In addition to public swimming there will also be swimming lessons available

CATHEDRAL CITY — Timing is everything. As the desert stands on the threshold of triple-digit temperatures, the City Council approved a multi-party contract with Palm Springs Unified School District and Desert Recreation District to offer public swimming at Cathedral City High School this summer starting June 6 through August 6, 2022.

You can almost hear the shouts of joy and feel the refreshment of a dip or swim in the pool.

Additionally, Desert Recreation District who will manage the swim activities will offer swimming lessons for youth and adults, team and lap swim, and water aerobics, just to name a few.  On two Saturdays during the summer, Desert Recreation District will hold special night swims after 7 p.m. that will include a movie and the sale of refreshments.

The 38-meter x 25-yard pool is designed for competitive swimming, water polo, diving, P.E. and teaching. Wide steps at the shallow end provide easy access for kids learning to swim.

Below is the contact information, scheduled swim times and prices:

  • Cathedral City High School Pool, 69-250 Dinah Shore Drive, Cathedral City
  • Contact: (760) 347-3484 and ask for Aquatics Department
  • Entry Fees (no separate entry fee required if you are enrolled in a class or lesson)
  • Children – $3 (Under three years of age are free)
  • Adults – $4

Mondays – Thursdays:

  • 8 – 8:45 a.m. (Water Fitness/Lap Swim)
  • 9 – 11 a.m. (Youth Lessons/Lap Swim)
  • 1:45 – 3:45 p.m. (Water Fitness/Open Swim)


  • 8 – 8:45 a.m. (Water Fitness/Lap Swim)
  • 9 – 11:45 a.m. (Water Fitness/Open Swim)
  • 1:45 – 3:45 p.m. (Water Fitness/Open Swim)


  • 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Lap Swim/Open Swim)


  • Closed

The ribbon cutting for the pool was held Tuesday, March 21, 2017. After 26 years of bussing students to and from local aquatic centers, the CCHS Lions aquatic teams now have a place to compete and practice with pride.

It’s the school’s first swimming pool since opening in 1991.





Image Sources

  • Cathedral City High School Swimming Pool: CCHS