1 East Richmond Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801
510-620-6820 Contact Paula Cooper-Tipton, Aquatics Coordinator
Community Services Department 510-620-6793
POOLS & ALL NON-ESSENTIAL SERVICES ARE CLOSED
Due to the directive issued by the State of California, Contra Costa County and the City of Richmond regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), our department will be closed until further notice. Please note that during this time e-mail and voicemail sent to staff will be checked intermittently.
Essential services such as Police, Fire, and Public Works are operational. Please visit the main COVID-19 City of Richmond page for more information.
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.
WAIT LISTS 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. FAMILY RECREATION SWIM
If you are looking for unstructured play time in the pool (for adults or kids), we invite you to enjoy Family Recreation Swim sessions. Do not come during Adult Lap Swim sessions if you want to play in the water, or if you have children under 16 years. We may have limited space for Lap swimming during these sessions, but there is no guarantee.
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.
Registration dates are posted for each session of adult and child lessons.
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 schedule for lessons is Saturday sessions at Richmond Swim Center (January-October) and weekday evening lessons at Richmond Plunge (June-August).
Little Splashers Parent-Tot Class
Join the fun and learning with this in-water Parent/Child class designed specifically for tots (and their caregivers) who are 6 months-4 years old. See new flyer for Winter-Spring session dates, registration information and more details. Advanced registration required.
To Register for any Aquatics Class: Visit the Recreation Complex Registration office - Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:00pm 3230 Macdonald Ave Richmond, CA94804
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).
4/8: Pools scheduled to re-open
4/20: Registration opens (8:30am) for May Swim Lessons
5/2: May Swim Lessons begin at RSC Pool
5/25: Both Pools CLOSED for Memorial Day
6/6-7: Both Pools CLOSED for Summer Staff Training