Take the Plunge this summer

Richmond Swims offering low-cost adult swim lessons

By Zach Chouteau

If you’ve yet to discover the Richmond Plunge, there’s no better time to dive in than the present. The handsome and historic structure has been hosting local swimmers since 1926 and remains a vibrant venue today, adorned with tasteful murals and crowned with a old-timey sign reading “Richmond Natatorium.”

The Rich Life dropped by recently to explore the local icon, and say hello to Richmond Aquatics Director Paula Cooper-Tipton—who shared some quick insights with us on the Plunge and its most-popular current water activities.

The Plunge is located at 1 East Richmond Avenue, just before the Point Richmond tunnel that leads to Keller Beach. Please check the official site for hours and activities.

Zach Chouteau is a longtime travel writer and editor, and currently blogs about group and family getaways at Pineapple Go.