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:
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)
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.