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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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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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Adult Water Exercise Class

Monday: 7:00 a.m.-7:50 a.m.,6:00 p.m.-6:50 p.m.
Tuesday: 6:00 a.m.-6:50 p.m.,7:00 a.m.-7:50 a.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m.-7:50 a.m.,6:00 p.m.-6:50 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m.-7:50 a.m.,6:00 p.m.-6:50 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-7:50 a.m.,6:00 p.m.-6:50 p.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m.-7:50 a.m.

Vanderbilt YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 224 East 47th St, Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Adults of all ages and physical fitness levels are welcome!

Phone: 212-912-2500
Cost: Free for members, non-members $105/8 classes 

 

Aqua Boot Camp

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Sunday: 12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
Thursday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Friday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Metropolitan Recreation Center, 261 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Age:Adult / Senior  

Low to high-impact aerobics class held in the shallow and deep end of the pool. These classes utilize the resistance and buoyancy of water to tone the muscles while protecting the joints.

A swimming cap is highly recommended of all swimmers.

Instructor: Darvyn Walls (Thursdays & Fridays), Aquatics Staff (Sundays)

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Aqua Exercise

Monday: 1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m.,8:00 p.m.-8:45 p.m.
Friday: 2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

Broadway YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 651 Broadway, Staten Island

Age:Teen / Adult  

An instructional class of aerobic movements performed in the water, to improve body conditioning, cardiovascular fitness, and flexibility.

Phone: 718-981-4933
Cost: Free for members, non-members $99/8 weeks 

 

Aqua Exercise

Sunday: 8:45 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Monday: 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Thursday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

South Shore YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 3939 Richmond Ave, Staten Island

Age:Teen / Adult  

An instructional class of aerobic movements performed in the water, to improve body conditioning, cardiovascular fitness, and flexibility.

Phone: 718-227-3200
Cost: Free for members, non-members $99/8 weeks 

 

Aqua Jog

Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1121 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

A unique exercise class that takes place in the water, utlilizing floatation devices to allow "jogging" in deep water. No swimming experience required, but participants should be comfortable being in deep water.

Cost: free for members, non-members $95/8 weeks 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Aqua Zumba

Monday: 6:15 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

North Brooklyn YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 570 Jamaica Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

Integrating the Zumba formula and philosophy with traditional aqua fitness disciplines. The class blends it all together into a safe, challenging, water-based workout that's cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief.

Phone: 718-277-1600
Cost: Free for members, non-members $85/8 weeks 

 

Aqua Zumba

Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1121 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

ZUMBA is a fusion of Latin and international music, utilizing dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness program. The routines feature aerobic interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

Cost: free for members, non-members $95/8 weeks 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Aquatic Boot Camp

Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1121 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

An exercise class that takes place in the water and challenges your entire body.

Cost: free for members, non-members $95/8 weeks 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

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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' 

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' 
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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: Intermediate 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 75' x 60' x 3' 

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' 

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' 

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' 

Edenwald Houses

SCHIEFFELIN AVENUE & E. 229TH STREET (Bronx) | Map it
Facility Type: Outdoor Pools
(718) 515-2160 
Type: Mini 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 40' x 20' x 3' 

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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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