Water Aerobics

The El Cerrito Swim Center is excited to offer Water Aerobics- a fun way to improve fitness while enjoying the pool. With new strategies and protocols in place to keep participants as safe as possible during the pandemic, classes will maintain focus on aerobic endurance, resistance training, and creating an enjoyable atmosphere amongst community.

Beginning July 18th, 2021

The Swim Center will be open with no reservations, pricing based on the 2021/2022 Master Fee Schedule (including passes!), and no reduced capacity limits. No reservations will take place, so drop in at the time you would like to swim!

The Punch Passes do not expire, they can be used again beginning July 18th!

Reservations will be for 1 hour and 15 minutes in the Emery G. Weed III Lap Pool only. 

Swimmers will enter through the Main Entrance (not the middle gate).

Instructor Schedule

Beginning July 18th:
Beginning Sunday July 18th, Water Aerobics Classes are one hour long.  Instructors take vacations.  Call the Swim Center for instructor availability (510) 559 - 7011 to verify Instructor Lead or Independent Exercise workouts.



  • Water Aerobics takes place in the Emery G. Weed III Lap Pool only.
  • An Instructor will lead the workout at each time slot subject to instructor availability. If no instructor is scheduled, pool space will be available for independent exercise.
  • Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own training equipment, such as cuffs, water belts and dumbbells. Limited equipment is available for use (not guaranteed). Staff will sanitize shared equipment after each use.
  • Reservations will be for shallow Lane 1 and half the remaining lanes. There will be no distancing enforced during Water Aerobics.

Fees beginning 7/18/21

Drop-In: $11
10-Punch Pass: $80 Res, $95 Non-Res
Passes are available for purchase online at www.el-cerrito.org/onlinereg by clicking "Passes"

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.

Swim Lesson Cancellation Policy: Make-up classes are not available. Requested refunds or transfers will be approved only if initiated no later than 10 business days prior to the first day of class. All refunds/transfers will be charged a processing fee of $21 per class. Refunds will not be granted after the first class meeting except in the case of medical emergency and must be submitted within 48 hours. Cancellations, transfers, and schedule changes will not be granted for non-attendance. Refund requests must be made by email to: recreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us. We reserve the right to cancel any sessions due to low enrollment.

The Swim Center is CLOSED on City Holidays: