Fitness Swim

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 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!


Due to staffing shortages in the Recreation Department, we will be modifying the cleaning of the Locker Rooms. The Men's Locker Room will be cleaned when staff is available. You may see the male custodians in the Men's Locker Room on various days and times. Because there are currently no female custodians, we will be shutting the Women's Locker Room down on Tuesdays between 12pm and 3pm for one hour to clean. Unfortunately, exact times may vary slightly each week, but we will post on our website and at the swim window the Women’s Locker Room cleaning time for that week. Thank you for your patience.  

Women's Locker Room shut down for cleaning on Tuesday October 19th between 12pm-1pm.


Interested in Lifeguarding or teaching Swim Lessons? We're hiring! El Cerrito Swim Center offers flexible hours at a great facility with fun staff. While the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification is required of the job, it is not required to interview! Training will be provided once applicant is offered a position. Must be 15 years of age or older to apply. Apply online now!

new! Annual Pass available for purchase!

Annual Pass is broken into 12 monthly payments, auto-debited on the 1st of the month. There are some great benefits to purchasing the Annual Pass:

  • No longer worry about when to buy a new pass! With auto-debited payments, your pass is automatically renewed the first of the month.
  • Receive a 5% discount from the 30-Day Pass each month.
  • Price includes no usage on holidays and a two week break for repairs or maintenance. Currently this break is not scheduled, if we do not schedule it you get two weeks of free swims!
  • Can't purchase it on 9/1? No problem! The Annual Pass is prorated, so you can purchase it any time and only pay for the remainder of that month.
  • Purchasing the Annual Pass on 8/30 or 8/31? Pay nothing at check out! You will be auto-debited on 9/1 when the pass goes into effect.
  • Check-in at the Swim Window just like you would with any other pass - give your pass number or your last name.

There is a $22 cancellation fee if you cancel before the year is over on 8/31/22.

Purchase the Annual Pass online here and click on "Swim Center Passes"


(6am-8am shares with Masters, 12pm-1pm shares with Independent Exercise)

Activity Pool only (3 lanes)

(6am-8am shares with Masters)

(6am-8am shares with Masters, 12pm-1pm shares with Independent Exercise)

Activity Pool only (3 lanes)

(6am-8am shares with Masters)

(shares with Water Aerobics)
(6am-8am shares with Masters, 12pm-1pm shares with Independent Exercise)

9:30am-7pm (9:30am-10:30am shares with Water Aerobics, 10:30am-12pm shares with High School)

*Yard maintenance takes place every Monday from 7:30am-9am

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

**Tot Splash cancelled on 9/19 and 10/17



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

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

***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.

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.

The Swim Center is CLOSED on City Holidays:

Lap Swim Etiquette

  • The Swim Center will not require face coverings to be worn, however we HIGHLY encourage unvaccinated individuals to be vaccinated and continue wear their face coverings. 
  • Equipment is not available for use. Swimmers may bring their own equipment such as kick boards and pull buoys
  • 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.
  • No tables, chairs, picnic tables, or other deck equipment will be available for use.

Lap 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.
  • Swimmers must bring their own equipment, no equipment will be provided by the Swim Center.
  • Recreation swimming and/or playing in the water is not permitted during Lap Swim.