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 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 conditions, showers are strictly limited to 3 minutes or less.  Thank you for your cooperation!

Important Notices

             Lifeguarding Class December 2015


             King Pool:

        Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday November 26th* and Friday November 27th

                    *Open 8:30am - 12:00pm for Swim Before You Feast only  

          Fall - Holiday closure is Thursday December 24th through Sunday January 3rd, 2016.  Pool will be open on Friday January 1st for Swim Into the New Year only.*

                *Open 8:30am - 12:00pm for Swim Into the New Year only  

          Shower Program:

             Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday November 26th and Friday November 27th

             Closed for Christmas on Friday December 25th

          Closed for New Year's on Friday January 1st, 2016.

Schedule Changes

            King Pool: 

            Last day of Private Lessons is Saturday December 12th.  Private lessons will re-start in Spring 2016.

       West Campus:                             

            Closed for 2015; will re-open in Spring 2016.     

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
Closed for 2015, will re-open in Spring 2016. 


Activity Guide 


King Pool  


West Campus Pool  

Activity Guide
Online Registration
Registration Information
Registration Form
 Scholarship Application


 Fall - Holiday 10/13/15 - 12/23/15

Winter 1/4/16 - 4/1/16

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

 Barracudas Information

 Barracudas Team Rules 

Barracudas Family Swim Policy



Closed for 2015, will re-open in Spring 2016.





Pool Rental Information     

 MISC: Special events, CPO classes, etc. 


Shower Program

 Pool Rental Information
Facility Use Permit


 Certified Pool Operator (CPO) 

Lifeguarding Class Dec 2015


 Shower Program  

November holiday closures: Wednesday November 11th, Thursday November 26th and Friday November 27th.  Christmas closed Friday December 25th and New Year's closed Friday 1/1/16.






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, 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