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Swim with the Best: Join a Parks Swim Team

NYC Parks offers talented youths an opportunity to join a Parks swim team. Practice sessions are held at least two times a week and emphasize stroke technique, endurance and speed training, starts and turns, rules and sportsmanship. Swimmers train for the Five Borough Swimming Championship held at Hamilton Fish Pool in Manhattan on Saturday, August 16.

Registration Dates

July 7 - July 25

How to Register

To join the swim team, you must show up poolside during any of the pool practice times listed below. You will be able to fill out a swim team application at the pool during the scheduled practice time. In order to qualify for the team, you must be capable of swimming freestyle (crawl stroke) a minimum distance of 25 meters in reasonably good form. Please submit a completed application and a copy of their birth certificate before trying out.

For more information, please call our Citywide Aquatics division at (718) 760-6969 ext. 0.

Locations

Bronx

Claremont
Claremont Park
170th Street and Clay Avenue
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Crotona
Crotona Park
173rd Street and Fulton Avenue
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:50 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Floating Pool
Barretto Point Park
Tiffany Street & Viele Avenue
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Haffen
Haffen Park
Ely and Burke Avenues
Tuesdays & Thursdays8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Mapes
Mapes Ballfield
E. 180th Street between Mapes & Prospect Avenues
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Mullaly
Mullaly Park
164th St. bet. Jerome & River Avenues
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Van Cortlandt
Van Cortlandt Park
W. 242nd St. and Broadway
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:50 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Brooklyn

Betsy Head
Betsy Head Park
Boyland, Livonia and Dumont Avenues
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Bushwick
Bushwick Playground
Humboldt Street, Flushing & Bushwick Avenues
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Commodore Barry
Commodore Barry Park
Flushing and Park Avenues, Navy and North Elliot Streets
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Douglas and DeGraw
Thomas Greene Playground
Third Avenue and Nevins Street
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Howard
Howard Playground
Glenmore and Mother Gaston Blvd., East New York Avenue
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Kosciuszko
Kosciuszko Street Garden
Kosciusko between Marcy and Dekalb Avenues
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

McCarren
McCarren Park
Leonard Street between Manhattan Avenue and Bayard Street
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:50 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Red Hook
Red Hook Recreation Area
Bay and Henry Streets
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:50 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Sunset
Sunset Park
Seventh Avenue between 41st and 44th Streets
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:50 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Manhattan

Asser Levy
Asser Levy Playground
Asser Levy Place and E. 23rd Street
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:50 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Hamilton Fish
Hamilton Fish Park
Pitt Street and Houston Street
Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Highbridge
Highbridge Park
Amsterdam Ave. and W. 173rd Street
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson Park
Bradhurst Avenue and W. 146th Street
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:50 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

John Jay
John Jay Park
East of York Avenue on 77th St.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00 a.m.– 9:30 a.m.

Lasker
Central Park
110th Street & Lenox Avenue
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:50 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Marcus Garvey
Marcus Garvey Park
124th Street and Fifth Avenue
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Sheltering Arms
Sheltering Arms Playground
W. 129th Street and Amsterdam Ave.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Szold
Dry Dock Playground
E. 10th St. between Aves. C and D
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Park
E. 112th Street and First Avenue
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:50 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Tony Dapolito
Tony Dapolito Recreation Center
Clarkson St. and Seventh Ave. South
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:50 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Wagner
Wagner Houses Pool
E. 124th Street between First and Second Avenues
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Queens

Astoria
Astoria Park
19th Street and 23rd Drive
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:50 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Fisher
Fisher Pool
19th Street and 23rd Drive
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Fort Totten
Fort Totten Park
338 Story Avenue
Mondays & Fridays 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Liberty
Detective Keith L. Williams Park
173rd Street and 106th Avenue
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Staten Island

Faber
Faber Pool and Park
Faber Street and Richmond Terrace
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Lyons
Lyons Pool
Pier 6 and Victory Boulevard
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:50 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Tottenville
Tottenville Pool
Hylan Boulevard and Joline Avenue
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:50 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

West Brighton
Cpl. Thompson Park
Henderson Avenue between Broadway and Chappel Streets
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:50 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

There are currently no programs available for registration at this time.

For more information about Parks’ swim programs,call Parks Citywide Aquatics at (718) 760-6969.For general information about Parks & Recreation,call 311 or (212) NEW-YORK from outside New YorkCity.

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