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 Aquatics Masters Swim Team, Berkeley Barracudas Swim Team, Family Swim, Fitness Workout, Independent Exercise, Lap Swim, Senior Disabled Quiet Swim, Senior Exercise, and Private/Semi-private Lessons. Much of the foregoing information is included for your convenience in the information noted below.  

Payment policy: Pools do not make or give change.  Please pay exact admission fee using cash or checks only; we do not accept credit or debit cards.  Thank you.    City of Berkeley Parks Rec & Waterfront Business Practices

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

Important Notices


             Shower Program will be closed from Friday October 9th through Monday October 12th for floor maintenance.

            King Pool will be closed for Indigenous People's Day on Monday October 12th.

            Schedule Changes

            King Pool: 

            Starting October 3rd: Private lessons will be on Saturdays only

                                King Private Lessons 10/3/15 - 12/12/15

         Starting October 10th: Saturday AM Lap time will change to 7:30 - 8:30am and Saturday BAM will change to 8:30 - 10:00am.

          Starting October 13th: Midday weekday programs will be back at King Pool:

                   King Fall - Holiday Starts 10/13/15             

         West Campus:                             

            Last day of operation for 2015 is Friday October 9th.  Pool will re-open in Spring 2016.     

                         West Campus Late Fall 9/15/15 - 10/9/15 

            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 / 981-5151


Activity Guide 


King Pool  


West Campus Pool  

Activity Guide
Online Registration
Registration Information
Registration Form
 Scholarship Application


Late Fall 10/2/15 - 10/11/15

 Fall - Holiday Starts 10/13/15

Private Lessons Fall-Holiday 10/3/15 - 12/12/15 

 Barracudas Information

 Barracudas Team Rules 

Barracudas Family Swim Policy




 Late Fall 9/15/15 - 10/9/15





Pool Rental Information     

 MISC: Special events, CPO classes, etc. 


Shower Program

 Pool Rental Information
Facility Use Permit


 Certified Pool Operator (CPO) 



 Shower Program  

Closed from Friday 10/9/15 to Monday 10/12/15 for floor maintenance






We accept exact change and checks as payment at the Pools. Credit cards are ONLY accepted at the Recreation Office at 1947 Center Street, 1st floor. 


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, 1947 Center Street, First Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704. 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.










Home | Web Policy | Text-Only Site Map | Contact Us
Recreation Division, 1947 Center Street 1st floor, Berkeley, CA 94704
Questions or comments? Email: Phone: (510) 981-5150
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903