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Recreational Sports and Fitness

  • 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 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.  

Who can use the pool?

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

Are swim lessons offered?

Adult swim lessons are offered. Visit the aquatics programs webpage for a listing of our current offerings!

Are there locker rooms?

Yes, there are locker rooms available for changing and showering. Please bring a lock for your valuables and remove all items from the facility before closing. Any remaining locks will be removed and contents will be placed in lost and found.

First time rec swimmer?

Please review Aquatics Policies before your first visit.


Do you rent towels? Is there equipment available for general use?

No, we do not rent towels. However, a towel can be purchased at the front desk for $13.00. We do have kickboards, paddles, pull buoys, and aqua joggers available free of charge for general use.

When is the pool open?

Please visit our hours of operation page to view our current hours. The 25-yard and 20-yard pool availability depends on programming and swim meets, so we recommend that you view our lane availability page for details.

Stay in the Know!

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!