Richmond Plunge


1 East Richmond Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801

Paula Cooper-Tipton, Aquatics Coordinator 
Community Services Department

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.


Fall-Winter Pool Schedule
effective Aug 19, 2019 - Feb 29, 2020

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 (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.

We hire LIFEGUARDS year-round! 

Certified Lifeguards can APPLY ONLINE now

LIFEGUARD CLASS - February 18-21, 2020
Register ONLY for precourse. After passing, you may register for the Lifeguard class. 
Precourse dates (attend one only)
Feb 1
Feb 2
Feb 8
Feb 9

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. 


Winter Swim Lessons Schedule

at Richmond Swim Center
Jan-Feb 2020 

Spring-Summer Swim Lesson Schedule 
at Richmond Swim Center (Saturdays)
March-Aug 2020

Summer Swim Lessons Schedule
at Richmond Plunge (weekday evenings)
June-Aug 2020

Check here to decide which level is the right one

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
RichmondCA 94804
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). 





            Richmond Plunge 


  • 2/1: Precourse offered at RSC 
  • 2/1: February Swim Lessons begin at RSC pool
  • 2/2: Lifeguard Precourse offered at Plunge
  • 2/6: Little Splashers Feb/Mar session begins
  • 2/8: Lifeguard Precourse offered at RSC
  • 2/9: Lifeguard Precourse offered at Plunge
  • 2/17: Pools CLOSED for Presidents Day
  • 2/18-21: Lifeguard Class at RSC
  • 2/18: Registration opens for March Swim Lessons