We practice at a variety of pools throughout the year.  See below for directions.

Year-round (indoor):

  • Takoma Aquatic & Recreation Center
  • Dunbar Aquatic Center
  • Wilson Aquatic Center

Winter only (indoor):

  • Howard University 

Summer only (outdoor):

  • East Potomac Pool at Hains Point
  • Francis Pool
  • Banneker Pool

 

Year-round (indoor):

Other Pools (indoor):

Other Pools (outdoor):


Takoma Aquatic & Recreation Center

300 Van Buren Street, NW
Washington, DC


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Car (from D.C.)
Take 16th Street, 13th Street, or Georgia Avenue north toward Maryland. From any of these streets, turn right on Sheridan Street, NW. Turn left on to 3rd Street, NW, then go about one and a half blocks and then turn left again into the Takoma Rec. Center parking lot. The pool is the large building and the entrance is on the north side of the building.

Car (from Capital Beltway)
Take Georgia Avenue/US 29 South, through Silver Spring, then left on Aspen Street, NW, just inside the District line. Turn right on Aspen Street, NW shortly before the Maryland line. Turn left on Sheridan Street, NW. Turn left on 3rd Street, NW, then go about one and a half blocks and then turn left again into the Takoma Rec. Center parking lot. The pool is the large building and the entrance is on the north side of the building.

Metrorail
Take the Red Line to Takoma Station. After exiting the station, walk under the railroad tracks on Cedar Street into DC. Turn left and walk down 4th Street, NW. 4th Street ends a few blocks later at the recreation complex. The pool is the large building directly behind a smaller brick building. Distance from the Metro: 0.4 miles. Please use common sense when walking at night. About a ten minute walk from the metro.

Dunbar Aquatic Center

101 N St NW
Washington, DC

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From Metro:
Dunbar is located at 101 N St NW in Shaw. The closest metro stops are NoMa / Gallaudet and Mt. Vernon Square. The pool entrance is on O St between 1st and 2nd.

If Driving:
There is a parking lot that is accessible from New Jersey Avenue.

 

Wilson Aquatic Center

4551 Fort Drive, NW
Washington, DC

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From Metro:
Wilson Aquatic Center conveniently located one block from the Tenleytown-AU Metro Station on the Red Line.

If Driving:
On-street metered parking is available.

 

Takoma Park Campus
Fenton Street & Takoma Avenue
Takoma Park, Maryland


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The pool is at the corner of Takoma Avenue and Fenton Street in Falcon Hall, lower level. From front entrance, go downstairs and through the locker rooms to reach the pool. Park on Takoma Avenue; the parking lot is for faculty only and the college security has been known to issue tickets even on Saturday mornings.

Car (from D.C.)
Take 16th Street, 13th Street or Georgia Avenue north, and turn right on Aspen Street, NW (just before Walter Reed Army Medical Center). Turn left on Piney Branch Road. After about half a mile, and just after the train over-pass, turn left on Eastern Avenue, NW which becomes Takoma Avenue. The pool is at Fenton Street/Albany Avenue.

Car (from the Capital Beltway)
Take Georgia Avenue/US 29 South, through Silver Spring. Turn left at Sligo Avenue, Rt. 410, then right onto Fenton Street. Follow Fenton Street a few blocks to Montgomery College's small campus, which will be on the left. The pool is in Falcon Hall, the last building on your left, at intersection of Fenton Street and Takoma Avenue.

Metrorail
Take the Red Line to Takoma Station. When exiting the station, turn left and walk along the bus lane (with the bus shelters). At the end of the Metro lot, turn left onto Eastern Avenue, and walk about 3/4 of a mile to Montgomery College, You'll cross Piney Branch Road (at which point Eastern Avenue becomes Takoma Avenue) then pass Jecquie Park on the right. Falcon Hall is on the far side of the park, at intersection of Takoma and Fenton Street/Albany Avenue. Allow 15-20 minutes to walk.

University of the District of Columbia (UDC)

UDC Natatorium Building 47
4200 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC, 20008


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Car (from D.C.)
The pool is at the corner of Yuma Street NW and 35th Street NW, just off Connecticut Avenue NW. Walk up the stairs after the tennis courts, on the left leading to Building 47 and enter the UDC sports complex. The pool is toward the back of the facility.

Metrorail
Take the Red Line to Van Ness- UDC. When exiting the station, make a U turn to walk North on Connecticut Avenue. Turn left on Yuma and walk 300 feet. Walk up the stairs after the tennis courts, on the left leading to Building 47 and enter the UDC sports complex. The pool is toward the back of the facility.

Nota Bene: If you arrive late to UDC Friday night practices, the building doors will be closed 10 minutes after the work out is supposed to start, for security purposes. If you are locked out, please call the Pool Manager. Please check your weekly email for the number.

East Potomac Pool at Hains Point

East Potomac Park
900 Ohio Street, SW
Washington, DC


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Car (from Washington, DC/Maryland)
Take 9th Street, NW south to I-395. Take I-395 South toward the Francis Case Memorial Bridge. Stay in right lane and exit at East Potomac Park (right before you cross the river). The off-ramp will loop you around to Ohio Drive, SW. Turn right on Ohio Drive, and continue for about 1 mile.

Or take 15th Street, NW south. Turn left as 15th Street ends at Maine Avenue, SW at the Tidal Basin. Immediately turn right on East Basin Drive, SW toward the Jefferson Memorial. Then take the first left on Ohio Drive, SW towards East Potomac Park and continue for about 1 mile.

The pool is on your right between the East Potomac Golf Shop/Snack Bar and the Potomac Park Police Building. There is a large parking lot in front of the Golf Shop. Walk around to the left of the Golf Shop; there is a small side gate which leads on to the pool deck. This is where the teams usually meets. The main entrance to the pool is usually locked.

Car (from Virginia)
Take I-395 North across the 14th Street Bridge, stay to your right. Take the first exit to East Potomac Park. The off-ramp will lead you to Buckeye Drive, SW. Turn left and go about 0.2 miles to Ohio Drive, SW. Turn right on Ohio, go about 0.8 miles (see above).

Metrorail
Not immediately Metro-accessible. If you wish to do the approximately 2-mile plus walk, take the Blue/Orange line to the Smithsonian station. Exit through the Independence Avenue escalator and turn left on Independence. Walk two blocks and turn left on Raoul Wallenberg Place (15th Street, SW). See the directions above from 15th Street, NW. Allow at least a half hour to get to the pool.

George Washington University Pool

Smith Center
600 22nd St NW
Washington, DC 20052

The pool is on lower level. You will enter at the bottom of the stairs at 22nd and G streets, Southwest corner.

Keep in mind that parking around the GW campus can be a challenge. However, it's super convenient for Metro, biking, walking, Uber, etc.