Cat baths can be a nightmare at the best of times, for you and your feline. It's a well known fact that cats, don't like water, so can you still bath them, well yes you can, but the trick is you have to start them young.
First, make sure the water is warm but not hot. Just as you would with a baby, test it on yourself first.
For cats, a quick bath is most certainly a good bath. The key is don't make the water too deep, just enough to cover the feet, that way they won't lose confidence or get freaked out and try and swim to safety.
Make sure the water doesn't get into your cats ears as this can all to easily lead to infection.
If you have a cat that doesn't like the idea, maybe a warm sponge is a better option.
Of course treats and cuddles will make the experience a lot more pleasurable for you and your wet mate.