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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 7, 2022 to August 4, 2023. The pool is set up primarily for lap swimming.

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

    2022-2023 School-Year Hours

    September 7, 2022 – June 9, 2023

    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 19, 2022. Lap swim time will be from 11:00 AM–2:00 PM. Normal Saturday lap swim time will return on January 28, 2023. Sunday hours will be unchanged.

    Summer 2023 Hours

    June 12, 2023 – August 4, 2023

    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 2022-2023 season will begin on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. The final day of the 2022-2023 pool season will be on Friday, August 4, 2023.
  • Membership Fees


    Season: $800
    10 Visits: $150


    Season: $1,200 (This membership is for two adults in the same household.)
    10 Visits: Not available

    Summer Only

    $300 (June 12, 2023 – August 4, 2023)

    Full Season, Single, and Family Memberships include: 2022–2023 School Year & Summer 2023.

    Guest Fee

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

    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.

    All members MUST read, agree to, and sign the Liability Waiver at the time of registration.
  • Group Swim Lessions

    Group swim lessons are available through 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 Tollefson Swimming, Head Coach Henry Tollefson at henry@tollefsonswimming.com.
  • Summer Swim Camp

  • 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 non-swimmers, such as aquajoggers.
    • Guests must be accompanied by a member. The guest fee is $10 per visit.
    • All information on closings and/or cancellations can be found on the STA website (www.stalbansschool.org). Please note that school closings will result in the cancellation of Swim Club hours scheduled for said date. Delayed school openings will result in the cancellation of Swim Club hours scheduled for said date. St. Albans shall have no liability to user in respect of any such cancellation.

Blackout Dates

The Lawrence Pool will be closed on the following dates during 2022– 23 pool season:
  • October 10, 2022
  • November 23-27, 2022
  • December 22-31, 2022
  • January 1, 2023
  • January 16, 2023
  • February 20, 2023
  • March 25-31, 2023
  • April 1-2, 2023
  • April 9, 2023
  • May 27-29, 2023
  • June 19, 2023
  • July 4, 2023
Blackout dates are subject to change.

Swim Club start date:
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Summer Hours begin:
Monday, June 12, 2023
Swim Club end date:
Friday, August 4, 2023
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.