There is no better way to beat the heat then to take a dip. Whether you’re looking to cool off, workout, play hard or simply escape, the desert offers many options for adults, families and kids of all ages to relax and re-energize with crystal blue aquatics.

Adult fun. For a memorable day of sun, fun and festivities, escape to the Palm Springs Surf Club. This elegant new resort features private cabanas, a beautiful beach, full service restaurant and an island bar to transport you into staycation relaxation. The lazy river, water slides and soon-to-be running wave pool add exhilaration that rekindles that “school’s out” summer feeling.

Adult fitness. Looking for a water workout? Plenty to be found at the Palm Desert Aquatic Center and Desert Recreation District’s (DRD) five pools in La Quinta, Cathedral City, Indio, Coachella and Mecca. From laps to deep water boot camp, senior splash class to swim lessons, options are plentiful and open to all. Free swim is also offered to simply cool off and chill out.,

Kid festivities. Much fun can be found for kids of all ages at each location. The Surf Club’s water slides, paddleboards, inflatables and water toys will wipe them out, as will the obstacle course, splash playground, rope swing and climbing wall at PD Aquatic. Day and evening activities are offered at all three locations including dive-in movies – from Jaws (PD Aquatic) to Trolls (DRD), even hot summer nights with DJs and dancing.

Kid’s fitness. Swim lessons to start, and even a swim meet to compete (July 26) can be found at all DRD valley pools. Their Operation Splash offers free swim lessons for kids via online applications. A variety of classes and lessons are also offered at PD Aquatic where kids can come to learn and stay to play. Visit each organization’s website for schedules, activities, hours and pricing.

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