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 Lifeguard Training Courseprovides American Red Cross 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 Paula_cooperemail@example.com if you would like more information, or if you would like to be alerted when the next course is scheduled.
Session Schedule & Class Levels REGISTER NOW for adult and child lessons for ages 3+.
Saturday sessions available monthly February - November. Weekday evening sessions available June - August.
Please register for the appropriate level or class. No refunds.
Call or email if you need help selecting the correct level for your child.
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
3/1: Register for April Swim Lesson session
4/1: Register for May Swim Lesson session
5/1: Register for June Swim Lesson sessions
5/28: Pools Closed for Memorial Day
6/1: Register for July Swim Lesson sessions
Recreation Swim Notice: Due to a maintenance issue on the shallow end of the Richmond Plunge, there is no Family Recreation Swim at the Richmond Plunge. All Family Recreation Swim sessions are at the Richmond Swim Center until further notice.
Admission & Supervision Requirements for Children
Due to the water depth of the pool: 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. Please be advised that all swimmers are expected to wear appropriate swim attire.
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Christmas Day December 25, 2018
For more information, please call Community Services Department at (510) 620-6793.