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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 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

We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.  Please bring a lock and put all valuables in  one of our on deck lockers.

Important Notices      

Kid's Triathlon 2017 Results

King Pool, West Campus and Shower Program will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday May 29.

  • Starting Monday May 8th, King Pool will be changing to a late spring schedule.  All programs between 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday, will be moving to West Campus, located at 2100 Browning Street.  For more information, please click on the King Pool Late Spring 2017 rev 5/4/17 link and the West Campus Spring 2017 link below.
      
  • The date of the Junior Lifeguard Pre-course swim test has changed to Friday June 23, 2017 at 10:00am at West Campus Pool.
     
  • Online registration for Summer Learn to Swim lessons are now available.  You can sign up online or in person at King Pool on the following days and times*: Tuesdays through Fridays, 5:30 - 7:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am - 1:30pm.  *If you are signing up a group of 10 or more, you must submit a Group Lesson Request Form as per below.
       
  • Swim lesson requests for groups of 10 or greater are now being accepted for King and West Campus Pools. The Group Lesson Request Form can be downloaded from the King and West Campus Pools sections below. Completed request forms can be submitted to King Pool, attention  Audrey Cazden, through May 20.  (West Campus Group Lesson Request Forms can be submitted to West Campus after it re-opens on Monday May 8th.)  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 acazden@cityofberkeley.info or (510) 981-5151.
  • 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

 


 

 

 

      


King Late Spring 2017 rev 5/5/17 

King Spring Lessons 2017

King Private Lessons Spring 2017   
Registration Form
Barracudas Youth Swim Team
Barracudas Information 
  
Group  Lesson Request Form
Group Lesson Request Form King
Fees Group Lessons
Registration Form 

 

Pool will re-open on Monday May 8
West Campus Spring 2017
Group Lesson Request Form West Campus
Fees Group Lessons 
Registration Form
Junior Lifeguard Camp

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)
 

 

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

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: recreation@cityofberkeley.info Phone: (510) 981-5150
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903
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