mom and baby in poolWith five indoor pools available year round ,and 23* outdoor pools throughout Columbia open each summer, the water is fine all year long at CA’s aquatic facilities! 

* During the summer of 2021, due to ongoing COVID-19 impacts, CA is opening 15 of its 23 outdoor pools. While we can’t predict what the next year will hold, no pools are being closed or decommissioned, and we look forward to opening as many locations as possible in future years. 

Sign up for a Play membership (available as Play, CA Fit&Play, Golf Fit&Play, or 5Day Golf&Play) and you can enjoy all of CA’s pools, plus more family fun such as Columbia SportsPark, Ice Rink and tennis courts. Visit our membership information page to learn more.

But you don’t have to be a member to make a splash! Anyone who lives on CA-assessed property can use the pools at discounted admission prices with a free Columbia Card. 

Location & Hours

CA has five incredible indoor pools (at four locations) open year round for recreation, exercise and swim lessons. Member access to indoor pools varies by membership type. 

Columbia Swim Center (Play Members)

CA’s Swim Center, located in the Wilde Lake Village Center, is available to Play members throughout the year. The Swim Center features two full-sized 25-yard indoor pools, a wading pool and a 1-meter springboard for recreational swimming. 

While COVID protocols remain in place, members can book a lap swim online here.

Location- 10400 Cross Fox Ln, Columbia, MD 21044

Hours- 5:30am-9pm (8pm close on Sundays) – see schedule for details

Fitness Club Indoor Pools (all Fit&Play and 1Fit Members)

The Columbia Association operates three state-of-the art fitness clubs featuring group fitness and personal training programs, recreational and league sports, cardio and weight facilities, tennis and racquetball courts and so much more.

Each location features an indoor pool available to that location’s Fitness members (all Fit&Play membership types and 1Fit memberships for each location). Swim lesson participants do not need a Fitness membership to access indoor pool facilities for lessons.

See our Club pages for more information on the unique pool features at each location. 

Note that pool schedules may be different than the club hours of operation.


CA is home to 23 outdoor pools. Due to COVID-19, 15 pools will be open for summer 2021 (May 29-September 6). Click here for a complete list of outdoor pool locations,  You can find a complete list of outdoor pool schedules here.