Weinstein Natatorium includes a glistening six-lane, 25-yard lap pool, and separate diving well. Water temperatures are 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.

Recreational Swim Program

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), Spring & Summer (late January to early August) or Summer (early June to early August). We also offer less formal options such as a 10-visit punch pass or a $5 per day (cash) drop-in fee. Lockers are available for yearly rental or free for day use.
Join online or by print brochure (to pay by cash/check)

RECREATIONAL SWIM HOURS (closed July 4th & 5th)
Effective 7/11/21 to 8/13/21
Monday & Wednesday: 3 pm-7 pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 5 pm-7 pm
Sunday: Noon-3 pm

Aquatics School Programs

LEARN TO SWIM:  Various levels of group swimming lessons for beginners to intermediate are offered in a package of six 30-minute sessions for children four 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-Summer: Mon & Wed from 6/28 to 7/14 between 4:30 pm-6:30 pm CLOSED
  • Session 2-Summer: Mon & Wed from 7/19 to 8/4 between 5:00 pm-7:00 pm LEVEL I and II FULL
  • Sunday Sessions: Sundays from 7/11 to 8/18 between 12:30pm-2:30pm LEVEL I and  IV FULL

Is your child under 3 years of age?  Lafayette recommends classes at the local YMCA. There are also instructors who specialize in survival swimming lessons that teach infants to self-rescue in the water.

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 prerequisite 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 Course – June:  6/24 5PM-8PM, 6/25 & 6/26 from 9AM-5PM
Review Course – Nothing at this time.

Swim Testing for Individuals & 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 contact the Aquatics Coordinator at aquatics@lafayette.edu.


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