The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage

Rancho Mirage, CA, UNITED STATES

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Facility Overview

Facility Name
The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage
Address
68900 Frank Sinatra Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
UNITED STATES
Telephone
(760) 321-8282

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Drop-in/Casual
Single-swim admission is not available to the general public.
Hotel Guests
Registered guests: Free

Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
~24y x ~24f, unstriped, oblong almost rectangular, 4½f depth , outdoors , heated , 85ºF (29ºC)
Pool 2
~25m, irregularly shaped , outdoors , heated , 85ºF (29ºC)

Location

County/Region
Riverside County
GPS
33.767687, -116.456777

Teams That Use This Facility

We have no web links or contact information for teams that train at this facility.

Facility Notes

"Pool 1" is the adult pool. It is almost rectangular in shape, but the longer walls bow-out a bit, deviating slightly from straight lines. There appear to be staircase entries at both ends, but they are both in corners, rather than across the ends, which is so common in hotel pools. The dimensions shown are based on Google Maps Distance Measurement Tools take-offs, whose exact readings were 24.4-yards by 8.8-yards.
"Pool 2" is a much larger, resort-style pool with lots of corners. The longest straight-line distance that could be swum in that pool is almost exactly 25-meters (24.8m - 25.2m, depending on cursor placement), but that pool is likely to be overrun with kids, which is why we put it second.

Facility Reviews

Pool 1: There are no lanes, markings, or anything that really makes it useful as a lap pool, except its length. It is warm – about 86º. Having said that, I did swim in it twice. Once at 7 AM and once at 6 AM. It opens at 6 AM, but with the lack of markings, shadows from lights or the sun, it can be a bit tricky as you approach the walls for flip turns. On the day I was there at 7, there were two or three gentlemen breaststrokers that joined me – I don’t think they were thrilled when I put on my fins. The pool is fine in a pinch.

Now that I have gotten up the gumption to drive to the Palm Desert Aquatic Center, I wouldn’t use this pool, unless I had a time constraint.

Pool 2: Long enough to swim in, warm, and a total pain in the butt. Use in an emergency only.
[March, 2017]