2020 | Sports

County extends pool season through Oct. 4

Extra time allowed because pandemic ‘cut summer short’

Montgomery County's outdoor pool season has been extended through Oct. 4.

Photo from Montgomery County Recreation

Montgomery County residents won’t have to leave outdoor pools behind and store away floaties and swim goggles until next month.

The county announced Wednesday morning that the summer outdoor pool season has been extended through Oct. 4.

The Bethesda, Germantown and Martin Luther King Jr. outdoor pools will remain open through that date. Beginning Sept. 21, the Glenmont Wheaton Outdoor Pool will have a modified schedule.

The Long Branch, Upper County and Western outdoor pools will close on Sunday.

“We understand that the pandemic cut summer short for many of us,” Montgomery County Recreation Director Robin Riley said in a press release. “Our staff continues to look for out-of-the-box solutions — such as keeping pools open beyond the typical end of the summer season — in order to allow residents extended opportunities to focus on their physical and mental wellbeing.”

Outdoor pools are open to current pool pass holders and daily admission is also offered for county residents only. Pool passes have been extended through Oct. 4 at no cost.

Briana Adhikusuma can be reached at briana.adhikusuma@bethesdamagazine.com.