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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 82° 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, a monthly pass, or for the entire season, which runs from October 2, 2017 to June 8, 2018.

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

    October 2, 2017–June 8, 2018

    Monday–Friday: 6:00–9:00 AM*

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

    * Hours are subject to change during the varsity swimming season for team training and special events. Blackout dates apply (see list to the right).

    The 2018–2019 season will begin on Monday, September 10, 2018. Registration for the 2018–2019 season programs will be available beginning August 1, 2018.
  • Membership Fees

    Single

    Season: $675
    Monthly: $125
    10 Visits: $100

    Family

    Season: $1,000
    Monthly: $150
    10 Visits: Not available

    Guest Fee

    $10 per visit

    All guests must be escorted and registered by a member. All memberships are non-transferable, non-assignable, and non-refundable. All memberships expire on June 8, 2018. All monthly memberships expire 30 days from the initiation date. All 10-visit memberships must be used within the Swim Club season in which they were purchased. For example, the 10-visit membership purchased during the 2017-2018 season must be used by June 8, 2018. Memberships will not rollover to the following season.
  • 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; Saturday and Sunday. All classes are 30 minutes and meet once per week. Please register for one day: Saturday or Sunday. Please be careful to choose the appropriate level for your swimmer. Students should plan to attend classes on the day for which they register. If a class is missed, then students may choose either of the available make-up dates.

    Schedule


    Saturday & Sunday
    1:00-1:30 PM

    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

    **Parents must plan to accompany their child in the water in this group for the first few classes.

    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

    Saturday & Sunday
    1:40-2:10 PM

    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

    Saturday & Sunday
    2:20-2:50 PM

    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


    Spring Session: April 7–May 20
    Make-up Class: June 2–3
    No Class: May 26–27

    Fee


    7 Classes $175.00

    All previously purchased swim lessons have now EXPIRED. Drop-in service will not be permitted.
  • Lifeguard Training & Recertification

    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 able to pass a water-skills screening test on the first day of the class. Full-course participants must attend ALL days in order to receive Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certification. The certification is valid for 2 years.

    Program Dates


    Program 1
    The lifeguard training and recertification courses scheduled for April 28–29 and May 5–6 have been cancelled.

    Program 2
    Monday–Friday
    June 4–8, 2018

    Fees


    Full Course: $300.00
    Recertification: $100.00

    Recertification is available. Candidates for recertification must have a current certification that is expiring to be eligible for recertification. Recertification will be offered on the first day of the class listed above. Candidates MUST be available for the ENTIRE day.
  • Summer Swim Camp

    Please visit summer.stalbansschool.org/swimming to learn more about our 2018 summer swim camp. Online registration is open.
  • 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.

Blackout Dates

The Lawrence Pool will be closed the following dates:
  • October 9, 2017
  • November 22-26, 2017
  • December 23, 2017-January 2, 2018
  • January 15, 2018
  • February 19, 2018
  • March 19-April 1, 2018
  • April 23, 2018
  • May 26-28, 2018
These 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.