Fitness Swim

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.

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. 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.

The Swim Center 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

Fitness Swim will be available for the following times beginning August 17th:

Monday*
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
8am-3:45pm
7-8:45pm
8am-3:45pm
7-8:45pm
8am-3:45pm
7-8:45pm
8am-3:45pm
7-8:45pm
8am-3:45pm
7-8:45pm
7-8:45am
10am-7:45pm**
7am-7:45pm**

Lanes are reserved on the hour for 45-minute time periods.
Continually check the online registration page for cancellations or newly released times!

*Please note the pool will remain open every Monday from 8am-9am during yard maintenance.
**Lanes 3-10 open for Fitness Swim between 2pm-5:45pm, shares with Family Lanes.

Reservations

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 - Fitness Swim

Per Lane Price:
$10 Resident
$12 Non-Resident

New Lap Swim Etiquette

  • Swim only in the lane you registered for. Lane number is on your receipt and posted in front of each lane.
  • Lane 1 is the shallow lane with the stairs. Lane 10 is the deep lane with the ladder.
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times until in the water.
  • To comply with physical distancing, swim in the middle of your lane. If you must use the stairs/ladder:
    • Use the stairs/ladder closest to your lane
    • Move through lanes as close to the wall as possible
    • Ask the swimmers in each lane to move 6 feet away from the wall while you pass through their lane
    • Go under lane lines, not over
  • Equipment is not available for use. Swimmers may bring their own equipment such as kick boards and pull buoys
  • Painters’ tape will be placed along the pump room wall and in front of each lane for customers bags and belongings. Nothing can be placed inside lockers or on tables/chairs on the deck. Customers must place their belongings inside the painters’ tape.
  • No tables, chairs, picnic tables, or other deck equipment will be available for use.




Emery G. Weed Lap Pool Lane Assignments

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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.