Martin Luther King, Jr. Swim Center (Indoor Pool)

1201 Jackson Road | Silver Spring, MD |20904 |240-777-8060

The Swim Center initially opened in 1981 as the Colesville/White Oak Swim Center, but was later renamed in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Swim Center is located in the White Oak area of Silver Spring near the intersection of Jackson Road and New Hampshire Avenue. Close to both White Oak Middle School and Jackson Road Elementary School, the swim facility is part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreational Park.

Although classes and programs are scheduled throughout the week, times are also set aside for recreational and lap swimming and kayaking. Classes include diving, fitness, lifeguard training, CPR training, swimming and water safety. Competitive opportunities are available for a reasonable fee through a swim team, dive team, masters swimming and scuba.

The MLK, Jr. Swim center is completely accessible with ramps, elevators, ladders and lifts.

Hours of Operation

MLK Indoor Swim Center Schedule (PDF)


Handicap accessible - ramps, elevators, ladders and lifts.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the following pool features are unavailable:

  • Saunas

Reservations Encouraged, Not Required

While reservations are no longer required, they are encouraged as residents with reservations will have priority admission. The number of available walkup daily admission slots will depend on the number of reservations and pool capacity. 

A variety of passes are available including our Punch 12 Pass that is good for 12 daily admissions for the price of 10.

Reserve Swim Sessions

For more information on how to reserve a swim session, click below:


COVID-19 Phase 2 Safety Procedures

  • All patrons two years old and over must use a face covering while on the pool deck, in common areas, and when social distancing is not possible. Face coverings are not required when in the water.
  • Individuals and family groups are asked to stay together and maintain six feet of social distancing from other groups at all times.
  • Saunas will remain closed.
  • Shared equipment such as kickboards will not be available.
  • Restrooms in locker rooms will be available. We ask patrons to minimize their time in those areas by coming to the pool in their swim attire and showering at home. Marked alternate exits will be available for those who wish to avoid exiting through the locker room. Lockers will not be available for use. Patrons will have to take their belongings with them on the pool deck and place them in a chair assigned to the lap lane they are using.