Enjoy a wide range of aquatic programs to help you get in shape, save lives, up your swim skills, or simply have fun. Rec Sports offers swim lessons for all levels, as well as the Cal Aquatic Masters swim team for those looking for a little extra challenge. Looking to use your skills to help others? Earn your Red Cross Lifeguard Training certifications all in one place. Short-term memberships and day passes available. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic our current offerings are limited.
Spieker Pool and Golden Bear Pool is open to UC Berkeley students and essential faculty and staff only.
Lap swimmers and aquacizers (no instructor) must have a pool lane reservation to swim at Spieker Pool and Golden Bear Pool. Reservations are available one-week in advance. No drop-in allowed. Accessible pool options will be available at Spieker Pool. Payment will be required by essential workers at $8.00 per swim/reservation. Payments are not required for students.
Virtual Swim Club
Welcome to the Berkeley Rec Sports Virtual Swim Club. Be part of a swimming community, all striving to motivate themselves and support each in their shared love of the water. Join us and swim wherever you are – your local pool, out in the open water, in a lake, your favorite beach. Whether you’ve just learned to swim or are a competitive swimmer pushing to beat your PB, check-in to the Swim Club on the Strava app and share your favorite swimming spot, record your distance, receive training tips, and join fun challenges.
Additional Resources & Workouts
- Dryland workouts and essential stretches for swimmers from United States Masters Swimming (USMS). See additional USMS member resources available during COVID-19.
- Home workout routines from Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) – the governing body responsible for international and Olympic rules, competitions and world record oversight.
- At-home swim training from SwimSwam, a swimming news organization covering competitive swimming along with diving, water polo and synchronized swimming.