Community Info

Community Info

The St. Albans Swim Club 2014 - 2015

The St. Albans Swim Club 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 seven days a week, eleven months of the year, including all holidays except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, and Easter. Memberships may be purchased for a 10-visit pass, monthly pass, or for the entire season, which runs from September 29, 2014, to June 8, 2015.

The St. Albans Swim Club is directed by Aquatics Director Robert J. Green, who is entering his 34th season at St. Albans. The head coach of the St. Albans and National Cathedral School varsity swim teams, Mr. Green has taught countless adults and children to swim over the years.

For information: contact Rob Green or Mark Lewis at 202-537-6462.

All visitors to St. Albans School's Swim Club should park on Pilgrim Road or in the Cathedral parking garage, and avoid parking on neighborhood streets. All visitors should use the Garage’s main entrance off Wisconsin Ave., which is located at the Wisconsin Ave. traffic light near Hearst Hall. Visitors should not use the Woodley Road entrance to the Garage. Thank you for your cooperation.


Fall/Winter/Spring Schedule - September 29, 2014, to June 8, 2015

Mon. - Fri. 

6:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Mon., Wed., and Fri.

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Tues. and Thurs.

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. *

Sat. and Sun.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

* Please note: Hours are subject to change during the varsity
swimming and diving season for team training and special events.

Summer Schedule - June 8, 2015, to September 7, 2015

Mon. - Fri. 

6:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.*
4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Sat. - Sun.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

*Please note: Hours are subject to change during summer swim camp.


Membership Fees

Swim Club Membership

   Full Season Monthly 10 Visits
(thru 9/01/15)
Single  $900 $120 $100
Husband and Wife $1,400 $180 $160
Family $1,500 $200 $180

Guest Fee $10 per visit. All guests must be escorted by a member.

Swim and Tennis Club Dual Membership

Swim Club members may sign up for a dual membership with the St. Albans Tennis Club.
Single $2,000
Couples $2,400
Family $2,500

All memberships are nontransferable, nonassignable, and nonrefundable. All seasonal memberships expire September 1, 2015.

Swim Lessons

Working under American Red Cross guidelines, 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.

Ability Levels

Level I        Water Exploration
Level II        Primary Skills
Level III       Stroke Readiness
Level IV      Stroke Development
Level V       Stroke Refinement
Level VI      Skill Proficiency
Level VII      Advanced Skills
Note: Parents must accompany children ages 3 -5 in the water during instruction for Levels I and II.

Swim Lessons: Weekend Program

Fee:    10 Classes $250

Open to all ages. Ten (10) class minimum scheduled for (5) Saturdays & (5) Sundays (recommended); or you may register for (10) Saturdays only; or (10) Sundays only.


Class Schedule:

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.       Age 3-6 (Parents must accompany children age 3-5 in the water)


2:00 p.m.  -  3:00 p.m.     Age 7-up


Program Dates:

Program 1:     October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

                          November 1, 2, 8, 9


Program 2:     March 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29

                          April 4, 11, 12


Program 3:     April 18, 19, 25, 26

                         May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17


Program 4:     May 23, 24, 30, 31

                         June 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21

Program 5:     June 27, 28

                         July 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

Program 6:    

10 Classes  $250

Lifeguard Training

The St. Albans Swim Program offers the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course (32 hours) which will be covered over a five day period. Enrollees must be at least 15 years of age and be able to pass a water-skills screening test on the first day of class. Participants must attend all (5) classes in order to receive Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certifications valid for (2) years.

Program Dates & Schedule (5 classes)

Program 1:  April 26 - May 10, 2014, Sat. and Sun.  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Program 2:  May 11 - May 25, 2014, Sat. and Sun.  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Program 3*:  June 2 - June 6, 2014, Mon. through Fri. 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)


5 Classes $350


Lifeguarding & First Aid, CPR/AED recertification is available for current certificate holders.

Program 1:     April 25, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Program 2:     May 16, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Program 3:     June 5, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Swim Brochure & Application

The 2014-15 St. Albans Swim Program application and brochure is coming soon.

Summer Swim Camp

Register On-Line at

Pool Policies

For safety reasons, the pool may be closed on snow days (D.C. public schools closing policy) or during electrical thunderstorms or other severe weather. Please check our voice mail message at 202-537-6462 before coming to the pool. The ladder assisted lanes #1 and #6 will be reserved for children, handicapped persons, and nonswimmers. Guests must be accompanied by a member. The guest fee per visit is $10.

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 Washington National Cathedral.

St. Albans School, Mount St. Alban, Washington, DC 20016, 202-537-6435