There is plenty of room to splash around in our Olympic-sized swimming pool. Dive in!
Competition Pool Lane Availability
Starting May 1 through August 31, we will be switching our pool to long course! This is great for athletes interested in increasing endurance, triathletes, and all recreational swimmers. It is also inline with USA Swimming's long course training season as we gear up for Olympic Trials.
Ten 50 meter lanes will be available to all members. 3 members per lane due to COVID-19 regulations.
- Please see the link below for pool lane availability and special events
- Please note the special event schedule is subject to change
- Pool Lane Availability September & October (PDF)
Open Swim Hours
- Monday - Friday: 5 AM - 8 PM
- Saturday & Sunday: 7 AM - 8 PM
- To reserve a lane for lap swimming or free swim, make a reservation online or reserve through The St. James app.
Our swimming program marries top-level instruction with a joyful swimming environment. We want our swimmers to fall in love with the water and develop skills that last a lifetime.
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The St. James Swim Program utilizes a progression-based program to help develop confidence in the water as well as proper swimming technique.
The St. James Difference
The centerpiece of the Pool House is an indoor 52-meter Olympic-sized Myrtha training and competition pool. The pool is equipped with a removable headwall, 20 track start blocks including the backstroke start system, and a movable bulkhead, which divides the pool into different areas according to aquatic activity.
It has stainless steel construction and an infinity-edge overflow gutter to reduce wake. It is fitted with shallow platforms which lower the pool depth by 4 feet at one end, to improve functionality for group water exercise, swimming lessons, and creative play activities.
The swimming program at The St. James offers all ages and abilities room to learn, improve and compete in the pool. Whether you're just learning how to doggie-paddle, or ready to master the butterfly, our expert instructors are here to teach the best techniques to help athletes achieve their goals.
Beyond your usual swim lessons, The St. James Pool House is available for cross-training for other sports, healthy recreational laps, training for triathlons, endurance training for athletes and military, sports rehabilitation, and muscle recovery for injured bodies, and more.
Meet Our Coaches
It's time to lap the competition. Our private swim lessons are available for beginners, elite swimmers, and everyone in between.
Knowing how to swim is a vital water safety skill that everyone should possess. In addition to knowing how to swim in order to prevent drowning, swimming builds cardiovascular fitness, increases stamina, improves muscle strength and flexibility and can improve posture and balance.
First Time Swimmers
The St. James swim instructors work with beginners from infants to adults to make sure everyone is comfortable in the pool. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends swim lessons to protect from drowning as early as age one. Parents are welcome to watch from our comfortable spectator seating we guide their children through water basics. Private lessons are available for adults of every age as well. Adults in particular often benefit from personalized attention to help them overcome any preconceived notions or fears of the water.
Private swim lessons are available in 30-minute increments and guests can choose their coach when booking. Instructors teach the basics, including safely entering the pool, floating, treading water, breathing, kicking with your legs and stroking with your arms. The St. James Swim Program recommends new swimmers should expect to spend at least 2 hours a week in the pool to achieve competency.
First-time swimmers should wear proper swimwear in the Pool House.
Book a private learn-to-swim lesson with one of our expert coaches on Setmore.
Advanced Swim Lessons
The St. James Swim offers advanced lessons for competitive swimmers who are looking to improve in the pool. Whether its correcting form, practicing dives or kick turns, or working on an individual stroke - we have expert instructors to guide you to become faster and more powerful in the water. One-on-one instruction allows for coaches to identify weaknesses and suggest ways to improve on a personalized basis. This is how individual swimmers can gain a competitive edge and advance to elite levels in the sport.
Private swim lessons are available in 30-minute increments and guests can choose their coach when booking. Book a private advanced lesson with one of our expert coaches on Setmore.
Ready to race? The St. James Swim Club is a USA Swim team sanctioned to compete against elite athletes across the country. Our athletes are held to the highest standard of excellence, bond through character building workouts and excel both in the water and on the deck.
Benefits of joining a swim team:
- Cultivate a lifelong love of swimming
- Coaching from passionate and expert coaches
- Character building
- Encourage friendship and teamwork
- Learn time management
- Develop leadership skills
Competitive Swim Team
Competitive level group practices for all athletes who are competent in all four strokes. These athletes will have the ability to compete with other local and national clubs. Pre-requisite: Must be able to swim all four strokes legally.
Coed 4 - 18
Practice Mon - Sat
Red Cross Lifeguard Certification
The St. James is offering Red Cross Lifeguard certification courses every month leading up to Summer 2022! Register and get the following certifications:
- Infant and Adult CPR/AED
- First Aid
- In water on online skills and safety training.
This course is everything you will need as a lifeguard, swim coach, and looks great on resumes for camp counselors, baby sitters, etc. Sign up today and arm yourself with the knowledge to save a life tomorrow.
18 and up
- January 28
- February 25
- March 25
- April 5
- May 8
- May 20
Get in Touch
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