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Ocean Pines opens pools for summer aquatics offerings

(July 2, 2015) Children can stay cool in the pool this summer with several fun events offered by Ocean Pines Aquatics.
Future lifeguards can learn the necessary skills while having fun with Ocean Pines’ popular junior lifeguard program.  The three-day sessions will be offered evenings beginning July 7, July 21, Aug. 4 and Aug.t 18.  
The cost is $75 per person, which includes a T-shirt, whistle and first-aid kit. A pizza dinner will be served the Wednesday of each session.  
Beginning July 11, children ages 8-12 can learn how to swim like mermaids. Fin Fun mermaid tails will be available for use during the one-hour sessions, which will be held at 9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. at the Sports Core Pool, located at 11143 Cathell Road.  
Additional sessions are scheduled for July 18, July 25 and Aug. 1. Children should be strong swimmers.  
The cost per session, which includes a certificate and goggles, is $20 for Ocean Pines swim members and $25 for all others.
A “Frozen” tea party and swim will also be held on July 11 from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Sports Core Pool. Participants can enjoy “tea” (apple juice) and snacks with Anna and Elsa and then swim in the pool.  
The cost is $5 for swim members, $6 for Ocean Pines residents and $7 for non-residents.  
Families and friends are encouraged to test their boat-building skills at the Racquet Family Relay Races on Saturday, July 18 from 6-8 p.m. at the Swim & Racquet Club Pool, located at 10 Seabreeze Road.  
Participants can bring their own cardboard boats and then compete in races. The winning team will receive T-shirts; other awards will also be given.  
The cost is $20 per family.  
These events are open to the public and registration is required. To register, call Ocean Pines Aquatics at 410-641-5255.  
Additional information about these and other aquatics programs is available at