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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 is given.   

Payment policy: The pools 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: In order to conserve water, please limit your shower to 5 minutes or less. Thanks for your cooperation! 

Registration: For online registration, click on link  Online Registration

Important Notices    

  • The 10th Annual Kid's Triathlon will be held at King Pool on Saturday May 13.  King Pool will be closed for all other programs on this date. Register online or at King Pool; the deadline is Saturday May 2.  For more information and to download the registration form, please click on the Kid's Triathlon link under the "MISC-Special Events" section below.
  • Swim lesson requests for groups of 10 or greater are now being accepted at King Pool. The Group Lesson Request Form can be downloaded from the King Pool section below. Completed request forms can be submitted to King Pool, attention  Audrey Cazden, through May 20.  After this date, you will be notified of your approved lesson time, and you can complete the registration process.  Payment and registration forms for each child must be received no later than June 5.  Questions? Contact Audrey Cazden at or (510) 981-5151.

Please note that the date for the Egg Dyeing and In Water Egg Hunt event listed below has been changed from Sunday, March 19th to Sunday, April 2nd.

  • The Egg Dyeing and In Water Egg Hunt special event will be held at King Pool on Sunday, April 2nd from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm. There will be no Family Swim on this date.  For more information, please click on the Egg Dyeing and In Water Egg Hunt link in the " MISC-Special Events" section below.

  • Online registration for Spring Learn to Swim classes is now available.  You can register online or at King Pool on the following days and times: Saturday, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm and Tuesday through Friday, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. For more information, click on the King Spring Lessons 2017 link in the King Pool section below.

  • Registration for Spring private lessons occur in person at King Pool. The first day of registration will be held on Saturday, March 25th,10:00 am - 1:30 pm.  After this date, registration will be held on Saturdays, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm and Tuesday through Fridays, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. Private lessons will begin on Saturday, April 1st and go through Sunday, June 11th.  (Please note: Due to the Kid's Triathlon, there will be no private lessons on Saturday, May 13th.)  Lesson start times are: 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 11:00 am and 11:30 am.  Each lesson last for 25 minutes.  For more information, click on the King Private Lessons Spring 2017 link in the King Pool section below.

  • CPO Classes Winter Spring 2017          

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 
Registration Information
Scholarship Application







Group Lesson Request Form 2017

Registration Form

Fees Group Lessons

King Winter-Early Spring 2017 

King Spring Lessons 2017

King Private Lessons Spring 2017   

Barracudas Information

Barracudas Team Rules  
Barracudas Family Swim Policy





Pool is closed, and will re-open in May 2017 




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) 

Egg Dyeing and Water Egg Hunt

Kid's Triathlon Info and Registration Form 


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.


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