Aquatic Center

kids sitting along side of pool

A notice to our patrons

The Competition Pool Lane availability will be very limited Saturday December 10th - February 4th due to swim meet schedules. Please Note: The schedule is subject to change according to rescheduled meets or cancellations. Saturdays during meets, we will try to make 4 lanes available to the public for first come first served lap swimming. Please call (301) 583-2400 for availability.

Upcoming Closures:
  • The Competition Pool will be CLOSED starting Thursday, January 26, 2023, until further notice for continued maintenance assessment.
  • MPSSAA Regional Swim Meet February 18th both the Competition and Leisure Pools will be closed, including the Spa.
CDC COVID-19 Information:
Can the COVID-19 virus spread through pools and hot tubs?
  • “There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.”

Read more about this on the CDC Website

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
6 am - 8 pm
Tuesday & Thursday6 am - 12 pm &
4 pm - 8 pm
Saturday9 am - 5pm
Sunday12 pm - 5 pm

The Competition Pool

Our 50-meter indoor pool can hold multiple events simultaneously. Our lap lanes are open for community members, and a host of water fitness classes and events, including swim practice for the local USA Swimming and high school teams. The pool is equipped to hold national and international swim meets with complete setups for touchpads and electronic timing systems. With seats for almost 1,000 spectators, this Aquatic Center is one of the largest in the region.

The Leisure Pool

When the focus is on fun, the indoor leisure pool is the place to relax. Water effects and tumble buckets take center stage.

Swimmers can float along the Lazy River with its constant current, slide down the meandering water slide, or kick back in the 18-person spa and let the warm jets of water, with temperatures ranging from 102 to 104 degrees, ease away aches and pains. Kept at a constant 84 to 86 degrees, the leisure pool is also available for aqua arthritis classes. Both the competition pool and leisure pool are wheelchair accessible.

To prevent pool contamination, babies and children who are not potty-trained must wear plastic diaper panties over swim diapers. Those without plastic diaper panties over swim diapers, will not be able to get in the pool.

Swimming Lessons

Click here for more information on swimming lessons

Support Areas

Classrooms adjacent to the pool are great for aquatics classes that include instruction both in and out of the water. Men’s and women’s locker rooms feature showers, family changing areas, and coin-operated lockers.


Staff guarding both the competition pool and leisure pool are certified by the American Red Cross.

Hours of Operation

Competition Pool

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 6 am – 8 pm 
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 6 am 12 pm & 4 – 8 pm 
  • Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday: 12 5 pm 

Leisure Pool

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 6 am – 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 6 am – 12 pm & 4 – 5:30 pm 
  • Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm 
  • Sunday: 12 5 pm 

Reservations are required for all swim sessions. Capacity is limited. For availability, and to make reservations with your PARKS DIRECT account, visit reservations.