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Beauvoir Pool

2024 Beauvoir Pool Membership Information

Beauvoir is pleased to extend pool memberships for summer 2024 to Beauvoir families, neighbors, and friends. Registration will open on February 16th at 10:00 a.m. through this link!

The Beauvoir pool is located on the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral behind Beauvoir. The pool is open from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.

Beauvoir pool

Pool Highlights

  • Shade sail covering the shallow end of the pool
  • Easy online registration
  • Lockers, changing rooms, and bathroom facilities are enclosed within the gates of the pool.
  • Enclosed toddler pool area with beach-style access
  • Swim lesson options for members
  • Limited guest day passes are available
  • Access to the Cathedral grounds and Beauvoir Outdoors
  • View of the National Cathedral

Lounge chairs and umbrellas are provided to offer comfort and relaxation within the scenic and refreshing surroundings. Children are welcome to use the adjacent playground under parental supervision. Concessions may be purchased from our snack bar. Lifeguards are on duty during the hours the pool is open.

Lifeguards by High Sierra Pools Management

High Sierra Pools management program staffs the Beauvoir Pool with lifeguards, a pool manager, and a qualified pool operator. The High Sierra team works closely with Beauvoir Summer to provide the highest quality service.

The Area Supervisor regularly inspects the facility. The High Sierra Pools management and safety system has earned an outstanding reputation in the commercial pool management industry.

Beauvoir pool

Contact the Pool

During summer hours:
Phone: 202-537-2219

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) continually revises its summer camp and pool guidelines. We will update our members on any changes, and they will be posted here on our website.

 

Pool Information

Weekdays May 28 through July 26—3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Weekdays starting July 29 through August 30—Noon to 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays/Holidays—10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sundays all Summer—11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Early Bird Swim—7:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. – Valid weekdays only June 17–August 2, 2024.
Evening Swim—6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Valid weekdays May 28-August 30, 2024 only.

 

2024 Pool Membership Options Price
Full Family Membership $1790
Beauvoir School Families* $1590
Individual Membership $890
Individual Early Bird Membership $390
Individual Evening Swim Membership $490
Guest Passes (purchased at the pool daily) $10 for each individual (maximum of 2 guests per visit/day)

Payments for memberships are final, nonrefundable, and nontransferable. 

* The Beauvoir Family Membership is for households with at least one child attending Beauvoir for the 2023/2024 school year.

Registration for swim lessons will open on Wednesday, May 1, at 10:00 a.m.

We are excited to announce that we will offer small-group weekend swim lessons in June, July, and August, as well as weekday lessons in August.

Weekend Swim Lessons – pricing available April 2024
August Weekday Lessons – pricing available April 2024

Saturdays: 8:00-8:30 a.m. / 8:35-9:05 a.m. / 9:10-9:40 a.m.
June 1, 8, 15, 22 (make-up June 29)
July 6, 13, 20 (make-up July 27)
August 3, 10, 17 (make-up August 24)

Sundays: 9:00-9:25 a.m. / 9:35-10:00 a.m. / 10:10-10:35 a.m.
June 2, 9, 16, 23 (make-up June 30)
July 7, 14, 21 (make-up July 28)
August 4, 11, 18 (make-up August 25)

August Weekdays: 10:30-11:00 a.m. / 11:15-11:45 a.m.
August 5-8 (make-up August 9)
August 12-15 (make-up August 16)
August 19-22 (make-up August 23)

Private lessons will not be offered at this time. Privately contracted instructors are not permitted. No refunds for the summer swim lessons will be given after May 31, 2024

Pool and Swim Lessons

Please read and download our Pool Policies and Procedures, designed to ensure a safe and fun summer for everyone!

Current Beauvoir Family Membership
For families of students currently enrolled at Beauvoir School

Full Family Membership
For friends and neighbors of Beauvoir

Individual Adult Membership
Membership for one adult, nontransferable 

Individuals must be 15 yrs or older to use the pool facilities without the supervision of an adult member.

Adult Individual Membership Options

Early Bird Swim—
7:00 a.m.–8:15 a.m.Valid weekdays only June 17-July 26, 2024.

Evening Swim—
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.Valid weekdays May 28 – August 30, 2024 only.

Payments for memberships are final, non-refundable, and non-transferable.

Please note that no physical Photo Membership ID cards will be available for summer 2024. Members will check in once they arrive at the pool through Funfangle, our 2024 check-in system.

Membership households include any person who resides at the same address. Extended family members who reside separately must purchase a separate membership.

Registration is on a first-come basis; prior-year membership does not guarantee 2021 membership. Membership fees are due at the time of registration.

Weekend and August swim lesson registration will open HERE on Wednesday, May 1, at 10:00 a.m.

Weekend and Private Swim Lesson Decision

We are excited to announce that we will offer small-group weekend swim lessons in June, July, and August, as well as Weekday lessons in August.

