Richmond Plunge


1 East Richmond Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801

Community Services Department
Paula Cooper-Tipton, Aquatics Coordinator

Pool Rules

Join us for our Annual
Floating Pumpkin Patch

Sat, Oct 12 at Richmond Swim Center

see flyer for details
Regular pool rules and supervision requirement required


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, 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

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. 


Fall-Winter Swim Lesson Schedule

at Richmond Swim Center
Sept 2019-Feb 2020 
no lessons in November and December

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

Join the fun and learning with this new in-water Parent/Child class.Designed specifically for tots who are 6 months-4 years old. See flyer for 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 


  • 9/23: Registration opens for Oct (Ses V) Swim Lessons
  • 10/12: Floating Pumpkin Patch (Richmond Swim Center)
  • 10/14: Pools CLOSED for Indigenous Peoples Day
  • 10/21: Registration opens for Nov/Dec Little Splashers
  • 11/11: Pools CLOSED for Veterans' Day
  • 11/28-29: Pools CLOSED for Thanksgiving Holiday