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Recreation Division
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Aquatics Programs

All aquatics programs are canceled, including swim lessons, drop-in programs, lap swim, and the Berkeley Barracudas afterschool program.

New! Expanded shower programs. West Campus shower program at 2100 Browning Street: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 12:00pm, Sat-Sun 3:00pm to 6:00pm, and Willard shower program at 2701 Telegraph: Mon-Fri 5:30pm to 8:30pm, Sat-Sun 9am to 12pm.  

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POOL STATUS: King Pool and West Campus Pool are currently CLOSED for regularly scheduled programs.


  • Now Hiring! Aquatics Specialists I & II Positions Available - If you are interested, please submit an employment application and email to

Upcoming Pool Closures (for both pools unless otherwise stated):

  • May 18, 2020 (Malcolm X Day)
  • May 25, 2020 (Memorial Day)
General Information: 

The City of Berkeley Aquatics Program operates two outdoor, heated swimming pools:

King Pool
1700 Hopkins Street
Berkeley, CA 94707
(510) 981-5105 

King Pool Schedule 1/20/2020-3/31/2020

West Campus Pool
2100 Browning Street
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 981-5125

West Campus Pool Schedule 1/21/2020-3/31/2020


The City offers a wide variety of Aquatics Programs at each facility, including Lap Swim, Family Swim, Red Cross Learn to Swim classes, Coached Swim teams (Berkeley Aquatic Masters and the Berkeley Barracudas), Fitness Workouts, Independent Exercise Programs, Senior Disabled Quiet Swim, Senior Exercise Classes, and Private Lessons. These facilities can be reserved for private group rentals, and also host several annual special events, including our kid's Triathlon and Derby Days.  Shower policy (All Programs): In order to conserve water, please limit your shower to 5 minutes or less. Thanks for your cooperation

Shower Program
The City offers a free Shower Program at our Willard Recreation Administration Hub: 
Willard Shower Program
2701 Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704
PH#: (510) 981-5150

Shower Program schedule:
Monday - Friday: 7:30pm - 8:30pm  5:30pm - 8:30pm
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 10:00am  9:00am - 12:00pm

Program Registration: Many programs are available for online registration, which can be found here: _. Some programs are drop-in only, or require in-person registration. For additional information, you can see all of the City of Berkeley Aquatic Program offerings for each season by viewing the City of Berkeley Activity Guide.  You can also contact one of our Swim Centers or the Recreation Administration office, at (510) 981-5150 or For in-person cash registrations, we accept exact change or check payments only.  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 RecĀ­reation 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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Aquatic Program 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, and our Swim Centers are unable to make change. For cash payments, please pay exact admission fee.  Checks should be made payable to the City of Berkeley.  If checks do not have an address pre-printed on it, we cannot accept it.  At this time, we cannot accept debit or credit cards.  Thank you.  

Note: The City of Berkeley is not responsible for lost or stolen items at our Aquatic facilities.   Please bring a lock and put all valuables in one of our on deck lockers.


 Activity Guide  


King Pool  


West Campus Pool    

Activity Guide
Registration Information
Scholarship Application
Registration Form


See Above


 See Above

Pool Rental Information  


 MISC: Special events, CPO classes, etc.    


Shower Program  

 Pool Rental Information
Facility Use Permit
Insurance Special Event Holder Application   




Shower Program

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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