Aquatics Center

Aquatics Center

13950 Old Gunpowder Road

Laurel, MD 20707-9996



TTY 301-699-2544


General swim and lap swim hours differ from operating hours. See below.


  • Family Changing Room
  • Indoor Pool
  • Leisure Pool
  • Locker Room
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Deck Area
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Spectator Seating
  • Whirlpool Hot Tub

2019 Summer Hours of Operation

August 19-
September 2
MONDAY 6 am-9 pm 12 noon-6 pm;
7:45 pm-9 pm 
TUESDAY 6 am-9 pm 12 noon-6 pm;
7:45 pm-9 pm 
WEDNESDAY 6 am-9 pm 12 noon-6 pm;
7:45 pm-9 pm 
THURSDAY 6 am-9 pm 12 noon-6 pm;
7:45 pm-9 pm 
FRIDAY 6 am-9 pm 12 noon-9 pm Shutdown
SATURDAY 8 am-4 pm 12 noon-4 pm Shutdown
SUNDAY 8 am-4 pm 12 noon-4 pm Shutdown
  • Weekends ONLY: May 25-June 14 (Memorial Day Weekend outdoor pools will be open Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.)
  • All Aquatic Facilities will be CLOSE at 4 pm on Thursday, July 4th.
  • Normal operating hours 7 days a week from June 17 to August 16.
  • Modified schedules: August 17-September 2

Admission Fees & Passes

View information regarding our admission prices and monthly passes.

Fairland Aquatics Center is open year-round. Swim center passes or combo swim-fit passes are available for sale in increments of 1 day, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months or 12 months.

Aquatic Amenities

Enjoy our Aquatic Amenities year-round:

  • Family changing room
  • Heated 20 person whirlpool hot tub
  • Heated, 50-meter, indoor pool with moveable floor
  • Heated, indoor 25-yard leisure pool with a fountain
  • Locker rooms with coin-operated lockers
  • Meeting rooms
  • Outdoor deck area
  • Outdoor, sand volleyball court
  • Spectator seating

Water Fitness Activities

We offer Water Fitness activities to fit your schedule. Classes are offered at various times of the day and are offered both on a drop-in basis or registration basis (see SA.F.E. below). Stop in to pick up our monthly calendar, or find and register for a class or activity using our SMARTlink system.

  • 1 free water fitness day per month is offered
  • Aqua arthritis classes
  • Deep-water aerobics classes
  • Lap swimming
  • Recreational swimming
  • Water aerobics classes
  • Water walking on movable floor area

Competitive Swimming Teams

Competitive Swimming teams train and compete at our center Fairland Aquatics Center, built for youth competitive swimming, is host to many swim meets in the Washington metropolitan area. Swim teams and synchronized swimming teams include:

  • Fairland Aquatics Swim Team (FAST)
  • Flying Gulls
  • Local high schools
  • Maryland Suburban Swim Club (MSSC)
  • Patuxent Aquatics Club
  • Potomac Valley Pearls


Seniors, get in shape while having fun with our Aquatics Program. Senior Aquatics Fitness Enthusiasts Program (S.A.F.E.) is designed for individuals 55 years of age and over who want to maintain their current level of fitness or get in shape while having fun!

  • 10 and 12 Week Sessions
  • Classes held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings

Free Swimming for Youth & Teens

Youth and Teens ages 6 to 17 enjoy free swimming on Fridays and Saturdays, June 24 to August 21, 2017, from 4 pm to closing at  M-NCPPC pools throughout Prince George's County. Just drop by a pool with your free, M-NCPPC Youth Identification card. Parental supervision required for youth ages 11 and under.

Calendar of Events

The Aquatics Center has loads of events!.  Please visit our calendar to view all events.  Hope to see you there!