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. 

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

Important Notices

King Pool will be closed Friday July 31st and Saturday August 1st for emergency repairs.  Expected re-opening date is Sunday August 2nd.

 Shower Program closure will be extended from Thursday July 17th through Friday August 7th for maintenance.  For more information, please call (510) 981-5150.


  •              Summer schedule starts on Monday June 15, 2015 at King and West Campus Pools:

                      King Pool Summer Schedule                    


  •              Barracudas PM practice time at West Campus has changed to 4:30 - 6:00pm.

                     Barracudas Flyer Summer 2015


  •              Sunday Water Aerobics class at King Pool has been cancelled.




King Pool
1700 Hopkins Street
Berkeley, CA 94707
(510) 981-5105 / 981-5151
Note: new phone number

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


    Summer Schedule

 Barracudas Swim Team

 Barracudas Team Rules 

Barracudas Family Swim Policy



 Summer Schedule  

Pool Rental Information     

Special Events  



 Pool Rental Information
Facility Use Permit


King Carnival 2015  

Kid's Triathlon Results 5.16.15


Scholarship 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 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.










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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