The Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department offers families and community members many affordable and safe aquatic activities at their public pools, lakes and beaches.

With drowning the second-leading cause of accidental death for children under 14, it is important that kids learn to swim and understand how to be safe around all bodies of water. SwimLA is one of many programs offered by the City’s Aquatics Division.

SwimLA ensures that young Angelenos between the ages of 4 and 17 have more opportunities to learn how to swim. With support from partners, the program expands summer pool hours increasing the number of swim classes available to youth, and grants thousands of scholarships to families who demonstrate financial need.

SwimLA is part of a broader effort to ensure that the City of Los Angeles remains healthy and active as it prepares to host one of the most anticipated sporting games in the world -- the 2028 Olympics and Paralympics. SwimLA is made possible by support from key sponsors — including LA28, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, and the LA84 Foundation.

As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services and activities. Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate in programs and classes. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. To ensure availability, you are advised to make your request at least 72 hours prior to the program or class you wish to participate.