Our History

Starting in the summer of 1954, a small group of families met and decided to develop a community pool, and on July 4, 1955, after a year of construction, hard work, and perseverance, the Tuckahoe Recreation Club opened its swimming pool, one of the first of its kind in the area. Along with seven other Northern Virginia clubs, the Tuckahoe Recreation Club chartered the Northern Virginia Swim League (NVSL).

Today, Tuckahoe continues to develop. Our management is already looking to the future growth and needs of the club with its long-range planning. Every effort is made to maintain the facility to the highest possible standards, to anticipate the needs of its physical plant, to plan for growth, and to meet the changing needs and interests of its members. With over 3,000 members, a professional operating staff, and a hard-working (volunteer) board of directors, there is demand for – and a commitment to – year-round fun and fitness. Tuckahoe continues to offer a host of programs for competitive swimming, diving, and tennis; lessons in swimming, tennis, yoga, water aerobics, water polo, etc.; and a variety of seasonal member social events. Its year-round programs and family-friendly environment continue to make it a unique recreation club serving members from around the DC metro region.

From that simple idea back in 1954, the Tuckahoe Recreation Club has grown to four pools, six tennis courts, a miniature golf course, a modern grill, fitness center, and a picnic/pavilion area. Yet even with all the growth, the Club has remained, and will continue to remain, loyal to its founding principle: Tuckahoe is and will always be a family facility, renowned throughout Northern Virginia for its close-knit communal atmosphere.

Tuckahoe Recreation Club’s Mission

The mission of the Tuckahoe Recreation Club is to offer members a year-round swim, dive, tennis, and fitness facility that embraces the fundamental values of family and community in a fun and safe environment for all.

In each of the programs we offer at Club Duo, our mission is to cultivate a sense of community while providing a motivating and inspiring environment to both members and staff.

Why Tuckahoe?

  • We are the only year-round member-based pool in the area
  • Full membership includes access to the indoor pool and outdoor pool, which remains open year-round!
  • Four pools:
    • 25-meter outdoor pool with waterslide, diving well and both three-meter and one-meter dive boards open year-round!
    • Outdoor intermediate pool
    • Outdoor baby pool
    • Indoor 25-yard pool open year-round!
  • Premiere indoor facility features 25-yard pool with diving board, gym, whirlpool, steam room, yoga room, and locker rooms with sauna
  • Priority access to yoga classes, water aerobics and personal training sessions
  • Six lighted hard-surface tennis courts
  • Summer activities for the kids including a playground, miniature golf, ping pong, bean bag toss and tether ball
  • Snack bar grill with brand-new renovated covered pavilion area newly renovated!

Club Facilities Hours Of Operation


  • Monday – Friday: 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • *Available to adults only, 14 years and older

POOL HOURS OF OPERATION – OUTDOOR MAIN POOL (Heated and open year-round):

  • Monday – Friday – 8:00am – 7:00pm
  • Saturday – Sunday – 9:00am – 7:00pm



  • Monday – Friday – 8:00am – 9:00pm
  • Saturday – Sunday – 9:00am – 9:00pm

*Machine Aquatics rents the Indoor Pool weekdays and it will be closed from: 4:00-7:00pm *Winter Swim has 4 lanes at Indoor Pool Tuesday and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00pm, and 4:00-7:00pm on Sundays

TENNIS COURT HOURS: (Year-round, weather permitting):

  • Courts 1-4: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Courts 5-6: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm



  • Tuckahoe will be closed on THANKSGIVING DAY, CHRISTMAS DAY, NEW YEAR’S DAY, and EASTER.
  • We also close at 5:00 pm on the day before each holiday and we re-open at regular hours the day after.
  • Tuckahoe closes at 5:00 pm on INDEPENDENCE DAY.