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Please note: Some programs require advance registration and/or recreation center membership. Always call the contact number provided before attending a program.

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Adult Lap Swim

(M)

Monday: 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

St. John’s Recreation Center, 1251 Prospect Place, Brooklyn

Start Date: July 6, 2015
End Date: August 21, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

The swimming pool is open for adult lap swim.

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Adult Lap Swim

(M)

Monday: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

St. Mary’s Recreation Center, 450 Saint Ann's Avenue, Bronx

Start Date: July 1, 2015
End Date: September 7, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

Members 18 years and older are invited to swim laps and perfect their strokes while enjoying our heated pool.

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Adult Lap Swim

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Monday: 7:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,12:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m.,7:15 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,12:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,7:15 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,12:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,7:15 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,12:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,7:15 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,12:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m.,7:15 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Recreation Center 54, 348 East 54th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: July 12, 2015
End Date: August 22, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

Available for adults 18 and over. Slow, medium and fast lanes are provided.  Lifeguards help determine your speed and match you with the appropriate lane.

98 lengths=1 mile
49 lengths=1/2 mile
Pool length is 18 yards in the outermost lanes.

 NO snorkeling goggles allowed; Bathing cap needed; Bags are NOT allowed on the pool deck.

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Adult Lap Swim

(M)

Monday: 7:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m.,4:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m.,7:15 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,12:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.,7:15 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m.,4:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m.,7:15 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,12:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.,7:15 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m.,12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.,7:15 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.,2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: July 13, 2015
End Date: August 22, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

The swimming pool is 75 x 35.

98 lengths = 1 mile; 49 lengths = 1/2 mile; 74 lengths = 3/4 mile.

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Adult Lap Swim

(M)

Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Monday: 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.,4:30 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.,4:00 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.,3:30 p.m.-5:15 p.m.

Metropolitan Recreation Center, 261 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: June 14, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

The swimming pool is open for adult lap swimming.  We have 3 lanes different paces for our members.

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Adult Water Exercise Class

Monday: 7:00 a.m.-7:50 a.m.,6:00 p.m.-6:50 p.m.
Tuesday: 6:00 a.m.-6:50 p.m.,7:00 a.m.-7:50 a.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m.-7:50 a.m.,6:00 p.m.-6:50 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m.-7:50 a.m.,6:00 p.m.-6:50 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-7:50 a.m.,6:00 p.m.-6:50 p.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m.-7:50 a.m.

Vanderbilt YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 224 East 47th St, Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Adults of all ages and physical fitness levels are welcome!

Phone: 212-912-2500
Cost: Free for members, non-members $105/8 classes 

 

Adult and Senior Swim

(M)

Monday: 8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.,6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.,6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, 177th Street & Baisley Boulevard, Queens

Age:Adult / Senior  

Open swim for adults and seniors.

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Aqua Exercise

Monday: 1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m.,8:00 p.m.-8:45 p.m.
Friday: 2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

Broadway YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 651 Broadway, Staten Island

Age:Teen / Adult  

An instructional class of aerobic movements performed in the water, to improve body conditioning, cardiovascular fitness, and flexibility.

Phone: 718-981-4933
Cost: Free for members, non-members $99/8 weeks 

 

Aqua Exercise

Sunday: 8:45 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Monday: 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Thursday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

South Shore YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 3939 Richmond Ave, Staten Island

Age:Teen / Adult  

An instructional class of aerobic movements performed in the water, to improve body conditioning, cardiovascular fitness, and flexibility.

Phone: 718-227-3200
Cost: Free for members, non-members $99/8 weeks 

 

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Please note: Programs with this symbol (Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property) are not managed by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. While Parks does its best to maintain accuracy in search results, users are strongly advised to call or email the program organizers directly for up-to-date information.

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Swimming/Aquatics

You may use any of Parks' recreational spaces, except tennis courts, without a permit. However, if a permit holder arrives with a valid permit in hand, you must vacate the field or court. An individual must have a season permit or single-play ticket to use Parks' tennis courts.

Organized play (leagues) requires a permit. Click here for an application and more information about permits.

Brownsville Recreation Center

1555 LINDEN BOULEVARD (Brooklyn) | Map it
Cross Streets: Linden Blvd. and Hegeman Ave.
Facility Type: Recreation Centers

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Facilities related to Swimming/Aquatics: Pool (Indoor)

Brownsville Recreation Center Pool

LINDEN AND MOTHER GASTON BLVDS. AND CHRISTOPHER AVENUE (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Indoor Pools
(718) 485-4633 

Type: Intermediate Setting: Indoor Size: 75' x 30' x 8' rec_center_id: B270 

Bushwick

HUMBOLDT STREET, FLUSHING & BUSHWICK AVENUES (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Outdoor Pools
(718) 452-2116 
Type: Intermediate 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 75' x 60' x 3' 

Bushwick

HUMBOLDT STREET, FLUSHING & BUSHWICK AVENUES (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Outdoor Pools
(718) 452-2116 
Type: Wading 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 30' x 20' x 1' 

Cedar Grove Beach

EBBITTS STREET AND CEDAR GROVE AVENUE (Staten Island) | Map it
Facility Type: Beaches
Phone: (718) 351-6387
Beach mats are available for wheelchair access.

Download Cedar Grove Beach Rules (PDF 1.4 MB)

Summer beach hours: 10:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m.

Chelsea Recreation Center

430 WEST 25TH STREET (Manhattan) | Map it
Cross Streets: 9th & 10th avenues
Facility Type: Recreation Centers

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Facilities related to Swimming/Aquatics: Pool (Indoor)

Chelsea Recreation Center Pool

WEST 25TH ST. BETWEEN 9TH & 10TH AVES (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Indoor Pools
(212) 255-3705 
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Type: Intermediate Setting: Indoor Size: 75' x 43' x 10' rec_center_id: M260 

Claremont

170TH STREET AND CLAY AVENUE (Bronx) | Map it
Facility Type: Outdoor Pools
(718) 901-4792 
Type: Intermediate 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 75' x 60' x 3.5' 

Claremont

170TH STREET AND CLAY AVENUE (Bronx) | Map it
Facility Type: Outdoor Pools
(718) 901-4792 
Type: Wading 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 24' x 24' x 1' 

Commodore Barry

FLUSHING AND PARK AVENUES, NAVY AND NORTH ELLIOT STREETS (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Outdoor Pools
(718) 243-2593 
Type: Wading 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 24' x 24' x 1' 

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Swimming/Aquatics

Team and league sports provide a great opportunity to get fit, socialize, and have fun. Some leagues are casual, while others are more competitive. Email or call the leagues below to find out more about your local team and its players.

NYC Social Sports Club

Boroughs:Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens
Age: Adult
Type: Kickball, Bowling, Dodgeball, Broomball, Team Trivia, Flag Football, Ultimate Frisbee, Inner Tube Water Polo, Volleyball, Soccer
NYC Social has offered casually competitive co-ed leagues in and around Manhattan since 2004. With a focus on the social side of recreational leagues, it has become the city's funnest community of active adults. We offer the following sports: kickball, flag football, volleyball, Dodgeball, mini golf, soccer, bowling, ultimate Frisbee, team trivia, Broomball, and inner tube water polo.
Phone: (212) 929.5353 | Email

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