Summer 2020 Pool Information


About Reservations

Reservations Encouraged, Not Required

Due to COVID-19, Montgomery County Recreation pools are operating with new safety restrictions. At this time, pools are open to Montgomery County residents and pool pass holders only. While reservations are no longer required, they are encouraged as residents with reservations will have priority admission.  The number of available walkup daily admission slots will depend on the number of reservations and pool capacity. 

One-hour swim sessions are available at indoor pools. Indoor pools are open for lap swimming only. Deep water running and water walking are not permitted at this time.

Two-hour swim sessions are available at outdoor pools. Outdoor pools are open for recreational and limited lap swimming. Lap swimming at outdoor pools is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Reserve Swim Sessions

To reserve a swim session, click the button below:

For more information on how to reserve a swim session, read the how-to guide or watch the video tutorial:

Information For Mobile Users

If you are accessing ActiveMontgomery using a mobile device, you will need to click the "full site" link to open the ActiveMontgomery full site in order to reserve a swim session.


Pool Passes & Daily Admission

Pool Passes

A variety of passes are available including our Punch 12 Pass that is good for 12 daily admissions for the price of 10. Single-session passes are also available.

While we encourage you to purchase your pool pass online, if you prefer to purchase it in-person, please complete and bring this pool pass application to the pool.

Walkup Daily Admissions

Reservations are encouraged, but not required.  

  • Walkup daily admission is for Montgomery County residents only.
  • All adults 18 and over must provide proof of County residency at the time of entry.
  • Only household groups will be admitted together.
  • At the time of entry, patrons must complete a contact form including the names of all household members, phone number and address. This information will only be used by county health officials should it be necessary.
  • The number of walkup daily admission slots available will depend on the number of reservations and pool capacity. 

Walkup daily admission rates for county residents are:

  • $7 for adults
  • $6 for Seniors 55 and over
  • $5 for children 17 and under

Indoor Pools

Montgomery County Recreation indoor pools are currently open for lap swimming only. Deep water running and water walking are not permitted at this time.

Indoor Pool Hours

Monday-Friday
6 a.m.-9 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Which Indoor Pools are Open?

Germantown Indoor Swim Center (GISC)

Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center (KSAC)

Olney Swim Center (OSC)

Indoor Swim Sessions

One-hour swim sessions will be held seven days a week between the following hours:

6–7 a.m.*

8–9 a.m.

10-11 a.m.

Noon-1 p.m.

2–3 p.m.

4–5 p.m.

6–7 p.m.*

8–9 p.m.*

*Sessions are available Monday-Friday only.


  • Indoor pools are open for lap swimming only.
  • Deep water running and water walking are not permitted at this time.
  • Only one (1) person may use a lane at a time.
  • Save time by purchasing your single-session  pool pass online, in advance.
  • Reservations are encouraged, but not required. Pool passes are no longer required to reserve a swim session. 
  • The number of available walkup daily admission slots will depend on the number of reservations and pool capacity. 

Outdoor Pools

Outdoor pools are available for recreational and limited lap swimming. Lap swimming at outdoor pools is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Outdoor Pool Hours

Daily from Noon - 8 p.m.

Upper County & Long Branch Outdoor pools are closed on Fridays.

Which Outdoor Pools are Open?

Bethesda Outdoor Pool

Germantown Outdoor Pool

Long Branch Outdoor Pool

MLK Outdoor Pool

Upper County Outdoor Pool

Western County Outdoor Pool

Wheaton/Glenmont Outdoor Pool

Outdoor Swim Sessions

Two-hour swim sessions will be held seven days a week between the following hours:
Noon-2 p.m.
3-5 p.m.
6-8 p.m.


  • Outdoor pools are available for recreational and limited lap swimming.
  • Lap lanes are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Only one (1) person may use a lane at a time.
  • Save time by purchasing your single-session pool pass online, in advance.
  • Reservations are encouraged, but not required. Pool passes are no longer required to reserve a swim session. 
  • The number of available walkup daily admission slots will depend on the number of reservations and pool capacity. 

COVID-19 Phase 2 Safety Procedures

For Indoor Pools

  • Indoor aquatic centers are open for lap swimming only. Deep water running and water walking are not permitted at this time.
  • All patrons two years old and over must use a face covering while on the pool deck, in common areas, and when social distancing is not possible. Face coverings are not required when in the water.
  • Individuals and family groups are asked to stay together and maintain six feet of social distancing from other groups at all times.
  • Pool features including crossing features, saunas and hot tubs will remain closed.
  • Fitness rooms in aquatic centers will remain closed.
  • Shared equipment such as kickboards will not be available.
  • Restrooms in locker rooms will be available. We ask patrons to minimize their time in those areas by coming to the pool in their swim attire and showering at home. Marked alternate exits will be available for those who wish to avoid exiting through the locker room. Lockers will not be available for use. Patrons will have to take their belongings with them on the pool deck and place them in a chair assigned to the lap lane they are using. 

For Outdoor Pools

  • All patrons two years old and over must use a face covering while on the pool deck, in common areas, and when social distancing is not possible. Face coverings are not required when in the water.
  • Individuals and family groups are asked to stay together and maintain six feet of social distancing from other groups at all times.
  • Pool features including crossing features and the lazy river will remain closed.
  • All wading pools—also known as baby pools or tot pools—will remain closed.
  • Slides and diving boards will be available for use.
  • Patrons are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets.
  • Shared equipment such as kickboards will not be available.
  • Restrooms in bath houses will be available. We ask patrons to minimize their time in those areas by coming to the pool in their swim attire and showering at home. Marked alternate exits will be available for those who wish to avoid exiting through the bath house.