By FG Creative team

Summer is almost here and the Palm Desert Aquatic Center (PDAC) is excited to announce a special free swim lesson event on May 19.  Children ages 6 months (with parent) to 17 years of age, will receive a  free 30-minute swim lesson during the event, along with free admission for recreational swim that includes an additional two guest passes for use that day. Come for the lesson, stay for the fun!

Free swim lessons are from 9 AM to noon. Recreational Swim begins at 10 AM. Online pre-registration for the event can be found on the Announcements page at Registration is open through May 18th. 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 PM. The snack bar at the facility offers food for purchase. 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.

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.


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.

About Palm Desert Aquatic Center

Palm Desert Aquatic Center offers year-round fun with three year-round heated pools, multiple slides, diving boards, and a variety of play features designed to delight water lovers of all ages. All or part of the 8-acre facility can be rented for private parties, corporate events, swimming competitions, and other special occasions. Located in Palm Desert Civic Center Park, the Aquatic Center is owned by the City of Palm Desert and operated by Family YMCA of the Desert.