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.
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 wait list 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 (swim suits). Rash guards & 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 & 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. 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.
We hire Lifeguards year-round
WE CAN TRAIN LIFEGUARD APPLICANTS who are strong swimmers, but not certified Lifeguards (selection process includes swim and physical skills test).
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 Paula_Cooper-Tipton@ci.richmond.ca.us if you would like more information, or if you would like to be alerted when the next course is scheduled.
Spring Adult & Teen Classes
Water Comfort Class
A small group class to provide support for adults who are not ready for traditional swim lessons. Specifically designed for individuals with no swimming experience, or for those with fear or water-related trauma.
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