Palm Desert Aquatic Center reopens lap swim amid historic heat wave


The Western United States continues to experience excessive heat, with dangerous temperatures here in the Coachella Valley. The Palm Desert Aquatic Center is providing some relief.

It’s a cool way to workout. The Palm Desert Aquatic Center is now back in business for lap swimming. Swimmers can sign up for a 45-minute time slot online. One person is allowed per lane in each session.

“We’re glad that it’s only a 45 minute swim session for people because we don’t want anyone coming back and overtly pushing themselves, so our guards are really paying attention to how often someone’s stopping at the wall, how hard they’re pushing themselves, if they’re coming out and resting on a chair, because you know, a lot of these people haven’t been in the water for about five months so we want to make sure people come in and you take your swim slow,” said David Keyes, the aquatic manager.


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