Family Swim Programs



  • The ADA Lift into the Emery G. Weed III Competition pool is temporarily out of service. We are working on getting it fixed and will update this page as soon as we have more information.
  • The Splash Park will be closed Monday 9/18 and Tuesday 9/19 for maintenance.

last day of rECswim is Sunday 10/22! The Activity POol will re-Open in Spring of 2024


All Ages

rECswim takes place in the Activity Pool and Splash Park for families with children of all ages. The Activity Pool is open with the Slide, along with the Splash Park. The Diving Boards will be open on weekends.

The Slide will be closed for the remainder of 2023.

Safety Breaks will be taken daily to help remind patrons to use the restroom, drink water, reapply sunscreen, and rest, plus give the pool a few minutes to reset. A typical safety break is taken at 2pm, however on extremely busy weekend days there will be two safety breaks taken, one at 1:30pm and one at 2:40pm. Safety breaks are 10 minutes long and start once everyone is out of the pool.


Through Sunday October 22, 2023:
Saturday & Sunday 12:30pm-4pm


Every person pays to enter the facility

Adult 18+ years old $8
Youth 2-17 years old $5
1 year and under FREE
Non-Swimmer/Shower $5

30-Day Passes
Adult 18+ years old RES $96 NRES $119
Youth 2-17 years old RES $60 NRES $75

15-Punch Passes
Adult 18+ years old RES $96 NRES $119
Youth 2-17 years old RES $60 NRES $75

Families in Pool


  • On hot days, rECswim will reach capacity.
  • Pre-Sale begins 30 minutes prior to rECswim and ends 10 minutes prior to rECswim (typically Pre-Sale begins at 12pm and ends at 12:20pm).
  • Pre-Sale patrons must stand in the Pre-Sale ticket line and entry for Pre-Sale ticket holders begins 5 minutes before rECswim begins. For Pre-Sale, please keep your token, that is your ticket into the facility.
  • Pre-Sale does NOT guarantee entry into rECswim after Pre-Sale participants are let in the facility. After Pre-Sale patrons have been let in, every other patron must stand in line and are subject to capacity limits, even if Pre-Sale tickets were purchased.
  • While Pre-Sale patrons are allowed into the facility early, they may not get in the pools. The Lifeguards will blow their whistles when rECswim begins, allowing patrons in the pools.
  • Once capacity is reached, we will let patrons in on a one-out, one-in basis. If you have a large party, you may have to wait for another large party, or several small parties, to leave before entering the Swim Center.

Last day of 7 & Under Swim is Wednesday 10/18! The Activity POol will re-open in Spring of 2024

7 & Under Swim

Ages 7 years old and under with Parent/Guardian

This shared space in the Activity Pool near the slide is available to swim, float, and have fun! The slide is not open, the back portion of the Activity Pool is available for swimming.


Through Wednesday October 18, 2023:
Monday & Wednesday 4:45pm-6:45pm

Closed for City Holiday:
Monday 9/4/23


Every person pays to enter the facility

Youth & Adult 2 years & older $5
1 year and under FREE

15-Punch Passes
Youth & Adult 2 years & older RES $48 NRES $60


The Fall of 2023 the El Cerrito Swim Center will NOT be offering any rentals or party packages for the pools or Splash Park.