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

  West Campus is closed as of Thursday 8/27/15 for emergency repairs.  All programs will move to King Pool. 

King Pool will reopen for early fall programs starting Thursday 8/27/15 at 4:00pm:

  King Pool Early Fall Until Further Notice    King Fall Swim Lessons

      King Pool, West Campus Pool and Shower Program will all be closed on Monday September 7th in celebration of the Labor Day Holiday.  

     Evening Family Swim time will change to 7:00 - 8:30 pm starting on Tuesday September 8th. This is to accommodate Fall Lessons in the shallow area.

 Shower Program will re-open on Monday August 10th for regular hours; Monday through Friday 7:30-8:30pm and Saturday and Sunday 9:00 - 10:00am.

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




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


Activity Guide 


King Pool  


West Campus Pool  

Activity Guide
Online Registration
Registration Information
Registration Form


 Early Fall Until Further Notice 

Fall Swim Lessons

 Barracudas Team Rules 

Barracudas Family Swim Policy



West Campus is closed for emergency repairs as of 8/27/15.  All programs will move to King Pool.





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