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



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.

Essential services such as Police, Fire, and Public Works are operational. Please visit the main COVID-19 City of Richmond page for more information.

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.


Winter-Spring Pool Schedule (effective Mar 1-June 5)


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

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.


Spring & Summer Swim Lesson Schedule

March-Aug 2020

Check here to decide which level is the right one

Registration dates are posted for each session of adult and child lessons for ages 3+. 

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).  


Join the fun and learning with this in-water parent/child class designed specifically for tots who are 6 months - 4 years old
(and their caregivers) .
See new flyer for Winter-Spring session dates, registration information and more details. 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
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 
  • 4/8: Pools scheduled to re-open
  • 4/20: Registration opens (8:30am) for May Swim Lessons
  • 5/2: May Swim Lessons begin at RSC pool
  • 5/25: Both Pools CLOSED for Memorial Day
  • 6/6-7: Both Pools CLOSED for Summer Staff Training