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. 


Important Notices

  • December 2014 Lifeguard Training class starts on Sunday December 14, 2014.  Register and pay after passing pre-course test on Saturday December 6th or Saturday December 13th, at King Pool from 1:30 - 2:30pm.  For more information, please click on the link below:

           Lifeguard Training December 2014  

  •  King Pool November holiday closures are: Tuesday November 11th, Thursday November 27th and Friday November 28th.  The only exception is that King will be open on Thursday November 27th for the Swim Before You Feast event from 8:30am to 12:00pm.  For more information, please click on the links below:

           King Pool Holiday 2014 Closures

           Swim Before You Feast 

  • King Pool December 2014 and January 1, 2015 holiday closure are: Wednesday December 24, 2014 through Thursday January 1, 2015.  The only exception is that King will be open on Thursday January 1, 2015 for the Swim Into New Year's event from 8:30am to 12:00pm. For more information, please click on the link below:

           King Pool Holiday 2014 Closures



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
Pool closed for 2014.


Activity Guide 


King Pool  


West Campus Pool  

Activity Guide
Online Registration
Registration Information
Registration Form


Lifeguard Training December 2014

King Pool Holiday Closure Dates

Fall Holiday Schedule

Private Lessons

Barracudas Swim Team

Barracudas Beginners  Closed

Barracudas Team Rules


Pool is now closed.

Will re-open in 

May 2015.

Pool Rental Information     

Special Events  



  Pool Rental Information
Facility Use Permit


Swim Before You Feast   


Scholarship Application
Citywide Pools Master Plan




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