Important Message

 Open on Thanksgiving & Black Friday Regular Hours  


Open for Lap Swim. Reservations are required.  

Email to:

Activate an existing account, Verify Palm Desert residency,

& To obtain senior/youth discount. 

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Open for Lap Swim Only!

We have reopened for lap swimming only. Riverside County and State public health guidelines are being closely followed for the health and safety of employees and patrons.

The Lap pool is open with limited hours, Monday through Friday, 5:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., with 12:45 p.m. as the last scheduled lap swim time and Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., with 1 p.m. as the last scheduled lap swim time. Advanced online reservations are required.

Email to:

Activate an existing account, Verify Palm Desert residency,

& To obtain senior/youth discount.

 Office hours are:

Monday through Friday 5:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. / 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.,

Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

PDAC Rules for Safe Swimming

Payment is required at booking time and sessions can be booked up to two days in advance. "No-shows" will be charged. Swim sessions begin on the hour and last 45 minutes. The Lap pool will be limited to 14 lanes, with one person per lane, no exceptions. 

Patrons may arrive up to 10 minutes early before their scheduled session and wait at the designated spaces outside of the facility. The check-in process will begin 5 minutes before each session. A waiver must be completed upon first visit. Face masks are required to be worn at all times, except when in the pool. Only patrons who have booked a session will be permitted into the facility at their allotted time, no exceptions.  

Arrive Showered, Dressed, and Ready to Swim. Locker rooms will be closed and showering will be unavailable. On deck Unisex bathrooms will be open for use. Rental equipment (kickboards, fins, goggles, etc..) will not be available. 

 All patrons and employees entering the facility will be asked if they are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms and have temperatures taken prior to entry. People with temperatures at or above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or experiencing symptoms will not be allowed entry.

Pool Safety Rules are not optional, and any violations will result in removal.

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Welcome to the Palm Desert Aquatic Center

Splash into year-round fun at the Palm Desert Aquatic Center featuring three 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's Civic Center Park, the Aquatic Center is owned by the City of Palm Desert and operated by Family YMCA of the Desert.

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