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the lap pool at MSMU


The Knott ARCC is home to the Mount's 25-meter, six-lane multi-purpose pool. The Office of Campus Recreation offers several aquatic programs such as lap and recreational swimming and American Red Cross Lifeguarding classes.

The schedule of lap and recreational swimming for the semester is listed below.  If you would like to receive a detailed monthly ARCC calendar including this information, please send an email to Beth Raub.  Please type "Request for Monthly ARCC Calendar" in the subject line and include your email and full name in the body of the email.

Campus Rec Office:  301-447-5290

Weather Hotline:  301-447-7424.

Lap & Rec Swim Hours

During the times listed below, there will be three lanes available for lap swimming and 1/2 of the pool for exercise and recreational swimming.

Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday 3-6 p.m.
Sunday 1-3 p.m.

Campus Recreation Aquatic Policies

Locker Room Policy:

Children age 6 and older must use the same gender locker rooms.  Parents with children between the ages of 6 - 10 of the opposite gender should provide their children with tasks to be completed in the locker room, and the parent must be stationed at the door until the child exits.  Please respect the privacy of those who do not wish children to be in the opposite gender locker room.

Parking Policy:

Parking lots A-F on the South side of the ARCC are available. Parking in "Reserved Parking" spaces could result in a ticket issued by our Public Safety Department. If you have special parking needs, please see the facility supervisor for details.

Refund Policy for all Aquatic Programs:

Refunds are only available when Campus Recreation cancels a class or when a letter from a physician is presented to the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation for Operations and Support, Beth Raub.

Make-up Policy:

Make-ups are offered only when Campus Recreation cancels a class.

Inclement Weather Policy:

  • When Mount St. Mary's University is closed, the ARCC and all its programs are canceled.
  • If Frederick County Schools are on a delay due to inclement weather, all morning aquatic classes will be canceled.
  • If Frederick County Schools declare an early dismissal due to inclement weather, all afternoon and evening aquatic classes will be canceled.
  • If Frederick County Schools are closed due to inclement weather, all morning aquatic classes will be canceled. The weather will be monitored throughout the day and the status of evening programs will be evaluated. A decision regarding evening classes will be made by 3 p.m.
  • If the university is not declared closed, but there is inclement weather, call 301-447-7424 for the latest update on the ARCC hours and programs.

For the safety of all swimmers we recommend reading the Pool Rules guide.

Download the Pool Rules