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Live more, play more & swim more!

Make a splash, swim some laps, or learn water safety at one of our public aquatic facilities! M-NCPPC offers both summer time and year-round swimming opportunities throughout Prince George's County. We have swimming lessons for children and adults, water fitness, aqua arthritis, life guard training, swim teams and aquatic safety classes; browse the schedule and sign up using SMARTlink.

Browse the Aquatics Quicklinks to the right to learn more about Parks and Recreation's aquatics offerings.

PG Aquatics is now on Social Media

Follow PG Aquatics on Facebook and Twitter to find out about our latest programs, events and see pictures of the community enjoying our wonderful facilities and programs.

Special Events

Doggie Dive-IN

Tuesday, September 2 (rain date: Wednesday, September 3), 4-7pm
Come bring your pal out to the pool for our 2nd Annual Doggie Dive-In at Allentown Splash, Tennis and Fitness Park! Dogs must be friendly, social, and curbed before entering pool. NOTE: Proof of up-to-date vaccinations must be presented before entry. Limit of 2 dogs per owner.
Fee: Resident $4/dog; Non-Resident $5/dog
Register online (click on the barcode): Residents #13721; Non-Residents #13722


Registration for Fall Programs begins on Monday, August 11 for Residents. Check out SMARTlink now to view our exciting aquatic programs, certification courses and fitness classes such as Aqua Pole, Aqua Spinning, Water Safety Instructor Certification, Certified Pool Operator Certification and swim lesson for infants to seniors!  

Lifeguard Pre-Test (ages 15 & up)

This pre-test is necessary for the Lifeguard Training course (both pre-test and course must be taken at the same facility). Must be at least 15 years old. Participants must demonstrate the following:

  1. Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing 
  2. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs (hand placed across chest under armpits)
  3.  Must complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:

-Starting in the water, swim 20 yards then surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
-Surface and swim 20 yards on back, with both hands holding the object.
-Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

SMARTlkink #: 1557267  
Cost: Free
Friday, August 15, 5 pm-7 pm

Lifeguard Training (ages 15 & up)

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over. Must be at least 15 years old. Participants must have previously passed the Lifeguard Pre-test (both pre-test and course must be taken at the same facility).

SMARTlink #: 1557667  

Resident: $200; Non-Resident $240 

Saturday, August 16   10 am-5 pm
Sunday, August 17   10 am-5 pm
Monday, August 18   5 pm-8 pm
Tuesday, August 19  5 pm-8 pm
Wednesday, August 20  5 pm-8 pm
Thursday, August 21  5 pm-8 pm
Friday, August 22  5 pm-8 pm
Saturday, August 23  10 am-5 pm
Sunday, August 24  10 am-5 pm


Positions are still available (must be 16 years of age to work for M-NCPPC Aquatics). Positions include: lifeguards, pool managers, shallow water lifeguards (Glenn Dale Splash Park Only), swim lesson aides, water fitness instructors, water safety instructors, custodians, customer service representatives. Earn up to $17.06/hour.

You may qualify for a $100 refund from your M-NCPPC Lifeguard Course registration fee. Please click on the Employment Opportunities Aquatics Quicklink to the right for more information, details and certification courses.

Click here to apply for a job in advance.

M-NCPPC is a proud Local Partner of Make A Splashmake a splash logo

About Make a Splash

The USA Swimming Foundation’s, Make a Splash initiative is a national child-focused water safety campaign, which aims to provide the opportunity for every child in America to learn to swim.

Through Make a Splash, the USA Swimming Foundation partners with learn-to-swim providers and water safety advocates across the country to provide swimming lessons and educate children and their families on the importance of learning how to swim.

The USA Swimming Foundation has invested millions of dollars to provide grants to qualified Local Partner learn-to-swim programs, to spread national awareness, and to bring together strategic partners to end drowning.

To date, more than 2 million children have received the lifesaving gift of swim lessons through the USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash Local Partner network, comprised of more than 600 qualified lesson providers across the nation. To learn more, visit the USA Swimming Foundation's Make A Splash site

The Prince George's Department of Parks and Recreation is a Make A Splash Local partner and offers free swim lessons and water safety programs during the Summer at various M-NCPPC aquatic facilities and to various 2nd grade classes in the Prince George's Public Schools.

*The M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George's County encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Register at least a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation.

Pool Safely Pledge Information

We are pleased to announce today’s launch of the Pool Safely Pledge, an online commitment to water safety that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is asking every adult and child in America to take this summer.

The Pledge is designed to commit the American public to being safe in and around the water this year. It will serve as a visual reminder of the safety steps they should be using with their families every time they are near the water, as well as an opportunity for them to pass on these messages to their friends and family via social media.

Make sure your family stays safe this year. And, be sure to take the Pool Safely Pledge!

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