share our vision for a
world class aquatic center

SPLASH is a nonprofit organization founded to promote the long-range development of aquatics facilities to meet the needs of the greater Seattle area.

Development of community swimming pools was once considered a very high quality of life priority in our area. SPLASH believes it still is.

The visionary Forward Thrust capital improvement bond that was passed in 1968 by Seattle and King County voters emphasized recreation, leading to the acquisition of park sites and construction of public recreation facilities, particularly swimming pools.

Local neighborhoods also developed small private pools to meet the needs of their particular area—these were all built between 1959 and 1970. Children growing up in Bellevue have made swimming a lifelong activity.

The City of Bellevue has not increased its public pool capacity since 1970 when its population was about 61,000 people. Read more...