Richmond Plunge


1 East Richmond Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804

Contact Information

Paula Cooper-Tipton, Aquatics Program Coordinator
(510) 620-6820

Information for your Visit

Fall Pool Schedule effective 9/1/23
Before coming to the pool to save time
Pool Fees Drop-ins and Punch Passes
Pool Rules Please read these rules before your first visit so you will be prepared.
Family Recreation Swim Drop in during the Rec Swim Hours indicated on the pool schedule for time to play in the pool. On warm days, it tends to be busy so a waitlist may be used when we are full. There is no guaranteed entry during Rec Swim hours.
Swim Wear Required For safety and pool maintenance reasons, all swimmers are expected to wear appropriate swim attire (swimsuits). Rash guards and swim shirts may be worn, but no cotton t-shirts, tanks, street clothes, etc. All babies and toddlers under 4 must wear a swim diaper (no regular diapers).
Admission & Supervision Requirements for Children For safety reasons, all children 8 and under must be attended to 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. Children 9-13 may swim with an adult supervising in the facility. We understand that some children who are under 9 may be excellent swimmers, but we enforce this policy for all drop-in swimmers, regardless of skill level. Please do not ask staff to bend the rules. Ages 13-17 may participate in Recreation Swim with a parent-signed waiver

Hours (Effective September 1, 2023)

Sunday Closed
Monday 8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Wednesday 8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Friday 8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Saturday 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
1:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Notices, Special Hours, & Holiday Closures

Fri 9/1 Fall Pool Schedule begins
Mon 9/4 Pools Closed for Labor Day Holiday
Fri 9/8 Pools Closed for Admissions Day Holiday
Mon 10/9 Pools Closed for Indigenous Peoples Day
Sat 10/28 Floating Pumpkin Patch (no drop-in Recreation Swim)
Pools close during lightning or thunder storms

Pool Fees

Visitor Type Resident Non-Resident
Adult Drop-In $7 $8.75
Child Drop-In $4 $5
*Veteran/65+ $5 $5
Non-Swimmer $2.50 $2.50

Punch Pass Fees

Pass Type Resident Non-Resident *Veterans/65+
Blue Pass (5 visits) $31.50 $39.50 $25
Green Pass (15 visits) $94.50 $118.50 $75
Gold Pass (30 visits) $189 $237 $150
Platinum Pass (45 visits) $283.5 $355.5 $225
Child Pass (10 visits) $36 $45 N/A

*requires photo ID


Yes, Pumpkins DO Float! 

Come to the Plunge to pick your own pumpkin at our Floating Pumpkin Patch. Register in advance at 

Limited drop-in availability for additional adults accompanying children. All swimmers and non-swimmers must pay to enter. Child supervision requirements apply: Children age 8 and under require an adult in the water within arm's reach. No more than 2 children per adult in the water. 

Each session is 1 hour. We recommend arriving about 10 minutes before your session time so staff can start the check-in process. After your session ends, you will have 15 minutes to exit the facility. 

2023 Little Splashers: Fall

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Join the fun and learning with this in-water parent/child class. This class is specifically for tots who are 6 months-3 years old. Advanced registration is required. 

2023 Fall Swim Lessons

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Dive into the fun with our swim lessons! With levels for all ages and skill sets, you'll progress at your own pace and make a splash in no time.  Click the flyer to view flyer details. 

We Hire Lifeguards Year-Round!

2023 Hiring Lifeguard Flyer

LIFEGUARD bootcamp.Fall23

Apply Online for a Lifeguard position!

We can help you pass the Lifeguard course prerequisite skills (Lifeguard Bootcamp) and we can train you to be a Lifeguard (American Red Cross Lifeguard course). Lifeguard Bootcamp is a paid training for Richmond residents 16-30 years old. Basic swim skills are required. The Lifeguard course is for ages 15 and up. We offer both with the goal of training new lifeguards to work at our pools year-round. Email for more information.

To participate in any of our aquatics and/or other recreation programs, create an account on ActiveNet to register or get help by contacting the Recreation registration office:

Paula Cooper-Tipton
Aquatics Program Coordinator
(510) 620-6831
Registration Office
Monday - Friday
9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
3230 Macdonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 620-6793
Richmond Plunge
1 East Richmond Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801
Check out the Aquatics page for the most up-to-date schedule
(510) 620-6820
Richmond Swim Center
4300 Cutting Boulevard
Richmond, CA 94804
Check out the Aquatics page for the most up-to-date schedule
(510) 620-6654