Palm Coast - The City pool facility is now called the Palm Coast Aquatics Center. Just to clarify, the pool itself will retain its dedicated name of Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool. Since the facility is much more than a pool - with fitness classes, special events, classroom for rentals and more aquatics programming than ever - it was important to find an overall facility name that better captured what is offered there. The new name more closely matches other Parks & Recreation facilities: Palm Coast Community Center, Palm Coast Tennis Center, and Palm Harbor Golf Club.

"As we continue to offer more activities and training outside of the pool, we are more than just a swimming pool," said James Hirst, Aquatics Supervisor of Parks & Recreation. "Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool is not going away; rather, it is becoming part of the overall Palm Coast Aquatics Center and everything it encompasses."

The Palm Coast Aquatics Center will open for the season on Monday, April 1, and registration is now open for Aqua Zumba, Water Aerobics, a new class called Fitness on the Water, swim lessons and much more.

The municipal pool, which is heated, will introduce new hours this year. It will be open 8 a.m. to noon and then 3 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday from April 1 through Memorial Day Weekend, when it will be open seven days a week for the summer. For a complete list of pool hours and fees, please visit www.palmcoastgov.com/pool. The Palm Coast Aquatics Center is located at 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast.

Beginning April 1, the Palm Coast Aquatics Center will start the new Palm Coast Masters Swim team. Led by a certified U.S. Masters Coach, this program is designed for triathletes or swimmers who like to compete or are looking for a good workout. This class will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6:30-8 p.m. and Saturdays from 8-9:30 a.m. The fee is $30 per month or $8 per class to drop-in. Registration is now open at www.parksandrec.fun/aquatics.

Fitness on the Water will begin in early April from 8-9 a.m. on Saturdays, April 6-27. Additional sessions will be held during the summer. Fitness on the Water introduces our new tsunami fitness boards! This exercise program will provide a fun and safe workout designed to improve overall fitness, core strength and joint stabilization, as well as burn calories! Did we mention this is done on the water? The fee is $40 per session or $8 per class to drop-in. Registration is now open at www.parksandrec.fun/aquatics.

At the pool, there are three pavilions on the pool deck currently available for reservation, and the entire facility can be rented for birthday parties and other after-hours events. More information can be found at www.palmcoastgov.com/pool.

Daily admission is $4 for adults; $3 for seniors (65 and older) and youth (ages 2-17); and free for children under 2. Monthly, seasonal and quarterly passes are available for families, limited families (two people in the same household) and individuals.

The full schedule of activities, including swim lessons, for both spring and summer seasons can be found at www.parksandrec.fun/aquatics. For more information, call the pool at 386-986-4741. The Parks & Recreation Activity Guide is available online at www.palmcoastgov.com/recreation.