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Our very own swim coach Katie Pumphrey prepares to swim the English Channel

Baltimore artist and Merritt Athletic Clubs swim coach Katie Pumphrey has begun training to swim the English Channel. She shares what she thinks it will take to swim the dangerous crossing and what is driving her to take the plunge. … Continue reading

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Michael Phelps Swim School is Ideal for Improving Kids’ Fitness

Has all the recent talk surrounding Michael Phelps’ June 2013 photo shoot got your kiddos reaching for their swimsuits? If so, you may want to capitalize on their enthusiasm for the retired Olympian by signing them up for our Michael Phelps Swim … Continue reading

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Fight Cancer with Exercise Routines and Great Nutrition

Turning the tables on cancer can be accomplished by investing in a high-quality fitness program.  Many people who have breast, cancer, mesothelioma or another type of cancer often experience financial dilemmas due to the high costs of medical bills and … Continue reading

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NEW Towson Outdoor Family Fun Pool

Merritt Athletic Clubs is excited to announce a brand NEW multi-million dollar outdoor family pool complex coming this summer. We want you to be the first to be able to take full advantage of this amazing new feature. Rates will increase … Continue reading

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Merritt Athletic Clubs teaming up with the Cowz for Family Fitness Night

Come join us for Family Fitness Night to get kids moving and put a positive emphasis on physical activity. Who says you can’t mix fitness and fun together?!  Merritt Athletic Clubs and Chick-fil-A have teamed up to get kids moving! … Continue reading

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Come Celebrate The Memorial Day MURPH

Take The CHALLENGE We all celebrate Memorial Day in one way or another. Maybe it’s breaking out the white pants, enjoying a day off, grilling or vacation! But, many of us forget what we are actually celebrating.  We are celebrating … Continue reading

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MSP Polar Bear Plunge “PLUNGEFEST 2012”

Team Austin’s Ice-Cubes will be taking the plunge again into the freezing Chesapeake Bay on Saturday, January 28th… all to raise money for the Special Olympics of Maryland!  Missy & Rusty Shown started Austin’s Ice-Cubes six years ago to honor … Continue reading

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Merritt Family Helps Ghana Families

Merritt Athletic Clubs had the honor to work with Perpetual Prosperity Pumps Foundation in their Adopt-A-Family Program.  As a company we collected old tennis shoes in order to lift a family out of poverty forever.  For every 600 pairs of … Continue reading

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Won’t Believe What Happened During My Workout

I’m currently training for the ING NYC Marathon with Team World Vision. During a 16-mile training run, I hurt my foot. In order to give my foot some rest, I began deep water running to help my body stay in … Continue reading

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