The Lifeguard Ready Training (LRT) is a program preparing youth ages 16 – 24 with the skills necessary to become Los Angeles County Swimming Pool Lifeguards. The goal of this program is to get you ready to participate in the County Pool Lifeguard Training Academy as a Pool Lifeguard candidate. Registration is now open!


Why stay inside to avoid the heat? Why not enjoy the summer at one of LA County’s pools, splash pads, or wading pools?  With nearly sixty locations all around LA county, cooling in style is just a quick drive away.  From swimming beaches to aquatic teams to wading pools, there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

Come discover why LA County’s aquatics are a favorite for hot day fun!


Swimming Pools


Splash Pads


Wading Pools


Every Body Swims is a fun and positive way to practice new skills, be physically active and spend quality time with family and friends. Water is known to reduce the impact on joints, soothe the mind, body and increase energy levels. The County of Los Angeles offers the program at all County run aquatic facilities. Visit a pool today and begin enjoying this fun and healthy activity!


The department proudly operates several lakes which provide a multitude of recreational opportunities. These range from fishing, paddle boards, swimming, non-powered boating, powered-boating, wind surfing, and more.  Each park features various activities. Be sure to click the link below for the individual park to obtain additional information including permitted activities, rules and regulations.


During hot summer months, children throughout Los Angeles County can cool off and have fun at it by visiting one of our 18 Splash Pads located at our parks.

Whimsically decorated to stir the imagination of young children at play (ships, flowers and spirals are just some of the designs to be found), the colorful devices included on splash pads spray and shower youngsters with cool water, making them one of the most popular summertime attractions for young children.


Our swim beaches provide a fun way to cool off during the warm summer months. Many beaches have accessible picnic areas and barbecue pits for visitors to enjoy. Swim beaches do not require reservations and are open only during certain times of the year on designated days. Trained lifeguards are on site when swim beaches are open. For more details, please call the park directly.


The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation provides a variety of aquatics programs at your local pool. From Aqua Aerobics to Water Polo, there is something for everyone and every skill level. Stop by one of our pools today!

Learn more about Aquatic Exercise and Aqua Aerobics

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