The Sumner High School pool closed to the public in August 2015. Since then, district and community swim teams have continued to use the pool. With the upcoming construction at Sumner High School, the district will close the pool, which has far outlived its expected life. It isn’t feasible to repair the pool because of its age and condition. With available construction funds, our priority is reducing the significant overcrowding and shortage of instructional space at Sumner High School.
The district is committed to keeping the high school swim program after the pool closes and we're actively planning for a transition with no gap in the program. While we're uncertain of the exact month and year the pool will close, we're making every effort to keep it open as long as possible. The earliest the pool may close is after the 2017-18 swim season.
Here's more information about the pool closure, transition plans and a partnership with the city of Bonney Lake for a permanent pool on the plateau.
If you have questions about the pool that aren't addressed here and/or if you'd like to be added to an email list to receive communication about the Sumner High School pool status, transition and future, email
the Communications Office.
- At the March 15, 2017, School Board meeting, the Board voted
unanimously to adopt Resolution No. 23/16-17 authorizing the district to enter
into an agreement with the City of Bonney Lake to construct, maintain, operate
and schedule use of an aquatics facility.