Masters Swim Team

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El Cerrito Aquatic Masters

El Cerrito Aquatic Masters (ECAM) is for adults ages 19+ interested in swimming competitively or just getting in shape. Coached workouts focus on endurance, techniques and overall fitness. Competitive swimming is not required. Talk to the coach regarding minimum swimming ability. See current schedule for practice days and times.

Swimmers participating in ECAMS must register with United States Masters Swimming (USMS).

NEW FOR MASTERS - Only those registered with El Cerrito Aquatic Masters team through USMS can register for Masters. All other swimmers can register with Fitness Swim.

Lanes may be reserved online only, no drop-in or in-person reservations.The online lane reservation system can be complicated! Please review our Online Registration Instruction page before making reservations.

Information on the steps the Swim Center is taking to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus, plus times, dates, and how to reserve lanes, is in the Policies Manual.

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.

Cancellation Policy - Lanes can now be cancelled online (no in-person or over phone cancellations) up to 7pm the day before your reservation! You can reserve lanes up until midnight the day of. A 50% processing fee will be applied, the remaining 50% will be applied as a credit to your household. The Online Instructions page has been updated with instructions on how to cancel a lane reservation.

The Swim Center is CLOSED on City Holidays. For 2020, the pool is closed:
Thursday, December 24
Friday, December 25
Thursday, December 31
Friday, January 1, 2021


Master’s is available for the following times:


Lanes are reserved on the hour for 45-minute time periods.
*Through November 30, 2020. Beginning December, the 5am time will no longer be offered.


Reservation Period
Resident Registration
Non-Resident Registration
December 14th - 30th*
Tuesday December 8th at 4pm
Wednesday December 9th at 4pm
January 2nd - 17th
Tuesday December 15th at 4pm
Wednesday December 16th at 4pm
January 19th - 31st*
Tuesday January 12th at 4pm
Wednesday January 13th at 4pm

*The Swim Center will be closed December 24th, 25th, 31st, January 1st and January 18th 

Lane reservations can be made online here.


$15 / reservation for Resident
$16 / reservation for Non-Resident