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Live more, play more & swim more!

Make a splash, swim some laps, or learn water safety at one of our conveniently located 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, lifeguarding, swim teams and aquatic safety classes, and more; browse the schedule and sign up using SMARTlink, or stop by to swim laps or play in a splash pool.

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

Register now for Certified Pool Operator® Training (ages 16 & up)

This pool operating course, developed by the National Swimming Pool Foundation® is designed to provide individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques, and skills of pool and spa operations. Participants must be 16 years of age in order to participate in this course and to be issued certification.

Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4, 8 am-5 pm (both days)
Rollingcrest-Chillum Splash Pool and Community Center, 6122 Sargent Road, Chillum, MD  20782
Cost:  $200 Residents; $240 Non-Reisents
Barcode #1470300

NOW HIRING for Summer 2014!

Secure your job now for Summer 2014. Positions available (must be 16 years of age to work for M-NCPPC Aquatics): 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 per hour.

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

Click here to apply for a job in advance.

Aquatics Special Events

Aqua Egg Hunt*

That's right, we're having an egg hunt in the water in which children can hunt and dive for eggs!Space is limited; pre-registration is required.

When: Saturday, April 19 from 12 noon-1 pm 
Ages: 3-12
Where: Theresa Banks Memorial Aquatic Center, 8615 McClain Avenue, Glenarden, MD  20706
Fee: Residents $4, Non-Residents $5
Register: Click on the SMARTlink Barcode #1402048 
Contact Information: 301-772-5515

For everyone's safety, children 5 & under must be within arm's reach and directly supervised by a responsible adult in appropriate swim attire. Children ages 11 & under must be accompanied by an adult who is responsible for their supervision at poolside.

Free Aqua fit workout*

Come prepared to build and tone muscles, increase cardio, improve your overall health and wellness! Participants must have proper swimwear and aqua shoes to take part in this workout! Space is limited; pre-registration is required.

When:  Saturday, May 3 from 12 noon-2 pm
Where: Theresa Banks Memorial Aquatic Center, 8615 McClain Avenue, Glenarden, MD 20706
Fee: FREE Space is limited; pre-registration is required.
Register: Click on the E-Store Item #14426  Registration closes on April 30, 2014.
Contact Information: 301-772-5515

Free Family Aqua fit obstacle course*

You and your family will have a lot of fun playing fitness games! Come prepared to take on our land and water fitness obstacle courses! Family members will also learn excellent family, fitness & team building strategies, improve overall health & wellness, and have lots of FUN!  Participants must have proper swimwear and tennis shoes to take part in this workout! Please dress comfortably. Space is limited; pre-registration is required.

When: Saturday, May 24 from 9-11 am (Rain Date: May, 31, 2014)
Where: Glenn Dale Splash Park, 1901 Glenn Dale Blvd., Glenn Dale, MD  20769
Fee: FREE Space is limited; pre-registration is required.
Register: Click on the E-Store Item #14425  Registration closes on May 20, 2014.
Contact Information: 301-772-5515

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 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.

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