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Palm Desert Aquatic Center

Palm Desert Aquatic Center

Family YMCA of the Desert

Recreational and fitness aquatics programs for all ages.

Services Offered

Recreation • Swimming • Swimming Lessons • Water Aerobics


The Palm Desert Aquatic Center is 8-acre facility offering a variety of fitness and recreational programs for all ages. Amenities include a lap pool, recreational pool, zero depth pool, water playground, diving boards, and water slides. Group and private swimming lessons are available. Group fitness classes include:

  • Basic arthritis and injury rehab water exercise
  • Shallow water exercise
  • Deep water exercise
  • Boot camp
  • Chair yoga
  • Restorative yoga
  • Cycling on the deck
  • Silversneakers classic


73751 Magnesia Falls Dr., Palm Desert, CA 92260 33.734905 -116.380144

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


-Click here for fee information. Resident daily fees range from $2.50-$4.00; nonresident daily fees range from $3.75- $6.00. Punch cards, monthly passes, annual passes, and 3 month passes are available.

How to Apply

The pool is open to the public on a drop-in basis. Hours are as follows:

-Lap swimming: Monday-Friday 5:30am-7:30am & 8:00am-7:00pm, Sat 7:00am-10:30am & 11:00am-7:00pm, Sun 8:00am-10:30am & 11:00am-7:00pm
-Recreational pool and water slides: Monday-Friday 11:00am-4:45pm, Saturday-Sunday 11:00am-7:00pm
-Splash playground and zero depth pool: Daily 11:00am-5:00pm

Fitness classes are available on a first come, first served basis. Class sizes may be limited, so arriving 20-30 minutes early is recommended. Flotation devices are required for deep water classes: water shoes are required for shallow water classes. SilverSneakers memberships are accepted for some classes.

Registration is required for swimming lessons. You may register online or call 760-565-7467 to register by phone. Group lessons are available for ages 6 months to 17 years. Private lessons are available year round for ages 6 months and older.