Guide to pools and swimming clubs in and around Baltimore

Here's a guide to swim clubs in the greater Baltimore area.

Pool season is here, and private swimming clubs across the Baltimore region offer hours of family fun.

You can work on your pike dive, swim laps, race family members down the slides or just splash around the kiddie pool with your little ones.

Membership costs and durations vary, depending on the club. Some have trial memberships and day passes, while others require yearlong commitments, initiation fees and the purchase of bonds, which are sometimes refunded after memberships are finished.

Here’s a sampling of the many Baltimore-area swim clubs.

Anne Arundel County

Waugh Chapel Swim Club
864 Waugh Chapel Road, Gambrills
wcswimclub.com or 410-672-5089

Price: $500/family

Features: 25-meter, six-lane pool with two diving boards and a double slide in the diving well; wading pool; playground; tennis and volleyball courts; locker room with showers; special events, including family swim nights, Hawaiian luau and crab feast.

Baltimore City

Hunting Hills Swim Club
300 Nottingham Road, Baltimore
huntinghillsswimclub.com or 410-566-3087

Price: Memberships range from $400 to $550 plus purchase of a one-time $500 bond.

Features: 25-meter, six-lane pool with diving well and wading pool; basketball, sand volleyball and tetherball courts; grills and picnic tables; snack bar; clubhouse with showers; special events, including ice cream socials, Pirate Day and Family Fun Night.

Mount Washington Swimming Club
2300 Enslow Ave., Baltimore
mtwashswimclub.com or 410-367-0110

Price: Family memberships $475, individual memberships $265. New members pay one-time membership bond of $700. Priority given to Mount Washington residents.

Features: 25-meter pool with diving well; wading pool; shaded playground, grassy area with picnic tables; basketball, volleyball and tetherball courts; ping-pong table; changing rooms with showers.

Bolton Swim and Tennis
1120 Park Ave., Baltimore
boltonswimandtennis.org or 410-523-6110

Price: Family memberships $810, dual memberships $715 and individual memberships $615. New members pay a one-time $500 bond.

Features: 25-meter, six-lane pool; wading pool; playground; tennis courts; grills and picnic tables; grassy picnic area; bathhouse with showers.

Baltimore County

Dulaney Swim Club
234 E. Ridgley Road, Timonium
dulaneyswimclub.com or 410-252-2125

Price: $600/family

Features: “T” pool with lap lanes, sliding board and two low diving boards and a children’s pool; playground; basketball court; horseshoe pit; tables, chairs, umbrellas and picnic areas with shade; snack bar; outdoor movie nights.

Hillcrest Swim Club
7500 Queen Anne Drive, Parkville
hillcrestswimclub.com or 410-668-9240

Price: Memberships range from $365 to $570

Features: Six-lane swimming pool, children’s wading pool with fountains; snack bar; special events, including outdoor movies and a crab feast.

Lochearn Community Club
3600 Campfield Road, Lochearn
lochearnpool.com or 410-944-9604

Price: Memberships range from $223 to $545. New members also begin paying a $300 bond in their first or second year.

Features: 25-meter, six lane pool with two diving boards and diving well; wading pool; playground; basketball and volleyball courts; picnic area; covered pavilion; snack bar; special events, including teen pizza night, ice cream social and family game night.

Padonia Park Club
12006 Jenifer Road, Cockeysville
padoniaparkclub.com or 410-252-2046

Price: Memberships range from $317 to $1,185 and up.

Features: Several pools, including a heated, Olympic-size pool, wading pool and large swimming pool with diving well, slides and logroller; splash pad; playground; tennis, basketball and volleyball courts; grassy areas with picnic tables and grills; pond for catch-and-release fishing; paddle boats; snacks, sandwiches, grill items and desserts; special events including crab feasts, line dancing and karaoke night.

Pine Valley Swim and Tennis Club
4638 White Marsh Road, Baltimore
pinevalleyswim.com or 410-668-9888

Price: Memberships range from $320 to $875.

Features: Five pools, including a 25-meter Olympic-size pool, wading pool with frog slide, an adults-only pool and a “Gator” pool with ropes and giant lily pads and alligators to cross or balance on; triple loop water slide; four playgrounds; tennis and basketball courts; shuffleboard; ping pong table; bocce ball; picnic areas and grills.

The Roland Run Club
2211 West Joppa Road, Lutherville
rolandrun.com or 410-296-4989

Price: Annual fees and dues for new members $4,610. New junior memberships, for young adults, range from $1,217 to $2,592.

Features: 25-meter Olympic pool with diving well, 25-yard Tiger Tank for lap swimming and swim team; wading pool; grassy lawn with lounge and beach chairs, umbrellas and more than 20 picnic tables and grills; basketball and tetherball courts; 12 tennis courts; two paddle courts; multisport grassy area; playground; clubhouse with showers, full-service snack bar and screened-in game room.

Harford County

The Fallston Club
1912 Fallston Road, Fallston
fallstonclub.com or 410-877-3467

Price: Annual dues are $600 for a family, $450 for individual. New members pay a $550 stock fee in three installments, which is refunded when turned in and sold to another family.

Features: Six-lane lap pool; wading pool; playground; tennis courts; cafe; pavilion with picnic tables and special events, including bingo nights, corn hole tournaments and a luau.

Howard County

Forest Hill Swim and Tennis Club
4310 Columbia Road, Ellicott City
fhstc.com or 410-465-1386

Price: Annual memberships are $925. New members pay a $1,000 bond and a one-time $550 initiation fee.

Features: Main pool with diving well, lap pool and wading pool; 10 tennis courts; basketball and sand volleyball courts; playground; grassy area with lacrosse goal; clubhouse; special events.

Life Time Athletic
7220 Lee DeForest Drive, Columbia
lifetimefitness.com or 410-953-0022

Price: Club memberships range from $90 to $180 a month.

Features: Both indoor and outdoor pools. Outdoor pool includes a six-lane lap area, two slides and a zero-depth-entry children’s play area with a mushroom fountain and bubblers. Whirlpool; lounge and beach chairs; umbrellas; locker rooms with showers; full-service snack bar.

Swansfield Mini Water Park — Columbia Association
5659 Cedar Lane, Columbia
columbiaassociation.org or 410-730-3180

Price: Pools-only memberships, ranging from $20 to $54 a month, are on an annual basis and grant access to all 23 Columbia Association outdoor pools. Day passes are also available. Columbia Association members: $5 for children age 15 and younger and $8 for adults. Non-members: $15 for children age 15 and younger and $20 for adults.

Features: 25-meter, six-lane pool; wading pool; large slide; spray playground; basketball courts; tot lot; bathhouse; snack bar.

Atholton Swim Club
6731 Seneca Drive, Columbia
atholtonswimclub.com or 410-964-0068

Price: Memberships $200 to $500. Two-week and August-only memberships also available.

Features: 25-meter, four-lane pool with a diving well; wading pool with a fountain; tennis courts; basketball hoops; playground; indoor and outdoor showers; deck with umbrellas, tables and chairs; spacious lawn for whiffle ball and soccer; special events, including bingo night, movie night, crab feast and craft night.  

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