About Tuckahoe Aquatics

Tuckahoe offers aquatics opportunities for both members and nonmembers, utilizing both our indoor 6-lane 25-yard pool and outdoor 10 lane 25-meter pool. Regardless of age or ability, we have something for you!

To learn more about Tuckahoe Aquatics, see the links below for the Tuckahoe Swim and Tuckahoe Dive progression plans, as well as the links for each of our programs.

Swim & Dive Lessons

Tuckahoe offers both private and group swim lesson opportunities. Work with one of our talented instructors to improve on anything in the water, including basic comfortability and safety skills, Adult Learn to Swim, competitive stroke technique and racing details, or challenge yourself in a private workout.

Dive lessons are also available. Our dive coaches will work with you on basic skills, including learning your hurdle and how to properly jump off the board, as well as teach more advanced techniques for higher difficulty dives.

Private lessons are only available to members and waitlist applicants – group lessons are available for children beginning their journey toward swimming independently regardless of membership status.

Learn more about our private lesson instructors and request a lesson today!

Swim Instructional Progression


Private + Group Lessons (Ages ~2-8)
  • Water comfortability + safety
  • Submergence + Re-emergence
  • Floating + Treading
  • Breathing
  • Introduce forward propulsion


Little Tigers / Winter Swim Level I (Ages 5-10)
  • Forward Propulsion (Freestyle + Backstroke)
  • Proper kicking + breathing technique
  • Introduce racing strategy (diving starts/ finishes/ underwater kicking)


Swim Team/Winter Swim Level II, III, 11+ Sprint 
  • Stroke Technique + Mechanics (All four strokes)
  • Race strategy (Starts/ Turns/ Finishes/ Pacing/ etc)
  • Workouts



  • Learn to Swim
  • Improve Lap Swimming
  • Competitive Training (Masters/Triathlon/etc)

Group Lessons (Ages ~3-8)

Tuckahoe group lessons combine the focus of private instruction while introducing beginner youth swimmers to a group instructional setting. In group lessons, our youngest athletes enjoy structured fun that teaches fundamental swimming safety and comfort skills, including proper breathing, the ability to submerge and return to the surface, floating and treading, and working towards swimming unassisted.

We offer weekly group classes through the school year, and daily group classes during the summer.


Swim Team

Tuckahoe is a charter member of the Northern Virginia Swim League (NVSL) founded in 1956. Today, our team supports over 350 kids aged 5 – 18, offering them an introduction into competitive swimming, and providing families with an action-packed summer full of training, competing, family events, and much more. The swim team also offers the Little Tigers Swim Program, which is a developmental program offering daily training and inclusion in all team events for our youngest members, working their way towards becoming a member of the team one day. Registration for the Tuckahoe Swim Team opens on March 1st. In the winter, many of our Tigers train with the Tuckahoe Winter Swim Program to keep building their skills towards the next summer!

Dive Team

Tuckahoe offers a competitive summer dive team for athletes learning how to jump off a 1m springboard all the way to highly competitive year round divers. On our team, athletes will learn how to dive competitively, building a 6 dive list and being a contributing team member in and out of the pool. The Flying Tigers will complete your summer schedule with fun and activities for all members of the family to take part in! The Tuckahoe Winter Dive Program picks up where we left off at the end of the summer, continuing to help athletes take bigger leaps off the board as they grow into the sport!

Adult Aquatic Activities

While many of our Aquatic programs are geared toward children, Tuckahoe has something for every member of the family.

Not only can you receive private instruction, you can join a larger group of like minded members for aquatic activity depending on your interests and abilities.

Water Aerobics

Tuckahoe’s co-ed Water Aerobics classes are designed for anyone interested in a low-impact total body workout in the pool. Led by professional instructors, we will help move you towards increasing your cardiovascular endurance, strength, and mobility, while addressing any natural limitations brought on by years of wear and tear you have gained along the way.

  • Open to members and non-members

Water Polo

Tuckahoe offers a weekly drop in water polo opportunity open to members and guests. This program is free to all interested in learning basic ball skills and movements, learning rules and gameplay situations, and working through drills and scrimmages. Come cap up and give this great sport a try!

  • Open to members and non-members

Big Cat Swim Program

Regardless of competitive background, get a great swim workout while receiving quality instruction compared to swimming laps on your own. Tuckahoe Big Cats offers the ability to train several times a week, year-round, with other members who are motivated by team training! Beginners, former competitive swimmers, triathletes and everything in between come together to workout as Tuckahoe Big Cats!

  • Open to members and non-members

Pools & Activities

Tuckahoe Recreation Club has four pools, including a 25-yard indoor pool which remains open year-round. Our 25-meter outdoor pool is heated and is open year-round and features dedicated lap lanes, areas for open swim, a waterslide, diving well with three-meter and one-meter dive boards, and lots of seating in the shade under our newly-installed sun canopy. We also offer an Intermediate and a Baby pool to our members.