Swim Club

Please Note:

Swim lessons on Sundays at 2 pm for the Fall Session are now CLOSED due to full registration. Drop-in lessons will not be permitted. Thank you.
The St. Albans Swim Program has served the Washington community since 1963. Membership includes use of the beautiful indoor Joseph J. Lawrence Pool, located on the St. Albans School campus beside the Washington National Cathedral at 3551 Garfield Street, N.W., near the intersection of Garfield and Massachusetts Avenue. The Lawrence Pool is an attractive, fully tiled, six-lane, twenty-five yard, indoor facility in bright and comfortable surroundings. The temperature of the pool water and the room is maintained at 82° F.

The St. Albans Swim Club gives members, and their guests, use of the Lawrence Pool during posted hours. Memberships may be purchased for a 10-visit pass, a monthly pass, or for the entire season, which runs from October 2, 2017 to June 8, 2018.

For more information regarding the St. Albans Swim Program, please contact Richard Bettencourt, Director of Aquatics, at 202-537-6462.

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  • Lap Swim Times

    October 2, 2017–June 8, 2018

    Monday–Friday: 6:00–9:00 AM*

    Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 AM–1:00 PM*

    * Hours are subject to change during the varsity swimming season for team training and special events. Blackout dates apply (see list to the right).

    The 2018–2019 season will begin on Monday, September 10, 2018. Registration for the 2018–2019 season programs will be available beginning August 1, 2018.
  • Membership Fees

    Season: $675
    Monthly: $125
    10 Visits: $100

    Season: $1,000
    Monthly: $150
    10 Visits: Not available

    Guest Fee: $10 per visit

    All guests must be escorted and registered by a member. All memberships are non-transferable, non-assignable, and non-refundable. All memberships expire on June 8, 2018. All monthly memberships expire 30 days from the initiation date. All 10-visit memberships must be used within the Swim Club season in which they were purchased. For example, the 10-visit membership purchased during the 2017-2018 season must be used by June 8, 2018. Memberships will not rollover to the following season.
  • Swim Lessons

    These classes provide fun opportunities for fitness, water safety, and recreational swimming for all ages, including adults. Classes are open to the public. Swim Club membership is not required.

    Weekend Program

    Open to all ages; Saturday and Sunday. All classes are 45 minutes and meet once per week, unless otherwise stated. Please register for one day: Saturday or Sunday. Students should plan to attend classes on the day for which they register. If a class is missed, then students may choose either of the available make-up dates.


    Ages 5 & Under*: 1:00–1:45 PM
    Ages 6 & Older: 2:00–2:45 PM

    Program Dates

    Fall Session
    October 7–November 19
    Make-up Class: December 2–3
    No Class: November 25–26

    Spring Session
    April 7–May 20
    Make-up Class: June 2–3
    No Class: May 26–27

    Fee: 7 Classes $175.00

    * Parents must accompany children ages 5 and under in the water during instruction.

    All previously purchased swim lessons MUST be used by the end of the Fall Session on December 3, 2017. Current swim lesson punch card holders must register for a class session to attend this fall. Drop-in service will not be permitted.

    Starting in the spring of 2018, swim lesson group sign-ups will be by specific day and time.

    Already purchased a 10-lesson punch card? Please call the swim office to receive a discount code to redeem your lessons. Online registration is required, and classes must be completed during the fall session.
  • Lifeguard Training & Recertification

    The St. Albans Swim Program offers the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course, which will be covered over a five-day period. Enrollees must be at least 15 years of age and able to pass a water-skills screening test on the first day of the class. Full-course participants must attend ALL days in order to receive Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certification. The certification is valid for 2 years.

    Program Dates

    Program 1
    Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
    April 28–29, 2018
    May 5–6, 2018

    Program 2
    June 4–8, 2018


    Full Course: $300.00
    Recertification: $100.00

    Recertification is available. Candidates for recertification must have a current certification that is expiring to be eligible for recertification. Recertification will be offered on the first day of the class listed above. Candidates MUST be available for the ENTIRE day.
  • Summer Swim Camp

    Please visit our page in December for information regarding summer 2018 swim camp!
  • Pool Policies

    For safety reasons, the pool may be closed on snow days or during electrical thunderstorms or other severe weather. Please check our voice mail message at 202-537-6462 or visit www.stalbansschool.org before coming to the pool.
    • The ladder-assisted lanes (#1 and #6) will be reserved for children, persons with disabilities, and nonswimmers.
    • Guests must be accompanied by a member. The guest fee is $10 per visit.
    • Members may rent the Lawrence Pool for private events for $400 per hour. Private events are limited to 20 guests. Please contact us for more details.
    • The St. Albans Swim Program reserves the right to cancel any class with fewer than three participants in attendance.
    • St. Albans encourages all visitors to consider alternatives to driving to the School. Visitors who drive to St. Albans are encouraged to park in the parking garage entered from Wisconsin Avenue, directly in front of the Washington National Cathedral.

Blackout Dates

The Lawrence Pool will be closed the following dates:
  • October 9, 2017
  • November 22-26, 2017
  • December 23, 2017-January 2, 2018
  • January 15, 2018
  • February 19, 2018
  • March 19-April 1, 2018
  • April 23, 2018
  • May 26-28, 2018
These dates are subject to change.
Located in Washington D.C.,  St. Albans School is a private, all boys day and boarding school. For more than a century, St. Albans has offered a distinctive educational experience for young men in grades 4 through 12. While our students reach exceptional academic goals and exhibit first-rate athletic and artistic achievements, as an Episcopal school we place equal emphasis upon moral and spiritual education.