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Our Upcoming Events
9161 Edes Avenue
PH (510) 615-5838
Harith Aleem, General Recreation Supervisor HAleem@oaklandnet.com
Michelle Wong,Aquatics Supervisor MWong2@oaklandnet.com
Tiffanie Lai Inouye, Aquatic Program Director TLaiInouye@oaklandnet.com
William Davis Jr., Aquatic Recreation Specialist WDavisJr@oaklandnet.com
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.
Saturday, August 29 Temescal Schedule Change
Temescal Lap swim will be held 11 am - 2:30 pm
Public recreation swim will be held 2:35 - 4pm
We apologize for the inconvenience, regular fall schedule times will resume Sept 5.
Transition to Fall Schedule 8/17-8/23*:
Summer lap swim only, no weekday public swim
*ESOC hours will not be affected this week
Outdoor Pool Holiday Schedule:
|Labor Day||Monday, 09/07/15||Closed|
|Admissions Day||Wednesday, 09/09/15||Closed|
|Veteran's Day||Wednesday, 11/11/15||Closed|
|Thanksgiving Day||Thursday, 11/26/15||Closed|
|Day After Thanksgiving||Friday, 11/26/15||Closed|
ESOC Holiday Schedule:
|Labor Day||Monday, 09/07/15||Regular Hours,|
No Group Exercise
|Thanksgiving Day||Thursday, 11/26/15||Closed|
Fees & Additional Information
|Recreation Swim Fee|
Youth (under age 18) $1.00
|East Oakland Sports Complex |
Facility and Waterpark Entry:
|Lap Swim Fee – Outdoor Pools|
Adult Pass Book of 10 Swims $50.00 ($5/swim)
Adult Pass Book of 30 Swims $135.00 (4.50/swim)
Senior Pass Book of 10 Swims $31.00 ($3.10/swim)
Senior Pass Book of 30 Swims $75.00 ($2.50/swim)
- Apply for Financial Assistance
- Rules for lap swim
- Pool Rules & Regulations
- Pool Holiday Schedule
- American Red Cross
- Bay Area Red Cross
Rent a Pool
Why not rent one of Oakland’s pools for your next pool party? Lifeguard service and deposit required. Download a rental application.
For more information on OUTDOOR pool rentals (Lions and Temescal year round. deFremery and Fremont summer rentals), contact Will Davis Jr., WDavisJr@oaklandnet.com or call (510) 597-615-5838
For more information on INDOOR ESOC pool rental, contact Tiffanie Lai Inouye, TLaiInouye@oaklandnet.com or call (510) 597-615-5838
Lifeguard Training Course
Lifeguard Training & CPR Classes will be posted in near future, please contact Tiffanie Lai Inouye directly for more information
The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course is to teach lifeguard candidates the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. the course content and activities prepare candidates to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and prevent drownings and injuries. This course includes aquatic-specific first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR/AED) training for the professional rescuer.
Fee (includes textbook & pocket mask): $190 Oakland Resident / $225 Non-resident
15 years old (by course completion date)
300 yards of continuous swimming in prescribed order
Recover 10lb. object from 7 – 10 ft. of water in 1min 40sec
Tread water for 2 minutes with hands out of water
Family Dive-In Movies
Coming to a pool near you
Get your swimsuit and join us for a “dive-in” movie. 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|
|6/27||deFremery Pool||The Book of Life PG|
|7/11||Fremont Pool||How to Train Your Dragon 2 PG|
|7/18||Lions Pool||The Croods PG|
|7/25||deFremery Pool||Big Hero 6 PG|
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.