Aquatics

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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. 

Come to our annual FLOATING PUMPKIN PATCH

Saturday, Oct 12 at Richmond Swim Center
$7/children (includes pumpkin) and $5/adults. 
See flyer for details
Regular pool rules and supervision requirements required


POOL SCHEDULES & PROGRAMS


Fall-Winter Pool Schedule

effective Aug 19, 2019-Feb 29, 2020



WAIT LISTS

On warm days, we tend to fill to our capacity. When that happens we will start a wait list, but there is no guarantee of entry at that point. This most typically happens during Family Recreation Swim sessions, but can happen at any time. 


FAMILY RECREATION SWIM


If you are looking for unstructured play time in the pool, you should come during a Family Recreation Swim session. We may have limited space for Lap swimming during these sessions, but there is no guarantee. Do not come during Lap Swim if you want to play in the water, or have children under 16 years.  


We hire Lifeguards year-round.

 

Certified Lifeguards can Apply online now

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.   



SWIM LESSONS 

Fall-Winter Swim Lessons Schedule (Sept 2019-Feb 2020)
There are no swim lessons in November & December

Check here to decide which level is the right one


Registration dates are posted for each session of adult and child lessons for ages 3+. 
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 schedule for lessons is Saturday sessions at Richmond Swim Center (January-October) and weekday evening lessons at Richmond Plunge (June-August).  

LITTLE SPLASHERS CLASS

Join the fun and learning with this new in-water Parent/Child class.This class is specifically for tots who are 6 months-4 years old. See flyer for session dates, registration information and other details. Advanced registration required. 

To Register for any Aquatic Class: 


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


POOL SCHEDULE NOTICES

 
9/16: Little Splashers Sept session begins at RSC
9/19: Little Splashers Sept session begins at Plunge
9/23:Registration opens for Oct (Ses V) swim lessons
10/12: Floating Pumpkin Patch (Richmond Swim Center)
10/14: Pools CLOSED for Indigenous Peoples Day
10/21: Registration opens for Little Splashers Nov/Dec session
11/28-29: Pools CLOSED for Thanksgiving Holiday


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). 

   

City Holidays


New Year’s Day                            January 1, 2019
Martin L. King Jr. Day                 January 21, 2019
Presidents' Day                           February 18, 2019
Memorial Day                             May 27, 2019
Independence Day                     July 4, 2019
Labor Day                                    September 2, 2019
Indigenous Peoples Day           October 14, 2019
Veteran's Day                             November 11, 2019
Thanksgiving Day                       November 28 and 29, 2019
Christmas Day                            December 25, 2019   

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

   
   
   
   
   

 
        


 


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