Swim Club

The St. Albans Swim Club is Closed Until Further Notice

If you have questions, contact Aquatics Director Richard Bettencourt at rbettencourt@stalbansschool.org.
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, and their guests, 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 9, 2019 to July 31, 2020.

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

List of 5 items.

  • Lap Swim Times

    School-Year Hours

    September 9, 2019 – June 5, 2020

    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 17. Lap Swim time will be from 11:00 AM-3:00 PM. Normal Saturday time will return on February 1, 2020. Sunday hours will remain unchanged.

    Summer Hours

    June 8, 2020 – July 31, 2020

    Monday–Friday: 4:00–6:00 PM*

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

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

    The 2019-2020 season will begin on Monday, September 9, 2019. The final day of the 2019-2020 pool season will be on Friday, July 31, 2020.
  • Membership Fees


    Season: $800
    10 Visits: $125


    Season: $1,200
    10 Visits: Not available

    Summer Only

    $200 (June 8, 2020 – July 31, 2020)

    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. The 10-visit memberships will expire at the end of the calendar year indicated on the membership card.
  • Group Swim Lessons

    Registration will open on March 1.

    These small-group classes provide developmentally appropriate opportunities to acquire life-long skills for water safety and fitness for swimmers ages 12 and under. Classes are open to the public. Swim Club membership is not required.

    Weekend Program

    Open to swimmers age 12 and under. Sessions are offered on Saturdays in the fall and spring. All classes are 30-minutes in duration. All classes meet once per week. Students MUST attend classes for which they register. If a class is missed, then a make-up class will be offered at the end of the session.


    1:00 – 1:30 PM, Beginner
    1:40 – 2:10 PM, Intermediate
    2:20 – 2:50 PM, Advanced

    Beginners, Ages 3-5
    Child does not need any experience but must be able to separate from parent and child must be a minimum of 3 years of age by the 1st day of class. Parents will be asked to start the session in the water with the swimmers. This class teaches children to dogpaddle unaided, float on their back and put their face in the water.
    30-minute lesson/1:4 ratio

    Beginners, Ages 6+
    Child does not need any experience. This class teaches children to be comfortable in the water, getting their face wet and floating on their front and back.
    30-minute lesson/1:4 ratio

    Intermediate, Ages 3-5
    Child needs to be able to put face in the water, swim 5 feet unaided and float independently on their back. This class introduces proper freestyle and kicking on their back.
    30-minute lesson/1:4 ratio

    Intermediate, Ages 4+
    Child needs to be able to put their face in the water, swim 10 feet unaided and float independently on their back. This class introduces proper freestyle and kicking on their back.
    30-minute lesson/1:4 ratio

    Advanced, Ages 4+
    Child needs to be able to swim freestyle 12.5 yards and kick on their back for 12.5 yards. This class teaches proper freestyle breathing techniques, and introduces backstroke.
    30-minute lesson/1:6 ratio

    Advanced, Ages 5-12
    Child needs to be able to swim freestyle for 1 length and kick on their back for 1 length. This class teaches proper breathing techniques, backstroke, and introduces breaststroke.
    30-minute lesson/1:6 ratio

    Program Dates

    Fall Session: September 14, 2019 – October 26, 2019
    Make-up Class: November 2, 2019

    Spring Session: April 4, 2020 – May 16, 2020
    Make-up Class: May 30, 2020
    No Class: May 23, 2020


    7 Classes $175.00
  • Summer Swim Camp

    Please visit summer.stalbansschool.org/swimming to view offerings and register for 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 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 14, 2019
  • November 27-30, 2019
  • December 1, 2019
  • December 21-31, 2019
  • January 1-5, 2020
  • January 20, 2020
  • February 17, 2020
  • February 22, 2020
  • March 16-29, 2020
  • April 12, 2020
  • May 23-25, 2020
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.