William H. Rumsey Aquatic Center

William H. Rumsey Aquatic Center

The William H. Rumsey Aquatic Center, situated just a few blocks from the Capitol Building, is a fantastic spot for swimming enthusiasts of all ages. Boasting an impressive range of equipment, starting blocks, and a generous depth of 8-9 feet, this pool offers everything you need for a fulfilling swim session. Conveniently equipped with pace clocks, clean locker rooms, and a shallow kiddie pool for the little ones, the center caters to everyone’s needs. Best of all, it’s free for DC residents, while non-residents pay a mere $7 fee for access to the 8-lane, 78°F pool. Don’t miss out on this refreshing and affordable aquatic gem in the heart of the city!

William H. Rumsey Aquatic Center
635 North Carolina Ave SE
United States
William H. Rumsey Aquatic Center
635 North Carolina Ave SE
United States

The Pool

  • Number of Lanes: 8
  • Pool Depth: 9
  • Pool Length: 25 yards
  • Indoor / Outdoor: Indoor pool
  • Entrance / Fees:
  • Lane Space:
  • Staff Friendliness:
  • Chlorine Intensity:
  • General Amenities:
  • Locker Room Cleanliness:

More About the Pool

  • Food Options: N/A
  • Swim Equipments: Tons of kick boards, bouys, and various other swimming equipment available for free use
  • Lane Experience: Big lanes, crowded a certain times of the day usually has plenty of room


  • Body lotion
  • Body Wash
  • Conditioner
  • Easy parking
  • Food available for purchase
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot tub
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Lockers available for free day use
  • Lockers available for long term rental
  • Pace Clock
  • Sauna
  • Shallow pool for infants/toddlers
  • Shampoo
  • Showers
  • Starting blocks
  • Steam Room
  • Swim equipment for free use
  • Swim equipment for purchase
  • Swim suit dryer
  • Towels
  • Water Slide
  • Wheelchair entry

William H. Rumsey Aquatic Center

Pool Type & Size

25 Yards

Hours & Options

Opening Hours