Fritz Burns Pool

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June - August 2019

The Fritz Burns Pool is located on the corner of Avenida Bermudas and Avenue 52 in La Quinta.


Open Swim sessions are a great time for kids to practice swim lessons, for moms and dads to join the kids
for some recreation and fun, or for individuals to relax and refresh in the pool!

Open Swim Hours - Summer 2019
Days: Monday through Sunday (7 days a week)
Times: 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Fee: Adults (18 years and older) $3.00   Children $2.00   Ages 3 year and under FREE


Competition Lanes are open and available for guests to swim laps for a set amount of time.
Benefits of lap swim are you control your own pace while getting a full body workout.

Lap Swim Hours - Summer 2019
Days: Monday through Thursday & Saturdays
Times: 7:30am – 8:30am

Fee: Adults (18 years and older) $3.00   Children $2.00


Swimming makes every swimmer hungry!
Purchase a snack and something to drink at the pool this summer! Concessions items will change periodically.

Snack options will include:
Trail mix, KIND bars, KIND fruit bites, rice cakes, peanut butter crackers, assorted chips, assorted candy bars, fruit popsicles,
ice cream sandwiches, Otter Pops, soda, Gatorade, Vitamin water and bottled water.

Please remember proper swim attire is required. Swim shirts, hat & sunglasses are recommended and when using sun screen, please apply at least 20 minutes before entering the pool.  Don't forget to bring a towel, stay hydrated and have FUN!!

ENJOY SOME TIME IN THE WATER for fitness, competition, or perhaps to learn a new skill like how to be a lifeguard…
swim lessons are a great way to introduce kids to the world of aquatics in a safe and fun way!


Swim Lesson Days

Monday - Thursday

Swim Lesson Dates
(2 weeks: 8 classes per session)

Session 1: June 17 - June 27, 2019
Session 2: July 1 - July 11, 2019
Session 3: July 15 - July 25, 2019
Session 4: July 29 - August 8, 2019
Session 5: August 12 - August 22, 2019

 Swim Lesson Times
(45-minute sessions)

Mornings: 9am, 10am, 11am
Evenings: 4pm & 5pm

 Swim Lesson Cost

$50 per 2-week session

Infant Swim Lessons: Parent & Me

Our infant swim classes help the children get comfortable in and around the water 
and begin a lifelong love of water activities!  Parents learn basic skills with their child.
A parent/adult must accompany the child in the water.

Parent & Me Level 1:

 Ages 18 Months - 3 Years Old

Parent & Me Level 2:

Activities include those of Level 1 plus basic swimming skills. Ages 2 - 3 ½ Years Old  

Days: Monday through Thursday
Fee: $50 per Session

Parent & Me Level 1

Times:  9:00am - 9:45am
              4:00pm - 4:45pm

Parent & Me Level 2

Times:  10:00am - 10:45am
           5:00pm - 5:45pm

Pre-School Swim Lessons: Guppies

Let’s swim! 
At this age, children who are comfortable around water are introduced to the fundamentals of safe and effective swimming. Children are placed in classes based on their ability. Parents do not accompany children in the water in this class.

Guppies:  Ages 3 - 6 Years Old
Days: Monday through Thursday

Fee: $50 per Session
Times: 9:00am - 9:45am
              10:00am - 10:45am
              11:00am - 11:45am
           4:00pm - 4:45pm
                                                                                           5:00pm - 5:45pm                                                                                                                           

Grade School Swim Lessons: Penguins, Stingrays, & Barracudas

Swimming is an excellent way to stay fit and active, and we offer five levels of classes for youth,
based on age and swimming ability.

Penguins 1 & 2: Get children with little or no swimming experience started with the basics. Water safety,
floating, kicks, arm action and use of legs introduce kids to this terrific sport.

Penguins 1:  Ages 6 ½ - 12 Years Old
 Days: Monday through Thursday

Fee: $50 per session
Times: 9:00am - 9:45am
              10:00am - 10:45am
              11:00am - 11:45am
           4:00pm - 4:45pm
              5:00pm - 5:45pm : 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Penguins 2:  Ages 8 – 12 Years Old
 Days: Monday through Thursday

Fee: $50 per Session
Times: 9:00am - 9:45am
              10:00am - 10:45am
              11:00am - 11:45am
           4:00pm - 4:45pm
           5:00pm - 5:45pm

Stingrays: Swimmers must demonstrate all skills listed in Penguins as well as the ability to swim 10 yards without support.
Skills taught include freestyle, breaststroke and butterfly kick, elementary backstroke as well as additional water safety.

Stingrays:  Ages 6 ½ - 12 Years Old
       Days: Monday through Thursday

Fee: $50 per Session
Times: 9:00am - 9:45am
               11:00am - 11:45am
            4:00pm - 4:45pm

Barracudas: Front crawl, back crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and sidestroke kick, along with treading water
make this class fun as kids sharpen and expand their swimming skills.

Barracudas:  Ages 7 – 13 Years Old
Days: Monday through Thursday

Fee: $50 per Session
Times: 10:00am - 10:45am
         5:00pm - 5:45pm


Get Hooked on Swimming

This course is an introduction to the basics of competitive swimming and becoming part of a team. Participants will condition
and refine their swimming skills and compete among each other at two competitions to be held at Pawley Pool.
This is a great starter program for children who are interested in learning what it means to be part of a swim team.

