Updated October 30, 2021.

Starting on November 1, 2021, our intermediate swimming clinics, Low Pressure Zone (LPZ) Program, are held during our speed swimming practices on Wednesdays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Brooklyn Bedford-Union Armory (1561 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn). This 90-minute clinic-style practice is perfect for intermediate swimmers. These workouts create a space for swimmers with basic skills to help them improve technique to be able to attend a masters-level swim practice. Our mission is to attract new swimmers who have historically been excluded from pool access, including communities of color. 

Swimmer Instruction: Do you already have basic skills (floating, treading water, rhythmic breathing, freestyle, etc.)? If you do not have these basic skills, you should first attend an Adult Learn-to-Swim Program. Are you new to organized swim practices? Are you looking to learn the basics of how these things work in lap swimming? We’ll teach you everything you need to know in a relaxed, stress-free environment.

Slower-Interval Sets: The LPZ offers workouts using a slower pace appropriate for intermediate swimmers.

Technique Clinics: While coaches are there to help swimmers improve their strokes at all our workouts, the LPZ provides weekly instruction on how to make all your strokes as efficient as possible. (As in, faster, but less exhausting. Efficient technique is everything in the water.)

LPZ Swim Membership Requirements

TNYA & US Masters Swimming Membership

TNYA Membership and U.S. Masters Swimming Membership are required for practice. To join each organization, follow the steps to sign up using MINDBODY.

If the cost of membership or practice is too high for your budget, please do not that keep you from swimming LPZ! For financial assistance, apply for a Fortoul Fellowship to have the costs reduced. We want you to get all the benefits of LPZ and Fortoul Fellowship programs.

Book Your Practices

After you create an account in MINDBODY and pay your membership dues to TNYA and USMS, you will be able to attend practices. You must book practices at least thirty (30) minutes before practice begins. In the fall of 2021, LPZ is offered during our speed swimming practices on Wednesdays from 7pm to 8:30pm. You can book your practices through the practice schedule calendar in MINDBODY. When booking your first time, email clinics@tnya.org to tell the coach know you wish to attend the LPZ Swim practice.

If you have booked, and cannot attend, please cancel so we know you are not coming. Cancel without being charged up to two (2) hours before the start of the practice. After that, the practice is not refundable. If you have any trouble booking, please email us at: mindbody@tnya.org

Attending LPZ Practice

Review the Brooklyn Bedford-Union Armory COVID Policies & Procedures before attending practice.

If you’ve never taken part in an organized swim practice before, please read this intro to swim etiquette.

You should bring:

  • Proof of your COVID Vaccination (everyone over the age of 12 must be fully vaccinated against COVID as per the city mandate and the facility’s rules, see TNYA COVID Vaccination Policy for details)
  • Towel
  • Swim Goggles
  • Swim Cap
  • Swimsuit
  • Bag for your belongings

We recommend arriving 10-20 minutes early for your first LPZ practice. Tell the Gatekeeper you are there for the “LPZ” practice. The Gatekeeper will introduce you to the LPZ Coach. Please tell the Coach your swimming experience and whether you know how to read a swim workout.

Special Thank You

A very special “Thank You” to Heritage of Pride (NYC Pride) for providing $2,500 in grant funding through their Pride Gives Back Grant Program to help us restart this program and offer it for free in the Spring of 2021.

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New York City Pride/Heritage of Pride