On 5/27 Express clubs will be staffed until 12pm & can be accessed anytime using keycards. All other clubs will operate regular hours.

FOR BEST RESULTS, JUST ADD WATER

Take a relaxing dip. Take lessons solo or with a group. Or take to the water like an Olympic champion. Our aquatics program is designed to help members of all skill levels enjoy the water equally.

Aquatics

Programs

Merritt Aquatics offers full and recertification lifeguarding certifications. After successful completion of the course, participants will be certified in American Red Cross lifeguarding, CPR and First aid.

PRE-COURSE TESTING REQUIREMENTS:

  • 100 yards front crawl with rhythmic breathing
  • 100 Yards breaststroke
  • 100 yards choice of front crawl or breaststroke
  • 2 Minutes of treading without use of hands.
  • Timed 20 yard swim
  • Surface dive to retrieve 10 lb brick
  • Surface and swim brick back to 20 yards using only your kick

For more information, contact Andrew Barranco:
abarranco@merrittclubs.com

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We offer an 18 and older Masters Swim Team with practices Monday 7:00–8:00pm, Fridays 6:00-7:30am, and Saturdays 7:00–9:00am. Swim at your own pace. If you want to swim for exercise or stay competitive with swimming, this is for you.


Our Tri Club team offers advice on stroke technique and tips on open water swimming. We practice Monday nights 7:00pm–8:00pm.


Please email Rachel Gracia – rgracia@merrittclubs.com – for more information.

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Not quite ready for Swim Team? Can’t commit to more than one day a week? Join our Pre-Swim Team group! Pre-Team focuses on further development of all four strokes, starts, and flip turns. Our sessions run throughout the year.

For more information on the Canton location, please contact Maureen Kogut:
mkogut@merrittclubs.com

For more information on the Eldersburg location, please contact Deb Cass Jackson:
dcassjackson@merrittclubs.com

For more information on the Towson location, please contact Rachel Gracia:
rgracia@merrittclubs.com

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Merritt Swimming is a year-round swim team program offering five levels of competition for swimmers aged 5–18. Available seven days a week, practice times vary according to level, with a focus on improving stroke form, endurance, and speed.

All new swimmers must try out. To arrange a time, please contact:
Andrew Barranco:
abarranco@merrittclubs.com
410-821-0160

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Offering the Mid-Atlantic region’s ONLY Michael Phelps Swim School, our goal is to help you develop physically and mentally, because everyone should be comfortable and relaxed in the water. We offer classes on safety, stroke development, water sports and games, personal growth, and rescue.

Points of contact:
Canton – Maureen Kogut, Aquatics Manager
Eldersburg – Deb Cass Jackson, Aquatics Manager
Towson – Rachel Gracia, Aquatics Manager
White Marsh – Amy Mergerian, Aquatics Manager

Private Lessons

The ultimate goal of the Michael Phelps SwimSchool is to develop the whole person, physically and mentally. Swim classes include personal safety, stroke development, water sports and games, personal growth, and rescue. We want to ensure that each participant has an opportunity to become very comfortable and relaxed in the water. Lessons last approximately 30 minutes.

  • Flexible days and times for your convenience
  • Great alternative if group lessons don’t fit your schedule
  • One-on-one attention to work on specific goals or challenges
  • Our lessons are taught by qualified instructors who want you to succeed
  • Lessons available for children of all ages as adults from complete beginners to advanced swimmers


Points of contact:
Canton – Maureen Kogut, Aquatics Managerr. Private Lesson brochure
Eldersburg – Deb Cass Jackson, Aquatics Manager. Private lesson brochure
Towson – Rachel Gracia, Aquatics Manager. Private lesson brochure
White Marsh – Amy Mergerian, Aquatics Manager. Private lesson brochure

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Aquatics

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