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Recreation Division
Recreation Division

Aquatics Programs  

11th Annual Kid's Triathlon Saturday May 12th.  Online registration now open!

The City of Berkeley Aquatics Program operates two swim outdoor, heated swimming pools:
King Pool - Open Year Round
1700 Hopkins Street
Berkeley, CA 94707
PH#: (510) 981-5105 or 5151

West Campus Pool - Open May-September Only
2100 Browning Street
Berkeley, CA 94702
PH#: (510) 981-5125 or 5123 

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.  

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.

The City also offers a 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
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 10:00am

Shower policy (All Programs)
: In order to conserve water, please limit your shower to 5 minutes or less. Thanks for your cooperation

For more detailed information about our Aquatics Programs, swim centers, and 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

Registration: To register for programs, contact our Recreation Administration office, one of the Aquatic Swim centers, or visit our online registration portal, which can be found here: Online Registration 

Aquatic Program Payment Policy
City of Berkeley Parks Rec & Waterfront Business Practices       

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.  


 Activity Guide 


King Pool 


West Campus Pool   

Activity Guide 
Registration Information
Scholarship Application  


 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.  

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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