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 at the John F. Kennedy High School pool during the summer.

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

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Water Fitness

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, so register early!

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.