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Pines Aquatics offering fall programs at Sports Core pool

(Oct. 15, 2015) With the calendar turning, the outdoor swimming options in Worcester County are becoming far less attractive, unless you’re into that whole polar bear thing.
Thankfully, Ocean Pines Aquatics continues to offer a variety of programs at its heated indoor pools.
On Friday, Nov. 6, aquatics will host a one-day junior lifeguard program from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Public schools are not in session that day, thus creating the opportunity to hold a different kind of class, Aquatics Director Colby Phillips said.
“We have a three-step program, so if you’ve done the junior guard program before, you can go to the next step,” she said.
Second-time participants can become “crew chiefs” under the program, while third-time participants will become “officers.” Phillips said attendance during a similar event held last summer was high, leading aquatics to develop the third step.
“You get a shirt based on your rank and you learn different skills based on how many times you’ve done it with us,” Phillips said.
The program is designed for children 7 and up. The cost is $75 and includes a shirt, whistle, first aid pack and lunch.
On the following day, Saturday, Nov. 7, aquatics will host the latest in its popular “Dive-In” movies screenings and will show “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.”
The screening begins at 6:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m. During the event, children and their families will be able to swim in the pool while the film is projected onto a large inflatable screen.
As a special treat, children who arrive at 5:30 p.m. can meet and greet with SpongeBob himself, which includes a photo opportunity.
“These have been really popular,” Phillips said. “We did two or three last year and we usually average about 75 people.”
Phillips said a screening of “Frozen,” held last year, which included a meet and greet with Anna and Elsa, drew more than 150 people.
“It’s a lot of fun for the kids,” she said. “We have popcorn and people can bring in a pizza and float around on rafts while they watch the movie.”
Tickets are $3 for swim members, $5 for residents and $7 for nonresidents. Families are $20.
Both events will be held at the Sports Core Pool on 11143 Cathell Road.
For more information, call 410-641-5255 or visit