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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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Lap Swim

(M)

Monday: 7:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,12:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m.,6:15 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,12:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m.,6:15 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,12:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, 232 West 60th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: February 24, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

The swimming pool is open for lap swim.

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Learn to Swim

Community Center at Stuyvesant High School Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 345 Chambers St. , Manhattan

Age:Everyone  

Register at the Community Center or call 646-210-4292 Visit www.ccshs.org for program information and class times.

Phone: 646-210-4292
Phone 2: 646-210-4292

Community Center at Stuyvesant High School

 

Learn to Swim

(M)

Monday: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: February 18, 2014
Age:Everyone  

The pool is reserved for NYC Parks' Learn to Swim program. The program, free for Recreation Center members, teaches both children and adults to swim.

Registration will be available soon. Please check back or call the center.

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Learn to Swim

(M)

Monday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Asser Levy Recreation Center, 392 Asser Levy Place, Manhattan

Start Date: March 16, 2014
End Date: May 10, 2014
Age:Child  

The pool is reserved for the Learn to Swim program.  For more information about the program, click here.

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Learn to Swim

(M)

Tuesday: 4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Thursday: 4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

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

Age:Child / Teen  

The Learn to Swim program offers free swim lessons for toddlers (1½-5), children (6-17), and adults (18+) of all ages at our indoor pools. Parks offers two 10-week sessions and one 9-week session of swim instruction during the indoor pool season.

More Information about Learn to Swim and How to Register

Learn to Swim is only for registered participants.

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Learn to Swim - Adults

(M)

Saturday: 1:45 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: September 1, 2013
Age:Adult / Senior  

The Learn to Swim program offers free swim lessons for toddlers (1½-5), children (6-17), and adults (18+) of all ages at our indoor pools. Parks offers two 10-week sessions and one 9-week session of swim instruction during the indoor pool season.

Learn to Swim registration is now closed.  More information about Learn to Swim can be found on the Aquatics programs page.

Learn to Swim is only for registered participants.

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Learn to Swim - Afterschool Program

(M)

Monday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: February 18, 2014
Age:Child  

The Learn to Swim program offers free swim lessons for toddlers (1½-5), children (6-17), and adults (18+) of all ages at our indoor pools. Parks offers two 10-week sessions and one 9-week session of swim instruction during the indoor pool season.

These Learn to Swim sessions are only for registered participants in the Afterschool Program.

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Learn to Swim - Level 1

(M)

Saturday: 12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m.

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

Start Date: September 1, 2013
Age:Child  

The Learn to Swim program offers free swim lessons for toddlers (1½-5), children (6-17), and adults (18+) of all ages at our indoor pools. Parks offers two 10-week sessions and one 9-week session of swim instruction during the indoor pool season.

Learn to Swim registration is now closed.  More information about Learn to Swim can be found on the Aquatics programs page.

Learn to Swim is only for registered participants.

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Learn to Swim - Level 2

(M)

Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

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

Start Date: September 1, 2013
Age:Child  

The Learn to Swim program offers free swim lessons for toddlers (1½-5), children (6-17), and adults (18+) of all ages at our indoor pools. Parks offers two 10-week sessions and one 9-week session of swim instruction during the indoor pool season.

Learn to Swim registration is now closed.  More information about Learn to Swim can be found on the Aquatics programs page.

Learn to Swim is only for registered participants.

Membership Details

 

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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.

Abe Lincoln

5TH AVENUE & E. 135TH STREET (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Outdoor Pools
(212) 491-1714 
Type: Mini 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 40' x 20' x 3' 

Al Oerter Recreation Center

131-40 FOWLER AVENUE (Queens) | Map it
Cross Streets: Avery Avenue and College Point Boulevard
Facility Type: Recreation Centers

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Facilities related to Swimming/Aquatics: Pool (Indoor)

Asser Levy

ASSER LEVY PLACE AND E. 23RD STREET (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Outdoor Pools
(212) 447-2020 
Type: Intermediate 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 120' x 45' x 4' 
Full Location Details 
rec_center_id: M164 

Asser Levy

ASSER LEVY PLACE AND E. 23RD STREET (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Outdoor Pools
(212) 447-2020 
Type: Wading 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 41.67' x 25' x 1.5' 
Full Location Details 
rec_center_id: M164 

Asser Levy Recreation Center

ASSER LEVY PLACE (Manhattan) | Map it
Cross Streets: East 23rd Street & FDR Drive
Facility Type: Recreation Centers

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Facilities related to Swimming/Aquatics: Pool (Indoor), Pool (Outdoor)

Asser Levy Recreation Center Pool

ASSER LEVY PLACE AND E. 23RD STREET (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Indoor Pools
(212) 447-2020 
Full Location Details 

Type: Intermediate Setting: Indoor Size: 66' x 26' x 8' rec_center_id: M164 

Astoria

19TH STREET AND 23RD DRIVE (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Outdoor Pools
(718) 626-8620 
Type: Olympic 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 330' x 165' x 4' 

Betsy Head

BOYLAND, LIVONIA AND DUMONT AVENUES (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Outdoor Pools
(718) 257-1635/6 
Type: Olympic 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 330' x 165' x 4.25 

Brighton Beach

ON ATLANTIC OCEAN, FROM OCEAN PARKWAY TO CORBIN PLACE (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Beaches
Phone: (718) 946-1350
Download Brighton Beach & Coney Island Beach Rules (PDF, 20KB)

Bronx River Playground

E. 174TH STREET & BRONX RIVER AVENUE (Bronx) | Map it
Facility Type: Outdoor Pools
(718) 378-1597 
Type: Mini 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 40' x 20' x 3' 

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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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Swimming/Aquatics

Adaptive Swim

Monday, April 21, 2014
1:00 p.m.1:45 p.m.

Cost

Recreation center membership is required.

Contact Number

718-760-6969 ext. 0

 

Adapted Aquatics

Friday, April 25, 2014
2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.

AccessibleHansborough Pool & Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)
35 W. 134th St., Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Recreation Center membership is required.

Contact Number

718-760-6969 ext. 0

 

Adapted Aquatics

Friday, April 25, 2014
2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.

Cost

Recreation Center membership is required.

Contact Number

718-760-6969 ext. 0

 

Adapted Aquatics

Friday, April 25, 2014
3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.

AccessibleAsser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)
392 Asser Levy Place, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Recreation Center membership is required.

Contact Number

718-760-6969 ext. 0

 

Adapted Aquatics

Friday, April 25, 2014
4:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.

AccessibleRoy Wilkins Recreation Center
177th Street and Baisley Boulevard, Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Recreation center membership is required.

Contact Number

718-760-6969 ext. 0

 

Adaptive Swim

Monday, April 28, 2014
1:00 p.m.1:45 p.m.

Cost

Recreation center membership is required.

Contact Number

718-760-6969 ext. 0

 

Adapted Aquatics

Friday, May 2, 2014
2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.

AccessibleHansborough Pool & Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)
35 W. 134th St., Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Recreation Center membership is required.

Contact Number

718-760-6969 ext. 0

 

Adapted Aquatics

Friday, May 2, 2014
2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.

Cost

Recreation Center membership is required.

Contact Number

718-760-6969 ext. 0

 

Adapted Aquatics

Friday, May 2, 2014
3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.

AccessibleAsser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)
392 Asser Levy Place, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Recreation Center membership is required.

Contact Number

718-760-6969 ext. 0

 

Adapted Aquatics

Friday, May 2, 2014
4:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.

AccessibleRoy Wilkins Recreation Center
177th Street and Baisley Boulevard, Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Recreation center membership is required.

Contact Number

718-760-6969 ext. 0

 

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