In support of guidelines around preventing the spread of COVID-19, the College is not allowing guests on campus. The pool is currently CLOSED through at least December 2020.

Weinstein Natatorium includes a glistening six lane, 25 yard lap pool and a separate diving well. Water temperatures are  maintained between 77-79 degrees. The facility also includes a spectator seating area,  gender specific locker rooms and an all-inclusive washroom accessible directly from the pool deck.

Recreational Swim Program

Members of the local community may purchase a membership to use the swim facilities. Learn about fees and JOIN online or print a brochure (to pay by cash/check). 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 drop-in fee. Lockers are available for yearly rental or per day. Learn when our pool is open: Recreational Swim Hours

The Aquatics School

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. Private lessons are also available by appointment. Learn more about the options, dates, times, fees and REGISTER  online or or print a brochure (to pay by cash/check). 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.

Session 1-Fall: Sundays 9/15 to 10/27 (skip 10/13) between Noon-2pm
Session 2-Winter: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1/7 to 1/23 between 5:30-7:30pm
Session 3-Spring: Sundays from 3/1 to 4/12 (skip 3/15) between Noon-2pm
Session 4-Summer: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6/9 to 6/25 between 5:30-7:30pm
Session 5-Summer: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7/7 to 7/23 between 5:30-7:30pm

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 which teaches 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 deep water brick retrieval (no goggles permitted). The review course is only for individuals with a current or recently expired lifeguard certification. Learn more about the options, dates, times, fees and REGISTER online or or print a brochure (to pay by cash/check).


Session 1-Fall:
11/7 -5PM-9PM, 11/9 & 11/10 from 9AM-6PM
Session 2-Fall: 12/5 -5PM-9PM, 12/7 & 12/8 from 9AM-6PM
Session 3-Spring: 2/6 5PM-9PM, 2/8 & 2/9 from 9AM-6PM
Session 4-Spring: 5/7 5PM-9PM, 5/9 & 5/10 from 9AM-6PM
Session 5-Summer: 6/4 5PM-9PM, 6/6 & 6/7 from 9AM-6PM
Session 1-Fall: Sunday: 9/8 from 11AM-6PM
Session 2-Winter: Sunday: 2/23 from 11AM-6PM

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 sport 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

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