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Free Adaptive Swim Program for People with Disabilities

July 10 - August 18, 2017

The Adapted Aquatics program is free and 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.


Lottery registration for summer adaptive swim swim programs begins on Monday, June 12 at 9:00 a.m. and closes on Tuesday, July 4 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 Thursday, July 6. 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, beginning Monday, June 12. 

Locations and Times


Mullaly Pool
East 165th Street between Jerome Avenue and River Avenue
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 


McCarren Pool
776 Lorimer Street
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 

Sunset Park Pool
Seventh Avenue at 43rd Street 
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 


Hamilton Fish Pool
East Houston Street and Pitt Street
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 


Astoria Pool
19th Street and 23rd Drive
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Staten Island

Lyons Pool
Victory Boulevard and Pier 6
Mondays through Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 

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