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meicohe8
September 4th, 2008, 04:47 AM
Hi, I am gonna be in the city for a week. Were can I find a good swimming pool ?

thanks....

chowmi
September 4th, 2008, 05:05 PM
Try the masters group at Asphalt Green, 91st an York on the Upper East Side. I swam with them when I worked for Goldman Sachs in NY.

http://www.asphaltgreen.org/homepage.aspx

Click on SWIM
Then chose Adult programs, masters

Not sure where you'd be coming from, but if Manhattan, I took the 4, 5, or 6 (Green) and got off at the Lexington (86th street), then walked up 5 blocks and over from 3rd, 2nd, 1st to York.

chaos
September 4th, 2008, 09:23 PM
also try red tide http://www.redtidenyc.org/
and team new york aquatics http://www.tnya.org/

www.cibbows.org for open water

Midas
September 5th, 2008, 12:55 PM
When I was visiting NYC, I swam with the Hydras: http://www.nychydras.org/

Just contact them in advance of going. They were a very nice group with very cool coaches.

Bear in mind two pool rules somewhat unique to Baruch College where they swim: no shoes on the pool deck (but I think you must go through the pool deck to get to the lockers) and you MUST wear a cap. The latter is not an issue for women but I'm a guy and I don't normally train with a cap on. I had to borrow one...

meicohe8
September 5th, 2008, 01:08 PM
Thank you guys for your help!!!