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 (swim lesson level descriptions). 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. 

Winter Pool Schedule

effective (Jan 2-Feb 28)


The Lifeguard Training Course provides American Red Cross 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.   


  • 1/15: Both Pools closed for MLK Holiday
  • 2/19: Both Pools closed for Presidents' Day Holiday

SWIM LESSON - Check back in January for Winter & Spring Swim Lessons for ages 3 years old and up.
Register online or at the Richmond Recreation Complex registration office. 

Due to a maintenance issue on the shallow end of the Richmond Plunge, there is no Family Recreation Swim at the Richmond Plunge. All Family Recreation Swim sessions are at the Richmond Swim Center until further notice. 

Admission & Supervision Requirements for Richmond Swim Center

Due to the water depth of the pool: 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. Please be advised that all swimmers are expected to wear appropriate swim attire. 


City Holidays


New Year’s Day                             January 1, 2017
Martin L. King Jr. Day                   January 16, 2017
Presidents' Day                              February 20, 2017
Memorial Day                               May 29, 2017
Independence Day                       July 4, 2017
Labor Day                                       September 4, 2017
Admission Day                               September 9, 2017
Indigenous Peoples Day               October 9, 2017
Veteran's Day                                November 11, 2017
Thanksgiving Day                          November 23 and 24, 2017
Christmas Day-observed              December 25, 2017   

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