Fitness Swim

Locker Room Maintenance

On Wednesday 10/5/22 maintenance work will take place in the Women's Locker Room. At 6:00am, the Locker Rooms will switch. Work should last until about 12pm noon.

LAP Swim | Water Walking | Independent Exercise

Ages 14+
Get in shape in our heated pool! Swimming is a great workout that improves cardiovascular health, tones muscle and helps maintain a healthy weight.

Fitness Swim is not for Families or Swim Lessons

If you had a Monthly Pass last year that expired during the pandemic, we will be offering credits for those passes. The credits will be based on a percentage of how long the pass had until it expired after we shut down on March 13, 2020. Please email recreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us if you would like this credit for your previous pass. Please keep in mind that Punch Passes do not expire, so you can now use those!

annual Passes expire August 31st!

The Annual Passes expire on August 31, 2022, there are two ways to renew your pass:

Dates/Times

Schedule Beginning 9/12/22:

Monday**
6am-4:30pm

7pm-9pm
Activity Pool
Tuesday
6am-4:30pm

7pm-8pm
Wednesday
6am-4:30pm

7pm-9pm
Activity Pool
Thursday
6am-4:30pm

7pm-8pm
Friday
6am-4:30pm

7pm-9pm
Activity Pool
Saturday
7am-8am

9:30am-7pm
Sunday
7am-7pm

Schedule in BLACK for Emery G. Weed III Lap Pool, schedule in RED for Activity Pool. Activity Pool has 3 lanes, max depth of 3.5 feet & kept at warmer temperature. Please be aware that High School Water Polo is also practicing, stray water polo balls may enter the Activity Pool.

Shared Space Beginning 9/12/22: 

Monday**
6-8am 5lns
11-11:55am 6lns*
Tuesday 
6-8am 5lns
8-9am 8lns*
7-7:25pm 6lns*
Wednesday
6-8am 5lns
11-11:55am 6lns*

Thursday 
6-8am 5lns
8-10am 8lns*
7-7:25pm 6lns*
Friday 
6-8am 5lns
11-11:55am 6lns*
Saturday
9:30-10:30pm 5lns*
10:30-12pm 2lns*
12:30-4pm 3lns*
Sunday
10am-12pm 8lns*
12:30-4pm 3lns*

**yard maintenance every Monday from 7:30am-9am
~Shared space indicates times that others may be using the pool. Please note shared space can occur at ANY time without warning.
*Shallow Lane NOT available
lns = minimum number of lanes available during shared space time

Swim Lessons take place in the Shallow Lane and Lane 8 on Tue 8-9am & Thu 8-10am

High School Water Polo practices Saturdays 10:30-12pm, along with Swim Lessons. Minimal lanes available at this time!


Fees

PURCHASE PASSES HERE!

Fees through August 31, 2022:
Drop-In: $8
30-Day Fitness Pass: $96 Res, $119 Non-Res
***Fitness Swim Annual Pass (monthly payments): $91 Res, $113 Non-Res
30-Day Masters Plus Fitness Pass: $133 Res, $166 Non-Res
***Masters Plus Fitness Annual Pass (monthly payments): $125 Res, $155 Non-Res
15-Punch Fitness Pass: $96 Res, $119 Non-Res

***Annual Pass is divided into 12 equal payments that are automatically billed on the first of the month. Registering for the Annual Pass gives a 5% discount compared to the 30-Day Pass price. Payments are not based on the number of days in each month, they represent the price of the entire year from 9/1/21 to 8/31/22 divided by 12, which includes no usage on holidays and a two-week maintenance break (currently not scheduled, but price is adjusted for this just in case). If you register for the annual pass after 9/1/21, the first month's price will be prorated accordingly. Cancelling the annual pass will result in a $22 cancellation fee.

