NOTE: Most lessons are at the MSSD pool - only the Parent & Tot Lessons occur at the Kendall Pool.
Double check you are going to the correct pool!
MODEL SECONDARY SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF (MSSD) HIGH-SCHOOL POOL (SwimAmerica Learn-to-Swim Program for kids ages 3+)
KENDALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL POOL (Parent & Tot Program)
Turn RIGHT at the security booth after entering campus from Florida Avenue NE and continue past Hotchkiss track and field.
TURN RIGHT onto Lowman Lane. If you don’t make a right here, you’ll continue to circle around the university all the way back to the security booth.
Follow Lowman Lane to the stop sign. The baseball field will be on your right.
Make a SOFT right turn from the stop sign and drive into the ground floor of the parking garage slightly off to the right in front of you. If you make a hard right, you’ll drive towards the Elementary School playground.
Drive ALL the way to the back of the ground floor of the garage and park where space is available.
Enter through the set of glass double doors on the right at the very far end of the garage on the ground floor and make an immediate left once you are inside the school – you’ve now arrived!
THE GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY POOL (Access via the rear entrance of the University Field House)
Turn RIGHT at the security booth after entering campus from Florida Avenue NE
Make a RIGHT BEFORE the large bison statue which will quickly be on your right. If you pass the athletic field you have gone too far.
After turning right, follow the side road ALL THE WAY to the parking lot behind the field house which will be on your left-hand side. You will pass parked cars on the right before getting to the back lot. DON’T PARK THERE.
Park on the left as close to the athletic field as possible. Walk towards the Hotchkiss athletic field and the black chain link fence.
As you approach Hotchkiss field, you will see large glass windows down a flight of stairs on your left – THIS IS THE POOL!
Enter the pool through the glass doors at the bottom of the stairs.