Richmond Swim Center

4300 Cutting Blvd
Richmond, CA 94804
(Enter on S. 45th Street, next to Kennedy High School)


for drop-in swims

Check Pool Schedule for times and specific information


  • Lifeguard Class (9/17-19) open for registration through 9/14 (info below)
  • Both pools are OPEN for drop-in swims
  • Limited capacity: 2-persons per lane maximum; some 1-person lanes available  
  • Please create your Active Net account online before coming to the pool to save time
  • All patrons and staff are required to wear masks at all times. Only exception is while in the pool or shower.   


  • Updated Pool Schedule - effective 9/12
  • Pool Rules - please read before your visit to be sure you are prepared. Unless otherwise stated in updated Covid guidelines, these rules still apply
  • Fees- debit/credit, cash or check accepted
  • Family Recreation Swim - drop in during our the Rec Swim hours indicated on the pool schedule. Low capacity limits are required, so a wait list may be used when we are full. 
  • 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 the bend the rules. 
  • Swim Wear RequiredFor 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.  
  • Swim Diapers - all babies and toddlers under 4 must wear a swim diaper in the pool (no regular diapers allowed)

We hire Lifeguards year-round

Certified Lifeguards can Apply online now

LIFEGUARD CLASS - September 17, 18, 19, 2021.  Register for the pre-course now.
Registration open through 9/14

American Red Cross Lifeguard Course provides training and certification to participants who pass the written and practical portions of the course. Lifeguard Training is offered throughout the year with our main goal of training Lifeguards who want to apply to work at our pools. 

Please email for more information, if you would like to be alerted when the next course is scheduled.


We do not know yet when swim lessons will resume
Please check back for updates

Our normal swim lesson calendar includes:
  • Saturday sessions at Richmond Swim Center (Jan-Oct)
  • Weekday evening sessions (Mon-Thur) at Richmond Plunge (June-Aug)

Join the fun and learning with this in-water Parent-Child class specifically for tots who are 6 months-4 years old. Advanced registration required. 

Please check for updates in Fall 2021

To Register for any Aquatic Class: 
Call the Recreation Complex Registration office 

Mon-Fri from 8:30am-4:00pm
3230 Macdonald Ave
RichmondCA 94804
or Register online


Paula Cooper-Tipton, Aquatics Coordinator

Community Services Department
Registration Office

If you would like to receive email updates about City of Richmond pools, please email your first and last name to

UPCOMING DATES            

9/12 New Pool Schedule/hours in effect
9/17-19 Lifeguard class
9/19 Richmond Swim Center CLOSED for Lifeguard class