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.