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Per Governor Larry Hogan's directive on March 16 designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the Knott Athletic Recreation Convocation Complex (ARCC) is now closed until further notice. Visit COVID-19 Information for details on the Mount's response to the pandemic.

The Knott ARCC is home to the Mount's 25-meter, six-lane multi-purpose pool. The Office of Campus Recreation offers a variety of aquatic programming such as community membership lap and recreational swim, youth swim classes and aquatic fitness classes.

Call 301-447-7424.

Youth Swimming Lessons

There will be no swimming lessons until further notice.

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Water Fitness Classes

All Water Fitness classes are canceled until further notice.

The pool is a great place to get in shape, recover from injury, or build your strength with a new fluid movement, and our aquatics programs are designed to do just that.

  • Aqua Flex

    This class is great for anyone suffering from arthritis, recovering from surgery or an injury, or starting a new workout regiment. This program allows you to exercise with minimal strain on your joints and muscles, and the gentle activities help you gain strength and flexibility, resulting in decreased pain and stiffness.

    SCHEDULE: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30-10:30 a.m. / new members join anytime.

  • Pump'N' Power Aquatics

    This minimal stress workout gives you a great workout with exercises performed in the deep water with the use of floatation and resistance equipment. Participants must be comfortable in deep water.

    SCHEDULE:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30-10:30 a.m. / new members may join at the beginning of the month.

Fees for Aquatic Fitness Classes

Purchase a 20-class card in the Aquatic Office with check or credit card. Class cards expire one year after purchase.

Elizabeth Raub

Assistant Director-Campus Recreation/Aquatic/Facilities

+ (301) 447-7429

Card Type Cost
Mount Student $15
Mount Community (employees included) $39
ARCC Members $55
Non-Members $72

Aquatic Department Policies

Locker Room Policy:

Children age 6 and older must use the same gender locker rooms.  Parents with children between the ages of 6 - 10 of the opposite gender should provide their children with tasks to be completed in the locker room, and the parent must be stationed at the door until the child exits.  Please respect the privacy of those who do not wish children to be in the opposite gender locker room.

Parking Policy:

Parking lots A-F on the South side of the ARCC are available. Parking in "Reserved Parking" spaces could result in a ticket issued by our Public Safety Department. If you have special parking needs, please see the facility supervisor for details.

Refund Policy for all Aquatic Programs:

Refunds are only available when Mount St. Mary's cancels a class or when a letter from a physician is presented to the Aquatic Coordinator.

Make-up Policy:

Make-ups are offered only when Mount St. Mary's cancels class. In the case of private swimming lessons, a make-up class will be scheduled if Mount St. Mary's is given a minimum of 24 hours notice. Make-ups are subject to instructor and pool availability.

Inclement Weather Policy:

  • When Mount St. Mary's University is closed, the ARCC and all its programs are canceled.
  • If Frederick County Schools are on a delay due to inclement weather, all morning aquatic classes will be canceled.
  • If Frederick County Schools declare an early dismissal due to inclement weather, all afternoon and evening aquatic classes will be canceled.
  • If Frederick County Schools are closed due to inclement weather, all morning aquatic classes will be canceled. The weather will be monitored throughout the day and the status of evening programs will be evaluated. A decision regarding evening classes will be made by 3 p.m.
  • If the university is not declared closed, but there is inclement weather, call 301-447-7424 for the latest update on the ARCC hours and programs.

For the safety of all swimmers we recommend reading the Pool Rules guide.

Download the Pool Rules