Our facility is a glistening six-lane, 25-yard lap pool, and separate diving well with water temperature maintained between 77-79 degrees. The facility includes a spectator seating area, gender-specific locker rooms, and an all-inclusive washroom accessible from the pool deck.

Weinstein Natatorium

Recreational Swim Program
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Members of the local community may purchase a membership to use the swim facilities. Three membership types are offered: Single, Couple (may include 1 adult with child), or Family from one of four lengths: Full Year (early June to early May), Fall & Interim (September to late January), Interim & Spring  (early January to early May) or Summer (early June to mid-August). We also offer a less formal $10 per day (cash, exact change) drop-in fee. Lockers are available for rental o1/26 8PM-9PM, 1/27 & 1/28 – 10AM-8PMr for day use. JOIN online or by print brochure (to pay by cash/check)

Aquatics School Programs

LEARN TO SWIM: Four levels of group swimming lessons for beginners to intermediate are offered in a package of six 30-minute sessions for children five years of age and older. We offer Level I (Water Exploration) which includes safe water entry and exit, buoyancy, and increasing overall comfort in the water to Level IV (Stroke Development) which includes stroke enhancement and endurance for front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke and refining skills. REGISTER online or by print brochure (to pay by cash/check).

Session 1-Fall: None Offered
Session 2-Winter:  Tuesday & Thursday from 1/2 to 1/18 from 5:30 pm – 7:30Pm
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ession 3-Spring: Sundays from 2/18 to 4/7 between 12:15 pm -2:15 pm (skip 3/10; 3/31) [FULL]
Session 4-Summer: Tuesday & Thursday from 5/28 to 6/13 from 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Session 5-Summer: Tuesday & Thursday from 7/9 to 7/25  from 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm

NOTE: If your child has not taken lessons with us in the past, the first lesson of each session may be used as an evaluation to ensure that your child is at the correct level.

Is your child under age 5?  Lafayette recommends classes at the local YMCA. There are also instructors who specialize in survival swimming lessons that teach infants and younger children to self-rescue in the water. If your child is between the ages of 4-5, you could set up a group lesson “readiness” screening with our Aquatics Coordinator (aquatics@lafayette.edu) to determine if they could be an exception to our age policy. 

LIFEGUARD TRAINING:  Certification classes are offered for people seeking to become lifeguards and for current guards who are due for renewal. Course participants must be at least 15 years old and be capable of passing a swim test. The swim test includes a continuous 300-yard swim (goggles permitted), treading water for 2-minutes using legs only, and a timed deepwater brick retrieval (no goggles permitted). Our review course is only for individuals with a current or recently expired lifeguard certification. REGISTER online or by print brochure (to pay by cash/check).

FULL CERTIFICATION COURSE DATES
Fridays from 4 pm to 8 pm plus Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 8 pm

  • Session 1-Fall: No Course
  • Session 2-Winter: 1/26 8PM-9PM, 1/27 & 1/28 – 10AM-8PM
  • Session 3-Spring 1: 4/18-6PM-9PM, 4/20 & 4/21 – 10AM-8PM
  • Session 3-Spring 2: 5/9-6PM-9PM, 5/11 & 5/12 – 10AM-8PM
  • Session 5-Summer: 6/7- 4PM-8PM, 6/8 & 6/9 – 10AM-8PM

RE-CERTIFICATION COURSE DATES
Sundays from 10 am to 8 pm

  • Session 1-Fall:  No Course
  • Session 2-Winter 1: 12/3 – 10AM-8PM
  • Session 3-Spring: 5/05 – 10AM-8PM
  • Session 4-Summer: 6/02 – 10AM-8PM

SWIM TESTING FOR INDIVIDUALS OR GROUPS:  Swim tests may be administered by the down guard or Aquatics Coordinator for children under the age of 12 or anyone who is unable to stand in the lap pool. The Coordinator of Aquatics also schedules and runs swim tests for organizations, such as Lafayette’s water-related sports clubs or for other organized groups wishing to use the swimming pool.  To find out more about the specific test for your activity, please get in touch with the Aquatics Coordinator at aquatics@lafayette.edu.