View Full Version : Swimming in Midtown Manhattan?

February 12th, 2013, 01:24 PM
About to get on a plane, throwing goggles and suit in. Anybody know of pools in the neighborhood (ideally that don't cost astonishing amounts of cash to use)?

Forgive me if this is well trod territory. Thanks in advance!

February 12th, 2013, 01:35 PM

February 12th, 2013, 01:47 PM
About to get on a plane, throwing goggles and suit in. Anybody know of pools in the neighborhood...

92nd Street Y?


February 12th, 2013, 07:30 PM
92nd Street Y?


Asphalt Green is about half a mile from the 92nd Street Y and it is a MUCH better pool. (Neither one is in midtown though; both are on the upper East Side.)

February 12th, 2013, 09:23 PM
I have tried and failed to find a reasonably priced pool in midtown on multiple trips. However, that was before Hannah started her 40 pools effort. I don't know if there is a pool that works for you, but check out http://40pools.wordpress.com as she swam in many of the pools around NYC. I usually content myself with hotel room yoga and walks around the city for exercise when I am there.

February 13th, 2013, 10:56 AM
Bearcat masters allows out-of-towners to drop-in for free. The pool is located at Baruch college on 24th and Lexington if you're interested.


pool tourist
February 13th, 2013, 06:11 PM
Manhattan Plaza is my top pick in Midtown. http://www.mphc.com/trial-workout/

Water Rat
February 14th, 2013, 12:49 PM
There's also Team NY who practices at Fordham in midtown, westside across from Roosevelt Hospital.

February 15th, 2013, 01:19 PM
It isn't midtown but it's cheap: Riverbank State Park has an olympic-sized pool. Daily drop-in rate is around $3. They keep the pool temps fairly warm though.