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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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Swim for Life

(M)

Monday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Metropolitan Recreation Center, 261 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 5, 2017
Age:Child  

The Swim for Life water safety program is for registered children only.

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Swim for Life

(M)

Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 9, 2017
End Date: December 23, 2017
Age:Child  

Swim for Life is a water safety program offered to New York City's public school second graders. For more information, visit the Swim for Life webpage.

 

The pool is closed to the public during this time.

 

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Swim for Life

(M)

Monday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Asser Levy Recreation Center, 392 Asser Levy Place, Manhattan

Start Date: October 8, 2017
End Date: December 30, 2017
Age:Child  

The pool is reserved for the Swim for Life program.  For more information, click here.

Classes begin on Tuesday, Ocotober 10, 2017

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Swim for Life

(M)

Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 9, 2017
End Date: December 30, 2017
Age:Child  

The pool is closed to accommodate the Swim for Life program, an NYC Parks initiative that teaches public school second-graders how to swim.

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Synchronized Swimming For Children

(M)

Tuesday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Asser Levy Recreation Center, 392 Asser Levy Place, Manhattan

Start Date: October 8, 2017
End Date: December 31, 2017
Age:Child  

This aquatic program activity will teach and allow multiple people to swim above and bellow water functioning as one group forming isometric shapes timing and consistency in the water

 

Class begins on Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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T.O.W.-Terrified of the Water

Monday: 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

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

Age:Everyone  

Overcome your fear of water & learn how to swim with underwater or deep water activities.

Phone: 212-912-2500
Cost: Members $105/8 weeks, non-members $190/8 weeks 

 

Teen Fitness

(M)

Monday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Recreation Center 54, 348 East 54th Street, Manhattan

Age:Teen  

Basic knowlege and saftey tips on weight training and weight training for teens.  Taking them into the weight room and showing them each machine and how to use the free weights. Teaching them how to build a workout routine for themselves.

Must be 16 years of age to participate. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. Bring water, towel and lock.

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Tiny Tots and Tots Swim Lessons (Registration Required)

(M)

Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: October 14, 2017
End Date: October 28, 2017
Age:Preschool  

Learn how to swim with our professionally trained staff!  We teach all age groups and abilities. Lessons are small, with a student-teacher ratio of 8:1, and can be taken progressively, from beginner to experienced.
 
Each series of lessons is composed of ten classes, of 45 minutes each.  Placement in the classes is determined by availability, and by the swimmer's skill level, which is judged by the swimmer's participation in a mandatory water test.
 
Fee: $80 for eight lessons.  This class is for children ages 6 months to 5 years, and requires the active involvement of their parents, who must be in the water with them.  Parents must become Recreation Center members.
 
Registration is required.   To register, please call FMCP at (718) 271-7572.

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Tiny Tots and Tots Swim Lessons (Registration Required)

(M)

Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: November 18, 2017
End Date: December 16, 2017
Age:Preschool  

Learn how to swim with our professionally trained staff!  We teach all age groups and abilities. Lessons are small, with a student-teacher ratio of 8:1, and can be taken progressively, from beginner to experienced.
 
Each series of lessons is composed of ten classes, of 45 minutes each.  Placement in the classes is determined by availability, and by the swimmer's skill level, which is judged by the swimmer's participation in a mandatory water test.
 
Fee: $80 for eight lessons.  This class is for children ages 6 months to 5 years, and requires the active involvement of their parents, who must be in the water with them.  Parents must become Recreation Center members.
 
Registration is required.   To register, please call FMCP at (718) 271-7572.

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Please note: Programs with this symbol (Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property) are not managed by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. While Parks does its best to maintain accuracy in search results, users are strongly advised to call or email the program organizers directly for up-to-date information.

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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.

Abe Lincoln

5TH AVENUE & E. 135TH STREET (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Outdoor Pools
(212) 491-1714 
Type: Mini 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 40' x 20' x 3' 

Al Oerter Recreation Center

131-40 FOWLER AVENUE (Queens) | Map it
Cross Streets:

Avery Avenue and College Point Boulevard


Facility Type: Recreation Centers

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Facilities related to Swimming/Aquatics: Pool (Indoor)

Asser Levy

ASSER LEVY PLACE AND E. 23RD STREET (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Outdoor Pools
(212) 447-2020 
Type: Intermediate 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 120' x 45' x 4' 
Full Location Details 
rec_center_id: M164 

Asser Levy

ASSER LEVY PLACE AND E. 23RD STREET (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Outdoor Pools
(212) 447-2020 
Type: Wading 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 41.67' x 25' x 1.5' 
Full Location Details 
rec_center_id: M164 

Asser Levy Recreation Center

ASSER LEVY PLACE (Manhattan) | Map it
Cross Streets:

East 23rd Street & FDR Drive


Facility Type: Recreation Centers

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Facilities related to Swimming/Aquatics: Pool (Indoor), Pool (Outdoor)

