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 Covid-19) on weeknights and Saturday mornings. We also offer scholarships for up to 90%. Click here for more information at swim lessons.

(Note-Spring and Summer Swim Lesson information coming soon including SEEK Grant Swim Lesson and Free Community Swim Club information).

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. We also list the number of lanes available on our interactive schedule

Special Events

Check out our future special events including Schools Day Out, Special Events and other Schedule Changes.

  • School’s Days Out: Days where school is not offered. The pool will open from 1-3pm. (On Hold Due to Covid-19).
  • Special Events: This includes events like April Pool’s Day, Summer Splashtacular and other great events. (On Hold Due to Covid-19).
  • Schedule Changes: The pool will occassionaly have schedule changes to accommodate private rental groups, reduced hours days and days pool is closed. Use our interactive schedule for any potential schedule changes.

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, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

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 Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District has the Faith Callahan Scholarship program available to low income families who want to participate in programs offered at the Mount Rainier Pool. This includes admissions, lessons and exercise programs. Fill out the Scholarship Application and turn into 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 trainings, swim team practices, swim team rentals and more. For more information on rentals, click here.

Note- Group rentals are on hold until Winter 2023, but rental trainings may be available depending on availability.


New and Upcoming Programs and Services

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Fall Schedule Update. Takes effect Tuesday, September 5th.View fall schedule.