Richmond Plunge


1 East Richmond Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801

Paula Cooper-Tipton, Aquatics Coordinator 
Community Services Department


Due to the directive issued by the State of California, Contra Costa County and the City of Richmond regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), our department will be closed until further notice. Please note that during this time e-mail and voicemail sent to staff will be checked intermittently.

The County has not yet given permission for indoor pools to reopen, but staff are making plans to reopen once allowed and staff are trained and prepared. 

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


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. 


If you are looking for unstructured play time in the pool (for adults or kids), we invite you to enjoy Family Recreation Swim sessions. Do not come during Adult Lap Swim sessions if you want to play in the water, or if you have children under 16 years. We may have limited space for Lap swimming during these sessions, but there is no guarantee.

We hire LIFEGUARDS year-round! 

Certified Lifeguards can APPLY ONLINE now

LIFEGUARD CLASS - next class date TBA

Lifeguard Training Course provides American Red Cross certification to participants who pass the written and practical portions of the course. Lifeguard Training is provided throughout the year, with our main goal of training new Lifeguards who want to apply to work at our pools.

Please email if you would like more information, of if you would like to be alerted when the next course is scheduled. 


There are no swim lessons currently scheduled. Please check back in late Fall/Winter 2020

Check here to decide which level is the right one

Registration dates are posted for each session of adult and child lessons. 
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 Parent-Tot Class

There are no swim lessons currently scheduled. Please check back in late Fall/Winter 2020

Join the fun and learning with this in-water Parent/Child class designed specifically for tots (and their caregivers) who are 6 months-4 years old
. Advanced registration required. 

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

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). 





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