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Aquatics Programs -

Aquatics Programs  

Important Notices  

    HOLIDAY CLOSURE King Pool will be closed Saturday 12/23/17 through Monday 1/1/18 (Open for Swim into the New Year special event only.)*

*TIME CHANGE, SWIM INTO THE NEW YEAR: 10:30am-12:30pm BAM/Barracudas and 12:30-2:30pm, Lap/Family Swim. Cost $7.00 cash/check no swim cards.

  HOLIDAY CLOSURE Shower Program will be closed Monday 12/25/17 in observance of the Christmas holiday and Monday 1/1/18 in observance of the New Years Day holiday. 

 The City of Berkeley Aquatics Program offers two swim centers in different areas of the city: King Pool, located at 1700 Hopkins Street, and West Campus Pool, located at 2100 Browning Street.  Aquatics Programs include Red Cross Learn to Swim classes, Berkeley Aquatic Masters Swim Team, Berkeley Barracudas Swim Team, Family Swim, Fitness Workouts, Independent Exercise Programs, Lap Swim, Senior Disabled Quiet Swim, Senior Exercise Classes, and Private Lessons. For information about our swim programs, including our current season schedule, please visit the Aquatics Section of the City of Berkeley Recreation Division Activity Guide, which can be found here:

 City of Berkeley Activity Guide
Payment policy: While many programs are available for online registration, please note that at this time, our Aquatics Facilities can accept exact change payments only.  Our facilities cannot make change. The pools do not make or give change. Please pay exact admission fee using cash or check made payable to City of Berkeley.  If checks do not have an address pre-printed on it, we cannot accept it.  We do not accept debit or credit cards.  Thank you. 

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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.


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 Pool Schedule 11/6/17 - 12/22/17 V2

 King Pool Schedule 1/2/18 - 5/6/18 

Registration Form

Barracudas Information 

Registration Form 


 West Campus Pool is closed and will re-open in May 2018.

Registration Form


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 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.  




Skate Park -

Skate Park Programs

The Berkeley Skate Park, located at Harrison Park, an 18,000 square foot park that contains a large oval bowl and, fun box and areas for beginners. This site will provide you with program, special event, and rental information. Use of the park is free. Helmets required. Pads are recommended. No bikes allowed. The Skate Park will be closed during clinics, events and rainy weather. All classes cancelled during rain.

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Sports Programs -

Sports Programs


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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