M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County announces revamped swim lesson program for Summer 2024

May 1, 2024

Dive in! Now offering more classes, more opportunities!

RIVERDALE, Md. – M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County, is excited to announce the launch of its revamped swim lesson program for Summer 2024, promising an even more enriching and accessible experience for all.

Starting in June, M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County will be offering more classes than ever before. We have added 102 new aquatic classes and more than 900 spaces to our Summer 2024 season. This expansion comes as a direct response to the growing demand for swimming lessons and recreational opportunities for the community.

“With these additional spots, the Department aims to accommodate more participants than ever before, ensuring that everyone has the chance to develop essential water safety skills and foster a lifelong love for swimming,” said Tara Eggleston Stewart, Division Chief for the Aquatics and Athletic Facilities Division with the Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County.

The new swimming lessons are designed for high-impact learning and will now run for 30 minutes. Instructors have built-in 10 minutes before the class starts for parents and children to check in, ask questions, and bond with the instructors. Participants are asked to arrive early to make the most of every class!  Swim lessons with the Department continue to be nationally recognized, utilize the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety curriculum, and are led by certified Water Safety Instructors. Our prices and credentials are unbeatable.

“Our daughter has been attending swimming lessons at Fairland Sports and Aquatics Complex for over three years, since she was 4 years old and it’s been a wonderful journey for us, she’s made tremendous progress,” said parent Yasmine Solomon “We give the Department of Parks and Recreation staff all the credit for her progress. The 30-minute classes will be more beneficial for children to focus more.”

Registration for Summer 2024 swim programs will begin May 15 at Below are some tips to help you prepare for registration day.

-Make sure you have a FREE Parks Direct account established prior to registering for the swim programs.

-Did you know Prince George’s County and Montgomery County residents receive a discount on Parks and Rec classes? Before registration, be sure to validate your residency status to receive the resident discount rate!

-Explore the Summer Your Guide to find the right swimming class for you or your child’s level. Note the Activity Code.

-Don’t be afraid to repeat a class! Build your confidence one swim class at a time. 

-On the registration date, log in to  Parks Direct and search for the activity code in the search bar.

To learn more M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County aquatic programs and facilities please visit