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

Pool Rules

June 10-14, 2019
Ages 11-14

A great class for young teens who love to swim and want to learn about Lifeguard responsibilities and skills. Our goal is to help each student appreciate aquatic safety, have fun, and prepare for the actual Lifeguard class. 
Prerequisite Session (5/25 or 5/31) & Advanced Registration required.  For more information, please contact Aquatics Coordinator, Paula Cooper-Tipton at or (510)620-6831


Winter-Spring Pool Schedule (Feb 2-June 7)
Summer Pool Schedule coming soon!

We hire Lifeguards year-round

Certified Lifeguards can APPLY ONLINE now. 

American Red Cross Lifeguard Course pro
vides 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, of if you would like to be alerted when the next course is scheduled.


Summer Lesson Schedule & Levels

Saturday sessions are held at Richmond Swim Center (RSC)
Midweek evening sessions are held at the Plunge
Register for adult & child lessons for ages 3+.
Registration dates are listed under Pool Notices
Please register for the appropriate level or class. No refunds. Call or email if you need help selecting the correct level for your child. 
During the months of February - November, we offer Saturday-only sessions. During the summer, we offer weekday evening  and Saturday sessions.  

Little Splashers

Join the fun and learning with this new in-water parent/child class. Designed specifically for tots who are 6 months-4 years old, this class is temporarily available as a drop-in class for the same price as Tot Splash! See flyer or ask staff for more details. 

Little Splashers will begin registration on 7/1 for the first session which will begin 7/15 (Richmond Swim Center) and 7/18 (Plunge). The last drop-in class will be on 7/11. 

To Register for any Aquatics Class:

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

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 

5/25: Jr. Lifeguard Prerequisite session (at RSC)
5/27: Pools closed for Memorial Day
5/31: Jr. Lifeguard Prerequisite session (at Plunge)
6/1 & 2: Pools Closed for Summer Staff Training
6/3: Registration begins for June (Ses I & A) Swim lessons
6/10-14: Junior Lifeguard Class at RSC
6/28: Registration begins for July (Ses B) Swim lessons
7/1: Registration begins for July (Ses II) Swim lessons & Little Splashers July session
7/4: Pools closed for Independence Day
7/15: Registration begins for July (Ses C) Swim lessons
7/29: Registration begins for Aug (Ses III & D) Swim lessons