Folks in the greater Washington, D.C. area know that there are many indoor pool facilities that make swimming an option year round. Perhaps you’re looking for a way to unwind and relax, or maybe you’re ready to get into shape or get back into practice with your swimming before the warmer weather comes along. Enjoy each of these indoor swimming locations no matter what the weather is like outside.
Wilson Aquatic Center
1250 U Street, NW, 2nd floor
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 673-7647
dpr.dc.gov/page/wilson-aquatic-center

Constructed in 2009, the Wilson Aquatic Center is one of the best places to go for a dip in D.C. The facility houses a large indoor pool for competitions, measuring 25 yards by 50 meters, as well as a secondary pool designed for leisure and wellness purposes. Other onsite features at the facility include an adult whirlpool, locker rooms and changing cabanas, a recreational room, vending areas, an onsite safety center and spectator seating and viewing galleries. The center is also used for practice purposes by the Woodrow Wilson High School team as well as competitions and other events.

Mount Vernon RECenter
2017 Belle View Blvd.
Alexandria, VA 22307
(703) 768-3224
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec/mtvernon

Indoor recreation at the Mount Vernon RECenter includes a fitness center, ice-skating arena and an aquatic center.  The 25-meter pool offers plenty of unique features, including a poolside spa and a beach play area with gentle jets and lightly spouting water. You will also find ample available locker rooms and showers, as well as steamy saunas. A number of area groups, including swim teams and Aquatic Adventures Scuba Diving use the pool for meets and practices.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Swim Center
1201 Jackson Road
Silver Spring, MD 20904
(240) 777-8060
www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec/thingstodo/aquatics/martin.html

This swim center features a 25-meter pool with plenty of divided space for various pursuits and purposes, including designated diving areas with diving boards. There is also a “Teach Pool” for children still learning the basics, as well as a pool for hydrotherapy purposes. The center offers plenty of unique activities and learning events, including swimming lessons, aquatic fitness, lifeguard and other safety training and even kayaking. There are also changing facilities that are entirely handicapped accessible.

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Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility
3210 King St.
Alexandria, VA 22302
(703) 746-5553
www.alexandriava.gov/Aquatics

Here you will find a great all-season recreational center and aquatics facility full of onsite amenities. Discover a 25-meter pool and diving well perfect for recreational swimming, practices or other needs. The facility also includes changing areas, locker rooms, saunas and other indoor features. Additionally, the pool is available for party packages and private bookings. Children love the soft playroom, and older visitors enjoy fitness and sports activities in the fitness center or aquatics facility. The center also features outdoor activities during the warmer weather months including nature trails, tennis and racquetball courts and more.

Rollingcrest-Chillum Splash Pool
6122 Sargent Road
Chillum, MD 20782
(301) 853-9115
www.pgparks.com

This all-season indoor splash park is the perfect place to come for recreational swimming. Discover a water wonderland consisting of a family pool, slides, spray zones, designated lanes for laps and numerous other features. There are even specialized water play areas for Rollingcrest-Chillum’s youngest visitors. Additionally, other onsite amenities you will find here include showers, lockers, changing facilities, vending areas and more. This is also a great place to come for swimming lessons, water aerobics, certification courses or to host a pool party.

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Laura Catherine Hermoza has a lifelong love for writing. In addition to serving as a contributor to various media publications, she is also a published novelist of several books and works as a proofreader/editor. LC resides in Baltimore County.