Mary Wayte Pool an Island treasure

I wonder if the people on Mercer Island are aware of the gem they possess. There is a miracle-maker place where people of all ages and all abilities can go and be challenged, relax or be invigorated. I have seen young children afraid of what they have to offer, and I have seen adults terrified of what they have to offer (being one myself) become relaxed, comfortable and positive participants. I have seen children, teens and adults gravitate to this place to better themselves and to have fun. I have seen (and experienced) success after success, risk after risk. With immediate positive experiences and feedback, it is a place of miracles.

I am writing about the Mary Wayte Pool, staffed by incredibly dedicated, creative, people-oriented swimming coaches and lifeguards. The manager pulls off the scheduling and overseeing with great finesse. People come from Kirkland, West Seattle and everywhere in between just to avail themselves of the wonders of this pool. The schedule is quite flexible and the place immaculately maintained. For summer pleasure, year-round pleasure, early morning pleasure, special family time, specialty fit class experiences, or group/private lessons, go visit your Mary Wayte Pool. You have a gem of a place on your Island.

Christine Marie Hackett

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