June 25, 2005

Swimming

We have two indoor pools in Takoma Park and a nearby outdoor pool.

The indoor pool at Piney Branch School has an ever-changing schedule, so call first to see if they are open. 301.270.6093. Free for Y members, non-members receive a TP resident discount, and 30 day discount passes are available. For the summer they are open:

  • 11:15-5:30 Sunday, closed Saturday
  • approximately 3-8 PM weekdays
  • early morning lap swims Monday through Thursday from 6:30 AM to 9 or 10 (depending on the day)

In the past the pool at Montgomery College has been available to local residents for lap swims and is relatively inexpensive. Call 301.650.1428 for information.

The nearest public outdoor pool is Long Branch Pool - on Piney Branch Road near the intersection with University. Call 301.431.5700. Swim lessons began this week. Recreational swims: (until August 21)

  • 1-8 PM Monday-Thursday
  • 12-8 PM weekends
  • closed Friday

Check Things To Do for other places to swim. For big water slides and fountains go to Wheaton/Glenmont or Martin Luther King.

Alternatives? You can wade in Sligo Creek with your dog (water shoes recommended) or read a good book. Floating in My Mother's Palm has some wonderful scenes of swimming in the Rhine. The author is Ursula Hegi, who also wrote Stones from the River with the same characters.

The Piney Branch Pool will be closed August 19th - September 5th 2005 for annual maintenance.
Posted by library at June 25, 2005 05:50 PM
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