Fitness Swim


Fall Schedule Began Monday August 19

Fall rEC Guide is available

Register Now for all of our Fall 2019 Programs

Thursday 11/28 & Friday 11/29 HOLIDAY HOURS:

Masters Practice 8am-9am
Water Aerobics/Independent Exercise (TBD) 8am-9am
Lap Swim 9am-12pm
Water Walking 9am-12pm

No Gators practices or evening programs. Happy Thanksgiving!

LAP Swim

Ages 14+
Get in shape in our heated pool! Lap Swim is a great workout that improves cardiovascular health, tones muscle and helps maintain a healthy weight. Lanes may be assigned by speed and circle swimming may be required. Kickboards and pull buoys are available for use.

Dates/Times

Monday
6am-2pm*
Tuesday
6am-2pm

6pm-7:30pm
Wednesday
6am-2pm

6pm-7:30pm
Thursday
6am-2pm

6pm-7:30pm

Thursday 11/28
9am-12pm

Friday
6am-2pm

6pm-7:30pm

Friday 11/29
9am-12pm

Saturday
10am-2pm
Sunday
8:30am-2pm

From 6pm-6:30pm only TWO lanes (lane 4 and lane 5) available for Lap Swim
*Please note the pool will remain open every Monday from 8am-9am during yard maintenance.

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.
  • Pull buoys and kick boards are available for use during designated Lap Swim times.
  • Additional equipment such as snorkels and fins are allowed during designated Lap Swim only.
  • There is a slow, medium, and fast section of the pool.  If you don't know your speed, please ask the staff for assistance.
  • Recreation swimming and/or playing in the water is not permitted during Lap Swim.  
  • Swimmers ages 10-13 will be admitted at the approval of the Senior Lifeguard/Pool Manager on duty.
  • A parent or responsible adult at least 18 years of age or older must supervise children ages 10-13 in the water by swimming next to them in the same lane during the lap swim.  
  • Any patron complaints or staff concerns will result in younger swimmers being asked to exit the pool.
  • Adult fees apply to all swimmers during Lap Swim times.  
  • Children ages 9 years and younger will not be permitted to swim during Lap Swim times.

Lap SwimPhoto by Marin Stuart

Lap Swim Etiquette

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

Lane Designations:

  • When the pool is busy, lap swim lanes will be shared.
  • Lifeguards monitor the lanes and may alter the configuration at any time.
  • Select a lane compatible with your preferred swimming speed.
  • Please ask a lifeguard to assist you with selecting the appropriate lane.
  • Lifeguards may ask you to move if your speed is not similar to those in your lane.
  • Water walking lanes may be shared with tentative swimmers uncomfortable in deep water.

 Entering the Water: 

  • It is the responsibility of the swimmer entering the water to make sure the lane is clear of any other swimmers before entering the pool.
  • It is the responsibility of the swimmer entering the lane to be sure that all the other swimmers in that lane are aware of his/her presence and the necessary traffic pattern, before the newest swimmer enters the water.
  • If there are swimmers approaching the wall as you are preparing to enter, wait until they have turned and started the next lap before entering the water so as not to interrupt their progress.

 Speed: 

  • Slower swimmers must yield to faster swimmers.
  • Be aware of your space in the lane and orientation to others. If you are approaching the wall and another lap swimmer is gaining on you and swimming at a faster rate than you are, pause at the wall to allow the faster swimmer(s) to pass you.
  • Be courteous of drafting. Provide adequate distance between you and the swimmer ahead of you.

 Circle Swimming:

  • Swimmers are required to follow the circle swim pattern.  The customary traffic pattern is to stay to the right, that is to swim in a counterclockwise circle in the lane, similar to the way cars drive on the road.
  • 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.
  • Stop only at the wall and 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:

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

Water Aerobics

Ages 14+
Water Aerobics is a drop-in, co-ed, instructor lead exercise class using water as resistance which minimizes stress on joints. Independent Exercise is offered during the same times when no instructor is available to teach Water Aerobics. Water Aerobics Instructors are listed below, but please check with the front window for the most up-to-date schedule.

Please note entrance to water aerobics is only allowed within 10 minutes of start time. If this is your first time taking our class, welcome, and please arrive 10 minutes early to speak to instructor about equipment and other needs.


Water Aerobics by ms

Photo by Marin Stuart

Water Aerobics/Independent Exercise Dates/Times

Sunday 11/17
10:30-11:30am (D)
Indpt. Exercise








Sunday 11/24
10:30-11:30am (D)
Indpt. Exercise

Monday 11/18
9am-10am (S)
Lisa

12pm-1pm (D)
Indept. Exercise

6:30-7:30pm (D)
Nick

Monday 11/25
9am-10am (S)
Lisa

12pm-1pm (D)
Alison

6:30-7:30pm (D)
Alison
Tuesday 11/19
9am-10am (D)
Indept. Exercise








Tuesday 11/26
9am-10am (D)
Jack
Wednesday 11/20
9am-10am (S)
Lisa

12pm-1pm (D)
Lisa

6:30-7:30pm (D)
Indept. Exercise


Wednesday 11/27
9am-10am (S)
Lisa

12pm-1pm (D)
Lisa

6:30-7:30pm (D)
Alison
Thursday 11/21
9am-10am (D)
Jack







Thursday 11/28 (TBD)
8am-9am (S/D)
Nick

Friday 11/22
9am-10am (S)
Nick

12pm-1pm (D)
Nick




Friday 11/29 (TBD)
8am-9am (S/D)
Nick

Saturday 11/23
8am-9am (S/D)
Consuelo







Saturday 11/30
8am-9am (S/D)
Consuelo


Water Walking

Ages 14+
Water Walking is a low-impact exercise taking place in shallow water. This non-lap swim independent exercise is great for all swimming abilities.

Fall Water Walking Dates/Times

Monday
6am-8:30am

10:30am-2pm


Tuesday
6am-8:30am

10:30am-2pm
Wednesday
6am-8:30am

10:30am-2pm
Thursday
6am-8:30am

10:30am-2pm

Thursday 11/28 
9am-12pm
Friday
6am-8:30am

11:30am-2pm*

Friday 11/29
9am-12pm

Saturday
Sunday
11:30am-12:30pm

Please note other programs may be using the shallow lane during these times. Please call for availability.
*The month of November, Water Walking begins at 11:30am on Fridays due to other programs

Fees

Lap Swim | Water Walking | Independent Exercise

Drop In: $7

10-Swim Pass 
$49 Resident/$61 Non-Resident
$39 Senior Resident/$49 Senior Non-Resident

30 Day Pass
$88 Resident/$110 Non-Resident
$70 Senior Resident/$88 Senior Non-Resident

90 Day Pass
$246 Resident/$312 Non-Resident
$197 Senior Resident/$250 Senior Non-Resident


Water Aerobics

Drop In: $10

4-Punch Pass 
$31 Resident/$38 Non-Resident
$25 Senior Resident/$30 Senior Non-Resident

10-Punch Pass 
$17 Resident/$88 Non-Resident
$57 Senior Resident/$70 Senior Non-Resident

15-Punch Pass 
$95 Resident/$119 Non-Resident
$76 Senior Resident/$95 Senior Non-Resident

City Council approved new fees for the El Cerrito Swim Center effective September 1, 2019.

Residents must live in the 94530 zip code. Senior discount is for ages 60+