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Placerville Recreation & Parks

Apr 26, 2012 04:22AM ● By Style

When it heats up, chill out and dive into summer with the Placerville Recreation Department. Visit our popular Aquatic Center – located in Downtown Placerville and open daily for recreational swimming beginning June 2 – featuring three unique swimming areas with waterslides, an interactive water play structure, diving board and shallow water play area. Discounted summer passes are available, so why not take the plunge?

In addition to recreational swimming, the Placerville Recreation Department also offers a complete aquatics program with something for everyone. Children learn to swim every day at the Placerville Aquatic Center, thanks to small class sizes and a welcoming learning environment. Our enthusiastic, patient instructors make swimming lessons fun while maximizing skill practice and building confidence in young swimmers. Morning and evening classes run throughout the summer, and lessons are available for beginning, intermediate and advanced swimmers. Register early for the best class availability!

Looking for a cool way to work out this summer? Our water exercise programs provide a gravity-free exercise regimen that is easy on the joints, yet provides a great total-body workout. Teens who join our Water Boot Camp will enjoy some cool summer workouts. Swimmers (ages 15 and up) can also take advantage of our self-paced lap swim program; morning, evening and weekend times are available. Seniors (ages 55 and better) receive discounted admission, thanks to the Marshall Foundation for Community Health.    

Attention future lifeguards! Get a head start on your career in our Junior Lifeguard Camps. Participants (ages 10 and up) will learn the skills needed to keep swimmers safe, and get a chance to practice alongside our certified lifeguards.

Make a big splash by celebrating a birthday or special event at the Aquatic Center; the facility is available for party rentals and special events throughout the season.  

For more information and a complete listing of summer aquatics programs, check out our Activity Guide at or call 530-642-5232.