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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. 

Winter Pool Schedule

effective (Jan 2-Feb 28)


The Lifeguard Training Course provides 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 if you would like more information, or if you would like to be alerted when the next course is scheduled.   

Next Class: Feb 16-24

See flyer for information and prerequisites. Register online or at the Richmond Recreation Complex Registration Office (Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:00pm). 


  • 2/17: Richmond Swim Center Closed for Private Rental in AM / Open for Recreation Swim in PM
  • 2/19: Both Pools closed for Presidents Day
  • 5/28: Both Pools closed for Memorial Day

SWIM LESSON - Swim Lessons offered for monthly Saturday sessions February - November. Weekday evening sessions offered June-August. Check swim lesson level descriptions to be sure you register your child in the correct level. 
Registration NOW OPEN for group or private lessons held at Richmond Swim Center for ages 3 - Adult. 
Register online or at the Richmond Recreation Complex registration office. 

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 Richmond Swim Center

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. 


City Holidays


New Year’s Day                            January 1, 2018
Martin L. King Jr. Day January 15, 2018
Presidents' Day          February 19, 2018
Memorial Day        May 28, 2018
Independence Day            July 4, 2018
Labor Day September 10, 2018
Indigenous Peoples Day October 8, 2018
Veteran's Day                               November 12, 2018
Thanksgiving Day                         November 22 and 23, 2018
Christmas Day            December 25, 2018   

For more information, please call Community Services Department at (510) 620-6793.