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Montgomery County Recreation to Launch New Pool Reservation System

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 24, 2020

Montgomery County Recreation is launching a new pool reservation system designed to create an easier and better user experience. The new system will go live on Monday, Sept. 28 for pool reservations on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020 or later.

Montgomery County Recreation pools are currently open to Montgomery County residents and to valid pool pass holders. While reservations are not required, they are highly encouraged as pool capacity is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions.

“We heard from many customers, listened to their feedback and found a system that we believe will creates a better user experience,” said Montgomery County Recreation Director Robin Riley. “We appreciate our customers' patience and understanding as we navigate these new waters.”

The new system will be used to make reservations at the County’s four indoor aquatic centers. Reservations will be available beginning exactly seven days in advance of the activity’s scheduled start time. For example, reservations for Monday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. will be available beginning on Monday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. Users can select from a variety of activity types including:

  • Lap Swimming: Current health guidelines allow for one person per lane. This activity requires continuous swimming.

  • Deep Water Running: Open space for exercise in deep water. Swimmer’s body must remain vertical in the water. Lap swimming is not permitted.

  • Open Rec Area: Shallow water available for general use. Lap swimming is not permitted.    

  • Rec Swim: Available for general use. Diving boards, slides and leisure pool open. Lap lanes available as first come, first serve for lap swimming only.

Montgomery County Recreation staff will host a virtual training on the new reservation system on Friday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. The live training can be viewed here. Staff will be available to demonstrate how to use the new reservation system and answer questions.

Reservations for indoor and outdoor swim sessions through Oct. 4 will continue to use the current reservation system. The Martin Luther King Jr. Indoor Swim Center is currently undergoing a refresh. General swim sessions will resume when the center reopens in Nov. 2020.

For more information including pool hours of operations and schedules and a link to the new reservation system, visit Customers may also call 240-777-6840 or email for additional assistance.

For the most up-to-date information on Montgomery County Recreation, follow it on Twitter @MoCoRec or Facebook at @montgomerycountyrecreation.

For the latest COVID-19 updates, visit the County’s COVID-19 website as well as the County’s data dashboard or follow Montgomery County on Facebook @MontgomeryCountyInfo and Twitter @MontgomeryCountyMD

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Release ID: 20-532
Media Contact: Carmen Berríos Martínez 240-328-4049