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Outdoor Swimming Options:

The Columbia Association has opened 5 pools to the Fort Meade Community, offering a special military/DoD rate.
Cost to visit the below pools will be: $4 per adult and $2 per child per visit. A valid military/DoD I.D. card will be required.

  • Talbott Spring: 410-730-5421
    9660 Basket Ring, Columbia, MD 21045

  • Faulkner Ridge: 410-730-5292
    15018 Marble Fawn Court, Columbia, MD 21044

  • Jeffers Hill: 410-730-1220
    6030 Tamar Drive, Columbia, MD 21045

  • McGills Common: 410-730-5995
    10025 Shaker Drive, Columbia, MD 21046

  • Running Brook: 410-730-5293
    5730 Columbia Road, Columbia, MD

Fairland Aquatic Center: (301)362-6060
13820/13950 Old Gunpowder Rd Laurel, MD 20707 
Prince George’s or Montgomery County Residents: $5 for Adults / $4 for children All other Counties: $6 for Adults / $5 for children

North Arundel Aquatic Center: (410)222-0090
7888 Crain Highway Glen Burnie, MD 21061
$4.00 for Active Duty Adults / $4.00 for Children.  They also offer a 20 use family swim pass for $68.00.

Arundel Olympic Swim Center: (410)222-7933, (301)970-2216
2690 Riva Rd Annapolis, MD 21401
$4.00 for Active Duty Adults / $4.00 for Children.

Swim Lessons star

Indoor Pool

A six-lane, 25 meter pool located at Gaffney Fitness Center. It starts at 3 feet, and ends at 10. An Aquatics ramp is located in one lap lane for easy entrance into pool.

Lap Swim Hours

Monday 6 a.m.-5 p.m.
6:15-7:30 p.m. (3 Lanes Only)

6 a.m. -6:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (3 Lanes Only)

Wednesday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
6:15-7:30 p.m. (3 Lanes Only)

6 a.m. -6:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (3 Lanes Only)

Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
6:15-7:30 p.m. (3 Lanes Only)
Saturday 7 a.m-10 a.m.
10:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (3 Lanes Only)
Sunday 7 a.m-2:30 p.m.


Recreational Swim Hours

Three lanes of pool.
12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays ONLY.


Water Aerobics Class

Mondays and Wednesdays 5:15-6 p.m.

Click here to see more aerobic classes


Outdoor Pool

Outdoor pool is currently closed .

Location: Rock Avenue Outdoor Pool

6220 Rock Avenue (next to the Green House)

Swim For Your Life

Click here to see the details.

Youth Swim Team

Is a competitive swim team, run by the youth services.
Open to anyone aged 4 to 18, who can swim at least one length of 25 meter pool, in a recognizable stroke(front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly.)
Children over 10 must be able to swim 2 lengths freestyle. Children may be required to take a swim test. Sign up must take place at the Youth Services building. Practices are located at Gaffney Fitness Center's indoor pool.
Call YS at 301.677.1437 or click here for more information.


We offer both year-round and summer employment.

Benefits: Great pay, earn between $10.50 to $12.00 per hour. Free uniforms. Leave Benefits. Holiday Pay. Flexible schedules.

Required: Current certification in American Red Cross life guarding, first aid and CPR for the professional rescuer.

Applicants must be 16 years of age or older. A work permit must be obtained by applicants under age 18. Proof of U.S. citizenship.
For more information about job openings, please contact the civilian personnel office at 301.677.4668.