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 9/1/22
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

Fall Swim Classes

Fall Swim Lessons

  • Fall Swim Lessons Schedule
  • Saturday morning classes will resume in January 2023
  • Group classes for ages 3-5, 6-12, and teens/adults
  • Tuesday and Thursday evening classes for Adults and Teens only
  • Registration begins at 8:30 am for Richmond Residents and 9:30 am for Non-Residents on the first day of registration (see schedule on flyers) 
  • Register online or call the Registration office for assistance at 510-620-6793
  • How to Help Children Be Successful In Swim Lessons
  • Due to staffing limitations, no private lessons will be offered

Little Splashers

Little Splashers Fall 2022

Join the fun and learning with this in-water parent/child class. This class is specifically for tots who are 6 months-5 years old. Advanced registration is required.

  • Check back for Winter 2023 dates coming soon!
  • Monday mornings at the Plunge
  • Thursday mornings at Richmond Swim Center

Hours (Effective September 1, 2022)

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 & Holiday Closures

Fri, November 11 Veterans Day- CLOSED
Thu & Fri, November 24-25  Thanksgiving Holiday- CLOSED
Dec 19-21 Lifeguard Class
Dec 24-31 Modified Holiday Pool Schedule
Sun & Mon, December 25-26 Christmas Holiday- CLOSED
Sun & Mon, Jan 1-2 New Year's Holiday - CLOSED
Mon, Jan 16 Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday- CLOSED

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

We Hire Lifeguards Year-Round!


Apply Online By Clicking Here!

We can train lifeguard applicants who are strong swimmers, but not certified Lifeguards (the selection process includes swim and physical skills tests).

The American Red Cross Lifeguard course provides 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 for more information and to be alerted when the next course is scheduled.  

Water Comfort Class

Fall 2022 Water Comfort Class

A small group class to provide support for adults who are not ready for traditional swim lessons. This is specifically designed for individuals who have some fear or water-related trauma. This is not a learn-to-swim class. Beginner-level classes for adults can be found in the Swim Lesson section.

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