Don’t miss the ‘Duck Egg Hunt’ at Mt. Rainier Pool on Saturday, April 18


The Easter Bunny may have left town, but there is one last egg hunt on the horizon!

Kids and parents will be treated to a Duck Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 18 as the Mount Rainier Pool celebrates its annual water safety event April Pools Day.

The pool is teaming up with the Poverty Bay Power Squadron to teach kids about water safety and how to choose and wear a proper lifejacket. The instruction will be followed by an open swim that will include demonstrations of kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and rafts by the Olympic Outdoor Center, which is returning to the waterfront this summer. OOC will offer rentals at both Redondo and the Des Moines Marina.

Topping off the whole event will be a Duck Egg Hunt during which kids can retrieve ducks and eggs to exchange for goodie bags as they leave. Cup cakes, juice and assorted treats will also be available. A free lifejacket will also be raffled off.

“This is our second year doing this and the kids really get a charge out of it,” said Gene Achziger, the pool’s outreach and marketing coordinator.

“We’re really grateful for the commitment of the Power Squadron to promote water safety and for the opportunity to introduce more of the community to Olympic Outdoor Center,” Achziger said. “They’re promoting water activities and we give swimming lessons – it’s a great combination. The ability to swim is Water Safety 101.”

The April Pools Day/Duck Egg Hunt runs from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission is $4 and pre-registration at the pool is heavily recommended for this popular event. Children younger than 6 must be accompanied in the water by a parent or guardian.

Mount Rainier Pool is at 22722 19th Ave. S., just south of the high school.

Call 206-824-4722 for further information, or visit


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