AquaticsPlease Note: Allentown Splash, Tennis, and Fitness Park courses offered in the winter issue of Your Guide to Parks and Recreation have been cancelled due to change in facility opening date. Please check back for new offerings when the opening date is announced.
Make a splash, swim some laps, or learn water safety at one of our conveniently located public pools. M-NCPPC offers both summertime and year-round swimming opportunities throughout Prince George's County. We have swimming lessons for children and adults, water aerobics, aqua arthritis, lifeguarding and aquatic safety classes, and more; see the schedule and sign up using SMARTlink , or stop by to swim laps or play in a splash pool. Browse the links to the right to learn more about the Department of Parks and Recreation's aquatics offerings.
NOW OFFERING...Certified Pool Operator (CPO), Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Training courses
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About Make A SplashConsistent with the goal of saving lives and providing every child in America with the opportunity to learn how to swim, Make a Splash, a national child-focused water safety initiative, was created by the USA Swimming Foundation in 2007. Make a Splash partners with learn-to-swim providers across the country to provide swimming lessons and educate kids on the importance of learning how to swim. Many partner programs are located in disadvantaged or ethnically diverse communities and provide training programs (including certified instructors, resources and quality programming) to help children become water-safe and share with them a lifelong physical fitness activity. Make a Splash’s awareness campaign is built around the staggering statistics that minority children ages 5-14 are most at risk for drowning, and drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for children under the age of 14. Make a Splash educates parents through a national awareness campaign; saves lives by joining forces with grassroots learn-to-swim programs and reaches millions of children through its programming, promotions and publicity tours.
M-NCPPC Named “Best Overall Commitment to Aquatics” by Aquatics International MagazineM-NCPPC’s Department of Parks and Recreation was selected as the winner of the “Best Overall Commitment to Aquatics” award by Aquatics International Magazine. This award recognizes excellence in operations, programming, and community involvement across multiple aquatic facilities and is part of the “Best of Aquatics” annual awards competition. Each year, the contest works to celebrate and acknowledge outstanding organizations and aquatic facilities of various types, including government, non-profit, and privately owned operations. Contest entries were judged by an independent panel of aquatics industry experts. Judges considered factors such as programming, staff training, promotional materials, aquatic amenities, and community involvement.
All “Best of Aquatics” winners were featured in the November/December issue of Aquatics International Magazine and on the magazine’s website throughout the year.
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