OPRYD Aquatics is committed to providing pool access citywide following our return from Shelter-In-Place and color-coded tier systems (purple, red, orange, yellow, etc).
The Covid-19 pandemic had a negative impact on the availability of OPRYD certified aquatics staff. As we add additional certified lifeguards, program hours, days, and times are subject to change and/or expand.
You will notice that Lions Pool and Temescal Pool each feature weekdays without lap swim or other program offerings. On those dates, aquatics staff will shift to East Oakland Sports Center as we phase the re-opening of the Water Park.
Saturday June 26, 2021 is the final day we will be using the Sign Up Genius reservation system.
Beginning Monday June 28, 2021 we will resume the pre-pandemic format of Lap Swim (drop-in) at 7 people per lane without any appointments during our open Lap Swim hours.
For future Lap Swim Schedule updates visit our website by clicking here or visit
Please make note of the following:
- Locker rooms and Showers are now open
- Pre-Admission Screening is still required before proceeding. Pre-Admission screening includes a series of questions and a temperature check. Additionally, swimmers must wear face-covering for the duration of the visit except when in water.
- Staff will verbally administer the following questions regarding exposure to COVID-19
- Does anyone in your household have or have had within the past fourteen days, any of the following:
- Persistent cough
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Sore throat
- Muscle or body aches
- Loss of taste or smell
- Has anyone in your household had close exposure to confirmed COVID-19 person/persons in the last 14 days?
- Have you taken medication to lower your temperature?
- Temperature check. Staff will check the temperature with a contactless thermometer. If the temperature is 100 or higher, the swimmer will not be admitted.
We are currently recruiting lifeguard certified staff which will allow us to expand lap swim and other program offerings. Click here to apply for open Aquatics Positions
OPRYD Aquatics will also be offering future Lifeguard Certification courses, visit us online by clicking here
For questions or concerns please email OPRAquatics@oaklandca.gov
DeFremery Pool will be closed Monday July 5th in observance of Independence Day
deFremery Pool is located near deFremery Recreation Center. We serve the West Oakland community with fun, safe, educational and recreational programs. The pool use includes a variety of classes including swim lessons for pre-school, youth and adults, swim team, recreational swim and so much more.
DeFremery Pool Summer Schedule 2021
(Monday 7/6/21 - Friday 8/6/21)
Swimming Lessons (Monday - Thursday)
11:30am - 12:00pm
LAP SWIM Monday - Friday
12:15pm - 1:15pm
Public Rec Swim
1:30pm - 2:45pm
Swim Team (Monday - Friday)
3:00pm - 4:45pm
Public Swim Fees (Outdoor Pools)
~Exact Change Required~
$1.00 Youth (under age 18)
$2.00 Senior (55 and over)