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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 (General)

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Monday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

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

 

Adaptive Swim Lessons

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Friday: 2:35 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

 

Adult -Senior Lap/Swim .

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Monday: 3:30 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-7:45 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:30 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
Thursday: 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-7:45 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,12:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

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

Start Date: July 1, 2018
End Date: July 23, 2018
Age:Adult / Senior  

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

 

Adult General Swim

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Monday: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Thursday: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Friday: 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Saturday: 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Brownsville Recreation Center, 1555 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn

Start Date: July 1, 2018
End Date: September 22, 2018
Age:Adult / Senior  

The Adult General Swim program gives fitness-minded adults the chance to take to the water without interruption from other swimmers. Swimming provides a full body workout that improves your overall cardiovascular health. For ages 18 and over.

 

 

Adult Lap Swim

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

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: July 2, 2018
End Date: September 22, 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.

 

Adult Lap Swim

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Sunday: 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Monday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.,1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.,7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.,1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.,1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.,7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.,1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.,7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.,1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.

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

Start Date: November 11, 2017
Age:Adult / Senior  

The swimming pool is open for adult lap swim.

 

Location:  Swimming Pool

 

Adult Lap Swim

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Monday: 7:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,12:15 p.m.-1:30 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.,7:15 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.,7:15 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,12:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m.,7:15 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,1:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Recreation Center 54, 348 East 54th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: July 8, 2018
End Date: August 25, 2018
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.

 

Adult Lap Swim

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

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

Start Date: July 2, 2018
End Date: September 23, 2018
Age:Adult / Senior  

The swimming pool is open for lap swim.

 

Adult Lap Swim

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Monday: 7:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.,8:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:15 p.m.,8:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.,8:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Thursday: 7:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.,8:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Friday: 7:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.,8:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Brownsville Recreation Center, 1555 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn

Start Date: July 1, 2018
End Date: September 22, 2018
Age:Adult / Senior  

The Adult Lap Swimming program gives fitness-minded adults the chance to take to the water without interruption from other swimmers. Swimming provides a full body workout that improves your overall cardiovascular health. For ages 18 and over.

 

 

Adult Swim

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Sunday: 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: October 17, 2017
Age:Adult  

Open swim for adults.

Location: Swimming Pool

 

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 

 

Adult and Senior Swim

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Monday: 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.,6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.,6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.,7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.,6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, 177th Street & Baisley Boulevard, Queens

Start Date: November 11, 2017
Age:Adult / Senior  

Open swim for adults and seniors.

 

Afterschool Learn to Swim

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

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

Start Date: October 17, 2017
Age:Child  

The pool is reserved for Afterschool program participants only.

Instructor: Aquatics

Location: Swimming Pool

 

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.

Metropolitan Recreation Center, 261 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: February 8, 2018
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: Carlos Sepulveda

 

Aqua Cycle

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Thursday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: July 2, 2018
End Date: September 22, 2018
Age:Adult / Senior  

European based low-impact , varied intensity cardio and full body toning workout that uses the waters resistance to its benefit for a rewarding fun workout.

Instructor: Gabrielle C.

 

 

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 Fitness

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Tuesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m.
Thursday: 6:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

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

Start Date: October 17, 2017
Age:Adult / Senior  

This aerobics class in the swimming pool is a low impact full body workout.  It gets your heart pumping without as much stress on your body!

Instructor: Nabz Stokes

Location: Swimming Pool

 

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 Kombat

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Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: July 2, 2018
End Date: September 22, 2018
Age:Adult / Senior  

 

Aqua Seals

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Thursday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: July 2, 2018
End Date: September 22, 2018
Age:Adult / Senior  

Get in the pool for a fun, low-impact exercise class! Water Aerobics improves cardiovascular health, while going easy on muscles and joints.  Swimming caps must be worn.

 

Aqua Total Body Conditioning for 16+ years

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Friday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: July 9, 2018
End Date: August 31, 2018
Age:Adult  

Aqua Total Body Conditioning for 16+ years: 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.

 

 

Aqua Zumba

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Friday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Metropolitan Recreation Center, 261 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: November 11, 2017
Age:Adult / Senior  

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Known as the Zumba "pool party," this class integrates the Zumba formula and philosophy with traditional aqua fitness disciplines.

Instructor: Carlos Sepulveda

 

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.

 

Aquatic Exercise

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

Age:Adult  

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

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

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Beginning Adult Arthritis Exercise Class

Monday: 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

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

Age:Senior  

This class takes joints and muscles through a full range of motion workout in the pool.

Phone: 212-912-2500
Cost: Members $80/8 weeks, non-members $240/8 weeks 

 

Children and Youth Swim

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Monday: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.,1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thursday: 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: July 1, 2018
End Date: July 23, 2018
Age:Child / Teen  

Children and youth are invited to enjoy the swimming pool.

