Best Pools in Baltimore: Summer is Officially Here!

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Best Pools in Baltimore: Summer is Officially Here!

June 22, 2021

Have a splashing good time by the pool this summer. 

Pool for the Summer

Summer is officially here; the Summer Solstice fell on Sunday, June 20th at 11:32 p.m., marking the first day of the summer season. The Summer Solstice occurs when the Sun is at its highest peak in the sky, falling overhead the Tropic of Cancer. It was also the longest and sunniest day of the year. 

We all know that it’s getting hot in Baltimore. So, here’s where you can cool off.  

When in Doubt, Swim it Out

In these private pools in Baltimore City. 

Harbor East MAC

The Maryland Athletic Club is known for their four saltwater pools. Come and take a lap, or two. 1305 residents are eligible for discounted membership rates, with $10 off/month. 

Mount Washington Swim Club

You’ll be swim-pressed with Mt. Washington’s private pool. There are swimming areas, designated swimming lanes, and a diving board. Mt. Washington will be open every day until Labor Day. If interested, click here to register. 

Otterbein Swim Club

Otterbein Swim Club has one of the largest swimming pools in Baltimore and is open for late-night swims and social events. Information about pass applications, waitlists, and fees can be found here

Roland Park Pool

Get back in the swim of things right here in Baltimore. Roland Park Pool offers two private pools that are perfect for the summer. To gain access, you must purchase a membership. There are individual, family, and evening passes here

Swim Club Baltimore

The Swim Club at Lighthouse Point is officially open for the summer. Until Labor Day, they’re open from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. everyday. You can purchase passes for the summer as an individual, couple, or family. All passes include towel service and amenities. 

Shell Yeah!

There’s cabanas.

Baltimore Four Seasons Hotel

Go with the float at Baltimore’s Four Seasons Hotel, featuring a rooftop pool with stunning views of the harbor. This summer, you can rent out half- and full-day cabana sessions; they’re private, luxurious, and relaxing for $250, or $400.

Canton Merritt Clubs

Merritt Clubs’s rooftop pool was recently named as the “Best Pool in Baltimore” by Baltimore Magazine. Enjoy views of Baltimore’s skyline, whilst relaxing in the water. Merritt Clubs offers two pools, a hot tub, cabanas, and a fully-stocked bar. Apply for a membership here.  

Pendry Baltimore

The Pool at the Sagamore Pendry is located at the end of the Recreation Pier, right next to the waterfront. Enjoy the city skyline from one of their private cabanas, or by their bar. Get access to The Pool by renting a room or suite for a night or two; it’s the perfect getaway. You can also get a day pass at the Sagamore front desk for $200/person, which includes a $50 food and beverage credit.

Let All Your Troubles Wash Away

In these public pools.

Patterson Park Pool

The Patterson Park Pool is open and free for all, during the summer months of 2021. You must, however, reserve space in advance. Click here for instructions. Reservations can be made here

Riverside Pool

Riverside Pool is also free this summer! Reserve a space here and make a splash. 

Stay Cool
We hope you’ll be able to stay cool and enjoy some of the best pools in Baltimore this summer!


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