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. 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.
Pools will close during thunder or lightning storms.
|Fall Pool Schedule||effective 9/1/23|
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|Pool Fees||Drop-ins and Punch Passes|
|Pool Rules||Please read these rules before your first visit so you will be prepared.|
|Family Recreation Swim||Drop in during the Rec Swim Hours indicated on the pool schedule for time to play in the pool. On warm days, it tends to be busy so a waitlist may be used when we are full. There is no guaranteed entry during Rec Swim hours.|
|Swim Wear Required||For safety and pool maintenance reasons, all swimmers are expected to wear appropriate swim attire (swimsuits). Rash guards and swim shirts may be worn, but no cotton t-shirts, tanks, street clothes, etc. All babies and toddlers under 4 must wear a swim diaper (no regular diapers).|
|Admission & Supervision Requirements for Children||For safety reasons, all children 8 and under must be attended to 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. Children 9-13 may swim with an adult supervising in the facility. We understand that some children who are under 9 may be excellent swimmers, but we enforce this policy for all drop-in swimmers, regardless of skill level. Please do not ask staff to bend the rules. Ages 13-17 may participate in Recreation Swim with a parent-signed waiver|
2023 Little Splashers: Fall
2023 Fall Swim Lessons
Join the fun and learning with this in-water parent/child class. This class is specifically for tots who are 6 months-3 years old. Advanced registration is required. Click the flyer to view flyer details.
- Monday & Saturday mornings at the Plunge
- Thursday mornings at Richmond Swim Center
- Register online at tinyurl.com/richmondrecreation
Dive into the fun with our swim lessons! With levels for all ages and skill sets, you'll progress at your own pace and make a splash in no time. Click the flyer to view flyer details.
We Hire Lifeguards Year-Round!
We can help you pass the Lifeguard course prerequisite skills (Lifeguard Bootcamp) and we can train you to be a Lifeguard (American Red Cross Lifeguard course). Lifeguard Bootcamp is a paid training for Richmond residents 16-30 years old. Basic swim skills are required. The Lifeguard course is for ages 15 and up. We offer both with the goal of training new lifeguards to work at our pools year-round. Email email@example.com for more information.
To participate in any of our aquatics and/or other recreation programs, create an account on ActiveNet to register or get help by contacting the Recreation registration office:
Aquatics Program Coordinator
Monday - Friday
9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
3230 Macdonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804
1 East Richmond Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801
Check out the Aquatics page for the most up-to-date schedule (510) 620-6820
|Richmond Swim Center|
4300 Cutting Boulevard
Richmond, CA 94804
Check out the Aquatics page for the most up-to-date schedule