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The Community Services Department offers affordable, year-round aquatic programs at two locations, the Richmond Plunge and the Richmond Swim Center. We offer a wide variety of programs (swim lesson level descriptions). All programs are  led by professional, enthusiastic, American Red Cross certified pool staff. Swimmers of all ages and abilities will discover that the benefits of aquatic instruction, recreation and fitness are endless. Check our Activity Guide for current programs English Summer/Fall Activity Guide  Spanish Summer/Fall Activity Guide .

For 2016 Program Schedule, click on the following links: 2016 Pool Schedule and 2016 Fall Swim Lessons

Due to a maintenance issue on the shallow end of the Richmond Plunge, there is no Family Recreation Swim at the Richmond Plunge. All Family Recreation Swim sessions are at the Richmond Swim Center until further notice. For more information click Family Recreation Swim.

Please note the following Pool Closure dates and times: 

  • Th & Fri 11/24 & 25 -Both pools closed for Thanksgiving Holiday break
  • Mon 12/12 (4:00-7:30pm) - Both pools closed for Community Services all-staff meeting

Admission & Supervision Requirements for Richmond Swim Center

Due to the water depth of the pool: Children 8 & under must be attended by and supervised at arms distance in the water and deck area at all times by an adult, with a limit of two children per adult, or by a non-adult (a responsible person 15 years of age minimum) with a limit of one child to one non-adult.

City Holidays


New Year’s Day                             January 1, 2016
Martin L. King Jr. Day                   January 18, 2016
Presidents Day                              February 15, 2016
Memorial Day                               May 30, 2016
Independence Day                       July 4, 2016
Labor Day                                       September 5, 2016
Admission Day                               September 9, 2016
Indigenous Peoples Day               October 10, 2016
Veteran's Day                                November 11, 2016
Thanksgiving Day                          November 24 and 25, 2016 
Christmas Day                               December 26, 2016    

For more information, please call Community Services Department at (510) 620-6793.