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Swimming/Aquatics

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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Adaptive (Swim For Life)

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Monday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

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

Start Date: October 10, 2018
End Date: December 29, 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

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Friday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Asser Levy Recreation Center, 392 Asser Levy Place, Manhattan

Start Date: October 8, 2018
End Date: December 31, 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 19, 2018

 

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

Instructor: Aquatics

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Adaptive Swim (General)

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

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

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Friday: 2:30 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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Adaptive Swim Program

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Friday: 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: October 19, 2018
End Date: December 28, 2018
Age:Everyone  

The Adaptive Swim program 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

NYC Parks membership is required. To register of for more information call: 718-760-6969

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Adult -Senior Lap/Swim .

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Monday: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.,1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.,1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Thursday: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.,1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Tuesday: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Friday: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: October 15, 2018
End Date: December 29, 2018
Age:Adult / Senior  

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

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Adult Lap Swim

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Monday: 7:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m.,12:15 p.m.-2:00 p.m.,7:15 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,1:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,8:15 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m.,12:15 p.m.-2:00 p.m.,7:15 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,1:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,8:15 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m.,12:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m.,7:15 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 8, 2018
End Date: December 29, 2018
Age:Adult / Senior  

The swimming pool is 75 x 35.

98 lengths = 1 mile; 49 lengths = 1/2 mile; 74 lengths = 3/4 mile.

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Adult Lap Swim

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Monday: 7:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,7:45 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.,12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.,7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,7:45 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.,12:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m.,7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

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

Start Date: October 9, 2018
End Date: December 29, 2018
Age:Adult / Senior  

The swimming pool is open for lap swim.

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Adult Lap Swim

(M)

Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 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.-8:30 a.m.,11:15 a.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.,8:15 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.,11:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m.,6:15 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 16, 2018
Age:Adult / Senior  

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

Membership Details

 

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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.

Commodore Barry

FLUSHING AND PARK AVENUES, NAVY AND NORTH ELLIOT STREETS (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Outdoor Pools
(718) 243-2593 
Type: Intermediate 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 75' x 60' x 3' 

Commodore Barry

FLUSHING AND PARK AVENUES, NAVY AND NORTH ELLIOT STREETS (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Outdoor Pools
(718) 243-2593 
Type: Wading 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 24' x 24' x 1' 

Coney Island And Coney Island Boardwalk

ON ATLANTIC OCEAN, FROM W. 37TH STREET TO OCEAN PARKWAY (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Beaches
Phone: (718) 946-1350
Beach mats are available at West 33 Street, Stillwell Avenue, West 5th Street, Brighton 2nd Street, and Brighton 6th Street.
Download Brighton Beach & Coney Island Beach Rules (PDF, 20KB)

Crotona

173RD STREET AND FULTON AVENUE (Bronx) | Map it
Facility Type: Outdoor Pools
(718) 731-6872 
Type: Olympic 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 330' x 120' x 4' 
Full Location Details 
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David Fox/Ps 251

E. 54TH STREET & AVENUE H (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Outdoor Pools
(718) 531-2437 
Type: Mini 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 40' x 20' x 3' 

Detective Keith L. Williams Field House

106-16 173RD STREET BETWEEN 106TH AND 107TH AVENUES (Queens) | Map it
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Liberty Avenue and 173rd Street


Facility Type: Recreation Centers

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Douglass And Degraw

THIRD AVENUE AND NEVINS STREET (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Outdoor Pools
(718) 625-3268 
Type: Wading 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 24' x 24' x 1' 

Douglass And Degraw

THIRD AVENUE AND NEVINS STREET (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Outdoor Pools
(718) 625-3268 
Type: Intermediate 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 75' x 60' x 3' 

Join us poolside for free yoga classes with Shape Up NYC on Tuesdays and Fridays!

 

Dry Dock

E. 10TH ST. BETWEEN AVES. C AND D (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Outdoor Pools
(212) 677-4481 
Type: Intermediate 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 75' x 60' x 3' 

Dry Dock

E. 10TH ST. BETWEEN AVES. C AND D (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Outdoor Pools
(212) 677-4481 
Type: Wading 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 30' x 20' x 1.5' 

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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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