Palm Springs Masters Swim Team

Practice Times:

  • Monday through Friday - 5:30 pm


  • $60 monthly
  • One time $25 registration fee 
  • Drop in fee $15 for USMS swimmers


Pool Location:

Palm Springs Swim Center

405 South Pavillion Way

Palm Springs, CA  92262

Masters Coach Rick Mignault

Coach Rick was born and raised in Canada before embarking upon a career in the hotel business which had him living around the world for the better part of 30 years as a Senior Human Resources Executive with Hilton Hotels Corporation. Now retired and “Living the Dream” of being full-time in Palm Springs for the last two years, he is the latest addition to Elite Otters Swim Team coaching staff.

Coach Rick swam competitively in both age group and collegiate programs.  Later he moved on to manage large adult and children’s “Learn to Swim” programs.  Additionally, he coached age group competitive swimming for over five years in Canada. He was a lifeguard for many years in his native Montreal.  Coach Rick was an exceptional swimmer competing at the National level in both backstroke and butterfly.

As a dedicated athlete, Coach Rick participated competitively as a triathlete for years and now can be found pushing himself through a daily schedule of swimming, cycling, weight training and playing pickleball here in the Coachella Valley.  He has been an avid Masters swimmer for many years and an accomplished scuba diver.

Coach Rick manages the Elite Otters Masters Swim Program. His desire is to work with Masters swimmers, at every level, focusing on technique while also assisting with setting and achieving appropriate goals for each individual swimmer. He has a Level I and Level II Coaching Certification from United States Masters Swimming (USMS). 


405 S Pavillion Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262