Swim lessons

Worcester County Recreation & Parks is offering three separate sessions of youth swim lessons this summer.

Classes are open to children ages 3 and up and will take place at the Shad Landing Pool in the Pocomoke River State Park in Snow Hill. Each session will last two weeks and run Mondays through Thursdays. Fridays will serve as inclement weather makeup days.

Session one will run from July 9-19, session two from July 23-Aug. 2, and session three from Aug. 6-16. Depending on the level, there will be two different available time frames of lessons from either 8:30-9:15 a.m. or 9:30-10:15 a.m.

The cost to participate in each session is $45 per person and $40 for each additional child. Class space is limited and is offered on a first come, first served basis.

To register, contact Kelly Buchanan at 410-632-2144, ext. 2503 or kbuchanan@co.worcester.md.us.


Worcester County Recreation and Parks staff announce the return of the Pocomoke River Camp, which is open to youth in grades fourth through eighth.

Campers will have their choice of canoe, kayak, or paddleboard for the first three days on the river. They will also go fishing and learn about different wildlife and the environment. On the last day, campers will be transported for an extended day trip for more exploring.

The camp will take place Monday through Thursday, June 25-28 from 9 a.m. to noon. In the event of inclement weather, the makeup date will be Friday, June 29.

The cost is $75. To register, contact Trudy Porch at 410-632-2144, ext. 2520 or tporch@co.worcester.md.us.


The Ocean City Marlin Club’s next competition is the 39th annual Small Boat Tournament, June 16-17. Registration is scheduled for Friday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Marlin Club in West Ocean City.

The cost to participate is $250 per boat to fish inshore or offshore. To fish both, the cost is $500. Participants do not need to be Marlin Club members.

The inshore division includes categories for flounder, sea bass, tog, bluefish and rockfish. Offshore division categories include tuna, dolphin and billfish release.

Weigh-ins will take place at Sunset Marina in West Ocean City, June 16-17, from 3-6:30 p.m.

For more information, visit www.ocmarlinclub.com or call 410-213-1613.

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