Aquatics

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  • Positions begin at $19.04 per hour.
  • All lifeguard candidates who wish to apply for a job must be 17 by July 1, 2024.

There are two ways to become a Palmdale lifeguard:

1. If you possess current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certifications, you can apply at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/palmdale beginning October 1, 2023.                         

2. If you do not possess American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certifications, you can enroll in an upcoming Lifeguard Academy.  

  • Participants who successfully complete the academy will receive the required certifications to apply for a lifeguard position and will be guaranteed an interview.
  • A pre-class swim test will be required.  
  • Deep water lifeguard swim test requirements are a 300-yard swim (12 laps), retrieving a weighted object from a minimum depth of 8 feet, and treading water in the deep end.
  • Participants will have the option to complete a shallow water lifeguard class if they are able to swim a minimum of 100 yards (4 laps), retrieve a weighted object from a minimum depth of 5 feet, and tread water in the deep end.  
  • Lifeguard Academy fees will be reimbursed upon selection for a lifeguard position. 

Enroll in Lifeguard Academy Today and get certified!

Registration for this class will close on Monday, February 19, 2024, at 12:00 p.m.

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The City operates four public pool facilities and strives to offer safe, fun, affordable, and healthy aquatic programs for all ages and abilities.

Purchase a Membership

Swim Lessons

Therapy & Rec Swim


Lap Swim/Therapy Swim Schedule

Holiday Closures: 

  • Closed Monday, February 19 for President's Day
  • Closed Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day
  • Senior Lap Swim/Therapy will begin on Monday, March 18

Palmdale Oasis Pool Schedule (POP)

3850 East Avenue S, 661-267-6157

TIME
DAYSESSION
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.SaturdayLap Swim/Therapy (14+)
12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.Monday through FridayNoon Lap Swim/Therapy (14+)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pmMonday & WednesdayNight Lap Swim/Therapy (14+)


Marie Kerr Pool Schedule (MKP)

2723 Rancho Vista Blvd., 661-267-6145

TIME
DAYSESSION
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.SaturdayLap Swim/Therapy (14+)
12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.Monday through FridayNoon Lap Swim/Therapy (14+)
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.Tuesday & ThursdayNight Lap Swim/Therapy (14+)

Courson Pool Schedule (CP)

38226 10th St. East, 661-267-5961

TIME
DAYSESSION
12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.Monday through FridayLap Swim/Therapy (14+)


Pool Locations

Marie Kerr Pool

2723 Rancho Vista Blvd. Palmdale, CA 93551
661-267-6145

Marie Kerr Pool

McAdam Pool

38115 30th St. East Palmdale, CA 93550
661-267-5654

McAdam Pool

Melville J. Courson Pool

38226 10th St. East Palmdale, CA 93550
661-267-5961

Pool with Spring Boards

Palmdale Oasis Pool

3850 East Avenue S Palmdale CA 93550
661-267-6157

Oasis Pool