Noon from the beach in the 3400 block of 172nd SW Street (map below) in Burien’s Three Tree Point... [Read more]

Tukwila Pool’s Winter Fiesta will be Saturday, Dec. 19

Tukwila Pool’s Winter Fiesta will be Saturday, Dec. 19

Holidays can be stressful, why not make plans to relax at the Tukwila Pool Winter Fiesta on Saturday, Dec. 19, from 1 – 3 p.m. Family swimming, cannonball contest and icebergs in the shallow end! Avoid... [Read more]

Evergreen Community Aquatic Center releases Fall schedule

Evergreen Community Aquatic Center releases Fall schedule

The Evergreen Community Aquatic Center has released its Fall schedule. Registration dates are: OCTOBER: 9/23 NOVEMBER: 10/23 Evergreen Community Aquatic Center is located at 606 SW 116th Street. To... [Read more]

Ahoy Mateys! There will be ‘Pirates in the (Tukwila) Pool’ on Saturday May 16!

Ahoy Mateys! There will be ‘Pirates in the (Tukwila) Pool’ on Saturday May 16!

Ahoy Mateys! On Saturday May 16, from 1 – 3 p.m., there will be Pirates in the Pool! MEET TUKWILA POOL PIRATES FIND BURIED TREASURE ENJOY PIRATE GRUB WALK THE PLANK All at the Tukwila Pool, located... [Read more]

Sponsored Post ‘Be a Leader. Save a Life.’ Lifeguarding classes starts at Matt Griffin YMCA April 6

‘Be a Leader. Save a Life.’ Lifeguarding classes starts at Matt Griffin YMCA April 6

Develop leadership skills, increase life skills, learn life saving skills and develop professionalism in YMCA Lifeguarding, with classes starting April 6. The course offers up-to-date information on how... [Read more]

KING Aquatic Club launching new site at Evergreen Community Aquatic Center

KING Aquatic Club launching new site at Evergreen Community Aquatic Center

The KING Aquatic Club, a USA Swimming Gold Medal Swim Club, will be launching a new site at the Evergreen Community Aquatic Center (ECAC) in White Center starting on Monday, Feb. 16. Established in 1966,... [Read more]

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Around 80 brave the 2015 Three Tree Point Polar Bear Plunge

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Around 80 brave the 2015 Three Tree Point Polar Bear Plunge

Under gorgeous, crystal blue skies on a crisp 37-degree New Year’s Day, a record crowd of around 80 people braved the chilly waters of Puget Sound as they rang in 2015 at the annual Three Tree Point... [Read more]

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]