Adults are not permitted during youth sessions.

 

 

Children's Swim

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Sunday: 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Monday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: October 17, 2017
Age:Child  

The swimming pool is open especially for children to exercise or use the pool for recreational swimming.

Location: Swimming Pool

 

Family Swim

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Tuesday: 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday: 3:30 p.m.-5:45 p.m.

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

Start Date: July 9, 2018
End Date: July 23, 2018
Age:Everyone  

The swimming pool is open for families to exercise or use the pool for recreational swimming.

 

 

Family, Teen and Children Swim

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Saturday: 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: October 17, 2017
Age:Everyone  

Families, teens and children are welcome to use the pool.

Location: Swimming Pool

 

General Swim

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

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

Start Date: July 1, 2018
End Date: September 23, 2018
Age:Everyone  

The swimming pool is open for recreational swim.  Families are welcomed! Swim caps required.

 

General Swim

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

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: July 2, 2018
End Date: September 22, 2018
Age:Everyone  

The swimming pool is open for general and family swim.  Swimming caps must be worn.

 

General Swim

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Sunday: 1:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Monday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.,4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.,4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:05 a.m.-1:00 p.m.,4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.,4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.,3:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Metropolitan Recreation Center, 261 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: November 11, 2017
Age:Everyone  

The swimming pool is open for members to exercise or use the pool for recreational swimming.

*Please note there are no lap lanes set up in the pool during these sessions, therefore there is no lap swimming permitted during General Swim.

A swimming cap is highly recommended of all swimmers.

 

General Swim

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Monday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.,7:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Brownsville Recreation Center, 1555 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn

Start Date: July 1, 2018
End Date: September 22, 2018
Age:Everyone  

Swimming for all ages to enjoy. All pool lanes are open.

 

General Swim

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Sunday: 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m.

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

Start Date: October 17, 2017
Age:Adult / Senior  

The swimming pool is open for adult swim. No laps.

Location: Swimming Pool

 

General Swim

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Monday: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.,5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.,4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.,4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.,4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.,5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Recreation Center 54, 348 East 54th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: July 8, 2018
End Date: August 25, 2018
Age:Everyone  

General Swim available for all members. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Our pool is divided between the shallow and deep end. Members may use kick boards and noodles to wade in the water.

All patrons must shower before entering the pool and wear proper bathing attire. Swim caps must be worn. Snorkeling goggles are NOT allowed. Bags are NOT allowed on the pool deck.

Members interested in swimming in laps must attend the Adult lap swim hours.

 

Honeys and Bears

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Monday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: July 2, 2018
End Date: September 22, 2018
Age:Adult / Senior  

The Honeys and Bears are Hansborough Recreation Center's acclaimed synchronized swimming group. For seniors. Please contact the center for more information about joining.

 

Honeys and Bears: Youth

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Friday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: July 2, 2018
End Date: September 22, 2018
Age:Child / Teen  

The Honeys and Bears are Hansborough Recreation Center's acclaimed synchronized swimming group. For youth! Please contact the center for more information about joining.

 

KeepMoving Aqua

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Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

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

Start Date: July 5, 2018
End Date: September 23, 2018
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Instructor: Lorena

 

Learn to Swim

Community Center at Stuyvesant High School Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 345 Chambers St., Manhattan

Age:Everyone  

Register at the Community Center or call 646-210-4292 Visit www.ccshs.org for program information and class times.

Phone: 646-210-4292
Phone 2: 646-210-4292

Community Center at Stuyvesant High School

 

Learn to Swim for Veterans

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Tuesday: 4:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
Thursday: 4:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m.

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

Start Date: July 12, 2018
End Date: September 20, 2018
Age:Adult / Senior  

The pool is reserved for the Learn to Swim for Veterans program, which provides free instructional swimming classes for Adults and Seniors with proof of a Designated Veterans Card.

 

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
Age:  

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

 

Renewal: A Water Exercise Program for Women with Cancer

Thursday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

JCC Manhattan Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 334 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Age:Adult / Senior  

These free classes are for those recovering from cancer and are co-sponsored by The Comprehensive Breast Center at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospitals and The JCC in Manhattan. To register for all programs, please call JoAnn Fox Weingarten, 212-523-7275.

Phone: 212-523-7275
Cost: Free 

 

Saturday Swim Lessons (Registration Required)

(M)

Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: July 14, 2018
End Date: September 1, 2018
Age:Everyone  

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: $100 for ten lessons.  Participants must be Recreation Center members.
 
Registration is required.   To register, please call FMCP at (718) 271-7572.

 

Senior Learn to Swim

(M)

Friday: 9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

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

Start Date: October 20, 2017
Age:Senior  

Learn basic swimming techniques.

