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ASPHALT GREEN — UPPER EAST SIDE

555 East 90th St.

(212) 369-8890

www.asphaltgreen.org

Asphalt Green is a multi-purpose health and fitness facility with a beautiful, 50-meter Olympic swimming pool that offers free and low-cost programming for kids as well as seniors. You can buy one of three types of memberships or pay a $35 day-rate to use all the facilities. Their swim program includes “waterproofing,” free swimming instruction and water safety classes for children who attend New York City public schools. Fans applaud the “beautiful facility and friendly staff.”

GERTRUDE EDERLE RECREATION CENTER

232 West 60th St.

(212) 397-3159

www.nycparks.org

Named for a New Yorker who became an Olympic Medal winner and the first woman to swim the English Channel, this no-frills recreation center offers year-round swimming, lessons and an aquatics program for members at very low rates. Classes include Learn to Swim, Adaptive Swimming for people with disabilities and senior and adult water exercise. Youth under 18 can become members for free. Users say the facility is clean and the staff is helpful.

COMMUNITY CENTER AT STUYVESTANT HIGH SCHOOL

345 Chambers St.

(212) 267-9700

www.bpcparks.org

This Battery Park City rec center is a great, relatively inexpensive place for you or your children to swim, play sports or get fit. It features a half-Olympic-size pool, as well as basketball courts and a fitness center. Memberships start at $79 for kids and there are discounts for Battery Park residents and veterans. The Center also offers day passes: $15 for adults and $10 for youth.





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