Our mission & values

Our mission is to connect and enrich our community through wellness, education, & fun. We are the premier non-profit swim and recreation club on the Eastside that serves the community it is rooted in; providing a safe and inclusive environment that promotes wellness and educational programs for individuals and families of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities. At Samena, everyone is welcome. We are committed to providing: Exceptional year-round programs and services for all; A safe, inclusive, and friendly environment; Highly-skilled and professional staff; Continuous investment in member experience; Active community participation.

Diversity, equity, inclusion, & belonging

Samena’s vision is to provide a safe and inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities, and to have our staff reflect our community. Samena Club maintains an organizational culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and acknowledges and seeks to overcome the exclusionary history of our industry by building an approachable and inclusive recreational community. We fulfill this vision by engaging with open minds, valuing unique perspectives, and investing in removing barriers to access.

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that we are on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish Peoples that includes but is not limited to: Muckleshoot, Snoqualmie, Squaxin Island, Stillaguamish, Suquamish, and Tulalip Tribes. We pay our respects to their people past, present, and future. We honor their history, their culture, and their stewardship of this land throughout the generations. We recognize the role these tribes have played, and continue to play, in shaping and enriching our community. We express our gratitude for the opportunity to live, work, and learn here, and we reaffirm our commitment to building relationships that acknowledge and respect their enduring legacy.