Richmond Plunge


1 East Richmond Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801

Community Services Department
Paula Cooper-Tipton, Aquatics Coordinator

Pool Rules

The Richmond Plunge
has been re-opened! 
Check the schedule for hours and information 


Summer Pool Schedule
effective June 8 - Aug 18

On warm days, we tend to fill to our capacity. When that happens we will start a wait list, but there is no guarantee of entry at that point. This most typically happens during Family Recreation Swim sessions, but can happen at any time. 

If you are looking for unstructured play time in the pool, you should come during a Family Recreation Swim session. We may have limited space for Lap swimming during these sessions, but there is no guarantee. Do not come during Lap Swim if you want to play in the water, or have children under 16 years.  

We hire LIFEGUARDS year-round! 

Certified Lifeguards can APPLY ONLINE now


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


Summer Lesson Schedule & Levels

Saturday sessions are held at Richmond Swim Center (RSC)
Midweek evening sessions are held at the Plunge
Register for adult & child lessons for ages 3+.
Registration dates are listed under Pool Notices
Please register for the appropriate level or class. No refunds. Call or email if you need help selecting the correct level for your child. 
During the months of February - November, we offer Saturday-only sessions. During the summer, we offer weekday evening  and Saturday sessions.  

Little Splashers

Join the fun and learning with this new in-water Parent/Child class.Designed specifically for tots who are 6 months-4 years old, this class is temporarily available as a drop-in class for the same price as Tot Splash! See flyer or ask staff for more information.

Little Splashers will begin registration on 7/1 for the first session which will begin 7/15 (Richmond Swim Center) and 7/18 (Plunge). The last drop-in class will be on 7/11. 

To Register for any Aquatics Class:
Visit the Recreation Complex Registration office - Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:00pm
3230 Macdonald Ave
RichmondCA 94804
or Register online

Swim Wear Required:

For safety and pool maintenance reasons, please be advised that all swimmers are expected to wear appropriate swim attire (swim suits). Rash guards & synthetic swim shirts may be worn, but no cotton t-shirts/tanks, street clothes, etc. 
All babies and toddlers 4 & under must wear a swim diaper (no regular diapers). 





            Richmond Plunge 


  • 6/10-14: Junior Lifeguard Class (at RSC)
  • 6/28Registration opens for July (Ses B) Swim lessons
  • 7/1: Registration opens for July (Ses II) lessons & Little Splashers class
  • 7/4: Pools Closed for Independence Day
  • 7/15: Registration opens for July (Ses C) Swim lessons
  • 7/29:  Registration opens for Aug (Ses III & D) Swim lessons