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Reeves Aquatic Center

The Reeves Aquatic Center consists of two pools: an 8-lane, 25-yard lap pool and a 3-lane, 20-yard teaching pool. The Reeves Aquatic Center is located on the lower level of the Sports Center and can be accessed through the Jacobs Fitness Center along with the locker rooms and showers. Recreational Sports and Fitness members share the facility with the American University Varsity Swim Team, AU health & fitness classes, and Nation's Capital Swim Club.  

Recreational Sports and Fitness does not offer a pool-only membership option, however, all memberships include access for recreational swim.

First time rec swimmer? Please keep the following in mind:

  • Swimsuits are the only acceptable swim attire for rec swim.
  • All swimmers are required to rinse off before entering the pool.
  • No glass water bottles are allowed.
  • No food or drink is allowed on the deck; Water is the only acceptable drink.
  • No diving in the leisure pool or shallow end of the lap pool.
  • Lifeguards are here to ensure the safety of all patrons and all of their directions must be followed.
  • Bags and towels must be placed in a locker or hung on the hooks on the right side of the pool deck.

All members should review Aquatics Policies.

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Come make a splash with aquatics!  If you want to be the first to know about adjusted hours/pool closings, special programs and events, new classes and incentive programs, sign up here today!

Summer 2015 Hours

Mondays: 11:00am-2pm, 6pm-8:00pm

Tuesdays: 11:00am-2pm, 6pm-8:00pm

Wednesdays: 6:30am-8am, 11:00am-2pm, 6pm-8:00pm

Thursdays: 11:00am-2pm, 6pm-8:00pm

Fridays: 11:00am-2pm, 6pm-8:00pm

Saturdays: 11am-4pm

Sundays: 11am-4pm

*Hours subject to change based on varsity swim meet schedule.

Monthly Facility Calendar


Hours of Operation; Beginning 8/31/15

Monday- Friday

6:00am-8:00am (W&F only)   


6:00pm-10:30pm (9:00pm F only)





*Hours are subject to change during Varsity Swim season.

Please check website for updated hours.

Rec Swim Equipment

  • Pull Buoys
  • Kick Boards
  • Aqua Joggers
  • Swim Paddles
*Located in blue wire storage unit outside of the lifeguard office.

Available Equipment


AU Recreational Sports & Fitness does not offer private or group youth lessons at this time. 

Please click here for information about Nation's Capital Swim School.

Private Swim Lessons

Swimmer Image

*Swim lessons are only available for people with current JFC memberships.

Improve your technique and swim fitness level! Sign up at the front desk at JFC.

Private Swim Lessons

Your swim instructor will use a personalized program to develop and obtain your swimming goals so that you can swim your personal best.

1 Session*$48.00
3 Sessions$133.00
5 Sessions$203.00
10 Sessions$371.00
15 Sessions$504.00

*Session Packages -45 minutes per session

Questions? Contact the Aquatics Coordinator, Richelle Harvey at

Adult Private Swim Lessons