Last Updated: 2016-06-30
Last Updated: 2015-12-10
1209 Admiral Street
Richmond, VA 23220-1701
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The department operates seven outdoor pools and two indoor pools. Indoor pools are where Richmonders can swim year
We offer American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim lessons at all levels from beginning to advanced - child to adult. Lifeguard
certification, first aid and CPR training are also available.
Pools have regular hours for open-lap, family, and adult swim sessions, if there are no swimming classes scheduled.
During the summer months each pool attracts an average of 200 - 250 patrons per day.
The Open Swim/Lap Swimming has general hours for the public.
For Group Swim prior paid reservations are required. Contact e-mail:
To prepare for the summer, in partnership with the YMCA, the department offers WaterSMARTS - safety instruction
classes for youth enrolled in the department's Great Summer Escape Summer Camp.
Additionally, Lifeguard training classes are offered several times prior to the start of the summer swim season, for more
information call (804)646-1174.
One of the showcase programs within the Department is the
Richmond Racers Swim Team.
The Team was established in 1992 and currently has more than 120 members who compete in two leagues.
The first league, the Virginia Community Swim League is a league composed of six other municipally sponsored teams
from the Richmond and Tidewater areas. The second league is the United States Swimming League which has a quarter
of a million members. It is the national swimming organization that sponsors local, state and national meets leading to
the Olympics and other international competitions.
Team membership is challenging, exciting and fun! It offers year-round training in the four basic swim strokes'butterfly,
backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle. The team offers young people a chance to make new friends, visit other cities,
learn valuable skills and build confidence and self-esteem.
New swimmers interested in joining the Racers organization must complete the
Richmond Racers application and
meet the following criteria, swimmers must be able to swim a minimum of 25 yards and they should be able to swim
two of the four competitive strokes. Coaches will evaluate new talent on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. at the
Swansboro Pool. For more Richmond Racers information, please call (804)646-1174.
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Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Mayor Levar Stoney