Asser Levy Recreation Center Pool

ASSER LEVY PLACE AND E. 23RD STREET (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Indoor Pools
(212) 447-2020 
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Type: Intermediate Setting: Indoor Size: 66' x 26' x 8' rec_center_id: M164 

Astoria

19TH STREET AND 23RD DRIVE (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Outdoor Pools
(718) 626-8620 
Type: Olympic 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 330' x 165' x 4' 

Betsy Head

BOYLAND, LIVONIA AND DUMONT AVENUES (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Outdoor Pools
(718) 257-1635/6 
Type: Olympic 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 330' x 165' x 4.25 

Brighton Beach

ON ATLANTIC OCEAN, FROM OCEAN PARKWAY TO CORBIN PLACE (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Beaches
Phone: (718) 946-1350
Download Brighton Beach & Coney Island Beach Rules (PDF, 20KB)

Bronx River Playground

E. 174TH STREET & BRONX RIVER AVENUE (Bronx) | Map it
Facility Type: Outdoor Pools
(718) 378-1597 
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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Swimming/Aquatics

Special Olympic Sports Training

Thursday, October 19, 2017
12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.

AccessibleSt. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)
St. Ann's Avenue and 145th Street, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

An NYC Parks recreation center membership is required to participate in this program. To learn more about membership fees and how to apply, please visit our Recreation Center Membership page.

Contact Number

(718) 402-5155

Contact Email

Shalaya.Nieves@parks.nyc.gov

 

Special Olympic Sports Training

Thursday, October 26, 2017
12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.

AccessibleSt. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)
St. Ann's Avenue and 145th Street, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

An NYC Parks recreation center membership is required to participate in this program. To learn more about membership fees and how to apply, please visit our Recreation Center Membership page.

Contact Number

(718) 402-5155

Contact Email

Shalaya.Nieves@parks.nyc.gov

 

Special Olympic Sports Training

Thursday, November 2, 2017
12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.

AccessibleSt. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)
St. Ann's Avenue and 145th Street, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

An NYC Parks recreation center membership is required to participate in this program. To learn more about membership fees and how to apply, please visit our Recreation Center Membership page.

Contact Number

(718) 402-5155

Contact Email

Shalaya.Nieves@parks.nyc.gov

 

Special Olympic Sports Training

Thursday, November 9, 2017
12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.

AccessibleSt. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)
St. Ann's Avenue and 145th Street, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

An NYC Parks recreation center membership is required to participate in this program. To learn more about membership fees and how to apply, please visit our Recreation Center Membership page.

Contact Number

(718) 402-5155

Contact Email

Shalaya.Nieves@parks.nyc.gov

 

Special Olympic Sports Training

Thursday, November 16, 2017
12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.

AccessibleSt. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)
St. Ann's Avenue and 145th Street, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

An NYC Parks recreation center membership is required to participate in this program. To learn more about membership fees and how to apply, please visit our Recreation Center Membership page.

Contact Number

(718) 402-5155

Contact Email

Shalaya.Nieves@parks.nyc.gov

 

Special Olympic Sports Training

Thursday, November 23, 2017
12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.

AccessibleSt. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)
St. Ann's Avenue and 145th Street, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

An NYC Parks recreation center membership is required to participate in this program. To learn more about membership fees and how to apply, please visit our Recreation Center Membership page.

Contact Number

(718) 402-5155

Contact Email

Shalaya.Nieves@parks.nyc.gov

 

Special Olympic Sports Training

Thursday, November 30, 2017
12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.

AccessibleSt. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)
St. Ann's Avenue and 145th Street, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

An NYC Parks recreation center membership is required to participate in this program. To learn more about membership fees and how to apply, please visit our Recreation Center Membership page.

Contact Number

(718) 402-5155

Contact Email

Shalaya.Nieves@parks.nyc.gov

 

Special Olympic Sports Training

Thursday, December 7, 2017
12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.

AccessibleSt. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)
St. Ann's Avenue and 145th Street, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

An NYC Parks recreation center membership is required to participate in this program. To learn more about membership fees and how to apply, please visit our Recreation Center Membership page.

Contact Number

(718) 402-5155

Contact Email

Shalaya.Nieves@parks.nyc.gov

 

Special Olympic Sports Training

Thursday, December 14, 2017
12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.

AccessibleSt. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)
St. Ann's Avenue and 145th Street, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

An NYC Parks recreation center membership is required to participate in this program. To learn more about membership fees and how to apply, please visit our Recreation Center Membership page.

Contact Number

(718) 402-5155

Contact Email

Shalaya.Nieves@parks.nyc.gov

 

Special Olympic Sports Training

Thursday, December 21, 2017
12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.

AccessibleSt. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)
St. Ann's Avenue and 145th Street, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

An NYC Parks recreation center membership is required to participate in this program. To learn more about membership fees and how to apply, please visit our Recreation Center Membership page.

Contact Number

(718) 402-5155

Contact Email

Shalaya.Nieves@parks.nyc.gov

 

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