The pool is divided into two halves by a movable bulkhead. Both sides can have a six-lane 25-yard pool, with the other half as a 15-yard pool. The deep end reaches a depth of 12 feet and has two diving boards, while the shallow end is 3 feet to 3.5 feet. The pool temperature is 83-85 degrees.  It was built in 1975 as part of the Forward Thrust Movement. The pool is the home site for the Mount Rainier Swim and Dive Teams, all Highline School District Dive Teams, and Seattle Metropolitan Aquatics Team.  In 2018, a new pool shell was added with improvements for water quality and an additional ADA lift for access to both sides of the pool.

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MARCH “SPRING” SCHEDULE:  Click here to view our March 4-31 schedule update information.

NEXT SCHEDULE UPDATE: Our next schedule update will be in late March 2024 for April through the end of school in June.

WINTER CLOSURE SCHEDULE: The Mount Rainier Pool will be closed from February 20 to March 3 for critical repairs. Click here for more information, or use the links below to view each week’s schedule.

FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 3 PARTIAL CLOSURE UPDATE:  Click here for more information.

INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCESSES (Emailed 1/11/24): Click here to view an email notification that includes our inclement weather processes.

 Mount Rainier High School Swim Meets

The Mount Rainier Pool will be closed the following days from 3:00-5:30pm for swim meets. Please check the interactive schedule. Due to COVID-19 capacity issues, spectators may be limited and hours may need to change to accommodate the number of swimmers.

    • Girls Swim and Dive Meets: September 12, 19 & 26, and October 10 & 20 (tentative)
    • Boys Swim and Dive Meets: December 7 & 14, and January 4 & 16. Special Dive Meet: January 10.

No School Swim Days

Looking for a fun activity for your family on No School Days for the Highline School District! We will have the entire pool open for you and your family to come in and swim between 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Even though the activity is set around the Highline School District calendar, all familieis are welcome. Special $3/swimmer fee! (Spectators are free!)

  •  New dates coming soon.



List does not include holidays that may occur on Sundays. At this time the pool is closed on Sundays and only open for special events and occasional swim meets.

Date Reason Closure/Reduced Hours
Saturday, January 26 Hosting Private Swim Meet Closing at 12:30pm
Late February (T.B.D.) Maintenance Closure (Click here for more info.) Feb 20 – March 3
Sunday, March 31 Observance of Easter Holiday Closed entire day
Thursday, July 4 Observance of Independence Day Closed entier day
Saturday, July 20 Waterland Parade and Events Closed entire day
Thursday, November 21 Thanksgiving Day Closed entire day
Friday, November 22 Family Day Closed entire day
Tuesday, December 24 Xmas Eve Closed entire day
Wednesday, December 25 Xmas Day Closed entire day
Tuesday, December 31 New Year’s Eve Closing at 1pm
Wednesday, January 1 New Year’s Day Closed entire day


March 4 Schedule Update. Click here for more information.