Please visit our CA Reopens page for information.

We’ve listened to feedback and on Monday, February 1, we’re changing our online reservations procedures for Lap Swimming, Rec Swimming, Public Skating at Columbia Ice Rink, and Public Roller-Skating at Supreme Sports Club!

Now you can book online 10 days in advance of the program start time and you can book 10 days of programs at the same time. For example, starting February 1, you can book your lap swim times for the next 10 days. Online reservations for programs can still be reserved here.

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Columbia Aquatics Association is a registered USA Swimming Club and a member of the Maryland Local Swim Committee. Our mission is to promote the sport of competitive swimming for all ages through positive motivation and the teaching of proper stroke technique. We strive to produce swimmers who are able to excel in competition at all levels from novice to national.

For more information, visit

Summer Swim Team (CNSL)

Columbia Association Summer Swim Team Information

Columbia Neighborhood Swim League (CNSL) is a summer recreational swim league with 14 swim teams located throughout the Columbia, Ellicott City and Clarksville areas. CNSL is open to swimmers 18 years old or younger with all ability levels who meet the league requirements. CA provides coaches, facilities and a framework for CNSL participants to improve swimming abilities, develop good sportsmanship and test performance in actual competition as part of a team in a safe and supportive learning environment.

For more information, visit Columbia Neighborhood Swim League’s website.


Clippers Swim Clinic


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For children ages 6-18 who have either one or more years of summer league experience or have full knowledge of freestyle and backstroke. Participants will have the opportunity to learn or improve basic swimming skills and stroke mechanics from Clippers coaches. Participation is not a guarantee that a swimmer will be eligible to join a year-round competitive swim team.

Registration opens Monday, February 22nd for the next session to be held from April 10-June 12 (no practice on May 30). The clinic is held on Saturday nights at 7-8pm or 8-9pm at Columbia Swim Center.

The price is $240 for CA members and $480 for non-members. For more information, email


Masters Swim Programs

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Columbia Masters is an adult-oriented swim program combining instruction with competitive training. Columbia Masters is great for athletes, competitive swimmers and fitness swimmers with dedicated lanes and professional coaching at every practice.

All participants must be able to swim a mile in about 30 minutes and become USMS member (fee extra), which can be done online at; our club code is COLU.

  • Level 1 Beginner Swimmer: one mile in 60+ minutes.
  • Level 2: Intermediate Swimmer: one mile in 30-60 minutes.
  • Level 3: Advanced Swimmer: one mile in 30 minutes or less.

For more information and to register, please contact


Masters Program:

Must be a CA member

$13 per practice, up to a max of $50 per month

*All participants must become USMS members, requires an additional fee (practice is held at the Swim Center Program Pool).

Practice Schedule

Masters Swim Program Schedule:

At this time, we are only offering practices on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 5:30-7am and 10:15-11:30am and Saturdays from 6:00-6:55am. Practices for all levels will be held in the Program Pool at Columbia Swim Center.