Our History

 

West Hillandale Swim Club, Inc. is a not for profit membership corporation formed in June of 1961 by residents of the Hillandale community. Each founding member contributed $5,000 to purchase the real estate and construct the pool and club house. In today's dollars, the contributions were more than $32,000 per member. In that same year, the Pool purchased the 5 acres of land situated at 915 Schindler Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20903. In 1963, the Pool opened after construction of the swimming pool and club house was completed.

 

The Pool is a gathering place, where pool members and their guests enjoy good weather and the company of family, friends, and neighbors. It is a place where our children learn to swim and have fun, while they learn the value of good sportsmanship and friendly competition. The Pool's Swim Team, the Dolphins, is a charter member of the Montgomery County Swim League, which celebrated its 55th Anniversary in 2013. You can check out our Dolphin record holders Here.

 

The Pool is one of the nicest community pools in Montgomery County. It is quiet and lined with tall trees. There is no traffic noise. It is the only community pool in Montgomery County designed with a spacious shallow area which gradually changes from 2 foot to 3 1/2 feet deep. This feature makes it a favorite of families with young children. Over the years, the Pool has been a vibrant, welcoming community center. Throughout the summer the pool is host to many social events, birthday parties, and impromptu gatherings.

 

The members own a share of the Pool, including the underlying real estate. The pool is run, managed and maintained by volunteers. This makes WHSC a unique and valuable part of the Silver Spring community