Over the summer, Cabin John children and an accompanying adult are admitted free of charge to the Palisades Pool on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 am to 1 pm. Children age 7 and under must be accompanied by a supervising adult. Children age 8-14 who will be left by themselves at the pool will be asked to satisfy the swim test by swimming one length of the pool and treading water for one minute.
Please sign in at the pool – some proof of residency (such as being listed in the CJ Community Directory, an ID with address, or mail received at a Cabin John address) may be required for admission. The Palisades Pool (301-229-2598) is located off Seven Locks Road between Carver Road and Cyprus Grove Lane. The Cabin John Free Swim was part of an agreement between the Cabin John community and the founders of the Palisades Pool to gain neighborhood approval of the zoning variance that permitted the pool to be constructed.
By Burr Gray