Instructor: Aquatics

Location: Swimming Pool

 

Senior Swim Lessons (Registration Required)

(M)

Tuesday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Thursday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: July 10, 2018
End Date: August 30, 2018
Age:Senior  

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: $50 for ten lessons.  Participants must be Recreation Center members.
 
Registration is required.   To register, please call FMCP at (718) 271-7572.

 

Senior Water Aerobics

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Monday: 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Tuesday: 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Thursday: 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m.

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

Start Date: October 17, 2017
Age:Senior  

Especially for seniors, this aerobics class in the swimming pool is low impact.  It gets your heart pumping without as much stress on your body!

Instructor: Aquatics

Location: Swimming Pool

 

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 

 

Tiny Tots and Tots Swim Lessons (Registration Required)

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Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: July 14, 2018
End Date: September 1, 2018
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: $100 for ten 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.

 

Water Aerobics

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Monday: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Friday: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: July 1, 2018
End Date: September 22, 2018
Age:Adult / Senior  

Get fit in the water in this low-impact class!  The water exercises utilize the resistance and buoyancy of the water to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength and flexibility.

All participants must have a lock to secure personal property. Bathing cap is required.

Instructor: Chrisson (Monday/Wednesday) Victoria (Friday)

 

Water Aerobics

(M)

Tuesday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Thursday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: July 5, 2018
End Date: September 21, 2018
Age:Adult / Senior  

A stress-free time to socialize, swim, and improve health and fitness by participating in instructor-led water exercise classes, while enjoying the benefits of the water at Parks indoor pools. Swim caps required.

 

 

Water Aerobics

(M)

Thursday: 2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: July 2, 2018
End Date: September 22, 2018
Age:Adult / Senior  

Get in the pool for a fun, low-impact exercise class!  Water Aerobics improves cardiovascular health, while going easy on muscles and joints.

Gabrielle Clarke-Instructor

 

Water Exercise

(M)

Friday: 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Metropolitan Recreation Center, 261 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 5, 2017
Age:Adult / Senior  

A high energy, non-impact water aerobic class including strength training and stretching.

A swimming cap is highly recommended of all swimmers.

 

Water Polo

(M)

Tuesday: 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: January 8, 2018
Age:Adult / Senior  

Take the chance to learn this fascinating sport! And even better: basic equipment is provided.

 

Water Polo

(M)

Saturday: 2:05 p.m.-3:35 p.m.

Metropolitan Recreation Center, 261 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 17, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

A seven-a-side game played by swimmers in a pool, with a ball like a volleyball that is thrown into the opponent's net. 

 

Water Power

(M)

Tuesday: 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Brownsville Recreation Center, 1555 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn

Start Date: July 1, 2018
End Date: September 22, 2018
Age:Adult / Senior  

Water Power is a unique class that channels different exercising and healing elements in one. Using our bodies most basic compound we'll discover the strength your mind and body can feel by doing a fitness hydrotherapy exercises. 

 

Weekday Swim Lessons (Registration Required)

(M)

Monday: 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Thursday: 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: July 9, 2018
End Date: August 31, 2018
Age:Everyone  

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 ten lessons.  Participants must be Recreation Center members.
Registration is required.   To register, please call FMCP at (718) 271-7572.

 

Women and Girls Swim

(M)

Sunday: 2:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m.

Metropolitan Recreation Center, 261 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Age:Child / Teen / Adult  

The swimming pool is open for women and girls.

A swimming cap is highly recommended of all swimmers.

 

Women's Swim

(M)

Monday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Metropolitan Recreation Center, 261 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Age:Adult / Senior  

The pool is open just for women to exercise or enjoy a recreational swim.

A swimming cap is highly recommended of all swimmers.

 

Women's Swim

(M)

Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Metropolitan Recreation Center, 261 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: September 20, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

The pool is open just for women to exercise or enjoy a recreational swim.

A swimming cap is highly recommended of all swimmers.

 

Women's Swim

(M)

Tuesday: 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: October 17, 2017
Age:Adult / Senior  

The swimming pool is open especially for women to exercise or use the pool for recreational swimming.

Location: Swimming Pool

 

Youth Swim

(M)

Monday: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
Tuesday: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
Thursday: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
Friday: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday: 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Brownsville Recreation Center, 1555 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn

Start Date: July 1, 2018
End Date: September 22, 2018
Age:Child / Teen  

Youth swim classes help each child develop stroke technique, stamina, endurance and a strong foundation of technical skills. Our youth swimming program is for ages 17 and younger.

You must be 4ft 8in tall to enter the pool without adult supervision.

 

Youth Swim for Ages 8-17

(M)

Monday: 4:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
Wednesday: 4:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m.

Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, 177th Street & Baisley Boulevard, Queens

Age:Child / Teen  

Open recreational swim for kids ages 8-17

 

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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

Full Location Details

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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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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