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371 – 45th Street,
(510) 615-5883 TTY
For over 75 years the City of Oakland has offered safe, fun and affordable swimming programs to meet the diverse needs of our community. This year we continue the rich tradition of being the place where our community goes when they want to learn to swim, exercise or just splash around. The City of Oakland Aquatics Unit is an authorized provider of American Red Cross Learn to Swim and Water Safety programs.
1269 18th Street
|East Oakland Sports Center|
9161 Edes Avenue
4550 Foothill Blvd
3860 Hanly Road
|Live Oak Pool|
1055 MacArthur Blvd
371 - 45th Street
- Swim Pass Order Form (available for use at all outdoor pools)
- Apply for Financial Assistance
- Rules for lap swim
- Pool Rules & Regulations
- Pool Holiday Schedule
- American Red Cross
- Bay Area Red Cross
Recreation Swim Fee
Youth (under age 18) $1.00
East Oakland Sports Complex
Facility and Waterpark Entry:
Lap Swim Fee – Outdoor Pools
Monthly Lap Pass $80.00
Adult Pass Book of 10 Swims $40.00
Senior Pass Book of 10 Swims $21.00
Rent a Pool
Why not rent one of Oakland’s pools for your next pool party? Lifeguard service and deposit required. For more information, call (510) 597-5014 and download a rental application.
Family Dive-In Movies
Coming to a pool near you
Get your swimsuit and join us for a “dive-in” movie. Bring your favorite floating toy and head down to your local pool to watch a movie while you swim!
Cartoons at 8:45pm
Movie begins at 9:00pm
|Date||Location||Movie & Rating|
|06/30||deFremery Pool||Mr. Popper's Penguins (PG) 94 minutes|
|07/07||Fremont Pool||Rio (G) 96 minutes|
|07/14||Lions Pool||Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG) 91 minutes|
|07/21||deFremery Pool||Puss in Boots (PG) 90 minutes|
|07/28||Fremont Pool||Rango (PG) 107 minutes|
Regular Recreation Swim fees apply. $1 under 18 years old, $3 Adult, $2.25 Senior
Learn to Swim Program
We provide American Red Cross swim courses designed to help people of all ages and varying abilities develop their water safety, survival and swim skills. Swimmers work through age-appropriate levels as they master basic through advanced skills. At the first class meeting, students will be evaluated and placed into the appropriate level class. Courses are divided into the following areas:
PARENT & CHILD AQUATICS (1 – 3 YRS)
Parent swims with child in this instructor led class that emphasizes fun in the water.
LEVEL A: For children with little or no pool experience.
LEVEL B: For children 2-3 yrs old who have completed Level A.
LEARN TO SWIM: PRE-SCHOOL (4 – 5 YRS)
After participation in the Preschool Aquatics, children are able to join the American Red Cross Youth Learn-to-Swim with a solid base of fundamental skills. As children progress through the three levels of Preschool Aquatics and the six levels of Learn-to-Swim, they develop swimming and water safety skills that help them become safer and better swimmers.
LEARN TO SWIM - YOUTH (6+ YRS)
Six comprehensive course levels help swimmers of all ages and abilities develop swimming and water safety skills. Prerequisite for each level is successful demonstration of the skills from the preceding level (except level 1).
ADULT LEARN TO SWIM (14+)
This class is for ages 14 years and above. Instruction covers a wide range of activities, and is designed for both non-swimmers and those who desire to improve their swimming skills. No prerequisite swimming skills required.
YOUTH COMPETITIVE SWIM TEAM (6 – 18 YRS)
The youth recreational swim team program serves as an introduction to competitive swimming. It emphasizes the joy of the sport while maintaining an environment of cooperation. Season concludes with a Citywide Championship Swim Meet. Download Swim League Meet Schedule here.