Swimming Pool Updates During COVID 19 Pandemic

At the present time, the Robert I. Bickford Natatorium at Prince George's Community College is closed, due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

The re-opening of our indoor pool will occur in Phase Four of the State of Maryland Plan. 

The college is planning for the re-opening and is focusing on: swimming lane use, distance required to keep swimmers apart, locker room sanitation and distance from other people, number of students in the showers, and  foot rule for signing in at the front desk. 

When the pool opens, students must provide their own floation devices: vests, noodles, and floation belts. 

As soon as we receive information concernning a re-opening date, it will be posted on the website.  Dates and times for swim classes and aerobics  will be announced here, and will be posted in Owl Link. At the present time, the earliest water aerobics and aqua spinning could start is mid October 2021.  The "Learn to Swim" program will open later in the fall semester, if it is possible.

For additonal information about swim classes and the "Learn to Swim" program contact Dr. Nancie Park 301-546-8340.

We are pleased to have you in our swim lesson program at the Robert I. Bickford Natatorium!

The Swim Lesson program is made possible in part through funding by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George's County (M-NCPPC). Together we hope to provide you with a wonderful learn-to-swim experience.

Our classes

We offer classes for children and adults at all levels:



SWM-300 Bubblers 1 & 2

6 - 36 mos

SWM-301 Bobbers

3 - 5 years

SWM-302 Floaters

3 - 5 years

SWM-303 Strokers 1 & 2

3 - 5 years

SWM-304 Youth 1

6 - 13 years

SWM-305 Youth 2

6 - 13 years

SWM-306 Youth 3

6 - 13 years

SWM-307 Youth 4

6 - 13 years

SWM-308 Youth 5

6 - 13 years

SWM-313 Youth 6 / Fundamentals of Diving

6 - 13 years

SWM-309 Adult Beginner

14 years and above

SWM-310 Adult Intermediate

14 years and above

SWM-311 Adult Advanced

14 years and above                               

Class descriptions have changed; please read thoroughly.

Find a course

Please check for the class you are looking for on Owl Link 

Enter the Course Code Numbers (SWM-300) to see if the class is available. Please check back often, as we will be adding classes when possible.

Program Policies

  • Participants must register for a class at their age and skill level. Individuals will not be allowed to participate in inappropriately registered classes, nor will any refunds be issued or transfers made.
  • Parents and spectators, including minor children, may attend the first and last classes only.
  • Make-up classes are not available.
  • Due to the number of skills taught in each course, participants may need to repeat levels.
  • Water safety topics are incorporated into classes.
  • Refunds are not available. Please register for the appropriate class
  • Per college policy, children must have adult supervision at all times. Instructors supervise students during class time only.


  • Register online at Owl Link.
  • To register a child, use the child's name and information.


Additional Information

Natatorium Information<Student Life and Support Services > Robert I. Bickford Natatorium 

Class Information and Schedules