Learn to Swim, Alexandria!

Dive in with the Official Learn-To-Swim Swim School for the City of Alexandria

Hey, NoVa, DC, and MD! Are you thinking about signing your children up for swim lessons? Considering starting lessons yourself? Why not go with the official Learn-To-Swim swim school of Alexandria? We’re thrilled to announce that’s…us!

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WeAquatics is the official LTS swim school of the City of Alexandria. Here’s what that means for you.

Why Should You Learn to Swim with WeAquatics?

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We know you have options for where you learn to swim, so here’s just part of what makes WeAquatics so special. 

  • We’re Endorsed by the City of Alexandria
    “We have the full support of the city [of Alexandria],” says David Worrell, WeAquatics founder. “Our program being a part of the City of Alexandria means we have designated space for our lessons at the Chinquapin Park Recreation Center, and we’re given priority on pool space.” 
  • We’ve Implemented Careful, Extensive Safety Protocols
    “The safety protocols have been really effective,” says David. “Everyone has fallen in line with what it takes to safely get in and out of the building. There have been no issues there.”
  • We Offer a Variety of Classes
    The Chinquapin location in Alexandria, Virginia, is currently offering Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) classes and Learn-To-Swim (LTS) classes, as well as amended Young Masters (YM) classes.“We’re thrilled that Young Masters [YM] classes have been given the green light and we can once again offer group swim practice,” says David.Here’s how YM classes will work. Three students and one instructor will work at one end of the pool. Three other students and a different instructor will be at the other end. Everyone will be doing the same workout, but it avoids having too many people in contact at one time.“This is a great compromise,” says David. “It allows us to provide our developmental swim teams, but it keeps everyone safe.” 
  • We Accommodate All Ages
    Here’s a breakdown of the age groups we help learn to swim:

    • ISR Classes: 6 months to 4 years
    • LTS Classes: 4 years old to adults
    • YM Classes: No minimum age requirement, but familiarity with freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke are required

    “It’s so important for everyone to stay active right now,” says David, “but adults should be especially careful they don’t stop physical activity. Gyms aren’t open yet, but swim lessons could be a healthy, active, safe way to fill that time you’d usually spend working out at the gym.”

    Are you hesitant to start swimming lessons as an adult? We hope this blog changes your mind! 


  • Learning to Swim Is an Essential Life Skill
    Swimming offers many benefits—we cover five of them in this blog—but perhaps no benefit is more important than the safety aspect. Learning to be confident and competent in and around water can literally save your life. It’s an important skill every person should possess, and it’s never too late to learn.  
  • We’re Filling Up Fast
    “Families throughout Alexandria are settling into their virtual school routines. They have everything set with their schooling and classwork, and people are thinking again about extracurriculars,” says David. “Now that people know their schedules, our spaces are filling up fast, especially for Learn-To-Swim and Young Masters.”If your family’s schedule is finally set and you’re interested in adding swim lessons to the routine, join today—while we still have available slots!

Who’s Teaching Swim Lessons at Chinquapin?


Our Chinquapin pool location currently has some of our best instructors every afternoon and on weekends. Here are some of the instructors you might see around:

If you’re interested in learning more about our Chinquapin location or the classes we offer there, feel free to check us out.