Welcome to the Mount Rainier Pool.

The Mount Rainier Pool is a six-lane indoor pool with a moveable bulkhead that allows the pool to be used for deep and shallow water activities. The pool offers American Red Cross Swim Lessons, water exercise, lap swim, family and open swim, special events, birthday party rentals, swim and dive team practices and water walking. It also has affordable fees, scholarships and accepts Prime Fitness and SilverSneakers and Silver and Fit for seniors. It is located on the Mount Rainier High School campus in Des Moines, Washington.
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The Mount Rainier Pool remains closed until further notice due to the Coronavirus. At the direction of the Governor of Washington State and Public Health of Seattle and King County, we are taking these precautionary measures to ensure our community’s safety. The pool is scheduled to re-open during Phase 4 of Governor Inslee’s Safe Start Washington Plan (Phased Approach).


The Mount Rainier Pool will tentatively open on or around August 3, 2020 during Phase 4 of the Governor’s Safe Start Plan The District has chosen to re-open on this date due to safety, equal access and utilizing the closure to perform maintenance.

First, we are committed to providing a safe environment for our patrons, employees, partners and the surrounding community we serve. We will be re-training staff on Emergency Action Plans as they have been modified due to COVID-19 and testing our lifeguards’ skills to ensure that they are ready to act in an emergency.

Second, we are committed to providing equal access to all our programs. Due to the Phasing of COVID-19, this makes it difficult to offer all programs equally to all patrons. We will be beginning to phase our programming back in starting with lap swimming and water walking. We are working at revamping our lessons, so that all lesson levels will be offered at the same time. Our commitment is to implement programs in accordance to the state and health department and when it is safe and sustainable to do so.

The board and management staff have coordinated projects during this closure to lessen the chance that we will have emergency closures that would interrupt regular programming in the future. We are currently having our heat exchanger replaced and will have heat back to the pool soon. Staff are sanitizing regularly and accomplishing other small projects to make your visit more enjoyable including replacing all drop ceiling tiles and re-grouting the men’s public locker room showers.

Finally, it is important that you follow all changes that will be occurring when we re-open. The new normal will include changes in the way we do business. Please sign up for our email notification system at www.mtrainierpool.com.

We look forward to seeing you soon.


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Swim Lessons
Swim lessons are available to all ages for group, semi-private and private lessons. All lessons are led by certified American Red Cross Instructors.

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Do you want a little open time in the pool to swim with the family, water-walk or hangout with your friends? We also have Family Swim Time available too. See Upcoming Events for special open swims.

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Water Exercise

Let the water help you fight gravity while you get a great workout! Check out morning and evening options.

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Lap Swim
Get the most of your time with up to six lanes and an open lane usually available. Use our interactive calendar for more information.

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Events all year
School’s Out Events
Looking for an affordable event to keep your kids busy on full or half days off. Click button below to view upcoming events.
Special Events
Check out our full calendar of special events with events for everyone. Click button below to view upcoming events.
Rentals and Parties
Are you looking at having your own birthday party, organization party or corporate event? Click here for more information.

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