Splash! Ocean Pines Doggie Swim Returns

The Mumford’s Landing Pool in Ocean Pines will be filled with dog-paddling pooches on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for its annual Doggie Swim.

“It’s a cool event during the dog days of summer,” said Ocean Pines Marketing and Public Relations Director Denise Sawyer. “The annual swim will give canines a chance to cool off and doggie paddle under the watchful eyes of their pet owners.”

The event is a fundraiser for the Worcester County Humane Society, a non-profit, no-kill shelter that relies primarily on donations.

The annual fundraiser allows both small and large dogs to drool in the pool, as their human companions enjoy the pool party at Mumford’s Landing Pool, located at 7351 Yacht Club Drive in Ocean Pines, before it closes for the season.

The cost of the Doggie Swim, which is open to the public, is $6 per dog and free for dog handlers. All dog handlers must be at least 18 years of age and youth under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a registered adult. Dogs should have current vaccinations, including rabies.

Only dogs less than 20 pounds are allowed in the pool at the annual swim from 10-10:30 a.m. All dogs are then allowed in the pool from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Ocean Pines Aquatics Department hosts a variety of special events, aquatic fitness classes and swim lessons year-round. Upcoming events to be held at the indoor Sports Core Pool include Pirate Pool Party on Sept. 30 at 5 p.m., Dive-In Movie Night on Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. and the 10th Annual Swim with Santa on Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. More information about Ocean Pines aquatics programs is available at www.OceanPines.org or by calling the Ocean Pines Aquatics Department at 410-641-5255.

For more information about the community of Ocean Pines, contact Denise Sawyer, director of marketing and public relations for the Ocean Pines Association, at (410) 641-7717 ext. 3006 or dsawyer@oceanpines.org.

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