Wilson Aquatic Center

Washington, DC, UNITED STATES

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Facility Overview

Facility Name
Wilson Aquatic Center
Address
Woodrow Wilson High School , 4551 Fort Drive, N.W., Tenleytown
Washington, DC 20016
UNITED STATES
Telephone
(202) 730-0583 for the pool. 671-1289 for the Parks and Recreation Department Aquatics HQ

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Drop-in/Casual
Residents: Free. Non-residents: $7.00; SC(55) $4.00.
Cash is not accepted at the pool; bring a credit card or buy a pass online HERE. Photo ID is required for all.
[July, 2017]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
50m, 8 lanes x 25y, 22 lanes , indoors , 80ºF (27ºC)
Diving
Two 1m and two 3m diving boards.

Location

Location
From the Red Line Tenleytown Metro Station on Albermarle, head east to Fort Drive; turn north on Fort Drive; the facility is on the east side of the street across from Whole Foods. There’s a big sign at the entrance.
GPS
38.94906, -77.07771

Teams That Use This Facility

Masters Swim
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Masters Swim
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Masters Swim
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Triathlon
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Youth Swim
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Facility Notes

Kick boards, swim buoys, and fins are available. Bring your own lock and towel.
The facility, which used to have a 25y, 6 lane pool, was "closed for repairs" for several years - when it reopened in 2009, we found it had been "repaired"to twice its former size!
There is also a wading pool area and a 20m "therapy" pool (warmer water than main pool). Call ahead if you are hoping to use either of these because they are sometimes unavailable. (Calling ahead is a useful rule for any DC pool facility.)

Facility Reviews

A clean and well-maintained pool with wide lanes, not over-chlorinated. Circle swim is the rule with speed designated lanes. It's a busy pool. The women's locker room is basic. Showers on annoying timers. It is not the cleanest locker room, but it's OK.
It is beyond terrific. Nine 50m lanes, the extra is for 'leisure swimmers, walkers and anyone who can't really swim'. The showers are dodgy but they seem to work so far.
On the men’s side, at least, the showers are fine, the timer isn’t so bad.
This is a swimmer's pool and it is huge. It is well-used by lap swimmers, as well as having additional areas and separate pools for diving, water aerobics, and small children. There is also a hot tub. The locker rooms are decent and not cramped. Bring your own lock if you want to leave items in the locker room while you swim. The pool chemicals were strong-smelling (and tasting) the day I swam there but not unmanageable.
[July, 2017]