RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 DUE TO WEATHER
Area pups are invited to dip their paws in the water at a Doggie Swim on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Mumford’s Landing Pool, located at 7351 Yacht Club Drive in Ocean Pines.
Ocean Pines Aquatics hosts the annual event, opening the pool exclusively to dogs and their owners before it closes for the season.
Now in its ninth year, the event is popular with both staff and participants, according to Ocean Pines Aquatics Director Colby Phillips. “The annual Doggie Swim is one of my favorite events that we do,” she said.
Phillips added, “The enjoyment that everyone gets from swimming in the pool with their ‘best friends’ is so fun to be a part of. I think you can actually see the smiles on the dogs’ faces.”
Dogs weighing less than 20 pounds will be able to swim from 10-10:30 a.m. Dogs of all sizes will be allowed from 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
The cost of the swim, which is open to the public, is $6 per dog. All dog handlers must be at least 18 years of age and any youth under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a registered adult. Dogs should have current vaccinations, including rabies.
Proceeds from the Doggie Swim will benefit the Worcester County Humane Society.
Ocean Pines Aquatics offers a variety of special events, aquatic fitness classes and swim lessons year-round. Upcoming events include a Dive-In Movie showing of Disney’s “Tangled” on Nov. 10 and a Turkey Burn in-water cycling class on Nov. 22.
More information about Ocean Pines aquatics programs is available at OceanPines.org or by calling 410-641-5255.