Beauvoir Pool

2019 Pool Registration now open!  Family and Individual Memberships are sold out. Limited number of Evening Swim Memberships are available.


2019 Beauvoir Pool Membership Registration Information:

Beauvoir is pleased to extend pool memberships for summer 2019 to Beauvoir families, neighbors and friends. 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.  See tab below for pricing. Registration will open at 10am on February 13, 2019. 
 
Pool Highlights:
  • NEW! Shade sail coming soon to cover shallow end of pool
  • NEW!  Gate extension coming soon to enclose the bathrooms within the pool area
  • Easy online registration
  • Lockers, changing rooms and bathroom facilities
  • Enclosed toddler pool area with beach-style access
  • Swim lesson options for members
  • Guest passes available
  • Access to the Cathedral grounds and Beauvoir Outdoors
  • Stunning 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 parent 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 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. 

Contact the Pool

During summer hours
Phone: 202-537-2219

May 25 – September 2, 2019

Weekdays May 28 through August 2
3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Weekdays starting August 5
12:00 noon to 8 p.m.
Saturdays/Holidays
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sundays all Summer
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
 
Please Note: These hours are not applicable to Early Bird or Evening Swim Members

Questions About the Pool (click for details)

List of 18 frequently asked questions.

  • Membership Options

    Membership Options

    Beauvoir Membership – $1110 - SOLD OUT
    For families of students currently enrolled at Beauvoir School
    Family Membership – $1250 - SOLD OUT
    For friends and neighbors of Beauvoir
    Individual Adult Membership – $750 - SOLD OUT
    A 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 – $345
    7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. – Valid weekdays June 17 – August 2, 2019 only.
    Evening Swim – $430
    6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Valid weekdays May 28 - August 30, 2019 only.

    Please note, this year we will be doing Photo Membership passes for all adults and any children above 15 years of age. Payments for memberships are final, nonrefundable and nontransferable. 
     
  • Private Lessons by Beauvoir Swim Staff (May 28-August 2, 2019)

    Private Lessons by Beauvoir Swim Staff

    Private swim lesson booklets will be sold in packets of 5 starting in February 2019. The booklet rates are $325 for five half-hour lessons. 

    Additional booklets can be purchased or add-on individual lessons may be purchased at $65 for each individual half-hour lesson. 

    Private swim lessons are only available to 2019 camp families or pool members for children ages 3 and up. Lessons can be scheduled to start Tuesday, May 28 through Friday, August 2, 2019, during pool membership weekday hours. Further instruction on how to schedule lessons will be emailed to families in May 2019.  Unused booklets cannot be used after August 2, 2019.
  • Weekend Group Swim Lessons by High Sierra (June, July, and August 2019)

    Weekend Group Swim Lessons

    Registration opens February 13, 2019
    Half hour group weekend lessons will be offered to children ages 3 yrs to 10 yrs. at 8am, 8:45am and 9:30am on Saturdays and 9am, 9:45am and 10:30am on Sundays.
    Session 1
    Saturdays: June 1, 8, 15, 22 Cost $145
    Sundays: June 2, 9, 16, 23 Cost $145
    Weather related make-up lesson will be June 29/30, should the pool be closed during any of the scheduled lesson dates.
    Session 2
    Saturdays: July 6, 13, 20, 27 Cost $145
    Sundays: July 7, 14, 21, 28 Cost $145
    Weather related make-up lesson will be August 3/4, should the pool be closed during any of the scheduled lesson dates.
    Session 3
    Saturdays: August 10, 17, 24 Cost $110
    Sundays: August 11, 18, 25  Cost $110
    Weather related make-up lesson will be August 31/Sept 1, should the pool be closed during any of the scheduled lesson dates
  • August Weekday Swim Lessons by High Sierra (August 2019)

    August Weekday Swim Lessons

    Registration opens February 13, 2019
    August half hour group weekday lessons (four lessons a week) will be offered to children ages 3 yrs to 10 yrs in the month of August at 10:30am and 11:15am. 
    August 5 - 8, Cost: $145
    August 12 - 15,  Cost: $145
    August 19 - 22,  Cost: $145
    August 26 - 29,  Cost: $145
    Any weather related make-up lesson will be on the Fridays of each week, should the pool be closed during any of the scheduled lesson dates.

    We reserve the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment. 
  • Swim Instruction Levels

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

    Dolphin: 
    Students who successfully complete this level will be comfortable swimming in deep water, be proficient in front crawl, back crawl, breast stroke. They will be able to swim 50 yards with each of the strokes. This group is for children that are confident in the water and know the basic swimming skills of free style and backstroke. At this level the arm position, legs exercises, breathing, turns, tread water and diving will be practiced. Butterfly will be introduced in this class. The focus of this group is for children that already know basic skills of freestyle and backstroke or for children that passed the Sea Turtles level.
  • Beauvoir Parking & Location

    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 of Woodley Road, and Pilgrim Road, entering from St. Albans. 
  • Is there a toddler pool? How does one access the pool with a stroller?  Can I bring a stroller on deck?

    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 pool manager when arriving for details.
  • Are diapered children allowed in the pool?

    Children may use the main toddler pool with swim appropriate diapers. Due to safety and health concerns, regular diapers are not permitted. 
  • Can I bring a caretaker or nanny?

    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. 
  • Is there a snack bar?

    The snack bar shares a space with the pool desk, located at the pool 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. 
  • Can I bring guests and what is that cost?

    Members are welcome to bring up to two guests per visit. Guest passes are $10.00 per adult (15 years and up) guest and $5.00 per child (3-14 years old) guest. Valid for a one time use and can be purchased at the pool. Additional guests are not permitted beyond the two per family/individual membership, no exceptions. It is at the discretion of the pool management to decline any guest passes if the day’s capacity has been met.

    Please note that this year, guests are not allowed from 10-12pm on Saturdays and 11-1pm on Sundays. These are peak hours reserved for members only.

    The pool telephone number is 202-537-2219. 
  • How deep is the shallow and deep ends of the pool?

    The depths run about 3 feet in the shallow end to about 5 feet at the deep end.
  • How many lap lanes are there and how long are they? Will there be adult swim times?

    There are two permanent lap lanes with the ability to 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.
  • How is the pool being cleaned and filtered?

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

    As the pool is an outdoor summer-only pool membership, the pool will not be heated.
  • Do you pro-rate memberships?

    We do not pro-rate memberships.
  • Can I rent the pool?

    The Beauvoir pool is not available to rent.
  • Are there lifeguards on duty are all times?

    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 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. 

Meet Our Directors

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3500 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC 20016 
Tel: (202) 537-6485 
Fax: (202) 537-6512
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About Beauvoir

Beauvoir Summer is located at Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School, on the 60-acre Cathedral Close in Washington, DC. Beauvoir is a coeducational Pre-Kindergarten through Third Grade school carefully designed for young learners.