Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center

5900 Executive Boulevard | N. Bethesda, MD | 240-777-8070 | FAX 240-468-4218

First known as the Montgomery Aquatic Center when it opened in 1989, the facility was dedicated on October 23, 2011 as the Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center. Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Sargent Shriver Aquatic Center (KSAC) is conveniently located in North Bethesda near the White Flint Metro station and the I-270 corridor.

Although classes and programs are scheduled throughout the week, times are also set aside for recreational and lap swimming. Classes include diving, fitness, swimming and water safety, and competitive opportunities are available for a reasonable fee through a swim team, dive team, masters swimming and scuba.

The Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center is completely accessible with ramps, elevators, ladders and lifts.

Hours of Operation

Only one (1) person may use a lane at a time. Two members of a househould may share a lane. Reservations are encouraged to guarantee your swim.

Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center Pool Schedule (PDF)


Handicap accessible - ramps, elevators, ladders and lifts.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the following pool features are unavailable:

  • Saunas
  • Hot tubs
  • Fitness rooms

Reservations Encouraged, Not Required

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. 

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

Pool passes will be available for in-person purchase by Montgomery County residents only. Residents must provide proof of County residency at the time of purchase.  Online pool pass sales have been suspended indefinitely.

  • Pool passes can be purchased at any indoor facility from 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Outdoor facilities have varying schedules which can be seen on our website.

Reserve Swim Sessions

For more information on how to reserve a swim session, click below:


COVID-19 Phase 2 Safety Procedures

  • 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.