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Program Description


The Aquatics programs provide recreational, fitness, instructional, competitive, therapeutic, and rehabilitative water activities that serve all residents. The broad ranges of programming include lessons, instructional wellness classes, and competitive programming such as dive and swim teams. Facilities also host a wide variety of local, regional, and national events and competitions each year. The Department operates seven regional outdoor pools, five indoor aquatics facilities, and one spray park and supports operations at Piney Branch Elementary School pool.

Program Contacts

Contact Charlotte Keys of the Department of Recreation at 240.777.6942 or Alicia Singh of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2780 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Revenue generated by aquatics programs 1$6,434,924$8,096,874$8,137,358$8,178,045$8,218,935
Percent of total aquatics programs capacity enrolled63.2%63.9%65.2%66.5%67.8%
1  Our aquatics facilities continue to be a community asset offering health and wellness benefits, life-saving swim skill development, recreational and competitive swimming, heat relief, and serving as an affordable summer oasis for families. The Department anticipates increased use of aquatics facilities, however, it's important to note that this measure may be influenced by future expanded subsidies, price adjustments, and major facility repairs and/or renovations. It's important to note that FY22 (summer 2021) continued to be impacted by COVID as compared to FY23 (summer 2022).

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved10921644144.39
Add: Funding for Rental Pool Space for FY253901870.00
Increase Cost: Aquatics Custodial Services Contract Escalation1894200.00
Increase Cost: Chlorine Contract Escalation 598700.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.11954854.00
FY25 Recommended12756606148.39