UPDATED MAY 12, 2024

Current Facilities

(In Alphabetical Order)

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC)

Address: Borough of Manhattan Community College, 77 Harrison Street, New York, NY 10013

Directions: BMCC is close to the Franklin Street 1, the Canal Street A/C/E, and the Canal Street N/Q/R/W.

Bicyclists: There are Citibike docks at the corner of Harrison Street and Hudson Street.

How to get in: Enter the facility with valid ID at 77 Harrison St, on the south side of Harrison St (between Greenwich and West St). The pool and locker rooms can be found by taking the elevator to the third floor. Walk across the sky walk to the north side of Harrison Street. Take the escalators one flight down & proceed straight down the corridor. The pool and locker rooms will be on the right.

Gender neutral bathrooms: TBC. Under local law, members may use whatever gender bathroom most closely matches their gender identity.

Pool rules: Are collected here. The most immediately relevant non-obvious rule is that athletes must wear a swim cap at all times, even if they are bald.

Brooklyn Bedford-Union Armory (BBUA)

Address: Brooklyn Bedford-Union Armory, Major R. Owens Health & Wellness Community Center, 1561 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225 (between Union Street and President Street)

Directions: Take the 2/3/4/5 Train or Franklin Avenue Shuttle (S) train to Franklin Avenue-Medgar Evers College. Take the B43, B44, B48 or B49 bus service to Union Street/Presidents Street/Carroll Street.

Bicyclists: There are Citibike docks at the corner of Bedford Avenue and Union Street.

How to get in: Enter the facility at the Bedford Avenue entrance. You will need to show ID to building security.

Gender neutral bathrooms: TBC. Under local law, members may use whatever gender bathroom most closely matches their gender identity.

Pool rules: Are collected in the “at the pool” section of the Armory’s policies page.

For more information: see the Major Owens Health and Wellness Center’s website.

John Jay College (JCC)

Address: John Jay College, Haaren Hall, 899 Tenth Avenue, New York, New York 10019 (Tenth Avenue between 58th Street and 59th Street in the Hell’s Kitchen section of Manhattan)

Directions: Take the A, B, C, D or 1 trains to Columbus Circle. Walk west down 59th Street to Tenth Avenue.

Bicyclists: 2 CitiBike Stations (Tenth Avenue between West 58th Street & West 59th Street and Eleventh Avenue between West 58th Street & West 59th Street), 6 Free Public Bike Racks (3 near the intersection of Tenth Avenue & West 59th Street and 3 near the intersection of Tenth Avenue West 58th Street).

How to get in: You must present photo ID to enter the building. Enter either at Hareen Hall (on 10th avenue) or the main entrance on 59th street. The pool is located on the “C” Level of Haaren Hall and bathrooms and locker rooms are adjacent to the pool. The pool may be entered only via the locker rooms.

Depending on the time of day and the use of the building by other community organizations, there may be a considerable line at security; we advise planning to arrive 10 minutes in advance of practice to ensure you enter on time.

Gender neutral bathrooms: Available, but you must walk through the gendered bathrooms to the gender-neutral bathroom next to the door to enter the pool deck. Under local law, members may use whatever gender bathroom most closely matches their gender identity.

Pool rules: Swim caps are required for all swimmers (regardless of length of hair or absence of hair). No shoes are allowed on the pool deck. No food is allowed on the pool deck. Drinking water is allowed on the pool deck, but must be in a closed container. All swimmers must shower before to entering the pool. All members and staff must enter the pool deck through the locker room.

For more information: see the John Jay College athletics program website.

Seahorse Fitness Swim Club (SFSC)

Address: Seahorse Fitness Swim Club, Masaryk Towers Recreation Center, 69 Columbia Street, New York, New York 10002 (between Delancey Street and Rivington Street in the Lower East Side section of Manhattan)

Directions: Take F/J/M/Z Train to Delancey Street/Essex Street Station on Lower East Side. As an alternative, take the B/D Train to Grand Street on the Lower East Side or take the M14D Bus to Lower East Side and get off at Columbia Street at Rivington Street. From the subway, walk east on Delancey Street (B/D station is two blocks south of Delancey Street at intersection of Grand Street and Chrystie Street) to Columbia Street (next to the Williamsburg Bridge towards the East River). Turn north (left) on Columbia Street. Enter Masaryk Towers Complex through the gated entrance on the west side of the Columbia Street at intersection with Rivington Street.

How to get in: Seahorse Fitness Swim Club is located inside the Masaryk Towers Complex which is a gated community with restricted access into the complex. Enter Seahorse Swim Club through double doors on the west side of building at 69 Columbia Street (through the courtyard on the opposite side of the building from Columbia Street). You must present photo ID to enter the building.

Bicyclists: Bike parking options available inside of the gated security perimeter (use at your own risk). CitiBike station is also located directly outside of the gated security perimeter at the intersection of Columbia Street and Rivington Street.

Gender neutral bathrooms: TBC. Under local law, members may use whatever gender bathroom most closely matches their gender identity.

Pool rules: No food is allowed on the pool deck. Drinking water is allowed on the pool deck, but must be in a closed container. All swimmers must shower before to entering the pool.

For more information: See the Seahorse Fitness Website.