Masters Swim Team

Air Quality: The pool will remain open unless the air quality is in the Red Zone. 

If the pool closes, you will receive a credit for your missed swim. Please allow 2 business days for the credit to be applied to your household.
If you are sensitive and cannot swim, please emairecreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us for a credit.

Air quality will be tracked using purpleair.com.

House reflected on ground with water

Photo by Rolandas Gimbutis

El Cerrito Aquatic Masters

El Cerrito Aquatic Masters (ECAM) is for adults ages 19+ interested in swimming competitively or just getting in shape. Coached workouts focus on endurance, techniques and overall fitness. Competitive swimming is not required. Talk to the coach regarding minimum swimming ability. See current schedule for practice days and times.

Swimmers participating in ECAMS must register with United States Masters Swimming (USMS).

Lanes may be reserved online only, no drop-in or in-person reservations.The online lane reservation system can be complicated! Please review our Online Registration Instruction page before making reservations.

Information on the steps the Swim Center is taking to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus, plus times, dates, and how to reserve lanes, is in the Policies Manual.

NEW! 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.

Cancellation Policy - Lanes can now be cancelled online (no in-person over phone cancellations) up to 48-hours in advance! A 50% processing fee will be applied, the remaining 50% will be applied as a credit to your household. The Online Instructions page has been updated with instructions on how to cancel a lane reservation.

We will be closing the pool on City Holidays. For 2020, the pool will be closed:
Monday September 7th
Wednesday November 11th
Thursday November 26th
Friday November 27th
Thursday December 24th
Friday December 25th

Dates/Times

Master’s is available for the following times beginning August 17th:

Monday*TuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
5-5:45am
6-6:45am
7-7:45am
6-6:45am
7-7:45am
5-5:45am
6-6:45am
7-7:45am
6-6:45am
7-7:45am
6-6:45am
7-7:45am
9-9:45am

Lanes are reserved on the hour for 45-minute time periods.

Reservation Dates:

Lane reservations can still be made online here.

Reservations for Residents will open for the next month on the 4th Tuesday of the prior month at 4pm.
Reservations for Non-Resident will open for the next month on the 4th Wednesday of the prior month at 4pm.

ResidentNon-Resident
Tuesday August 25th for SeptemberWednesday August 26th for September
Tuesday September 22nd for OctoberWednesday September 23rd for October
Tuesday October 27th for NovemberWednesday October 28th for November
Tuesday November 24th for DecemberWednesday November 25th for December


Fees

$15 / reservation for Resident
$16 / reservation for Non-Resident