Recreation Division
Recreation Division

Aquatics Programs  

 The City of Berkeley Aquatics Swim Program offers two swim centers in different areas of the city.  Programs include Red Cross Learn to Swim classes, Berkeley Aquatic Masters Swim Team, Berkeley Barracudas Swim Team, Family Swim, Fitness Workout, Independent Exercise, Lap Swim, Senior Disabled Quiet Swim, Senior Exercise Class and Private Lessons.  Much of the foregoing information is included for your convenience in the information noted below.    

Exact cash or check only; no change given   

Payment policy: Pool do not make or give change.  Please pay exact admission fee using cash or check made payable to City of Berkeley.  We do not accept credit or debit cards. Thank you. City of Berkeley Parks Rec & Waterfront Business Practices     

Shower policy: Due to extreme drought, showers are strictly limited to 3 minutes or less.  Thanks for your cooperation!   

 Kid's Triathlon Flyer - Registration Form 2016      

(King Pool will be closed for regular programming on Saturday May 14th due to the Kid's Triathlon) 


 King Pool Schedule   

 King Early Spring Schedule 4/2/16 - 5/8/16      

 King Late Spring Schedule 5/9/16 - 6/17/16    

 King Spring 2016 Learn to Swim  


 West Campus Schedule    

 West Campus Spring 2016 5/9/16 - 6/17/16    

Important Notices  

  • Starting Monday May 9th, mid-morning programs, between 9:00am - 1:00pm, will be moving from King Pool to West CampusKing Late Spring Schedule 5/9/16 - 6/17/16   
    • West Campus re-opens on Monday May 9th!   West Campus Spring 2016 5/9/16 - 6/17/16      
      •    Private swim lesson registration is now online! Reserve a 4-day session for Saturdays or Sundays, with a start time of 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am or 11:30am. The starting date is the weekend of April 2nd & 3rd. If you have any questions, please contact Adonis Boyd at (510) 981-5151.
      • NEW at King Pool: Starting on Monday February 8, 2016, the BAM 9:00-10:30 am workout on Mon/Wed/Fri will share the pool with Lap Swim. 
  • NEW CPO class dates for 2016: 

           CPO Class Dates 2016          

King Pool & Shower Program:  

More information below, including Shower Program:

King Pool
1700 Hopkins Street
Berkeley, CA 94707
(510) 981-5105 / 981-5151

West Campus Pool
2100 Browning Street
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 981-5125 / 981-5123





Activity Guide


King Pool


West Campus Pool  

Activity Guide
Online Registration
Registration Information
Scholarship Application 
Early Spring 4/2/16 - 5/8/16  
Late Spring 5/9/16 - 6/17/16


Learn to Swim Spring 2016
Barracudas Information
Barracudas Team Rules  
Barracudas Family Swim Policy
Registration Form


Spring 2016 5/9/16 - 6/17/16




Pool Rental Information  

MISC: Special events, CPO classes, etc.  


Shower Program

Pool Rental Information
Facility Use Permit

Insurance Special Event Holder Application 


Certified Pool Operator (CPO) 



 Shower Program  














We accept exact change and checks as payment at the Pools. Credit cards are ONLY accepted at the Willard Recreation Customer Service Hub located at 2701 Telegraph Ave. and at the James Kenney Recreation Customer Service Hub located at 1720 - 8th Street.


Scholarships are available provided applicant meets eligibility and verification requirements. You must submit an application and documentation at the time of registration. Scholarship applications can be obtained at any of the Community Centers or at Recreation Administration, and on the website.

Refund Policy

All requests for refunds must be directed to the Recreation & Youth Services Manager, Recreation Division, 2701 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705. The original receipt must be submitted with a written request for a refund. The request must state the reason for the refund, and the date, time and location of the program. The Rec­reation and Youth Services Manager will render a decision to either: 1) refund the fee; 2) pro-rate the fee; 3) apply the fees to another session or program; or 4) deny the request.

No refunds or credit will be granted without 7 days notice prior to start of class or date of reservation. The City will deduct 25% of the amount paid from the refund to cover administration expenses or will add a minimum $10.00 service charge.











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Recreation Division, 2701 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705
Questions or comments? Email: Phone: (510) 981-5150
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903