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Free Adapted Aquatics Instruction

The Adapted Aquatics program is free and offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength, as well as swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.


Lottery registration for the summer Adapted Aquatics session begins on Monday, June 15 at 9:00 a.m. and closes on Friday, July 3 at 5:00 p.m. Winners are chosen at random. Applicants who are not chosen will be placed on a waiting list. You will be notified by phone of the lottery results by Wednesday, July 8. The waiting list will be used to replace anyone who drops out of the program. Replacements are chosen from the waiting list randomly.

For more information and to apply for the lottery please call (718) 760-6969 extension 0.

Locations and Times

July 13 - August 21

Astoria Pool, Queens
19th Street & 23rd Drive
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Hamilton Fish Pool, Manhattan
E. Houston & Pitt Streets
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Lyons Pool, Staten Island
Victory Boulevard & Pier 6
Mondays – Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

McCarren Pool, Brooklyn
776 Lorimer Street
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Mullaly Pool, Bronx
E. 165th Street between Jerome & River Aves.
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Sunset Park, Brooklyn
7th Avenue at 43rd Street
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.


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