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. 

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


Summer Pool Schedule 

effective through June 8-Aug 18, 2019


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

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.   


Summer Swim Lessons Schedule and Levels (June-Aug 2019)
Registration dates are posted for each session of adult and child lessons for ages 3+. 
No Refunds or transfers, so please
 register for the appropriate level or class. 
Call or email if you need help selecting the correct level for your child. 

Our general lessons schedule is Saturday sessions from February - November, with the addition of weekday evening sessions during the summer.  


Join the fun and learning with this new in-water Parent/Child class.This class is specifically for tots who are 6 months-4 years old, and 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 Aquatic Class: 

Visit the Recreation Complex Registration office
Mon-Fri from 8:30am-4:00pm
3230 Macdonald Ave
RichmondCA 94804
Register online



6/10-14: Junior Lifeguard Class (at RSC)
6/28: Registration opens for July (Ses B) Swim Lessons
7/1: Registration opens for July (Ses II) Swim 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 August (Ses III) Swim Lessons
7/29: Registration opens for August (Ses D) Swim Lessons

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.

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). 


City Holidays

New Year’s Day                            January 1, 2019
Martin L. King Jr. Day                 January 21, 2019
Presidents' Day                           February 18, 2019
Memorial Day                             May 27, 2019
Independence Day                     July 4, 2019
Labor Day                                    September 2, 2019
Indigenous Peoples Day           October 14, 2019
Veteran's Day                             November 11, 2019
Thanksgiving Day                       November 28 and 29, 2019
Christmas Day                            December 25, 2019   

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