Aquatics

New York City's YMCAs have taught people how to swim for over 150 years, and we strive to provide individuals the opportunity to enter the water in a safe and fun environment.

The West Side YMCA is home to two pools located on the second floor. The Large Pool is a 75' x 25' lap pool with four lanes and a temperature range of 79-81 degrees. The Small Pool is a 60' x 20' recreational pool with a temperature range of 88-90 degrees. Bring your swim cap and come for a swim with us!

 

Large Pool Schedule 
Small Pool Schedule 

The Large Pool will close on Sunday, December 24th at 2:45 PM for annual maintenance and is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, January 6th at 7:00 AM. 
Fall 2 swim lessons end Saturday, December 23.
Winter swim lessons begin on Tuesday, January 2. All classes will take place in the Small Pool during maintenance.

New Swim Curriculum: Where did all the fish go?
New York City's YMCA strives to provide individuals the opportunity to enter the water in a safe and fun environment. Our new curriculum makes getting started in the pool a breeze, no matter your age, stage or ability! 
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The Small Pool will be closed for events on the following days:
Saturday, December 16, 2:30-3:30 PM
Saturday, January 6, 2:30-3:30 PM

The Large Pool will close on Sunday, December 24th at 2:45 PM for annual maintenance and is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, January 6th at 7:00 AM. We look forward to sharing a list of open NYC YMCA pools that will be available for your use during this time! Please stay tuned for that information. Thank you for your patience. 

 

The Piranhas swim team is a competitive, age group team for swimmers ages 6-18. Led by Head Coach Hugo Salhuana, the Piranhas build swimmers and friends at practice three times per week, dry lands twice per week, and meets. Compete at other YMCAs, clubs, and invitationals with the team! The Piranhas have attended the NY YMCA Championships every year since 1999, and been to YMCA Nationals three times. Financial assistance is available.

Season: September 2017 - June 2018
Practices: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 4-5:30 PM

Upcoming swim meets:
Saturday, November 18, 7-10 AM at the West Side YMCA

 

Melanie Torres, Aquatics Director
torresm@ymcanyc.org | 212-912-2676

Aytaissa Estime-Kirkpatrick, Aquatics Deck Supervisor
akirkpatrick@ymcanyc.org | 212-912-2669

For birthday parties:
Brian Scott, Aquatics Administrative Assistant
bscott@ymcanyc.org | 212-912-2675