Mark your calendars! 2020 Pool Registration will open February 12, 2020 at 10am.
2020 Beauvoir Pool Membership Registration Information:
Beauvoir is pleased to extend pool memberships for summer 2020 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 12, 2020.
Shade sail coming soon to cover shallow end of pool
Easy online registration
Lockers, changing rooms and bathroom facilities enclosed within the gates of the pool.
Enclosed toddler pool area with beach-style access
Swim lesson options for members
Limited guest day 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 26 through July 31 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Weekdays starting August 3 through September 4 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
Beauvoir Membership – $1110 For families of students currently enrolled at Beauvoir School Family Membership – $1250 For friends and neighbors of Beauvoir Individual Adult Membership – $750 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 15 – July 31, 2020 only. Evening Swim – $430 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Valid weekdays May 26 - August 28, 2020 only.
Please note, Photo Membership Passes are required for all family members and caretakers. Payments for memberships are final, nonrefundable and nontransferable. Membership households include any person who resides at the same address. Extended family members who reside separately will be required to purchasea separate membership.
Private swim lesson booklets will be sold in packets of 5 starting in February 2020. The booklet rates are $325 for five half-hour lessons.
Add-on individual lessons may be purchased at $70 for each individual half-hour lesson.
Private swim lessons are only available to 2020 camp families or pool members for children ages 3 and up. Lessons can be scheduled to start Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, July 31, 2020, weekdays from 3:45 p.m. onwards. Weekend private lessons are not permited. Further instruction on how to schedule lessons will be emailed to families in May 2020. Unused booklets cannot be used after July 31, 2020.
Registration opens February 12, 2020 Half hour group weekend lessons will be offered to children ages 3 yrs to 10 yrs. at 8:00 a.m., 8:45 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays and 9:00 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. Session 1 Saturdays: May 30, June 6, 13, 20 Cost $145 Sundays: May 31, June 7, 14, 21 Cost $145 Weather related make-up lesson will be June 27/28, should the pool be closed during any of the scheduled lesson dates. Session 2 Saturdays: July 11, 18, 25 Cost $110 Sundays: July 12, 19, 26 Cost $110 Weather related make-up lesson will be August 1/2, should the pool be closed during any of the scheduled lesson dates. Session 3 Saturdays: August 8, 15, 22, 29 Cost$145 Sundays: August 9, 16, 23, 30 Cost$145 Weather related make-up lesson will be Sept 5/6, should the pool be closed during any of the scheduled lesson dates
Registration opens February 12, 2020 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 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. August 3 - 6, Cost: $145 August 10 - 13, Cost: $145 August 17 - 20, Cost: $145 August 24 - 27, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 guests are not allowed from 10-12pm on Saturdays and 11-1pm on Sundays. These are peak hours reserved for members only.
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.
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.