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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for Lap Swim/Water Exercise and Family Recreation Swim
by reservation only

  • Effective 8/1, there will be two swimmers per lane in most lanes for Lap Swim/Water Exercise
  • All patrons and staff are still required to be masked unless in the pool or shower.  

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 are no drop-ins or in-person registration at the pool.

Registration Schedule

Pool Reservation Dates Registration Opens
Richmond Residents 
Registration Opens
Non Residents
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 or holiday

7/23 Registration opens for 8/1-15

Instructions for Reserving 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 appropriate Program (A. Plunge Lap Swim/Water Exercise; B. Swim Center Lap Swim/Water Exercise; or one of the "Family Rec Swims that are listed by pool, date, time)
  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: The receipts are not helpful to find the right dates/times you are registered. Please use the following instructions for “Finding Your Registered Days and Times


You can request a refund for Lap Swim/Water Exercise only.
No refunds will be given for Family Rec Swim.

Please read our REFUND POLICY for Lane Reservations 
Please do not leave your lane empty. If you can't make it to your swim, here are some options

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 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: 

Call the Recreation Complex Registration office 
Mon-Fri from 8:30am-4:00pm
or Register online 
In person appointments are available at:
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, 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 4 & under must wear a swim diaper (no regular diapers). 


 Front of Richmond Swim Center 

7/23 Registration opens for 8/1-15
8/1 Begin 2 swimmers per lane for most lanes