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Carroll County pools: With schools out for summer, here's where to take a dip

With Carroll County Public Schools closed for the summer, local pools will now be staying open on weekdays.

And although the closure of both Cascade Lake and the Sullivan Heights Pool in 2018 shrank the number of public options, there are still more than a half-dozen places for families and children to take a dip.

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Public pools

Westminster Municipal Pool

Hours: Noon to 7 p.m. daily.

Daily admission: $7, or 10 visits for $50; children 2 and younger are free with paid adult.

Memberships: City resident $128, family $200; non-city resident $146, non-city family $260.

More information: www.westminstermd.gov/221/Pool

Manchester-Lineboro Lions Club

Hours: Noon to 7 p.m. daily.

Daily admission: $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 3 through 12; children 2 and younger free.

Memberships: $375 for family, $200 for individual.

More information: www.lmlions.org/pool.php

Private pools

South Carroll Swim Club

Hours: Noon-8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; noon-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Annual membership: $586.83 for first member, lower rates for each subsequent member.

More information: www.southcarrollclub.com/v2/

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Four Seasons

Hours: Noon-8 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon-7 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday.

Memberships: Family $400, couple $270, individual $200; still taking on new members.

Day pass: Without member $14, with member $5.

Westminster Riding Club

Hours: Noon to 9 p.m.

Memberships: Family $850, individual $425.

Ridge Swim Club

Hours: Vary each month; check the pool’s calendar at www.ridgeswimclub.com/hours.html

Open to the public, for free, from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; open house on Sunday, June 23.

Memberships: To join, $1,725; annual dues $525.

More information: ridgeswimclub.com

Freedom Swim Club

Hours: Noon to 9 p.m. until August, then 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon-7 p.m. on closing day, Monday, Sept. 2.

Memberships: $450. There is a waiting list, and new applicants pay a $550 refundable bond, a $50 initiation fee and a $25 application fee, which are not refundable.

More information: freedomswimclub.org

Nottingham Swim Club

Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday through Sunday

Memberships: $500 plus one-time $1,000 bond

More information: www.nottinghamswimclub.org

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