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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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Learn to Swim: After School

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Monday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 15, 2017
End Date: December 23, 2017
Age:Child  

Pool is closed for LTS: After School.

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Learn to Swim: Beginner Level 1 for Adults

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Saturday: 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

St. John’s Recreation Center, 1251 Prospect Place, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 17, 2017
End Date: December 23, 2017
Age:Adult / Senior  

Adults will learn beginner level skills such as how to safely get into and leave the water, how to control their breath by blowing bubbles, how to float and kick on front and back and move through the water. They will also learn how to stay safe around the water and what to do in case of an emergency. Adults who already know these skills will learn to move their arms and legs together in a swimming motion. Instructors will work on teaching adults to swim without assistance, and improve on skills of the beginner level.

Pre-registration is required.  Learn to Swim is only for registered participants.  More information about the program can be found on the Learn to Swim page.

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Learn to Swim: Beginner Level 1 for Children

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Saturday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

St. John’s Recreation Center, 1251 Prospect Place, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 17, 2017
End Date: December 23, 2017
Age:Child / Teen  

Children ages 6 to 17 will learn beginner level skills such as how to safely get into and leave the water, how to control their breath by blowing bubbles, how to float and kick on front and back and move through the water. They will also learn how to stay safe around the water and what to do in case of an emergency. Children who already know these skills will learn to move their arms and legs together in a swimming motion. Instructors will work on teaching children to swim without assistance, and improve on skills of the beginner level.

Pre-registration is required.  Learn to Swim is only for registered participants.  More information about the program can be found on the Learn to Swim page.

Beginner Level 1, 6-17 yrs old

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Learn to Swim: Beginner Level 2 for Children

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Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

St. John’s Recreation Center, 1251 Prospect Place, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 17, 2017
End Date: December 23, 2017
Age:Child / Teen  

Children ages 6 to 17 will learn beginner level skills such as how to safely get into and leave the water, how to control their breath by blowing bubbles, how to float and kick on front and back and move through the water. They will also learn how to stay safe around the water and what to do in case of an emergency. Children who already know these skills will learn to move their arms and legs together in a swimming motion. Instructors will work on teaching children to swim without assistance, and improve on skills of the beginner level.

Pre-registration is required.  Learn to Swim is only for registered participants.  More information about the program can be found on the Learn to Swim page.

Beginner Level 2, 6-17 yrs old

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Learn to Swim: Toddlers

(M)

Saturday: 12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Recreation Center 54, 348 East 54th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 15, 2017
End Date: December 30, 2017
Age:Preschool  

The pool is reserved for NYC Parks' Learn to Swim program. The program, free for Recreation Center members, teaches both children and adults to swim.

Registration will be available soon. Please check back or call the center.

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Learn to Swim: Toddlers

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Saturday: 12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

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

The pool is reserved for NYC Parks' Learn to Swim program. The program, free for Recreation Center members, teaches both children and adults to swim.

 

Registration will be available soon. Please check back or call the center.

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Learn to Swim: Tots

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Saturday: 1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

St. John’s Recreation Center, 1251 Prospect Place, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 17, 2017
End Date: December 23, 2017
Age:Preschool  

The Learn to Swim program offers free swim lessons for toddlers (1½-5), children (6-17), and adults (18+) of all ages at our indoor pools.

Teach your tot to be ready to learn to swim! In this class, we'll get your tot used to the water, with the help of one of our Aquatic Specialists. Parents or guardians help their kids get familiar with the water, become comfortable floating on front and back, and be able to control their breath by blowing bubbles or submerging under water.

Pre-registration is required.  Learn to Swim is only for registered participants.  More information about the program can be found on the Learn to Swim page.

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Pool Cleaning

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Friday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

St. John’s Recreation Center, 1251 Prospect Place, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 17, 2017
End Date: December 23, 2017
Age:  

The pool is closed to the public for routine cleaning and maintenance.

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Pool Closed

(M)

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

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

Start Date: November 11, 2017
End Date: December 30, 2017
Age:Everyone  

Swimming pool is closed to public

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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: Wading 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 41.67' x 25' x 1.5' 
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: Intermediate 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 120' x 45' x 4' 
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 
Full Location Details 

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, 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

 

Senior Fitness @ St. Mary's Recreation Center

Friday, November 24, 2017
8:00 a.m.12:00 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

Recreation Center Senior membership is required.

Contact Number

718-402-5155

Contact Email

michele.griffin@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

 

Senior Fitness @ St. Mary's Recreation Center

Friday, December 1, 2017
8:00 a.m.12:00 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

Recreation Center Senior membership is required.

Contact Number

718-402-5155

Contact Email

michele.griffin@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

 

Senior Fitness @ St. Mary's Recreation Center

Friday, December 8, 2017
8:00 a.m.12:00 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

Recreation Center Senior membership is required.

Contact Number

718-402-5155

Contact Email

michele.griffin@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

 

Senior Fitness @ St. Mary's Recreation Center

Friday, December 15, 2017
8:00 a.m.12:00 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

Recreation Center Senior membership is required.

Contact Number

718-402-5155

Contact Email

michele.griffin@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

 

Senior Fitness @ St. Mary's Recreation Center

Friday, December 22, 2017
8:00 a.m.12:00 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

Recreation Center Senior membership is required.

Contact Number

718-402-5155

Contact Email

michele.griffin@parks.nyc.gov

 

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