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.

Are you 15 or older and looking for a great summer job or a challenging career? Lifeguarding is the best place to start! Lifeguarding puts you in an exciting position, working as part of a team to help people safely enjoy the water. Through classroom learning and hands-on practice, you'll learn:

  • Surveillance skills to help you recognize and prevent injuries
  • Rescue skills - in the water and on land
  • First aid training and professional rescuer CPR - to help you prepare for any emergency
  • Professional lifeguard skills, like interacting with the public and addressing uncooperative patrons

Classes are offered Spring of each year!

How to Register

    • View the latest Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.
    • See the Index for the course(s) you are interested in.
    • Note the class schedule, dates, times and cost.
    • Follow the registration directions on the inside front cover of the schedule.

Course Descriptions

SWM-334 - Lifeguard Training

OCC-325 - Swimming Pool Management

OCC-337 - Swimming Pool Management Recer

OCC-407 - Water Safety Instructor Trng

Visit Owl Link to see our course options online.

Contact Information

Dr. Nancie Park
Phone: 301-546-8340
Email: learntoswim@pgcc.edu 

or Natatorium Front Desk
Phone: 301-546-0980

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