Make no mistake, it's hot and sticky out there.
Many of the most popular area beaches are closed due to concerns about rip tides form Hurricane Bill, but don't despair! There are 54 outdoor pools run by the City Parks Department and they are all open until Labor Day. General hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Call individual pools for more specific information.
If you just want to swim laps you can join the Early birds (7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m) or Night Owls (7:00 p.m. - dusk) at some city pools like Red Hook Pool at Bay and Henry Streets and the Crotona Pool at 173rd Street and Fulton Avenue. Participants who swim 25 miles or more over the summer will receive a free t-shirt.
Adult Lap Swim Program
The “Floating Pool Lady,' a seven-lane pool on a barge, is in Barretto Point Park in the Bronx after spending last summer in Brooklyn. The freshwater Floating Pool has a pool house, locker rooms, bathrooms, and all the amenities of a standard pool, but you have to walk the plank to get there since it's floating in the river.
The Floating Pool Lady