Richmond pools reopen after 13-month closure

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Richmond pools reopen after 13-month closure
Photo courtesy of City of Richmond

After a 13-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both of Richmond’s public pools reopened this week.

“Patrons lined up outside at 6:45 a.m. for the inaugural swim at the Richmond Plunge and the Richmond Swim Center,” the City of Richmond Community Services Department said.

Swimmers must register in advance and are checked in by staff and given lane assignments. Masks must be worn until swimmers enter the water. Swims are limited to 40 minutes, and staff disinfects and preps areas between groups of swimmers.

“Most patrons have expressed their gratitude for being able to be back in the pools, and are very supportive of the new procedures,” the city said. “Lifeguards have been happy to see the old regulars who they were accustomed to seeing on a daily or weekly basis.”

For more information on how to visit the public pools, call (510) 620-6820.