Curie-ous? Marie Curie Mini Pool, named for the famous scientist, is a 40' by 20' haven for families during the summer, when J.H.S. 158 is out for the year. . Read more.
Sol Goldman Pool isn't the first body of water here: this part of Red Hook was once underwater! Today, this olympic-size pool is near a rec center and ballfields, so there's always a way to work out! Read more.
Astoria Pool is the largest pool in New York City! The U.S. Olympic trials were held here in 1936 & 1964. From this pool, you can gaze upon the Manhattan skyline and the Hell Gate and RFK Bridges. Read more.
The McCarren Pool was reopened to the public in 2012 after nearly 30 years of disuse. Make sure to check out the historic Play Center and its magnificent arch. Read more.
Asser Levy is one of two NYC Recreation Centers with both an indoor and outdoor pool. The outdoor pool, used during the summer, is 120 feet long, and four feet deep. Read more.
The distinctive chimney means you're at Lyons Pool, one of the 11 olympic-sized pools built in 1936. From the top of the recreation center, you can see downtown Brooklyn. Read more.
This area, once home to shipbuilders and dockworkers, now brings people, not boats, into the water. This pool, also called Szold Pool, is 75 feet long & 3 feet deep, with a nearby wading pool. Read more.
Head to the woods to swim at the Van Cortlandt Park Pool. Trees are the backdrop at this 164-foot long pool, the largest non-Olympic sized public pool in New York City. Read more.
This pool was first known as Colonial Pool before being renamed in 1978. It is one of the most striking public facilities in the city, looking like a combination of a pool and medieval fortress. Read more.
Mullaly Park is a great place for young athletes. In addition to the pools, a skate park, soccer fields, tennis courts, and more can all be found at the park. Read more.
Fisher Pool was built in 1970 after a community effort in East Elmhurst was led in part by Edward Fisher, the pool's namesake. There's room for 180 swimmers in the larger pool. Read more.
The area that is now Highbridge Pool was once a reservoir supplying water to the entire city. Today, you can see the water tower that remains as you swim in the enormous Olympic-sized pool. Read more.
Dive in! Fort Totten Pool is home to one of the city's few outdoor public diving boards. Read more.
Hamilton Fish Pool is so highly regarded that the U.S. Olympic Team used it for practice sessions on their way to the 1952 Helsinki Games. Read more.
Jesse Owens won the 1936 Olympic trials at Randall's Island before becoming the world's most celebrated athlete. The playground named for him features a 40-foot mini-pool open in summer. Read more.
Did you know? Thomas Jefferson Pool was the second of 11 pools to open in 1936 across the city. About 10,000 people went to the opening ceremony. Read more.