Young boy swimming                         

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. 

POOL SCHEDULES effective Feb 11-June 11   


- April 1-4 (with pre-course test on March 31)
The Lifeguard Training course provides American Red Cross certification to participants who pass the course. Advanced Registration required for pre-course. Details on the flyer. Register online for pre-course, or in person at the Richmond Recreation Complex 


  • Mon 5/29: Both pools closed for Memorial Day Holiday
  • Sat 6/3: Both pools closed for Staff Training
  • Tue 7/4:  Both Pools closed Independence Day Holiday
  • Mon 9/4: Both Pools closed for Labor Day Holiday

SWIM LESSON Monthly Sessions Feb-June now open for registration. 

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.

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, 2017
Martin L. King Jr. Day                   January 16, 2017
Presidents' Day                              February 20, 2017
Memorial Day                               May 29, 2017
Independence Day                       July 4, 2017
Labor Day                                       September 4, 2017
Admission Day                               September 9, 2017
Indigenous Peoples Day               October 9, 2017
Veteran's Day                                November 11, 2017
Thanksgiving Day                          November 23 and 24, 2017
Christmas Day-observed              December 25, 2017   

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