Beauvoir Pool

Membership registration for the 2023 Beauvoir Opens February 15 at 10:00 a.m.!

If you have not set up a CampBrain account, please do so ahead of time with the link below:

2023 Beauvoir Pool Membership Information:

Beauvoir is pleased to extend pool memberships for summer 2023 to Beauvoir families, neighbors, and friends. The Beauvoir pool is located on the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral behind Beauvoir. It is open from Memorial Day Weekend starting May 27 through Labor Day, closing at 8:00 p.m. on September 4. 

Pool Highlights:
  • Shade sail covering the shallow end of the  pool
  • Easy online registration
  • Lockers, changing rooms, and bathroom facilities are enclosed within the pool's gates.
  • Enclosed toddler pool area with beach-style access
  • Swim lesson options for members
  • 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.

Pool Hours:
Weekdays May 30 through July 28 -
3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Weekday hours change starting July 31 through September 1, - 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. – 8:15 a.m. – Valid weekdays June 20 – July 28, 2023, only.
Evening Swim - 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Valid weekdays May 30 - September 1, 2023, only.

Membership Options
Price
Full Family Membership
$1690
Beauvoir School Families*
$1490
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)
The Beauvoir Family Membership is for households with at least one child attending Beauvoir for the 2022/2023 school year. 

2023 Swim Lessons at Beauvoir


Weekend and Private Swim Lessons
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. Please check back in early April 2023 for pricing and schedule details. 

Registration for swim lessons will open on
Monday, May 1, at 10:00 a.m.
Click here to register.


Our top priority is always the health and safety of our pool members and staff. We appreciate your partnership and understanding that all programs, policies, and procedures are subject to change according to the COVID-19 safety recommendations put forth by the District of Columbia Department of Health. 

At this time, there is no requirement for our members and guests to provide proof of vaccinations for COVID-19. Furthermore, our memberships and available daily guest passes will be at total capacity. 

We will inform all registered members for 2023 of any changes if they become present. 

Contact the Pool

During summer hours
Phone: 202-537-2219

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. 

Details and FAQs about the Pool and Swim Lessons (click tabs for details)

List of 18 frequently asked questions.

  • 2023 Pool Policies & Procedures

    Please read and download our updated 2023 Pool Policies & Procedures (coming soon!), designed to ensure a safe and fun summer for everyone!
  • Pool Membership Options


    2023 Membership Options

    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 June 20 - July 28, 2023, only.
    Evening Swim – 
    6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Valid weekdays May 30 - September 1, 2023, only.

    Payments for memberships are final, nonrefundable, and nontransferable. 

    Membership Options
    Price
    Full Family Membership
    $1690
    Beauvoir School Families*
    $1490
    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)

    Please note there will be no physical Photo Membership ID cards for summer 2023. Instead, members will check in at the pool through Funfangle, our 2023 check-in system.
     
    Membership households include any person who resides at the same address. Extended family members living separately will be required to purchase a membership. 

    Registration is on a first-come basis, and prior-year membership does not guarantee 2023 membership. Membership fees are due at the time of registration. 
  • 2023 Weekend & August Swim Lessons

     
    2023 Weekend and August swim lesson registration will open HERE Monday, May 1, at 10:00 a.m. with updated pricing and schedule coming in early May 2023.

    Below is the information from 2022. 
     
    2022 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.

    2022 Pricing:
    Weekend Swim Lessons—$150 (3 weekends)
    August Weekday Lessons—$200 (4 days)

    2022 Schedule:
    Saturdays: 8:00-8:30 a.m.  / 8:35-9:05 a.m. / 9:10-9:40 a.m.:
    June 4, 11, and 18 (make-up June 25)
    July 9, 16, and 23 (make-up July 30)
    August 6, 13, 20 (make-up August 27)
      
    Sundays: 9:00-9:25 a.m. / 9:35-10:00 a.m. / 10:10-10:35 a.m.:
    June 5, 12, and 19 (make-up June 26)
    July 10, 17, and 24 (make-up July 31)
    August 7, 14, and 21 (make-up August 28) 

    August Weekdays: 10:30-11:00 a.m. / 11:15-11:45 a.m. 
    August 1-4 (make-up August 5)
    August 8-11 (make-up August 12)
    August 15-18 (make-up August 19)
    August 22-25 (make-up August 26) 
  • 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 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 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.

    Dolphins: 
    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.

    Sharks: The goal for sharks is to make the students comfortable swimming and practicing in deep water and to make major improvements to rotary breathing with front crawl, demonstrate some proficiency in the other strokes being introduced and begin to develop endurance by increasing distances they can swim. At 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 important skill learned in the class. This class is recommended for children that successfully finished Dolphins level or children with previous swimming experience.
  • 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. 
  • May 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?

    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 of the pool gate, away from check-in desk. 

    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. 
  • May I bring food and beverages to the pool?

    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 of the pool gate, away from check-in desk.
  • May I bring guests, and what is the cost?

    You are welcome to bring up to two (2) guests daily at $10 for each person (child and/or adult). You will need to sign your guests in at the regular check-in spot near the snack bar. 
  • 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 at 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

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Andrew Mackay

    Andrew Mackay 

    Director of Auxiliary Programs
    202-537-2313
  • Photo of Tamira Guevara

    Tamira Guevara 

    Associate Director of Auxiliary Programs
    202-537-6487
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.