Richmond Swim Center

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Richmond Plunge

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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. 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.

  1. Paula Cooper-Tipton

    Recreation Program Coordinator


Pools will close during thunder or lightning storms. 

Information For Your Visit

Spring Pool Schedule updated 4/1/23
Summer Pool Schedule effective 6/14/23
Before coming to the pool to save time
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: Summer

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Join the fun and learning with this in-water parent/child class. This class is specifically for tots who are 6 months-5 years old. Advanced registration is required. Click the flyer to view flyer details.

2023 Summer Swim Lessons

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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. 

Swim Center Swim Lessons Schedule

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Plunge Swim Lessons Schedule

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2023 Hiring Lifeguard Flyer

We Hire Lifeguards Year-Round!

Apply Online By Clicking Here!

We can train lifeguard applicants who are strong swimmers, but not certified Lifeguards (the selection process includes swim and physical skills tests). 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 for more information and to be alerted when the next course is scheduled.

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:

Paula Cooper-Tipton
Aquatics Program Coordinator
(510) 620-6831
Registration Office
Monday - Friday
9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
3230 Macdonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 620-6793
Richmond Plunge
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
(510) 620-6654