Richmond Plunge


1 East Richmond Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801

Community Services Department
Paula Cooper-Tipton, Aquatics Coordinator

Pool Rules

The Richmond Plunge
has been re-opened! 
Check the schedule for hours and information 

June 10-14, 2019
Ages 11-14

A great class for young teens who love to swim and want to learn about Lifeguard responsibilities and skills. Our goal is to help each student appreciate aquatic safety, have fun, and prepare for the actual Lifeguard class. 
Prerequisite Session (5/25 or 5/31) & Advanced Registration required. For more information, please contact Aquatics Coordinator, Paula Cooper-Tipton at or (510)620-6831


Winter-Spring Pool Schedule
effective Feb 2-June 7

Summer Pool Schedule coming soon!

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. 


Summer Lesson Schedule & Levels

Saturday sessions are held at Richmond Swim Center (RSC)
Midweek evening sessions are held at the Plunge
Register for adult & child lessons for ages 3+.
Registration dates are listed under Pool Notices
Please register for the appropriate level or class. No refunds. Call or email if you need help selecting the correct level for your child. 
During the months of February - November, we offer Saturday-only sessions. During the summer, we offer weekday evening  and Saturday sessions.  

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, this class is temporarily available as a drop-in class for the same price as Tot Splash! See flyer or ask staff for more information.

Little Splashers will begin registration on 7/1 for the first session which will begin 7/15 (Richmond Swim Center) and 7/18 (Plunge). The last drop-in class will be on 7/11. 

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 


5/25: Junior Lifeguard Prerequisite session (at RSC)
5/27: Pools Closed for Memorial Day
5/31: Junior Lifeguard Prerequisite session (at Plunge)
6/1 & 2: Pools Closed for Summer Staff Training
6/3: Registration opens for June (Ses I & A) Swim lessons 6/8: Summer Pool Schedule begins 6/10-14: Junior Lifeguard Class (at RSC) 6/28Registration opens for July (Ses B) Swim lessons 7/1: Registration opens for July (Ses II) lessons & Little Splashers class 7/4: Pools Closed for Independence Day 7/15: Registration opens for July (Ses C) Swim lessons 7/29:  Registration opens for Aug (Ses III & D) Swim lessons