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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

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Friday: 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

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

Start Date:May 11, 2016
End Date:June 3, 2016
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

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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 23, 2015
End Date:June 11, 2016
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 the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

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Adaptive Swim

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Friday: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Start Date:January 1, 2015
End Date:December 31, 2016
Age:  

Swim program for people with disabilities or limited mobility.  Swimming caps must be worn.

Pre-registration with the Aquatics Division is required.

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Adaptive Swim

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Friday: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

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

Start Date:April 30, 2016
End Date:June 28, 2016
Age:Everyone  

This free 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.  The program also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skill.

Participants must be members of a NYC Parks Recreation Center. For more information or to register, call (718) 760-6969

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Adaptive Swim - Spring Session

(M)

Monday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

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

Start Date:March 21, 2016
End Date:June 6, 2016
Age:Everyone  

The pool is reserved for the Adaptive Swim program. 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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Adult Lap Swim

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Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Monday: 7:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.,1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.,6:30 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.,2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,5:30 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.,1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.,6:30 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.,1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,5:30 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.,5:30 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m.,4:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m.

Metropolitan Recreation Center, 261 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date:December 25, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

The swimming pool is open for adult lap swimming.  We have 3 lanes different paces for our members.

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Adult Lap Swim

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Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.,3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.,11:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m.,4:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.,12:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.,8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.,11:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m.,4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.,7:15 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.,12:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.,8:00 p.m.-9:30 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: 3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date:October 13, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

The pool is open for lap swim for adults and seniors during this time.

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Adult Lap Swim

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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.-10:15 a.m.

Recreation Center 54, 348 East 54th Street, Manhattan

Start Date:May 15, 2016
End Date:June 11, 2016
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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Adult Lap Swim

(M)

Monday: 7:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m.,1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,7:15 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,1:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.,7:15 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m.,2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,7:15 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,1:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.,7:15 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m.,3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.,7:15 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.,9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Start Date:February 28, 2016
End Date:December 31, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

The swimming pool is 75 x 35.

98 lengths = 1 mile; 49 lengths = 1/2 mile; 74 lengths = 3/4 mile. Swimming caps must be worn.

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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.

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' 

Faber

FABER STREET AND RICHMOND TERRACE (Staten Island) | Map it
Facility Type:Outdoor Pools
(718) 816-5259 
Type: Intermediate 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 140' x 76' x 5' 

Fisher

99TH STREET AND 32ND AVENUE (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type:Outdoor Pools
(718) 779-8356 
Type: Intermediate 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 75' x 60' x 3.5' 
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Fisher

99TH STREET AND 32ND AVENUE (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type:Outdoor Pools
(718) 779-8356 
Type: Wading 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 20' x 20' x 1' 

Floating Pool

TIFFANY STREET & VIELE AVENUE (Bronx) | Map it
Facility Type:Outdoor Pools
(718) 430-4601 
Type: Intermediate 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 82' x 52' x 4' 
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rec_center_id: X307 

Flushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink

AVERY AVENUE AND 131 STREET (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type:Indoor Pools
(718) 271-7572 
More Information 

Type: Diving Setting: Indoor Size: 164' x 82' x 12.75'
164' x 82' x 7.5' 
rec_center_id: Q099 

Type: Olympic Setting: Indoor Size: 164' x 82' x 7.5' rec_center_id: Q099 

Flushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink

AVERY AVENUE AND 131 STREET (Queens) | Map it
Cross Streets:Avery Avenue and College Point Boulevard
Facility Type:Recreation Centers

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Fort Totten

338 STORY AVENUE (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type:Outdoor Pools
(718) 224-4031 
Type: Intermediate 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 75' x 40' x 4' 
rec_center_id: Q458 

Fort Totten

338 STORY AVENUE (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type:Outdoor Pools
(718) 224-4031 
Type: Wading 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 20' (round) x 1.5' 
rec_center_id: Q458 

Fort Totten

338 STORY AVENUE (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type:Outdoor Pools
(718) 224-4031 
Type: Diving 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 35' x 35' x 10.5' 
rec_center_id: Q458 

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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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