Our swim club is a community club owned by its members.

At Franklin Knolls pool, our mission is to provide a safe, inclusive, caring pool community, in which all of our members feel a sense of acceptance and belonging, and a responsibility to encourage these feelings in other members. We value:

  • A safe, inclusive, caring pool community
  • Integrity and maintaining the highest ethical standards by communicating honestly and transparently
  • Treating everyone with respect and embracing diverse opinions
  • Fostering every member with a sense of ownership of the pool

Each member of the Franklin Knolls pool community is responsible for fostering an atmosphere imbued with dignity, respect, tolerance, appreciation of diversity and positive regard for all members of our community. We do this by nurturing a community atmosphere free from racism, religious intolerance, sexism, ageism, homophobia, harassment, discrimination against those with disabling conditions, or discrimination based upon an individual’s political views or beliefs. Within this context, all members of the community are accountable for their own behavior and actions.

Pool Information

Franklin Knolls Pool is is an outdoor seasonal facility conveniently located inside the Washington, DC Capital Beltway in Silver Spring, MD. The pool features a six-lane, 25-meter workout area; a diving well that ranges from 5-9 feet in depth; a 40-yard recreational area which has depths ranging from 3-5 feet; a tube slide which sits at the juncture of the diving and recreational areas; and a kiddie area that is 1-2 feet deep. A separate, enclosed toddler pool is within steps of the shallow end of the main pool. The private, sylvan setting surrounding the pool perimeter complements the spacious, semi-shaded grounds. Tables, umbrellas, chairs and lounges are plentiful on the deck and in the grass.

The facility also has an elevated patio and picnic area with snack bar, a full-court basketball court, a sand volleyball court, and a playground complete with a tetherball area.

Amenities include:
Diving Well, Lap Lanes, Slide, Toddler Pool, Grass and deck seating areas (Tables, Umbrellas, Chairs, Lounges), Table Tennis, Kids Playground & Sandbox, Changing Rooms/Showers, Wireless Internet Access, Patio with Gas Grills.

Weekly events include “No Cook” evenings and Take-Out evenings (various food trucks).
Seasonal events include: Crab Feast, Ladies Night, Men’s Night, Middle School Night, High School Night, Christmas in July, Dive-in Movies, and more!