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Swim with the Best: Join a Parks Swim Team

July 7 – August 12, 2016

NYC Parks offers talented youths an opportunity to join a Parks swim team.

Learn competitive swimming strokes, starts, and turns. Develop swimming skills, knowledge of rules, and sportsmanship, and participate in citywide and championship swim meets. 

Practice sessions are held at least twice a week. Practices emphasize stroke technique, endurance and speed training, starts and turns, rules and sportsmanship. Swimmers train for the Five Borough Swimming Championship, which will be held at Hamilton Fish Pool in Manhattan on Saturday, August 13.

How to Join

Registration for the summer 2016 swim team will take place in person on a first-come, first-served basis at the pool during training days and times only. Registration will begin on Thursday, July 7.

Youths between the ages of 6 and 18 may try out for the team. In order to qualify for the team, you must be capable of swimming freestyle (crawl stroke) a minimum distance of 25 meters in reasonably good form. All participants are required to submit a completed application and a copy of their birth certificate before trying out.

For more information please call (718) 760-6969 ext. 0.

Swim Team Sites

Bronx

Claremont Pool
170th Street and Clay Avenue
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Crotona Pool
173rd Street and Fulton Avenue
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:50 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Floating Pool
Tiffany Street and Viele Avenue
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Haffen Pool
Ely Avenue and Burke Avenue
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Mapes Pool
East 180th Street between Mapes Avenue and Prospect Avenue
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Mullaly Pool
164th Street between Jerome Avenue and River Avenue
Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Van Cortlandt Pool
West 242nd Street and Broadway
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Brooklyn

Betsy Head Pool
Boyland, Livonia and Dumont Avenues
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Bushwick Pool
Humboldt Street, Flushing and Bushwick Avenues
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Commodore Barry Pool
Flushing and Park Avenues, Navy and North Elliot Streets
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Douglas and DeGraw Pool
Third Avenue and Nevins Street
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Howard Pool
Glenmore and Mother Gaston Blvd., East New York Avenue
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Kosciuszko Pool
Kosciusko between Marcy and Dekalb Avenues
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

McCarren Pool
776 Lorimer Street
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:50 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Red Hook Pool
Bay and Henry Streets
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:50 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Sunset Park Pool
Seventh Avenue between 41st and 44th Streets
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:50 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Manhattan

Asser Levy Pool
Asser Levy Place and East 23rd Street
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:50 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Hamilton Fish Pool
Pitt Street and Houston Street
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Highbridge Pool
Amsterdam Avenue and West 173rd Street
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Jackie Robinson Pool
Bradhurst Avenue and West 146th Street
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:50 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

John Jay Pool
East of York Avenue on 77th Street
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:00 a.m.– 9:30 a.m.

Lasker Pool
110th Street and Lenox Avenue
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:50 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Marcus Garvey Pool
124th Street and Fifth Avenue
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Sheltering Arms Pool
West 129th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Dry Dock Pool
East 10th Street between Avenue C and Avenue D
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Thomas Jefferson Pool
E. 112th Street and First Avenue
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:50 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Tony Dapolito Pool
Clarkson Street and Seventh Avenue South
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Wagner Pool
East 124th Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Queens

Astoria Pool
19th Street and 23rd Drive
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:50 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Fisher Pool
32 Ave. between 99 Street and 100 Street
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Fort Totten Pool
338 Story Avenue
Mondays and Fridays: 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Liberty Pool
173rd Street and 106th Avenue
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Staten Island

Faber Pool
Faber Street and Richmond Terrace
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Lyons Pool
Pier 6 and Victory Boulevard
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:50 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Tottenville Pool
Hylan Boulevard and Joline Avenue
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

West Brighton Pool
Henderson Avenue between Broadway and Chappel Streets
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

There are currently no programs available for registration at this time.

For more information about Parks’ swim programs,call Parks Citywide Aquatics at (718) 760-6969.For general information about Parks & Recreation,call 311 or (212) NEW-YORK from outside New YorkCity.

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