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County Pools Are Open for the Summer Season

Image of young girl swimmingUPDATED Montgomery County has opened seven outdoor pools for the summer season and operating hours are from 1 – 8 p.m. weekdays and 12-8 p.m. on weekends.

Judy Stiles, spokesperson for Montgomery County Recreation, emphasizes water safety and the importance of children learning how to swim.

“We work very hard to keep our families safe, and emphasize that an adult be within arm’s reach of children at all times,” Stiles said. “We encourage all children to be enrolled in swim lessons at a very early age.”

Stiles said the department expects over a million visitors to take a trip to one of the County’s pools from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

The pools are open to the public and there are no memberships required. Visitors can pay a daily admission or opt for a pool pass.

Below is a look at the County’s pools:

Bethesda Outdoor Pool Facilities include a six-lane wide 50-meter long Z-shaped Main Pool with a six lane 25-meter course into the diving well, which features one half-meter and one-meter boards, and a “drop” slide; a separate Tot Pool; a shallow water Teach Pool, and a six-lane Lap Pool. Also included area a snack bar, bathhouse and lawn areas with shade structures. Little Falls Parkway and Hillandale Road, Bethesda: 301-652-1598.

Germantown Outdoor Pool Facilities include an eight lane, 25-meter Main Pool with one-meter and hald-meter diving boards, a separate Leisure Pool featuring two water slides and two cross walk features, Tot Pool, snack bar, bathhouse, and lawn areas. 18905 Kingsview Drive, Germantown: 240-777-8067.

Long Branch Outdoor Pool Includes a six lane, L-shaped 25-meter Main Pool, a Teach Pool, a Tot Pool, and a snack bar, bathhouse and lawn areas. 8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring: 301-431-5700.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Outdoor Pool This facility features a six lane, 50-meter L-shaped Main Pool, with an eight lane, 25-meter course into the diving area, which offers one half-meter and one-meter boards. The separate Leisure Pool consists of a shallow water lagoon with slides and water play features, surrounded by a circular “Lazy River” for riding inner tubes with the current. Also provided are a bathhouse with showers and First Aid areas; a separate Tot Pool and lawn areas with shade structures. 1201 Jackson Road, Silver Spring: 240-777-8066.

Upper County Outdoor Pool This facility includes an eight lane, 25-meter Main Pool with two one-meter diving boards; a separate shallow water Leisure Pool with a water slide, Tot Pool, snack bar, bathhouse and lawn areas. 8211 Emory Grove Road, Gaithersburg: 301-840-2446.

Western County Outdoor Pool Facilities include a six lane, 25-meter Main Pool and an eight lane, 25-meter swim course, with one-meter and half-meter diving boards. A separate shallow water Leisure Pool has fountains, sprays and kiddie slides. An Activity Pool has two flume slides and crosswalks. A Tot Pool, snack bar, bathhouse, and lawn areas are also provided. 20151 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville: 301-349-2217.

Wheaton/Glenmont Outdoor Pool Facilities include a six lane, 50-meter Main Pool and an eight lane, 25-meter swim course, with one-meter and half-meter diving boards. A separate shallow water leisure pool has fountains, sprays and kiddie slides. An Activity Pool has two flume slides and crosswalks. A Tot Pool, snack bar, bathhouse, and lawn areas are also provided. 12621 Dalewood Drive, Wheaton: 301-929-5460.

You can find out more about the county’s pools at http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec/thingstodo/aquatics/outdoor.html.


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Valerie Bonk is a multimedia reporter and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media (MCM).

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