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 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 October 3, 2016, to September 4, 2017.

The St. Albans Swim Program is directed by Mark M. Lewis ’80. He has decades of competitive swim coaching experience at St. Albans School and has taught countless adults and children how to swim in the Lawrence Pool.

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

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  • Schedule

    Fall/Winter/Spring Schedule:

    October 3, 2016 – June 4, 2017

    Monday  Friday
    6:00am - 10:00am

    Monday, Wednesday & Friday
    6:30pm - 8:30pm

    Tuesday Thursday*   
    7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Satuday & Sunday
    8:00am - 12:00pm

    Please note: The St. Albans Lawrence Pool will be open during the above hours for all holidays except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter when we will be closed.  

    *Tuesday and Thursday evening hours will be cancelled during high school swim season from November 15, 2016 through February 23, 2017. Thank you for your patience and cooperation!

    Summer Schedule

    June 5, 2017 – September 4, 2017

    Monday – Friday
    6:00am – 9:00am
    4:00pm – 8:00pm

    Saturday & Sunday
    8:00am – 12:00pm

    Please note:  The St. Albans Lawrence Pool will be open Independence Day, July 4th, and Labor Day, September 4, during the hours listed above, and will be closed for annual refurbishing from September 5 – October 1, 2017. We will resume normal operations on Monday, October 2, 2017. Thank you for your patience and cooperation!
  • Membership Fees

    Swim Club Membership
    Season: $900
    Monthly: $120
    10 Visits: $100

    Season: $1,400
    Monthly: $180
    10 Visits: $160

    Season: $1,500
    Monthly: $200
    10 Visits: $180

    Guest Fee: $10 per visit
    All guests must be escorted by a member.
    All memberships are nontransferable, nonassignable, and nonrefundable. All seasonal memberships expire September 4, 2017. All monthly memberships expire 30 days from initiation date.
  • 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.

    Class Schedule

    1:00 - 2:00 p.m.Ages 5 and under
    2:00 - 3:00 p.m.Ages 6 and up
    * Please Note: Parents must accompany children 5 and under in the water during instruction.

    Program Dates

    Program 1
    October 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30,
    November 5, 6, 2016
    Program 2
    March 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26,
    April 1, 2, 8, 9, 2017
    Program 3
    April 15, 22, 23, 29, 30,
    May 6, 7, 13, 20, 21, 2017
    Program 4
    June 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25,
    July 1, 2, 2017
    Program 5
    July 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30,
    August 5, 6, 2017

    Fee: 10 Classes $250
  • Lifeguard Training

    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 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.

    Saturday & Sunday
    9:00 a.m.  3:00 p.m.

    Class Dates
    • Program 1: May 6, 7, 13, 20, 21, 2017
    Monday Friday
    9:00 a.m.  3:00 p.m.

    Class Dates
    • Program 2: June 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 2017

    Fee: 5 Classes $350
  • Recertification

    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Class Dates
    • Program 1: May 21, 2017
    • Program 2: Jun. 9, 2017
    Fee: $100
  • Summer Swim Camp

    Registration for 2016 Summer Programs is open. Click here to learn more about Swim Camp and to register!
  • 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.


  • Swim Brochure & Application
    Please return the Swim Club application along with payment to St. Albans Swim Program, Mount St. Alban, Washington, DC 20016. If you have questions, please call 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, 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.
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.