Programs and Services

Find The Experience that Fits You Best

Open/Family Swim

The Mount Rainier Pool is dedicated to better serving the community through more open time for groups to use the pool. We now offer Open and Family Swims seven days a week. Click here to view available Family/Open Swim Times.

Swim Lessons

The Mount Rainier Pool offers American Red Cross swim lessons. We now offer group and private lessons (on hold due to staff-level recovery from COVID-19) on weeknights and Saturday mornings. We also offer scholarships for up to 90%. Click here for more information about swim lessons.

Water Walking

Water provides the opportunity to exercise in numerous ways that are not available in typical land based activities. Water lends itself to a well-balanced workout that improves all major components of physical fitness, aerobic training, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition. Click here to view our schedule for available times.

Lap Swimming

Get the most of your time with up to six lanes and an open lane usually available.  We offer lap swimming seven days a week including early mornings, evenings and weekends. Click here to view our schedule page.

Special Events

Check out our future special events, including PTSA Nights, Special Events, and other Schedule Changes.

  • PTSA Nights: The Mount Rainier Pool partners with Des Moines and Normandy Park elementary schools to offer a free annual event. For more information, email us.
  • Special Events: This includes events like April Pool’s Day, Summer Splashtacular, Spooky Swim, Holiday Swim, and other significant events.
  • Schedule Changes: The pool will occasionally have schedule changes to accommodate private rental groups, reduced hours, days, and days the pool is closed. Click here to view our schedule page.

Click here to view upcoming events.

Aquatic Exercise

The benefits of water aerobics are endless. Not only is it a fun way to accomplish your workout, exercising in the water, unlike land aerobics, reduces the stress on the joints, especially ankles, knees and hips. You can look forward to receiving a whole body workout; improving your strength and cardiovascular endurance, as well as your flexibility and balance. We offer many kinds of classes to keep your workouts fresh and rewarding.

We believe that water can be the perfect environment to improve your physical condition. We strive to offer high-quality programs that meet the needs of the diverse communities we serve, through well trained and knowledgeable instructors who are enthusiastic and seek to improve your class experience. We want you to feel comfortable to learn about fitness, establish, follow through, and see your goals attained, while having fun and making social connections.

Water Exercise Class Times:

  • Mon/Wed/Fri:, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Tue/Thu, 7:15- 8:15 p.m. (Effective June 4, 2024)

Intensity Levels
Our classes are designed for men and women of all ages and abilities. Whether you are new to exercise or a highly fit athlete, you can adapt our water fitness classes to meet your needs.


The Mount Rainier Pool has the Faith Callahan Scholarship program available to low-income Des Moines and Normandy Park families who want to participate in programs. Scholarships are available of up to 90%. This includes admissions, lessons, and exercise programs. Fill out the Scholarship Application and turn in to the Mount Rainier Pool’s Main Office.

Click here for more information on our scholarship program.

Private Rentals and Birthday Parties

The Mount Rainier Pool can host private events, including birthday parties,  private rentals, corporate safety training, swim team practices, swim team rentals, and more. The district is committed to community program, so all rentals are scheduled around community programming. For more information on rentals, click here.


New and Upcoming Programs and Services

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July 7 Schedule Update: Click here for more information.