Mount Rainier Pool is pleased to announce its updated schedule including: lap swimming, water exercise, water walking and swim lessons. 

APPOINTMENTS: Effective March 29, we will not require appointments, but will still require people to show up for only scheduled swims (See schedule below). 

LAP SWIMMING: Effective March 29th, we will not require appointments and not have a limit on the number of swimmers per lane with the exception of:

  • SPECIAL ONE SWIMMER/LANE: The only exception to two swimmers per lane is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., which will only accept one person per lane (for those who still may not be comfortable sharing a lane). Remember all reservations are first-come, first-serve.

WATER EXERCISE: Water Exercise classes will now have a limit of 12 people per class (previously 10) for all classes. There are no appointments required.

WATER WALKING: There no longer will be a limit on the number of people for water walking. We ask that water walkers continue to walk along their lane line on the bottom of the pool and ensure six feet of distancing.

SWIM LESSONS: Swim lessons for April will be moved to Saturdays**. Registration for new swimmers will begin on Thursday, March 25. For more information, see swim lesson section below.

IMPORTANT! Please read the following guidelines and be aware of them before visiting the pool for your chosen activity. 

NEW!  UPDATED SCHEDULE: See schedule (effective March 29) at bottom of email. 

OTHER PROGRAMMING: Other programming will be reintroduced soon. We are working to add these programs in a safe and effective way. Please check back for future updates. This includes: open swims, rentals, family swims and other programs not listed in this email.

SHOWERING: Come ready to swim with your swimsuit on under your clothes. With showers closed, it is critical that everyone takes a cleansing shower before arriving at the pool.  Showering before entering the pools helps ensure clean, clear and safe water conditions.

FUTURE UPDATES: Due to the complexity of the Pandemic and State Directives there will be more future updates. If you were forwarded this email or linked to it on social media or the website, please use the buttons below to sign up for future updates. Finally, please help us spread the word by sharing the information with the button below.

*Although directives allow for increased capacity, aquatic centers are required to ensure six feet of distance between all users (except lap swimming). We are monitoring other aquatic programs for additional services to be reintroduced. When we can guarantee distancing, we will reintroduce these programs.

**Swim lessons are moved to Saturdays to accommodate for condensed Mount Rainier High School seasons. We will update you when more information is available.


Swim lessons will be moved to Saturdays starting April 10*.  All sessions are first-come, first-serve.

CLASS TIMES: 9-11:45am

SESSION DATES: April 10 – May 29 (8 Classes)

FEES: $64 Residents**/$78 Non-Residents


  • Resident** – Tuesday, March 23, 2021
  • Non-Resident – Thursday, March 25, 2021

MORE INFORMATION: Click here for more information.

* Weekend of April 3 is Easter. **Discount rate for residents of Des Moines and Normandy Park.


Do you need financial help to attend swim lessons? The District offers scholarships of up to 90%, and also has scholarships for those outside of the District.

We suggest getting pre-approved before you sign-up for swim lessons for a better chance of getting into the first-come, first-serve lessons as a number of pools in King County are closed or offering reduced services.

Click here for more information including downloading the scholarship forms. If you cannot print forms, please stop by, call (206.824.4722) or email us to have the forms mailed to you.


Click here for schedule taking effect on January 21st.