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City of La Palma
7822 Walker Street
La Palma, CA 90623
Ph: (714) 690-3300
Fx: (714) 523-2141
Aquatics-Year Round
The La Palma Community Services Department, in partnership with the Anaheim Family YMCA, offers swimming, water safety, and water fitness classes throughout the year in the indoor, heated therapeutic pool at the La Palma Intercommunity Hospital; and during the summer at the John F. Kennedy High School pool.  

All classes can be registered for at Central Park (7821 Walker Street) or online.

Summer Aquatics
Ages: 6 mos through 13 years

This program is a fun and safe way to introduce your child to swimming!  In collaboration with the Anaheim Family YMCA, summer swimming lessons are returning to the Kennedy High School pool!  Participants will gain lifelong confidence in and out of the water.  Trained instructors teach essential swimming and water safety skills to youth.

All levels of classes are available at Kennedy High School PLUS the La Palma Intercommnity Hospital will be used for NON-SWIMMERS ages 6 months to 8 years only!

Group lessons will be conducted in three 2-week sessions and one session of 6-Saturdays. Register in-person at Central Park (7821 Walker Street) on online.   For a complete list of classes that includes dates and times, please select a location below.

Available Levels at Kennedy High School:
Water Babies/Shrimps:  Ages 6 months to 3 years, adult required in water
Tots/Starfish:  Ages 3 to 5, participants grouped by ability
Polliwog (Level 1):  Ages 6 to 8, Introduction to basic skills - student has no experience
Guppy (Level 2):  Ages 6 to 13,  comfortable in the water, can swim 5 yards with no support
Minnow (Level 3): Ages 6 to 13, comfortable swimming, can swim 15 yards front & backstroke
Fish (Level 4):  Ages 7 to 13, can swim, with rotary breathing, 25 yards front, back, & breaststroke
Flying Fish (Level 5):  Ages 7 to 13, can swim 50 yards front, back, and breaststroke; and 15 yards sidestroke and butterfly
Shark (Level 6): Ages 7 to 13, advanced water skills and proficiency

Water Fitness
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A shallow water workout, for ages 55+ years, that includes aerobic training, muscle conditioning, and a stretch and relax phase to promote flexibility and reduce stress and tension.  The 50-minute classes are taught on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday or Friday.  These classes fill quickly, register early! 

A complete list of current classes is available here

Summer class schedule coming soon!

Water Safety
Lessons are for beginning level participants who are uncomfortable or inexperience in the water. Classes teach basic water skills.  Three different levels are available based on the age of the participants:
Water Babies/Shrimps:  Ages 6 months to 3 years, adult required in water
Tots/Starfish:  Ages 3 to 5, participants grouped by ability
Polliwog (Level 1):  Ages 6 to 8, introduction to basic skills-student has no experience

Please note this pool is very small, students will not learn strokes only life saving skills such as floating until help arrives.

Class schedule is available here.