Free Swim Lessons at PD Aquatic Center

by Coachella Valley | May 14, 2016 5:21 pm

Palm Desert Aquatic Center Offers a Splashingly Good Time on May 21 with Free Swim Lessons and Free Admission for Recreational Swim

With summer fast approaching Palm Desert Aquatic Center (PDAC) is holding a special swim lessons sign-up event on May 21, the first day to register for summer swim lessons. Those registering will receive a free 30-minute swim lesson taking place at the event, along with free admission for recreational swim that includes an additional two guests for use that day.

Swim lesson registration and free swim lessons are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and recreational swim opens at 10 a.m. Online pre-registration for the event is located on the Announcements page at, now open through May 19. Pre-registration is required to receive the free lesson and free swim passes for recreational swim for the day.  The recreational swim includes swimming pools, diving boards, splash playground and slides which will remain open until 5 p.m. The snack bar at the facility offers food for purchase, and free popcorn will be available throughout the day. While all pools are monitored at all times by trained lifeguards, children 6 years and younger will need to be accompanied at all times by an adult and must have an adult in the water if they are not swimmers.

Free Swim Lessons and Free Admission for Recreational Swim - Photo by Coachella Valley, Inc.[1]

Free Swim Lessons and Free Admission for Recreational Swim – Photo by Coachella Valley, Inc.

The swim lessons are available for all ages and taught by trained swim instructors certified through American Red Cross. Swim lessons help families be water-smart and pool-safe while having fun in the water and learning pool safety, water basics, fundamental swimming skills, and swim stroke development. The summer sessions include eight lessons, Monday through Thursday, with morning and evening options. The cost is $60 for Palm Desert residents and $80 for non-residents per session. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify on a first come first serve basis.

In addition to swim lessons, PDAC also offers fun water exercise classes including Shallow Water Exercise, Deep Water Boot Camp, and a Basic Arthritis and Injury Rehab Water Exercise class. The drop-in rate for the water classes are $6 for residents and $8 for non-residents, or a monthly pass is $65 for residents and $85 for non-residents.

The Palm Desert Aquatic Center is located at 73751 Magnesia Falls Drive in Palm Desert, behind Civic Center Park. Outside food is not allowed into the facility, but a snack bar is available. For information on this event and all other PDAC classes and swim center hours, go to or call (760) 565-7467.

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