Aquatics

AIR QUALITY ALERT

Due to poor air quality, the pool may close at any time. In general, we will close the pool any time the AQI rises to 150 or above according to conditions reported on AirNow.gov. However, staff reserve the right to close the pool at any time based on rapidly changing local conditions.  

Lap Swim Update:

Lap swim will be cancelled on Saturday November 7th for staff training. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Pool will be closed for all programs on Wednesday November 11th in observance of Veterans Day. 

COVID-19 UPDATES - October 20,  2020

Fitness Center Update

On October 9th, The Alameda County Department of Public Health authorized gyms and fitness centers to open with restrictions. These restrictions, among others, include limiting capacity to 10% of normal and maintaining a minimum distance of 6' at all times and 12' when engaged in heavy breathing (cardio) activities. Because of the size and configuration of our fitness center, we are concerned about the ability to operate the fitness center safely. Therefore, out of an abundance of caution, we will not be opening the fitness center at this time. We will re-evaluate this policy as the restrictions by the county are loosened. For any questions, please email bhelfenberger@emeryville.org.

Refund Policy Update

We have amended our refund policy to hopefully accommodate more swimmers from the wait list and encourage people to release their lap swim reservations if they aren't going to use them. If you need to cancel your reservation, we will issue a credit to your account for future use. Cancellations must be made no less than the business day before the date of your reservation. For cancellation/credit requests, please email csd@emeryville.org or call 510-596-4395.

Important Changes to Lap Swim Registration Rules & Procedures

In efforts to refine our policies and procedures, the following changes will be made and instituted for lap swim registration. These changes will go into effect on September 16, 2020 for registration:

  1. Registration will begin at 12:00am each Wednesday for Emeryville Residents (Tuesday Night/Wednesday Morning). Non-Residents will be able to register beginning at 9:00am on Wednesday mornings. Please visit www.emeryville.org/register for lap swim reservations. 
  2. Due to County guidelines limiting lap swimmers in our facility, we will be limiting lap swimmers to a maximum of three (3) swims per week. By limiting the number of swims each person has, we hope more people will have the opportunity to enjoy the pool each week. 

For any questions, please call 510-596-4395 or email csd@emeryville.org. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we improve our programs. We look forward to seeing you at the pool!

LAP SWIM IS BACK!

We will be launching public lap swim on September 8th. All other programs will be introduced at a later date. Please see below for program and registration information. Click here for our full program policies and procedures

We are operating under guidelines set forth by the Alameda County Health Department. Please note that hours are limited due to reduced pool capacity, which prevents us from operating multiple programs simultaneously. We hope to add additional program hours in the future. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

For the latest information, please add yourself to the Aquatics Programming email list here: http://emeryville.org/list.aspx. If you have any questions, please email Brad Helfenberger at bhelfenberger@emeryville.org or call 510-596-3779.

Swim Lessons and 

Recreation Swim

Future dates/times TBD


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Emeryville Aquatic Club (EAC)

Swim Camps

Ages: 6-18 

The Emeryville Aquatic Club is a year-round USA swim team run by the City of Emeryville. Our mission is to provide a well rounded program that implements elite level training as well as emphasizing on building character, teamwork, and fun. We highly encourage swimmers to compete in swim meets. All Swimmers must be able to swim 3 different strokes at least 25 yards each. For more information please contact Brad Helfenberger at: (510) 596-3779 bhelfenberger@emeryville.org 

Program begins October 5th

Developmental/Junior Group: T/Th 6:15-7:00pm                    Price: $50 per month

Junior/Pre-Senior Group: M/W/F 6:15-7:00pm                        Price: $75 per month

Senior Group: Mon-Fri 7:15-8:00pm                                        Price: $120 per month

All groups add $5 Non-resident fee

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Fitness/Lap Swim (18+)

  • All Lap Swim must be booked in advance. A reservation includes a 45-minute private lane. Limit one swimmer per lane and three 45-minute reservations per week. Please visit www.emeryville.org/register to book a lane. 
  • Reservations will be released in one-week increments (Sunday-Saturday). Registration will start at Wednesday at midnight (Tuesday night) for Emeryville Residents and 9:am Wednesday morning for Non-Residents before the following week. 
  • Reservation Times:
  • Monday-Friday 10:30am, 11:30am, and 12:30pm
  • Saturday 3:00pm, 4:00pm, and 5:00pm 
  • Sunday 2:00pm, 3:00pm, and 4:00pm

Aqua Aerobics/Water Walking 

  • Dates/Times TBA. You may book a lane for water walking during lap swim hours until the program starts. 

Fees* (R - Resident/NR - Non Resident)

  • Adults 18+ $6R/$7NR
  • Senior 50+: $3R/$4NR
  • Fitness Passes will not be used until further notice. Fees must be paid for each visit. To receive a credit for a pass that was valid as of 3/14/2020, please email csd@emeryville.org or call 510-596-4395.
  • There are no refunds or transfers for lap swim reservations. Only people with a reservation will be admitted to the facility during the reservation time.

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The aquatic intern program is designed for youth (12-15 years of age) who are interested in becoming lifeguards and WSI, but do not meet the minimum age requirements. This program will help to prepare participants to apply for and work as a professional lifeguard and WSI once they do meet the age requirement. All participants will help to protect the lives and well being of each person using the pool and teach swim lessons at our facility.

Future days/Times TBD. We hope to relaunch this program in the summer of 2021.

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Emeryville Community Services Department Program Class Refund/Cancellation Policy


Refunds and cancellations will only be considered if they are requested within 14 days prior to the start date of the scheduled activity*. In the event the Community Services Department cancels a class or program (due to inclement weather, low enrollment, etc.), a refund or make-up program will be offered. If the participant is unable to attend a class or program due to personal reasons outside of the dates specified, a refund or make-up lesson will not be granted (including pro-rated refunds).


A $10.00 administrative fee will be applied, per customer, for each refund/cancellation. This fee may be deducted from the total refund amount if requested. 


*Certain Specified Senior Trip refunds must be requested within 30 days prior of the date of the trip. These will be specified in the Senior Center Newsletter “The LINK.”