History of Cashmere City Pool
Cashmere’s swimming pool was built for the purpose of offering area residents a safe alternative to swimming in the Wenatchee River. Over many years that role has expanded to become a place where children learn to swim and have fun with their friends. Easy access to the pool allows children to frequently attend as they can get to the pool by walking or bicycling.
The first community “pool” was established in the 1920’s. In 1936 improvements were made by building a concrete pool and a bathhouse. A water filtering system was installed in 1950. The present bathhouse was constructed in 1979. In 2001, Cashmere received a grant from Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition to reconstruct the pool. The project was completed in 2003.
The heated, outdoor swimming pool is open from mid-June through Labor Day. Reservations for pool rental are available by special arrangement with the pool manager. Swim teams are formed and entered in competition with surrounding cities. Swim team information is available at the pool.
Swim lessons for beginners to advanced swimmers are offered at the pool.
- Shower before swimming.
- No open cuts/wounds allowed in pool.
- No person under the influence of alcohol or drugs may enter the water park.
- Swim suits only- No cut offs or shorts.
- Anyone in diapers must wear protective covering to prevent contamination.
- Swim Diapers are required for all children under the age of three who are not toilet trained.
- Changing diapers on the pool deck is prohibited.
- No masks or fins during open swims.
- No flotation toys or air mattresses allowed in Pool. Lifejackets or water wings in shallow area only.
- No chewing gum or smoking in the facility.
- All bags, food, sunscreen etc. must be kept either in a locker or on the grass – no glass. No food or drink in pool water.
- No swearing, running, pushing or dunking.
- No swimming in diving area except when diving board is closed.
- Children under the age of 6 must be within arm’s reach of a parent at all times.
- Individuals with a communicable disease or that have been ill with vomiting or diarrhea in the last two weeks, are prohibited from using the pool.
- Anyone with seizure, heart or circulatory problems is advised to swim with a buddy.
- Anyone refusing to obey the pool rules is subject to removal from the premises.
Anyone who fails to observe these rules or obey the lifeguards will be removed from the pool. Continued violation will result in loss of swimming privileges.