Pricing: (available in April 2024

Weekend Swim Lessons—(3 weekends)
August Weekday Lessons—(4 days)

Schedule

Saturdays: 8:00-8:30 a.m. / 8:35-9:05 a.m. / 9:10-9:40 a.m.
June 8, 15, 22 (make-up June 29)
July 6, 13, 20 (make-up July 27)
August 3, 10, 17 (make-up August 24)

Sundays: 9:00-9:25 a.m. / 9:35-10:00 a.m. / 10:10-10:35 a.m.
June 9, 16, 23 (make-up June 30)
July 7, 14, 21 (make-up July 31)
August 4, 11, 18 (make-up August 25)

Late-July and August Weekdays: 10:30-11:00 a.m. / 11:15-11:45 a.m.
July 29-August 1 (make-up August 2)
August 5-8 (make-up August 9)
August 12-15 (make-up August 16)
August 19-22 (make-up August 23)

Private lessons will not be offered at this time. Privately contracted instructors are not permitted. No refunds for the summer swim lessons will be given after May 31, 2024

Swim Instruction Levels

Nemos

This beginning level for children teaches them to be comfortable and safe in the water. Instructors will focus on introducing children to the water and improving their safety and comfort in the swimming pool.

The class will feature activities such as face in the water, wet hair submerging, opening eyes, front glide, back glide, breath control, moving around comfortably, blowing bubbles, and having fun in the class with aquatic recreation, gaining confidence and interest in swimming. We highly recommend this level for children who have never taken lessons, preferably children between 3 and 5 years old.

Sea Turtles

This level marks the beginning of independent aquatic locomotion skills. Children continue to explore using simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back to gain more stroke proficiency.

This class will introduce exercises in the water, such as arm movement, body position, leg movement, and floating and blowing bubbles, all connected with freestyle and backstroke. This level is recommended for children who are confident in the water but have never had lessons or caves taken and passed Nemos level.

Dolphins

Students who complete this level will be comfortable swimming in deep water and be proficient in front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke. They will be able to swim 50 yards with each of the strokes. This group is for children who are confident in the water and know the basic swimming skills of freestyle and backstroke.

The arm position, leg exercises, breathing, turns, tread water, and diving will be practiced at this level. Butterflies will be introduced in this class. This group focuses on children who already know the basic freestyle and backstroke skills or on children who have passed the Sea Turtles level.

Sharks

Sharks aim to make the students comfortable swimming and practicing in deep water, significantly improve rotary breathing with front crawl, demonstrate some proficiency in the other strokes being introduced, and develop endurance by increasing their swim distances.

In this class, the swimmers will improve the quality of their movement in the backstroke, freestyle, breaststroke, and butterfly. The correct diving position will also be an essential skill learned in the class. This class is recommended for children who have successfully finished Dolphins level or those with previous swimming experience.

The Beauvoir Pool is located behind Beauvoir School on Pilgrim Road. Pilgrim Road is only accessible from Massachusetts Avenue through St. Albans’ main entrance.

Parking for the pool is available in front of Beauvoir School off Woodley Road and Pilgrim Road, entering from St. Albans.

There is an enclosed toddler pool area with beach-style access. The main pool is also handicap accessible. Stroller access will be possible from Pilgrim Road. Strollers can be brought on deck if the safety rules are adhered to. Please see the pool manager when arriving for details.

Children may use the main toddler pool with swim-appropriate diapers. Due to safety and health concerns, regular diapers are not permitted.

Family and Beauvoir memberships may include one babysitter or au pair. The caretaker must be listed by name on the application. Caretakers must be 15 years of age or older.

No food or beverages (except water) will be allowed on the pool deck. Our Snack Bar will be open. We kindly ask that you enjoy snacks in a socially distant spot outside the pool gate, away from the check-in desk.

The snack bar shares a space with the pool deck at the entrance. Food is provided by Beauvoir’s dining service, Meriwether Godsey. The snack bar serves beverages, snacks, and cold treats and is open during pool hours.

No food or beverages (except water) will be allowed on the pool deck. Our Snack Bar will be open. We kindly ask that you enjoy snacks in a socially distant spot outside the pool gate, away from the check-in desk.

You can bring up to two guests per visit at $10 per guest.

The depths run about 3 feet at the shallow end to about 5 feet at the deep end.

Two permanent lap lanes can add a third lane when possible. The lap lanes are 25 meters long. During weekend pool hours, there will be a designated Adult swim time of 10-15 minutes each hour. This will be decided and managed at the discretion of the pool manager.

An automated sand filtration system is used, along with Chlorine, to disinfect the water and CO2 to control the pH.

The pool is an outdoor, summer-only pool membership; the pool will not be heated.

We do not pro-rate memberships.

The Beauvoir pool is not available to rent.

Lifeguards are on duty during pool hours only. They have full authority to remove from the pool or pool deck members or guests who, in their reasonable judgment, continually disregard pool rules and safety.

Lifeguards, by High Sierra Pools Management

High Sierra Pools management program staffs the Beauvoir Pool with lifeguards, a pool manager, and a qualified pool operator. The High Sierra team works closely with Beauvoir Summer to provide the highest quality service. The Area Supervisor regularly inspects the facility. The High Sierra Pools management and safety system has earned an outstanding reputation in the commercial pool management industry.