Whether you want to cool off in the summer, or get fit in the winter, there’s nothing like taking a refreshing swim! At NYC Parks, our goal is to get you in the water year-round. Head to our free summer outdoor pools and become a recreation center member to give our pools a try! Don’t know how? Find out how to register for our free learn to swim classes, available for toddlers, children, and adults!

Join a recreation center with a pool for access to year-round swimming and aquatics programs. An annual membership costs $150 for adults and $25 for seniors, and is free for anyone under the age of 25.

Find a Recreation Center with a Pool

Take a splash in one of our free outdoor pools, open each summer across the city. 

Find an Outdoor Pool

We have free programs for New Yorkers of all levels and abilities.

Find an Aquatics Program

These free swim classes for kids and adults will get you doing laps in no time.

Find a Learn to Swim program

Get the best job in the city and keep thousands of people safe in the water.

Learn More about Becoming a Lifeguard


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