Ages: 10 – 14 Years Old
Days: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Saturdays

Fee: $60 per 3-week Session
Sessions: June 17- July 5
                July 8- July 26
                      July 29- August 16

Times: 6:00pm - 7:00pm (Mon./Wed.)
             9:30am – 12Noon (Sat.)


 Adult Water Aerobics
(low impact workout)

This low-impact workout is an excellent way for adults to stay fit and cool at the same time!  Great for building muscle strength, flexibility, and endurance and a good way to work out for those with injuries.

Ages: 18 Years Old and Over
Days: Monday/Wednesday mornings
OR Tuesday/Thursday evenings

Fees: Drop-In Fee: $5.00 per class
$20 for a 4-week session: once a week
$40 for a 4-week session: twice a week

Sessions:       June 17- 27 (Drop-In Fee only)
July 8- August 1
         August 5 - August 29

Times: 8:00am - 8:45am (Mon. & Wed.)
              6:00pm - 6:45pm (Tues. & Thurs.)

Adult Water Walking (low impact workout)

This low-impact workout is a self- paced, self-directed class in the shallow water.
It’s perfect for those with limited mobility.  Held at the same time as water aerobics.

Ages: 18 Years Old and Over 
Days: Tuesday/Thursday evenings

Fees: Drop-In fee: $5.00 per class
$40 for a 4-week session: twice a week
$20 for a 4-week session: once a week

Times: 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Sessions: June 18 - 27 (Drop-In fee ONLY)
July 9- August 1
August 6 - August 29

Aqua Fit
(high impact workout)

Burn calories, tone muscle and increase your cardiovascular level! Geared for adults of all fitness levels. 

Ages: 18 Years Old and Over
Days: Saturdays

Fees: Drop-In fee: $5 per class
$20 for a 4-week session: once a week

 Times: 8:30am – 9:30am
Sessions: June 22 & 29 (Drop-In Fee ONLY)
July 6 - July 27
August 10 - August 31


Movie Nights at the Pool
FREE!! Swim and watch a movie with family and friends.
Pool opens at 7:00pm for Open Swim. Movie starts at sunset.
Guests are welcome to bring own food and drinks. Concessions will be sold at the pool.

July 19th  Aquaman
Aug 16th  Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Celebrate 4th of July

$1.00 per person Open Swim! Swim and enjoy the holiday with family and friends.
1:00pm – 3:30pm

Water Safety with Lenny the LandShark

Come join us for a fun and interactive introduction to water safety for children with Lenny the LandShark.  Topics will include basic water safety, sun safety, importance of a lifejacket, overview of a pool, canal safety, and how to call for help.  This is a FREE program, but you will need to register ahead of time to attend.  Open to children ages 3 through 12 years old.

Thursday, July 4th, 2:00pm – 3:00pm



Create Your Own Fun with a Pool Party!  Reserve the pool and have it all to yourself!  Invite family and friends or host a company event. Fritz Burns pool accommodates up to 120 people. Please e-mail to book your rental. Administration fee: $20.00 (Non -Refundable)

Fritz Burns Pool Rental                     District Resident     Non-Resident     Community Group     Commercial Group
1-40 Guests (2 Hr Minimum)                    $115/hr                 $130/hr                 $115/hr                       $225/hr
41-60 Guests (2 Hr Minimum)                  $125/hr                 $140/hr                 $125/hr                       $250/hr
61-80 Guests (2 Hr Minimum)                  $135/hr                 $155/hr                 $135/hr                       $275/hr
81-100 Guests (2 Hr Minimum)                $150/hr                 $170/hr                 $150/hr                       $300/hr
101-120 Guests (2 Hr Minimum               $165/hr                 $185/hr                 $165/hr                       $325/hr
Security Deposit                                       $250/Permit          $250/Permit          $250/Permit                $250/Permit

DISTRICT RESIDENTS: Those users that reside within the geographic boundaries of the Desert Recreation District.

NON-RESIDENTS: Those users that reside outside the geographic boundaries of the Desert Recreation District.

COMMUNITY GROUP: Defined as non-commercial use, which serves the general public where no admission fee, vendor fee and/or donation is requested or received. This usage is reserved for public events/meetings that are for the general public that may include organizations and government use. Non-profit organizations must meet the District criteria to be considered non-profit by providing proof of tax-exempt status pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3).

COMMERCIAL GROUP: All other uses that do not meet the criteria for Community or Private Functions for District Residents or Non-Residents.


Pre-registration is required for all swim lessons and aquatic classes. Guests can register in person at Fritz Burns Pool
La Quinta Community Center
77-865 Avenida Montezuma
La Quinta CA, 92247

For more information, call the Desert Recreation District office at (760) 347-3484
or the Fritz Burns Pool office at (760) 771-4347.


  •  The pool manager reserves the right to add, change, combine and omit classes as needed.
  • The pool manager reserves the right to place children in appropriate swim lesson level.
  • Parents who register their children in the wrong lesson level will not be permitted to change classes if space is not available.
  • In the event lessons are canceled due to weather or other uncontrollable circumstance, classes will be scheduled a makeup day.
  • Class schedules are subject to change.
  • Classes will not be overbooked for safety reasons.
  • Swim diapers are mandatory for children 3 years and younger.
  • We have a No refund policy for any class, lesson, program or activity you choose to register into. We will only refund if we canceled the class, lesson, program or activity.