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Wagner Memorial Pool

Wagner Memorial Pool

The Pool is closed for the 2021 season

The Town of Twisp has released the following statement regarding the Wagner Memorial Pool.

"Due to the extremely unhealthy conditions caused by the wildfires near Twisp, the Town has made the difficult decision to close the pool for the remainder of the season. During this time, the Health and Safety of the public and pool staff are the highest priority. The forecast is for sustained and increasingly unhealthy air quality in Twisp, and as such Town officials recognize that a continued opening of the pool is not feasible at this time. We appreciate the tremendous effort that so many, including the Friends of the Pool have put into the opening and operation of the pool this year. Thank you for understanding during these difficult times and we look forward to working together next year."
- Town Officials

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. 

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.

Anyone entering the pool may be subject to a Covid 19 health screening prior to entering the facility.

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


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 11:00am to 12:30pm. These are ½ hour lessons in small groups for a duration of 2 weeks. Mom and Tot classes as well as private lessons are also available. Registration forms are available at the pool office. There will be three sessions this year and a fourth to be determined. Session 1-June 28th through July 9th, Session 2-July 12th through July 23rd, Session 3-July 26th through August 6th.

Open Swim

Open swim is held every afternoon (excluding Sunday's) from 1:30pm to 5:30pm. 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 so everyone will have to get out of the pool.

Swim Team

Methow Valley Killer Whales practice is held on Weekday mornings from 8:00am to 10:30am.