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Adaptive Aquatics

The Adaptive Aquatics 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, as well as swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

A recreation center membership is required to participate in this program. Recreation center memberships cost $25 a year for people with disabilities. Recreation center memberships are free for kids. For more information about our memberships, please visit our Recreation Center Memberships page


  • Session 1: October 21, 2016 - January 6, 2017
  • Session 2: January 13, 2017 - March 31, 2017
  • Session 3: April 7, 2017 - June 9, 2017


Lottery registration for Session 3 begins on Monday, March 13 at 9:00 a.m. and closes on Saturday, March 25 at 5:00 p.m. Winners are chosen at random. Applicants who are not chosen will be placed on a waiting list. You will be notified by phone of the lottery results by Wednesday, March 29. The waiting list will be used to replace anyone who drops out of the program. Replacements are chosen from the waiting list randomly.

For more information and to apply for the lottery, please call (718) 760-6969 extension 0.

Locations and Times


St. Mary's Recreation Center
450 St Ann's Avenue at East 145th Street
Fridays: 3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 


Metropolitan Recreation Center
261 Bedford Avenue at Metropolitan Avenue
Fridays: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 


Asser Levy Recreation Center
392 Asser Levy Place at East 23rd Street
Fridays: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center
232 West 60th Street
Mondays: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center
35 West 134th Street
Fridays: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 


Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatic Center
125-40 Roosevelt Avenue
Fridays: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Roy Wilkins Recreation Center
177th Street and Baisley Boulevard
Fridays: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

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