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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.

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Follow PG Aquatics on Facebook to keep up with our latest programs, events and view photos of the community enjoying our wonderful facilities and programs.

Programs, Certification Courses & Special Events

Click on the Aquatics Quicklinks to the right to view our exciting aquatic programs, certification courses and fitness classes such as Aqua Pole, Aqua Spinning, Lifeguard Training, Water Safety Instructor Certification, Certified Pool Operator Certification and swim lesson for infants to seniors!

Search for course and activities offered at M-NCPPC facilities.

2016 Lady Lifesavers Program

The G.E.A.R. (Girls Excited About Recreation) initiative is designed to engage, encourage and empower young girls through various programs.

The Lady Lifesavers program introduces pre-teen and teen girls, ages 13-18, to the exciting world of aquatics and lifesaving opportunities. This program operates from January to May. Courses include Junior Lifeguarding (ages 13-14), Shallow Water Lifeguarding and Lifeguarding (ages 15-18).  

Join us for an informative workshop about the Lady Lifesavers water safety & training program. Meet current Lady Lifesavers working for the Department of Parks & Recreation and learn about their career paths and current positions. Swimming skills will be assessed. Come prepared to swim! Parents/Guardians are welcome to attend. A Free M-NCPPC Youth ID membership is required to register and participate in this program.

Upon successful completion of the Lifeguarding program, eligible participants ages 15 and older may be hired as Volunteers and/or Lifeguards for the Department.

For more information please call 301-853-2611

Kick-Off Workshop & Water Assessment

Friday, February 5, 2016, 7-9 pm (DATE CHANGE)
Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover, MD 20783
Registration Barcode: 1644310 (Must be done in person at a community or aquatic center)
(Bring a swim suit and towel)

Stroke Development and Lifeguard Prep Swim Lessons

Fridays, January 29-February 19, 2016, 7-9 pm
Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex

Lady Lifesavers Pre-Test

Friday, February 16, 2016, 7-9 pm
Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex

Program DateS

Fridays, February 26-April 15, 2016 7-9 pm & Saturdays, February 27-April 16, 2016 2-5 pm
Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex

Closing Event

Friday, April 29, 2016 7-9 pm
Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex  


Positions are 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), water fitness instructors, water safety (swim lesson) instructors, custodians, and customer service representatives. Earn up to $17.06/hour.

You may qualify for a $100 refund from your M-NCPPC Lifeguard Course registration fee. For more information on certification courses, check out the employment opportunities offered by the Aquatics department.

Browse lifeguarding and other certification courses offered at M-NCPPC facilities or 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 County 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.

Click on the AQUA ACCESS Quicklink to the right to learn more about our FREE summer water safety program for children and youth. The summer program will offer 600 spaces to participants ages 6-17, who hold a FREE M-NCPPC Youth ID card.

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!

*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's start date to request and receive a disability accommodation.