Swim Club

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 83° F.

The St. Albans Swim Club gives members use of the Lawrence Pool during posted hours. Memberships may be purchased for a 10-visit pass or an entire season, which runs from September 13, 2021 to August 5, 2022.

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

    2021–22 School-Year Hours

    September 13, 2021 – June 10, 2022

    Monday–Friday: 6:00–9:00 AM*

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

    **Saturday lap swim time will change during the varsity swim season, beginning on Saturday, November 20, 2021. Lap Swim time will be from 11:00 AM-3:00 PM. Normal Saturday lap swim time will return on January 22, 2022. Sunday hours will not change.

    Summer 2022 Hours

    June 13, 2022 – August 5, 2022

    Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 6:30–8:30 AM

    Tuesday & Thursday: 4:00–6:00 PM

    *Hours are subject to change due to St. Albans School and/or National Cathedral School classes and during the varsity swimming season for team training, swim meets, and/or special events.

    * Blackout dates apply (see list to the right).

    The 2021–22 season will begin on Monday, September 13, 2021. The final day of the 2021–22 pool season will be on Friday, August 5, 2022.
  • Membership Fees


    Season: $800
    10 Visits: $125


    Season: $1,200
    10 Visits: Not available

    Summer Only

    $200 (June 13, 2022 – August 5, 2022)

    Full season, single, and family memberships include: Summer 2021, 2021–22 School Year, and Summer 2022.

    10-Visit memberships may be used any time the pool is open, unless the membership has expired.

    Guest Fee

    $10 per visit
    All guests must be escorted and registered by a member.

    All types of membership are nontransferable, non-assignable, and nonrefundable. Seasonal memberships expire on the date indicated on the membership card. 10-visit memberships will expire at the end of the calendar year indicated on the membership card, unless otherwise approved by the Director of Aquatics.

    PLEASE NOTE: 2019–20, 10-visit membership cards on file will be honored until the end of the 2021 calendar year.

    All members MUST read and sign the liability waiver and agree to follow our COVID protocols before coming to the pool. This includes current 10-visit cardholders. Please log in to your account to update your information, sign the waiver, and agree to the COVID protocols.
  • Group Swim Lessions

    Starting in September 2021, the group swimming lessons program will be organized and run by Tollefson Swimming. Please click here for more information regarding the days and times that programs will be offered. Any specific program questions should be directed to Head Coach Henry Tollefson at henry@tollefsonswimming.com.
  • Summer Swim Camp

    The St. Albans Swim Camp will return in the Summer of 2022.
  • Pool Policies

    For safety reasons, the pool may be closed on snow days, during electrical thunderstorms, or other severe weather. Please visit the school's website, www.stalbansschool.org, to check the status before coming to the pool. If school has delayed opening, then there will be no morning lap swimming. If school is closed, the pool is closed for the day.

    • 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 on the following dates during 2021– 22 pool season:
  • July 5, 2021
  • October 11, 2021
  • November 25-28, 2021
  • December 23-31, 2021
  • January 1-2, 2022
  • January 17, 2022
  • February 21, 2022
  • March 21-27, 2022
  • April 17, 2022
  • May 28-30, 2022
  • June 11-12, 2022
  • June 20, 2022
  • July 4, 2022
All 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.