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. 
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.  


Both Pools CLOSED 6/11 & 6/12 for Lifeguard Training


  • Summer Pool Schedule effective 6/13-8/14/22
  • Wear a mask - all patrons 2 and over, are required to wear masks indoors. Only exception is while in the pool or show
  • Create your Active Net account online before coming to the pool to save time
  • 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 wait list 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 (swim suits). Rash guards & 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 & 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. 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. 

We hire Lifeguards year-round 
WE CAN TRAIN LIFEGUARD APPLICANTS who are strong swimmers, but not certified Lifeguards (selection process includes swim and physical skills test).

The American Red Cross Lifeguard course 
provides certification to participants who pass the written and practical portions of the course. Lifeguard Training is offered periodically throughout the year, with our main goal of training new Lifeguards who can apply to work at our pools. Please email
 if you would like more information, or if you would like to be alerted when the next course is scheduled.   


Swim Lessons (classes only, no private lessons)
  • Classes for ages 3-5 years, 6-12 years, and for Adults/Teens
  • Saturdays sessions at Richmond Swim Center flyer or schedule grid

Little Splashers
Join the fun and learning with this in-water Parent/Child class. This class is specifically for tots who are 
 6 months-4.5 years old. Advanced registration required.

Spring Adult & Teen Classes

  • Spring sessions are full. More sessions will be available in Fall 2022
  • Tue & Thu evenings at Richmond Swim Center
  • Classes for Adult/Teen Beginners & Intermediate Swimmers

Water Comfort Class
A small group class to provide support for adults who are not ready for traditional swim lessons.  Specifically designed for individuals with no swimming experience, or for those with fear or water-related trauma. 

  • Location: Richmond Plunge 
  • Days/Times: Saturday mornings 
  • CURRENT CLASS IS FULL. For more information, or to be added to a list for our Fall 2022 class, contact Paula Cooper-Tipton at

To Register for any Aquatic Class or Program
Register online
 or get help by calling the Recreation Complex Registration office
Mon-Fri from 8:30am-4:00pm
3230 Macdonald Ave
RichmondCA 94804


Paula Cooper-Tipton, Aquatics Coordinator
Community Services Department
Registration Office 
Richmond Plunge
Richmond Swim Center
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City Holidays 

New Year’s Day                            January 1, 2022
Martin L. King Jr. Day                 January 17 2022
Presidents' Day                           February 21, 2022
Memorial Day                             May 30, 2022
Independence Day                     July 4, 2022
Labor Day                                    September 5, 2022
Admissions Day                          September 9, 2022
Indigenous Peoples Day           October 10, 2022
Veteran's Day                             November 11, 2022
Thanksgiving Day                       November 24 and 25, 2022
Christmas Day   December 25 and 26, 2022  

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