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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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Hours of Operation

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. 

NCAP Information

Swim Lesson Information

Click below to view all information about the following aquatic programs:

  • Private Swim Lessons
  • Group Swim Lessons
  • Free Swim Clinics
  • Punch Card Program

Swim Lesson information