Fitness Centers and Pools

COVID-19 Notice

Due to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) precautions, all CSM Fitness Centers and Pools are currently closed until further notice. 

CSM has announced it that will not be reopening the pool at its La Plata Campus.

We did not come to this decision lightly and understand this news is disappointing to some of our constituents. CSM went into remote operations one year ago March 16 in response to the COVID pandemic and at the time restricted or limited access to all campus facilities – which included closure of the pool. During the shutdown, the college conducted an evaluation of the viability and sustainability of our programs and identified numerous growth opportunities as well as indicators of programs experiencing decline. With the increased availability of other indoor/outdoor pool facilities in the Southern Maryland region over the past 15 years, the college has seen significant reduction in use of the La Plata Campus pool.

For these reasons, the college has decided to redirect resources into other programing that deepens student success and supports workforce demand.

We direct those who used the CSM La Plata pool before it closed in March 2020 to the several other aquatics facilities and pools in Charles County operated by the Charles County Department of Recreation and Parks that are available to the public. Information about swimming pool and aquatic program options in Charles County can be found at


Front of the Physical education building

La Plata Campus

Phone: 301-934-7730 or 301-934-2251, ext. 7730

The La Plata Fitness Center is located in Physical Education (PE) Building. The Fitness Center features lots of windows that allow for plenty of natural light. The center has cardio equipment, machines, and free weights for all your fitness needs. It also hosts its own resource area that allows for obtaining information or researching health related topics.

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Wellness and Fitness Center building front

Leonardtown Campus

Phone: 240-725-5370 or 240-725-5300, ext. 5370

This gorgeous 32,000-square-foot Wellness and Aquatics Center on the Leonardtown Campus features a fitness studio, exercise rooms, and two swimming pools to get in the best shape of your life. The first pool is a zero-depth-entry therapy pool and the second pool is a six-lane, 25-yard, lap pool. The center has a variety of classroom spaces for aerobics and other fitness activities for Zumba, Tai Chi, and yoga. In addition, the facility has specialized fitness assessment rooms for individualized consultations and fitness analyses.

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