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

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NO DROP-INS are allowed at either pool. All swimmers must reserve lane time to enter the facility. The pools are now only serving ages 16+ for adult lap swim and exercise. 

If you are interested in recreational swim time with children, please check back this summer.  

Pool Rules & Special Information

Please read and become familiar with the pool rules before you visit to be sure you are prepared. If you have any questions, please ask the Aquatics staff.


​All patrons must register for lane time and space in advance. There is no in-person registration at the pool. 

Registration Schedule

Lane Reservation Dates Resident 
Registration Dates

Non-Residents Registration Dates
1st- 15th of the month
25th* of prior month: 8:30am 25th* of prior month: 1:00pm
16th- end of the month 10th* of the month: 8:30am 10th* of the month: 1:00pm
​*or previous weekday if the first day of registration falls on weekend/holiday

Instructions for Reserving Lane Times Online

  1. Create an Active Net account. Use the link or type the following into the URL (Family members can be added into the same account.)
  2. Under “Activities” select “Aquatics”
  3. Select the pool where you’d like to swim
  4. Be sure to read the Lane descriptions under Description and the new pool guidelines (click “Read More” in Blue)
  5. Click the green “Enroll Now” button off to the right, then select which participant (if there’s more than one in your account)
  6. In the appropriate TIME and *LANE/SECTION, click “Select Dates”. Once the calendar appears select the dates you are interested in. Selecting dates will add them to your cart.  Black means available, gray means not available. Do not click "Add to Cart" unless you are ready to check out. If the Select Dates button is not there, it means that it’s no longer available for the remainder of the registration dates.
  7. After selecting all the dates and times/lanes, click green “Add to Cart” button.
  8. Toward the bottom of the page, initial that you’ve read and agree to all the guidelines and check mark the box for the waiver, then click Check out
  9. Add your payment information, then pay.

Note: it’s very helpful to write down the dates/times while you are selecting them. But you can also use the Instructions in the document
Finding Your Registered Days and Times”
Please read our REFUND POLICY for Lane Reservations and Lane Changes.

If you cannot register online or if you need assistance with the process, call the Registration office at (510)620-6793.

Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:00pm

We hire Lifeguards year-round
Certified Lifeguards can Apply online now
LIFEGUARD CLASS - next class date TBA
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, if you would like to be alerted when the next course is scheduled.


There will be no immediate plans for Recreation Swim sessions during our initial phase of reopening


We do not know yet when swim lessons will resume
Please check back in Fall 2021

Our normal swim lesson calendar includes 
  • Saturday sessions at Richmond Swim Center (January-October)
  • Weekday evening sessions (Mon-Thur) at Richmond Plunge (June-August).  
Please check for updates in July/August 2021
Class Description:
Join the fun and learning with this in-water Parent/Child class.This class is specifically for tots who are 6 months-4 years old. 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

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 

4/23 Registration opens for 5/3-5/15
5/3 Pools Re-open
5/10  Registration opens for 5/15-31
5/25 Registration opens for 6/1-15 6/10 Registration opens for 6/15-30 6/25 Registration opens for 7/1-15