Swim Center


  pool closed Thursday, 11/15/18 and Friday, 11/16/18

due to poor air quality.


Pool closed Saturday, 11/17/18 through Friday, 11/23/18 for repair work on the locker room floors and the thanksgiving holiday. 


we anticipate reopening on Saturday, 11/24/18

The schedule for Saturday & Sunday (11/24 & 11/25) is:

8:30-10am Masters

9-10am water aerobics (Saturday only)

10am-2pm Lap swim and water walking


 Check back for updates or call the swim center (510) 559-7011

 



 Late Fall pool schedule 10-28 to 12-22-18

Early Winter: Oct 28 - Dec 22

Water Aerobics Extra Days Schedule

Sunday Water Aerobics Schedule: Sep 2 - Dec 12

The El Cerrito Swim Center is the home of the
Emery G. Weed III Lap Pool. Our mission is to promote health and safety by providing the residents of the El Cerrito and surrounding communities the opportunity to engage in a variety of aquatic activities.


REGISTRATION & PROGRAM INFORMATION


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Click here to enroll for swim lessons online now! Lessons will begin again in March 2019 with registration opening in February. Classes fill quickly.

General Registration Form - Used to register for swim lessons or a class, just bring it to the Swim Center or click here to register online.

Pass Registration Form - Fill this out before purchasing a swim pass and bring it and your payment to the Swim Center or click here to register online. Just let us know that you registered online next time you're here and we'll print your pass(es) out for you.

Pass Registration Form - page 2 (Family Passes) - Fill this page out as well as the Pass Registration Form above if you are purchasing child/youth passes or are purchasing passes for more than two family members.

Gators Swim Club - Information and registration forms for our Gator's Swim Club. Please call (510) 559-7011 to schedule a try out.

Lifeguard Training - Our offered lifeguard certification classes. We're offering one class October 4-7 and will offer more beginning in June. Click here to sign up now!

Babysitting Basics (ages 11-14)
 - Flyer for our Baby Sitting Basics class


POOL & SPLASH PARK RENTALS (April-October)

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This is a great idea for birthday parties, graduation parties, or whatever you'd like! The rental season for our Recreation Pool & Splash Park rentals open in April and goes through October. Bookings will be accepted beginning in March. For more information, please call (510) 559-7008, email recreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us or see the flyers below.

Rec Pool & Splash Park Rental Application

Picnic Table & BBQ Area Rental Application

Rec Pool & Splash Park Rental Application for School Groups



WATER SAFETY INFORMATION



Every Month Should Be National Water Safety Month! Drowning remains a leading cause of death for children between the ages of 1-4. All of these deaths are preventable. Here at the City of El Cerrito we are committed to the prevention of drownings and to the education of water safety to participants of all ages. Listed below are some links to help educate parents and caregivers to help prevent water related injuries and deaths. Join us at our free Safe Swim Event on June 16! See below for more info.


Water Safety MonthSafe Swim Event


Drowning Fact Sheet

National Water Safety Month Information

Drowning is Preventable


Emery G. Weed III Lap Pool



Emery G. Weed, III
Emery G. Weed III — 1941–2014

 On August 18, 2015, the El Cerrito City Council, in response to an application from El Cerrito Residents and Swim Center Patrons, voted to rename the Competition Pool the Emery G. Weed III Lap Pool.

Emery Weed was a much loved swim instructor, lifeguard, swim coach, and mentor to thousands of people during his 25 year tenure at the El Cerrito Swim Center. His life, passions, spirit, and philosophy of "Good Health, Love, Peace, Happiness and Prosperity" enriched the lives of so many in El Cerrito and beyond. "Keep coming back, it works!" is the advice Emery gave for a healthy life upon his retirement in 2013. The renaming of the El Cerrito Swim Center's Competition Pool in Emery's honor will help ensure that his legacy lives on for years to come and will continue to inspire future generations.