Info and Hours of Operation

The Robert I. Bickford Natatorium, a swimming and exercise facility, houses a 50-meter pool, a training pool, a hydrotherapy pool, a weight training room, a 2-on-2 basketball court, and three racquetball courts. All of these resources are available to the college community and the public. Lockers are available for daily use; please bring your own lock.

Due to low staffing, the natatorium is currently operating in limited areas for limited hours.

Spring hours starting January 2, 2024
  • Mon, Wed, Fri     8:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
  • Tue & Thu            1:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. 
  • Saturdays             8:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
  • Sundays                Closed

Starting January 22, 2024, the shallow area of the main pool will be closed Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. for use by the College's SAGE (Seasoned Adults Growing Educationally) program.

Limited lap lanes are available for the College community and general public during the SAGE program's days and hours.

The Prince George's County High School Swim Season began on November 15, 2023. The natatorium will have very limited lanes after 4 p.m.

The weight room, basketball court, and racquetball courts are open to the College community and the general public on the same schedule.

The hydrotherapy pool (hot tub) is currently closed for repairs.


Daily Admission Prices:

Adults: $6.00.
Children: $5.00.
Seniors (60+): $4.00.
College Community (with a valid ID): $2.50.

General Public Swim Card (10 Admissions)

Adult (18-50)     -     $54.00

Child (under 18) -     $45.00

Senior (60+)       -     $36.00

Spring Term Price Passes (Valid Until May 24, 2024):


General Public - Adult:                    $135.00                $67.50                     

General Public - Child:                    $ 110.00 *             $55.00

General Public - Senior (60+):       $  88.00 *              $44.00

PGCC Student:                                $  55.00 *              $27.50

PGCC Employee:                             $  55.00 *             $27.50

PGCC Alumni:                                  $  55.00 *             $27.50

Military/Police/Fire:                        $  55.00 *            $27.50

*Proper ID is required to receive a discounted rate or Term Passes.

Repairs to the natatorium are currently being scheduled. These repairs will require the natatorium to be closed for two to three weeks. The dates of this closure will be decided based on the availability of the contractor and the parts. The closure has already been calculated into the term pass fee.

We Are Hiring!

Lifeguard–On Call

If you are currently American Red Cross certified and looking for a flexible schedule, apply online.

Part-Time Lifeguard

If you are currently American Red Cross certified and looking for a regular schedule, apply online..

This position is eligible for the College's Tuition Waiver Program. 

Additional Information

Closures and Holidays

Closures and Holidays

The Robert I. Bickford Natatorium follows the Prince George's Community College's Largo campus schedule. When the campus is closed, the Natatorium is also closed.

Scheduled Closure Dates

Mar. 11-17, 2024: College and Natatorium closed for Spring Break.

May 25-27, 2024: Natatorium closed for Memorial Day.

The Natatorium may close or open late due to inclement weather and will follow the same opening and closing schedule as the College.

Sign up for Owl Alert or listen to local radio stations for announcements.

The Natatorium's hours are subject to change due to class changes and special events.

Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations

The following rules and regulations have been established for the benefit of all users of the natatorium and to ensure the overall sage operation of the facility. Patrons are requested to cooperate in observing these rules and to follow the directions of the natatorium staff.

Prince George’s Community College reserves the right to refuse admittance into the natatorium when the capacity of the pool has been reached or when otherwise deemed necessary for the health, welfare or safety of the staff and/or patrons.

The Coordinators are responsible for the operation of the natatorium. Their instructions must be followed at all times. Should a disagreement arise, patrons are advised to contact the Natatorium Manager.

In consideration of being permitted to use the facilities at the natatorium patrons assume all risks of injury and illness and release and hold Prince George’s Community College, The Robert I. Bickford Natatorium staff and all those acting on its behalf harmless from any and all claims form injuries and illness that may arise from use of this facility.

For a complete copy of the Natatorium rules and regulations please click the link below.

Natatorium Rules and Regulations



The Natatorium accepts reservation requests from most groups for lane and space rentals.

The Natatorium does not accept reservations for:

  • Private parties.
  • Personal training.
  • Private swim lessons.
  • Any reservation conflicting with a scheduled activity at the College.

Completing a request form does not guarantee your rental. Natatorium staff will contact you within 48 hours of the request.

For more information on the rental process, please read the following brief descriptions. Click the links to learn more or to download the required forms.

  1. Natatorium Rentals and Facility Usage. This page describes what is required of a group for Natatorium rental purposes. For example, an insurance statement must be provided, it discusses which groups take priority, and offers specific deadlines.
  2. Natatorium Facility Rental Fee Form. This document shows the breakdown of the cost of rental equipment, specific areas, lanes, and hourly cost of attending staff.
  3. Natatorium Facility Use Request Form. This form is required. Please send the completed form to per rental request. Completion of this form does not guarantee your rental until approved and signed by Natatorium staff.
Swim Lessons and Water Aerobics

Swim Lessons and Water Aerobics

The Learn-to-Swim program is run as a joint venture between Prince George's Community College and Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Currently there are no swim lessons or water aerobics classes being offered at the natatorium. We plan on bring these programs back as we reopen and have the staff to do so.

For other questions about swim lessons, water aerobic classes, or employment opportunities as an instructor, please visit our pages:

Learn to Swim

Water Aerobics


Swim Team and Synchronized Swimming Club Information

Prince George's Community College and the Robert I. Bickford Natatorium do not have a swim team or a synchronized swimming team. However, the College does rent space to the following swim teams and synchronized swimming teams:

Swim Teams
Synchronized Swimming Teams

Contact Us

For more information, please contact the Natatorium at 301-546-0676 or


The Robert I. Bickford Natatorium is located on Prince George's Community College's Largo Campus:

301 Largo Road
Largo, MD 20774

The Natatorium is Building 20 on the Largo Campus Map

Parking is available in Parking Lot H.