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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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Adapted Aquatics

(M)

Friday: 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Flushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink, 131-04 Meridian Rd, Queens

Start Date: April 6, 2018
End Date: June 8, 2018
Age:Everyone  

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

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Adaptive (Swim For Life)

(M)

Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

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

Start Date: February 22, 2018
End Date: June 24, 2018
Age:Child  

The pool is reserved for the Adaptive Swim program for Kids. This free program provides: 1) 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 2) swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.
 

Advanced registration with Citywide Aquatics is required. For more information or to register, please call (718) 760-6969, ext. 0 or visit: www.nyc.gov/parks/citywideaquatics

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Adaptive Swim

(M)

Friday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Asser Levy Recreation Center, 392 Asser Levy Place, Manhattan

Start Date: November 11, 2017
End Date: June 16, 2018
Age:Child / Teen / Adult  

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

Classes will begin on October 20, 2017

There will be no classes on the following days 11.10.17 and 11.24.17

To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Instructor: Aquatics

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Adaptive Swim (General)

(M)

Monday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: February 22, 2018
End Date: June 24, 2018
Age:Child / Adult / Senior  

The pool is reserved for the Adaptive Swim program for Adult, seniors and Kids. This free program provides: 1) 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 2) swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.
 

Advanced registration with Citywide Aquatics is required. For more information or to register, please call (718) 760-6969, ext. 0 or visit: www.nyc.gov/parks/citywideaquatics

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Adaptive Swim Lessons

(M)

Friday: 2:35 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Metropolitan Recreation Center, 261 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 5, 2017
Age:  

Adaptive Swim program for people with disabilities offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise. The program also includes swim instruction that focuses on learning basic swimming and safety skills.

More Information about Adaptive Swim and How to Register

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Adult -Senior Lap/Swim .

(M)

Monday: 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Thursday: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Friday: 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: April 7, 2018
End Date: April 30, 2018
Age:Adult / Senior  

Members 18+ are invited to utilize the swimming pool for lap swim.

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Adult General Swim

(M)

Monday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Friday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Brownsville Recreation Center, 1555 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn

Start Date: January 1, 2018
End Date: June 23, 2018
Age:Adult / Senior  

The Adult General Swim program gives fitness-minded adults the chance to take to the water without interruption from other swimmers. Swimming provides a full body workout that improves your overall cardiovascular health. For ages 18 and over.

 

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Adult Lap Swim

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Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.,3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday: 7:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.,11:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m.,5:00 p.m.-8:15 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.,12:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.,12:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m.,5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.,12:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.,11:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m.,5:00 p.m.-7:15 p.m.
Saturday: 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: September 30, 2017
Age:Adult  

18+ access to lap swim only.  Water exercise is not allowed during this time.

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Adult Lap Swim

(M)

Monday: 7:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,12:15 p.m.-3:00 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.,7:45 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.,7:45 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,12:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,7:15 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m.

Recreation Center 54, 348 East 54th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: January 8, 2018
End Date: June 9, 2018
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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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.

Roy Wilkins Recreation Center Pool

177TH STREET AND BAISLEY BOULEVARD (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Indoor Pools
(718) 276-4630 

Type: Intermediate Setting: Indoor Size: 75' x 30' x 9' rec_center_id: Q448 

Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

177TH ST & BAISLEY BOULEVARD (Queens) | Map it
Cross Streets:

Baisley and Merrick boulevards


Facility Type: Recreation Centers

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Facilities related to Swimming/Aquatics: Pool (Indoor)

Sheltering Arms

W. 129TH STREET AND AMSTERDAM AVE. (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Outdoor Pools
(212) 662-6191 
Type: Intermediate 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 75' x 60' x 3.5' 

Sheltering Arms

W. 129TH STREET AND AMSTERDAM AVE. (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Outdoor Pools
(212) 662-6191 
Type: Wading 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 30' x 20' x 1.5' 

South Beach

ON LOWER NEW YORK BAY, FROM FORT WADSWORTH TO MILLER FIELD, MIDLAND BEACH (Staten Island) | Map it
Facility Type: Beaches
Beach mats are available at Jefferson Avenue & Father Capodanno Boulevard.
Download South Beach Rules (PDF 20KB)

St. John’s Recreation Center

1251 PROSPECT PLACE (Brooklyn) | Map it
Cross Streets:

Between Troy and Schenectady Avenues


Facility Type: Recreation Centers

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Facilities related to Swimming/Aquatics: Pool (Indoor)

St. John's Recreation Center Pool

PROSPECT PLACE, BETWEEN TROY AND SCHENECTADY AVENUES (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Indoor Pools
(718) 771-2787 
Full Location Details 

Type: Intermediate Setting: Indoor Size: 75' x 42' x 9' rec_center_id: B245 

St. Mary’s Recreation Center

450 ST. ANN'S AVENUE (Bronx) | Map it
Cross Streets:

145th Street and St. Ann's Avenue


Facility Type: Recreation Centers

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Facilities related to Swimming/Aquatics: Pool (Indoor)

St. Mary's Recreation Center Pool

ST. ANN'S AVENUE AND E. 145TH STREET (Bronx) | Map it
Facility Type: Indoor Pools
(718) 402-5157 

Type: Intermediate Setting: Indoor Size: 72' x 39' x 9' rec_center_id: X045 

Sunset Park

SEVENTH AVENUE BETWEEN 41ST AND 44TH STREETS (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Outdoor Pools
(718) 972-2180 
Type: Olympic 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 259' x 162' x 3.5' 
Full Location Details 
rec_center_id: B087 

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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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