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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.


Spieker Pool and Golden Bear Pool are open to UC Berkeley students and faculty and staff only.

Reservations for lap swim have been discontinued. Please refer to the Lap Swim Schedule for hours of operation.


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 other 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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