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Marie H. Reed Learning Center Pool
Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES

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The Basics
Facility Name Marie H. Reed Learning Center Pool
Web Address http://app.dpr.dc.gov/dprmap/details.asp?cid=68

Street Address 2200 Champlain St. N.W. , Adams Morgan , Washington , DC , UNITED STATES (Postal Code: 20010)

Telephone (202) 673-7771 for the pool. 673-7647 for the Parks and Rec. Dept

Admission
Visitors (adult) Residents Free. Non-residents $7.00, SC(55) $4.00. Cash is not accepted; bring a credit card. Photo ID required for all. [February, 2013]
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Affiliate USMS with registration card: $5.00 for DCAC workouts. [May, 2013]

Pools and Boards at Facility
EquipmentDescription 
Pool 125y x 36f, 6 lanes, indoors, 78º - 82°F (26º - 28°C)


Locator
Location Directions to the pool can be found in the DCAC web site.

Latitude, Longitude 38.919197, -77.040487

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Teams that Use Facility
TypeTeam NameContact 
Masters SwimThe DCRP Masters Swim TeamClick on the Team Name to view its website.
Masters SwimThe District of Columbia Aquatics Club (DCAC)Click on the Team Name to view its website.
Water PoloThe Washington Wetskins Water Polo TeamClick on the Team Name to view its website.
Notes
Consider the schedule shown on the pool's official Web page (link above) as a guideline, not cast in concrete; some activities, e.g., lap swimming, may be available more often (or less) than is shown on the site. Smart people call ahead…
Facility Reviews
This is a good pool. It tends to get crowded during the evening with a lot of serious lap swimmers. Parking is tricky, but doable. The nearest Metro is DuPont Circle (north exit) and a hike from there.
In late 2008 the locker rooms were redone and cleaned up. The water is usually warmer than DC’s other pools.
In July 2011, the water seemed cooler than at Rumsey Aquatic Center, which I also visited.
I found this pool clean and a bit on the warm side (but not uncomfortably so). Between 3 and 4 PM on a Tuesday, I had a lane to myself. The schedule indicated open swim, but five of the six lanes were reserved for lap swimming. The staff is very friendly and let me in for free; it had been so long since someone came for a single-day swim that the manager couldn't remember how to take payment. Kickboards and pull buoys are available poolside. [May, 2013]
During peak hours, the pool can range from surprisingly quiet to very busy - it's hard to detect a pattern. Both outside lanes are extra wide and can be very comfortably split or circled. The staff is generally friendly, but the signage and communication aren't great and lanes are sometimes taken out of commission for no apparent reason. The pool has a great "old school" feel reminiscent of urban high schools and YMCAs. The locker rooms are Spartan but adequate. [August, 2013]