Young boy swimming                         

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. 

UPDATE: The Richmond Plunge closure will be extended through January 31, 2019.
This closure is due to repair projects (currently there is being work done to repair and restore the mural wall). 

Please check back for updates. This is the current pool schedule at Richmond Swim Center, which will be extended through the end of January, with a modified holiday schedule. 

Fall-Winter Pool Schedule at Richmond Swim Center
effective through Jan 31, 2019
Modified Holiday Schedule for Dec 24, 2018-Jan 1, 2019


 - Feb 8-16 (weekends)

Plan now for that summer job! If you want or need to get certified, take advantage of our February class. Most pools hire in early spring for summer employment. We hire year-round, but need applications by March 1 for summer employment.
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
 if you would like more information, or if you would like to be alerted when the next course is scheduled.   


Winter Swim Lessons Schedule and Levels (Feb-Apr 2019)
REGISTER NOW for 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 lessons schedule is Saturday sessions from February - November, with the addition of weekday evening sessions during the summer.  

To Register for any Aquatic Class: 

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



  • 12/24-1/1: 10am-2pm (modified schedule)
  • 12/25: Closed for Christmas Holiday
  • 1/1: Closed for New Year Holiday
  • 1/21: Closed for MLK, Jr. Holiday
  • 1/21: Registration opens (online) for Feb Swim Lessons
  • 2/2: Feb Swim Lessons begin
  • 2/8: Lifeguard Class begins
  • 2/18: Closed for Presidents Day Holiday
  • 2/23: RSC Pool Closed for Swim Meet

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, 2018
Martin L. King Jr. Day                 January 15, 2018
Presidents' Day                           February 19, 2018
Memorial Day                             May 28, 2018
Independence Day                     July 4, 2018
Labor Day                                    September 10, 2018
Indigenous Peoples Day           October 8, 2018
Veteran's Day                             November 12, 2018
Thanksgiving Day                       November 22 and 23, 2018
Christmas Day                            December 25, 2018   

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