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  Notice – The latest updates on the evolving COVID-19 policies and resources for the campus community.
The latest on Rec Sports specific COVID-19 updates and free resources, virtual classes, and online programs available to the campus community.x


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.

Learn about how to make reservations and rules / regulations. 


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

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