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Swim with the Best: Join a Parks Swim Team

Fall 2011: October 17 December 17, 2011
Winter/Spring: January 3 May 19, 2012

Parks & Recreation offers young New Yorkers an opportunity to join a Parks swim team. Practice sessions are held Tuesdays and Thursdays and emphasize stroke technique, endurance and speed training, starts and turns, rules and sportsmanship.

How to Join

Team tryouts are held on an ongoing basis. Swimmers train for the Five Borough Championship meet. Youths between the ages of 6 and 18 who can swim 50 meters in reasonably good form may try out for the team. All participants are required to submit a completed application and a copy of their birth certificate before trying out. To renew your membership or to try out for a team, please call Citywide Aquatics at (718) 760-6969 ext. 0.

Bronx
St. Mary's Recreation Center
St. Ann's Avenue and East 145th Street

Saturdays 9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Mondays and Wednesdays 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 
Brooklyn
Brownsville Recreation Center

1555 Linden Boulevard
Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

St. John's Recreation Center

1251 Prospect Place between Troy and Schenectady Avenues
Saturdays 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Mondays and Wednesdays 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 
Manhattan
Asser Levy Recreation Center

Asser Levy Place and E. 23rd Street
Saturdays 9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Mondays and Wednesdays 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Chelsea Recreation Center
430 West 25th Street between 9th & 10th Avenues
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Hansborough Recreation Center
35 West 134th Street
Saturdays 9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Mondays and Wednesdays 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Recreation Center 54

348 East 54th Street between 1st & 2nd Avenues
Saturdays 9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

Clarkson Street and 7th Avenue South
Saturdays 9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 
Queens
Flushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink

Avery Avenue and 131 Street
Mondays and Wednesdays 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

177th Street and Baisley Boulevard
Saturdays 9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Staten Island
Spiro Sports Center, Wagner College
One Campus Road

Saturdays 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesdays 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.