When do you have lap swim?

Our lap pool opens at 6 AM Monday-Friday and 8 AM on Saturday and Sunday. Check our online schedule or our mobile app for lap swim and pool hours.
 

What should I wear/bring with me to swim?

Please wear a swim cap. This helps us keep our pools clean and hair-free! Please shower before entering the pool and wear appropriate swim attire. 

Not swimming? Please don't forget your shoe covers! Covering or removing your street shoes help keep our decks clean for all swimmers.
 

What swim class should I or my child sign up for?

We offer swim lessons for kids and adults of all abilities. Learn more about different stages of swim classes to find the right class for you or your child.

For all new participants at our branch wishing to register for classes above Stage 1, swim tests are required. For an appointment please email Oytun Tangul, Aquatics Director, at otangul@ymcanyc.org.

How do I know when I or my child can move up to the next level?

Our swim instructors monitor each participant's progress throughout the session. Progress reports are handed out during the fifth week of classes and will tell you which level you or your child should register for next session. Priority registration opens for members during the sixth week of classes, and opens for community members during the seventh week of classes.
 

How do make-up classes work?

If you or your child miss a class for a medical reason, you may request a make-up lesson. Please contact our aquatics team, and they will check if there is availability in your lesson's level to try and schedule your make-up. Our membership team is not able to schedule make-ups. 

If the YMCA has to cancel class due to weather or maintenance, make-ups or credits will be given. 

Contact Us

Oytun Tangul
Aquatics Director
otangul@ymcanyc.org
718-215-6900 x3933