Fitness Swim

LAP Swim | Water Walking | Independent Exercise

Ages 14+
Get in shape in our heated pool! Swimming is a great workout that improves cardiovascular health, tones muscle and helps maintain a healthy weight.

Fitness Swim is not for Families or Swim Lessons, please reserve Family Lanes for those activities.

Beginning July 18, 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!

If you had a Monthly Pass last year that expired during the pandemic, we will be offering credits for those passes. The credits will be based on a percentage of how long the pass had until it expired after we shut down on March 13, 2020. Please email recreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us if you would like this credit for your previous pass. Please keep in mind that Punch Passes do not expire, so you can use those beginning July 18th!

Emery G. Weed Lap Pool Lanes

  • The lanes are numbered 1-10, with 1 being the shallow lane and 10 being the deep lane. Please see the picture to right for the numbered lanes.
  • Please Note: Lane 1 will be combined into one lane beginning July 6th.
  • Lane 1 Stairs is the shallow lane with the stairs, which starts at a depth of 3’ and goes to 4’6”. This lane is less than half the length of a normal 25-yard lane, with a 6-foot section in the middle of the lane to keep physical distance from the other half of the lane. This lane is good for independent exercise and water walking.
  • Lane 1 Ladder is the shallow lane with the ladder, which is depth of 4’6”. This lane is less than half the length of a normal 25-yard lane, with a 6-foot section in the middle of the lane to keep physical distance from the other half of the lane. This lane is good for independent exercise and water walking.
  • Lane 2 is a shallower lane, with a depth of 4’6” the length of the lane and going deeper as it gets closer to Lane 3. This lane is good for water walking, lap swimming and independent exercise.
  • Lane 3, 4 & 5 are deep lanes with a depth of 7’. These lanes are good for lap swimming and deep-water independent exercise.
  • Lane 6, 7, 8 & 9 are deep lanes that start with a depth of 7’ at one side of the pool and end with 13’ at the other side. These lanes are good for lap swimming and deep-water independent exercise.
  • Lane 10 is a deep lane that start with a depth of 7’ at one side of the pool and end with 13’ at the other side. There are ladders on either end of the lane. This lane is good for lap swimming and deep-water independent exercise.
  • Fitness Lane 1 Ladder, Lane 1 Stairs and Lane 2 will be reserved individually due to the special nature of these lanes. 
  • Fitness Lanes 3-10 will be combined in online reservations. Swimmers will choose their lanes once they arrive outside the facility.

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Dates/Times

Beginning July 18th:

Monday*
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
6am-4pm
(6am-8am shares with Masters)
6:45pm-7:45pm (shares with Water Aerobics)
6am-4pm
(6am-8am shares with Masters, 12pm-1pm shares with Water Aerobics)
6:45pm-8pm
6am-4pm
(6am-8am shares with Masters)
6:45pm-7:45pm (shares with Water Aerobics)
6am-4pm
(6am-8am shares with Masters, 12pm-1pm shares with Water Aerobics)

6:45pm-8pm 
6am-4pm
(6am-8am shares with Masters, 12pm-1pm shares with Water Aerobics)

6:45pm-8pm 
7am-8am,
 9:30am-10:30am (shares with Water Aerobics), 10:30am-7pm.
7am-7pm

*The pool will remain open every Monday from 7:30am-9am during yard maintenance.

Fees

Beginning 7/18/21:
Drop-In: $8
30-Day Pass: $91 Res, $113 Non-Res
10-Punch Pass: $52 Res, $65 Non-Res
30-Day Masters Plus (Masters & Lap Swim): $126 Res, $158 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:

Lap Swim Etiquette

  • The Swim Center will not require face coverings to be worn, however we HIGHLY encourage unvaccinated individuals to be vaccinated and continue wear their face coverings. 
  • Equipment is not available for use. Swimmers may bring their own equipment such as kick boards and pull buoys
  • Lockers will be placed along the walls surrounding both pools for customers bags and belongings. Nothing can be placed on tables/chairs on the deck. Customers must place their belongings inside the locker.
  • No tables, chairs, picnic tables, or other deck equipment will be available for use.

Lap Swim Information

  • One length of the pool is 25 yards. One mile is approximately 72 lengths (or 36 laps).
  • Swim caps are not required but are encouraged for swimmers with long hair.
  • Swimmers must bring their own equipment, no equipment will be provided by the Swim Center.
  • Recreation swimming and/or playing in the water is not permitted during Lap Swim.