Richmond Swim Center

4300 Cutting Blvd
Richmond, CA 94804
(Enter on S. 45th Street, next to Kennedy High School)


Community Services Department
Paula Cooper-Tipton, Aquatics Coordinator

Pool Rules

The Richmond Plunge is now open 
See schedule for hours & information


Winter-Spring Pool Schedule

(Feb 2-June 7)


Most pools hire in early spring for summer employment. We hire year-round, but need applications by March 1 for summer employment.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Course provides training and certification to participants who pass the written and practical portions of the course. Lifeguard Training is offered throughout the year with our main goal of training Lifeguards who want to apply to work at our pools. 
Please email for more information, of if you would like to be alerted when the next course is scheduled.


Winter Lessons Schedules & Levels
(Feb - April 2019)

​REGISTER NOW for adult & child lessons for ages 3+. Registration dates are listed on the Lesson Schedules and under Pool Notices. No refunds or transfers, so please register for the appropriate level or class. Call or email if you need help selecting the correct level for your child. 

Our general lessons schedule is Saturday sessions from February - November, with the addition of weekday evening sessions during the summer.  

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 details. 

To Register for any Aquatics Class:

Visit the Recreation Complex Registration office
Mon - Fri  8:30am-4:00pm
3230 Macdonald Ave
RichmondCA 94804
Register online

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. 

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). 


 Front of Richmond Swim Center 

2/26 & 27: Plunge CLOSED - RSC open extended hours
3/23 & 24: Pools Closed for normal Recreation Swim Sessions
2/25: Registration opens for March Swim lessons
3/9: March Swim lessons begin 3/25: Registration opens for April Swim lessons 4/13: April Swim lessons begin 4/22: Registration opens for May Swim lessons 5/4: May Swim lessons begin
6/1 & 2: Pools Closed for Summer Staff Training