What happened to the swimmobiles in Detroit?

Update Aug. 11, 2022: We’re no longer seeking swimmobile memories but if you want to hear a story we did on what happened to the swimmobiles you can go here.

There was a time during hot summer days in Detroit when swimmobiles would roll into neighborhoods for community members to enjoy.

Not sure what a swimmobile is? It’s essentially a community pool on wheels, built by filling a semi-trailer with water. There aren’t any active swimmobiles in Detroit at the moment, with only a handful of community pools remaining in the city.

We want to hear from you!

  • What are your memories of the swimmobile?
  • Do you know what happened to the actual swimmobiles?

Call us at 313-403-5747 and leave a voicemail, or record a voice memo on your phone and send it to curiosiD@wdet.org by Thursday, July 28. Email your swimmobile photos to us too.


  • Laura Herberg
    Laura Herberg is a Reporter for 101.9 WDET, telling the stories about people inhabiting the Detroit region and the issues that affect us here.