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SWIM & WATER ACTIVITIES

We have it all here in the Coachella Valley: warm, sunny weather, fabulous DRD Aquatics facilities and extensive swimming and water activities to help you and your family stay active while having fun. DRD operates Pawley Pool in Indio, Bagdouma Pool in Coachella, and Mecca Community Pool in Mecca.

currently ACCEPTING Applications for swim lesson scholarships, THANKS TO OPERATION SPLASH!

Summer is here - click the link below for more information about Operation Splash and to access the applications.
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OPEN SWIM

**Please note on weekends, during evening hours only, open swim hours may vary due to private party rentals - please call the location you wish to visit to confirm weekend evening open swim times**

 

beginning june 15, open swim hours will be:
 

bagdouma pool (760-275-5268):

Monday - thursday, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m.

friday - sunday, 12:30 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 9 p.m.
 

fritz burns POOL (760-771-4347):

MONDAY - SUNDAY (7 days a week), 1 - 3:30 p.m.

 

mecca community center pool (760-701-1034):

monday - thursday, 2 - 3:30 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m.

friday - sunday, 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 9 p.m.

 

pawley pool family aquatic complex (760-342-5665):

Monday - thursday, 12 - 3:30 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.M.

Friday - Sunday, 12 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 9 p.m. 

 

WATER SAFETY WITH LENNY THE LANDSHARK!

Parents, bring your 3 through 12 year olds for this fun, interactive introduction to water safety with Lenny the LandShark.  Ths is a FREE program but you will need to register ahead of time attend the class on Thursday, July 4, 2 - 3 p.m. at Fritz Burns Pool.
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jR. WATER POLO

Teamwork and game strategy are key in the exhilarating sport of water polo! Requirements include intermediate swimming skills, ability to tread water and swim two lengths of the pool non-stop.  Ages 8 - 13 years old.
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JR. LIFEGUARD PROGRAM

In partnership with the American Red Cross, those 11 - 14 years of age can learn the basic skills of lifeguarding including water safety, fitness, response, leadership and profressionalism.
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infant swim lessons

Our infant swim classes help them get comfortable in and around the water - and begin a lifelong love of water activities!
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PRE-SCHOOL SWIM CLASSES

Let's swim! Children at this age who are comfortable around water are introduced to the fundamentals of safe and effective swimming.
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grade school swim classes

Swimming is an excellent way to stay active, and we offer different levels of classes for youth based on age and swimming ability.  Click the name of each level to learn more:

PENGUINS 1 & 2
STINGRAYS
BARRACUDAS
SHARKS
 

ADAPTIVE SWIM LESSONS

Individuals with various disabilities are welcome to join the aquatic fun that begins with a one-hour swim lesson followed by a session of open swim.  Learn more by clicking the link below.
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GET HOOKED ON SWIMMING (pre-COMPETITIVE SWIM)

This is an introduction to the basics of pre-competitive swimming and a great starter program for children who are interested in learning what it means to be part of a swim team.
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ADULT SWIM LESSONS

Beginner swimmers will be introduced to basic skills, and the intermediate swimmer will work on strokes and endurance so both levels of participants will be taught to each individual's goals.
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adult water aerobics (low impact)

This low-impact workout is an excellent way for adults to stay fit and cool at the same time!  Great for buildign muscle, strength, flexibility and endurance.
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aqua fit (medium impact)

Burn calories, tone muscle and increase your cardiovascular level in this fitness class for adults of all fitness levels.
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COACHELLA OPEN SWIM PASSES

Coachella residents can apply for open swim passes thanks to a collaboration between Desert Recreation District and the City of Coachella.  Please note there are 300 passes available and they will be issued on a first come, first served basis until all passes have been distributed. Applications will be accepted beginning May 1, 2019.
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Have an idea or suggestion for a new class or program?  
Contact us at: [email protected] or call (760) 347-3484.
We would love to hear from you!