Richmond Plunge


1 East Richmond Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801

Paula Cooper-Tipton, Aquatics Coordinator 
Community Services Department


Contra Costa County has moved into the orange tier, so indoor pools are allowed to open. 
Our tentative reopen date is May 3. 
Please check back here for updates in the coming days.

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

Pool Rules
Please read and become familiar with the pool rules before your first visit to be sure you are prepared. If you have any questions, please ask our staff.


The following is for informational purposes to get an idea of what is to come when we open. THIS IS NOT FOR CURRENT POOL USE, AS THE POOLS ARE NOT OPEN YET.  

  • Pool Schedule - this is where you will find the schedule once we announce that we are preparing to reopen
  • Main Guidelines for Post-Covid Swimming - basic information you will need to know for swimming at City of Richmond Pools
  • Plunge SHALLOW "Lane Map"- information about each lane so you can select a lane that is appropriate for your use.
  • Plunge DEEP "Lane Map"- information about each lane so you can select a lane that is appropriate for your use.


​When the pool reopens, all patrons must register for lane time and space in advance. There is no in-person registration at the pool.

Registration Schedule

Pool Reservation Dates Registration Opens
Richmond Residents 
Registration Opens
Non Residents
1st- 15th of the month
25th* of prior month: 8:30am 25th* of prior month: 1:00pm
16th- end of the month 10th of the month: 8:30am 10th of the month: 1:00pm

*or previous weekday if the first day of registration falls on weekend/holiday

You may register online

  1. Create an account
  2. Search for Lap Swim/Water Exercise by date or time
  3. Read the supplemental information and sign the waiver
  4. Pay and retain your email receipt. Be prepared to show your receipt upon arrival at the pool if you have registered within 24 hours of your swim time 
If you cannot register online or if you need assistance with the process, call the Registration office: 
Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:00pm

We hire LIFEGUARDS year-round! 

Certified Lifeguards can APPLY ONLINE now

LIFEGUARD CLASS - next class date TBA

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. 


We do not know yet when we will be able to resume swim lessons.
Please check back in April 2021

Our normal swim lesson calendar includes 
  • Saturday sessions at Richmond Swim Center (January-October)
  • Weekday evening sessions (Mon-Thur) at Richmond Plunge (June-August).  
Little Splashers Class
Please check for updates in April 2021

Class Description:

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

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


There will be no immediate plans for Recreation Swim sessions during our initial phase of reopening

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 


5/3 Pool Re-opening date (tentative)