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By Tammy Showalter, Freelance Journalist

Edward T. Hall indoor Aquatic Center remains closed

Calvert County residents can now enjoy the fact that the Cove Point pool and the King’s Landing pool are available for open swim and lap swim.

A reservation is required and the annual pass that you may have already purchased is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

“As of Monday, we opened up Cove Point Pool and Kings Landing Pool for open swim opportunities in addition to lap swim and lessons,” Parks and Recreation Director Shannon Nazzal said via email.

“Time blocks are for two hours each. The online reservations have been going very smoothly and we appreciate the community working with us on this change in the process. We’re thrilled to be able to expand our offerings to the public and encourage residents to visit us online to reserve a spot for some cool summer fun.”

The Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center located on Auto Drive in Prince Frederick is still temporarily closed. The county website reports it’s following Stage 2: Maryland Strong, Roadmap to Recovery Plan.

Cove Point pool is located in Lusby and King’s Landing is in Huntingtown.

Open swim is available at two-hour intervals, 12:00-2:00 p.m., 2:30- 4:30 p.m., and 5:00-7:00 p.m. daily. A 30-minute break will be woven in for sanitary cleaning. Residents must reserve online at webtrac.co.cal.md.us/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/splash.html

The activity number for King’s Landing is 720000 and for Cove Point is 730000.

Lap swim for King’s Landing is from 6:00 – 7:00 a.m. and 12 noon – 7:00 p.m. and for Cove Point is 10:30 a.m. -7:00 p.m. and for Calvert County residents only. Reservation spots are limited to one hour. Use webtrac online for reservations. Walk-ins will not be accepted, as noted on the county website.

It’s important to remember that King’s Landing accepts cash and check only. No credit or debit cards.

For the most up-to-date information, see www.calvertcountymd.gov. Children 12 years and younger must be accompanied by someone 18 years or older. Children five and younger require in-pool supervision by someone 18 years or older.

Passes can be purchased at the Southern Maryland Community Center located on Appeal Lane in Lusby. Passes are also available at the main office of Parks and Recreation on Main Street in Prince Frederick.

Inflatable rings and vests are not permitted unless they have been approved by the Coast Guards. If you have any questions, call Parks and Recreation before you head out to your local pool at 410-535-1600.