Fees beginning September 1, 2022:
Drop-In: $8
30-Day Fitness Pass: $96 Res, $119 Non-Res
***Fitness Swim Annual Pass (monthly payments): $88 Res, $110 Non-Res
30-Day Masters Plus Fitness Pass: $136 Res, $170 Non-Res
***Masters Plus Fitness Annual Pass (monthly payments): $125 Res, $156 Non-Res
15-Punch Fitness Pass: $96 Res, $119 Non-Res

***Annual Pass is divided into 12 equal payments that are automatically billed on the first of the month. Registering for the Annual Pass gives a 8% discount compared to the 30-Day Pass price. Payments are not based on the number of days in each month, they represent the price of the entire year from 9/1/22 to 8/31/23 divided by 12, which includes no usage on holidays and a two-week maintenance break (currently not scheduled, but price is adjusted for this just in case). If you register for the annual pass after 9/1/22, the first month's price will be prorated accordingly. Cancelling the annual pass will result in a $23 cancellation fee.

15% Senior Discount automatically given for swimmers over 60 years old (not applicable for drop-in) 

Please note:

High-Use Facility: This is a high-use facility with multiple programs happening at a time. During your reservation or program time, other programs may be occurring that have loud music or amplified sound and take up portions of the pool.

Verification of Residency: Proof of household address may be requested at any time to verify residency. This may be in the form of a utility bill or rental lease.

Swim Center fitness Swim Information

  • The Swim Center will not require face coverings to be worn except in the locker rooms by unvaccinated individuals (unless showering), however we HIGHLY encourage unvaccinated individuals to be vaccinated and for everyone to continue wear their face coverings. 
  • Swimmers may bring their own equipment such as kick boards and pull buoys. The Swim Center offers minimal equipment for use.
  • Lockers will be placed along the walls surrounding both pools for customers bags and belongings. Nothing can be placed on tables/chairs on the deck. Customers must place their belongings inside the locker. Please do not lean on the lockers, they are not secured to the walls.

LAP SWIM ETIQUETTE

To avoid conflict and make everyone’s swimming experience more enjoyable, please adhere to the following Lap Swim Etiquette:

  • Shallow Lane is for ADA accommodations and Water Walking EXCEPT during shared space time (indicated on the posted schedule).
  • When the pool is busy, swim lanes will be shared.
  • Make note of lanes that contain fast, medium, and slow swimmers. Lifeguards monitor the lanes and may alter the configuration at any time.
  • Select a lane compatible with your preferred swimming speed.
  • The swimmer entering the lane must inform the swimmer(s) in the lane before entering.
  • Swimmers are required to share or circle swim when busy.
  • Lifeguards may assist with selecting appropriate lanes or ask you to move if your speed is not similar to those in your lane.
  • The swimmer entering the lane must alert the swimmer(s) in that lane before beginning to swim.
  • Swimmers that refuse to share/circle must exit the pool when it becomes crowded. Please inform the Lifeguard if someone refuses to share/circle.

Splitting a Lane

  • Two swimmers can split a lane. This means each swimmer gets half a lane, and must stay on their half of the lane.

Circle Swimming

  • Once there are 3 or more swimmers in a lane, swimmers are required to follow the circle swim pattern.
  • Circle Swimming is in a customary traffic pattern, swimming in a counterclockwise circle, keeping to the right side of the lane (see diagram).
  • Always swim complete laps of the pool. Avoid stopping in the middle of the lane, this can interfere with the progress of other swimmers and cause collisions.
  • At the wall, stay in the corner of the lane, preferably in the right hand corner (from the perspective of the approach to the wall). Other lap swimmers need space to turn, always leave the middle 1/3 of the wall clear for turning purposes.

Passing during Circle Swimming

  • Pass on the left hand side.
  • A pass must be initiated in time to over-take the slower swimmer before the wall.
  • When using kick boards, please be aware of other swimmers in your lane and their needs to pass. 
  • If you are the slower swimmer and being overtaken at the turn, stop, and wait until the other swimmer has pushed off the wall.

 

Fitness Swim Information

  • One length of the pool is 25 yards. One mile is approximately 72 lengths (or 36 laps).
  • Swim caps are not required but are encouraged for swimmers with long hair.
  • Recreation swimming and/or playing in the water is not permitted during Fitness Swim.