A community pool in the Bannockburn neighborhood of Bethesda, Maryland, Merrimack has been keeping members cool for 50 years.

In 2005, Merrimack was completely rebuilt. Today, we have a 7-lane competition pool and a large diving well with dual 1-meter boards. We also offer a wonderful kiddie pool area with a beach entry, bubblers and a "lemon drop" fountain sprayer. A transition pool area is perfect for kids just learning to swim. We have picnic areas, ping-pong, free wi-fi, BBQ grills, plenty of parking and a large bathhouse that was renovated just a few years ago.

Merrimack offers competitive swim and dive teams, with meets against other area pools from mid June through the beginning of August every year. Swimming and diving lessons are always available.

News and Information
What's Happening at Merrimack?
Friday, August 29

Join us for the rescheduled "Back to School" Barbecue and Movie NIght starting at 6 PM

Hamburgers, Hot Dogs & Chips provided.  Please bring a side dish (to serve 6) to share!

"Princess Bride" starts at dusk

Saturday, August 23rd

Rained Out

Pool Barbecue and Movie Night

6:00 PM Burgers & Dogs on the Grille

Dusk      "Princess Bride"

               1987 film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Robin Wright and Cary Elwes

Volunteer Sign Up

Please check the signup genius page to see when you are scheduled to volunteer. If we haven't already signed you up or you can help on additional days, please sign yourself up and save us some time entering names! The signup genius link is below:

Membership Information

Are you interested in joining Merrimack?

Our 2014 full summer memberships are at capacity.  The  Full Summer Affiliate Waitlist for future seasons is open.

A one-time, non-refundable fee of $25 is required to join the waiting list.

Please note:  The wait list is capped at 150 families. If you are unable to sign up, it is because the wait list is full.
Please contact for questions regarding membership.

Please contact for all other questions.

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