Aquatics to Start New Year with Special Events

As the New Year nears, the Ocean Pines Aquatics Department is encouraging area residents and guests to kick off 2019 at two upcoming special events in January.

Fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers or father figures can treat their little ladies to an annual Father-Daughter Swim on Friday, Jan. 11 from 6-8 p.m. at the Sports Core Pool, located at 11144 Cathell Road in Ocean Pines.

The evening will include swimming at the heated indoor public pool, crafts, souvenir photos, pizza and cookies.

“We added the swim event to our events last year and it was such a great night we wanted to bring it back again,” said Colby Phillips, aquatics and recreation director for the Ocean Pines Association. “There is something really special about having that time together and making memories that will last a lifetime.”

The entry fee for the special Father-Daughter swim event includes a father and any daughters he brings. The price is $10 for Ocean Pines swim members, $12 for Ocean Pines residents and $15 for non-residents.

“The fun doesn’t stop with the Father-Daughter Swim,” said Phillips. She and her team are working to make waves with a dive-in movie showing of “Charlotte’s Web” on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 6-8 p.m. at the Sports Core Pool.

Guests will be able to watch the family-fun movie on a blow-up screen while splashing and swimming or floating on inflatable rafts in the heated indoor pool. Popcorn will also be for sale.

The cost to attend the dive-in movie, which is open to the public, is $3 for Ocean Pines swim members, $5 for Ocean Pines residents and $7 for non-residents. Families of more than four may pay a flat rate of $20.

Information regarding additional Ocean Pines aquatics programs, including an online version of the Ocean Pines Activity Guide, is available at

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