Knowing how to swim improves your health, fitness, and safety. To help teach New Yorkers how to swim, NYC Parks is offering free swimming lessons for people of all ages at free outdoor pools this summer. Learn to Swim classes are for toddlers (1 1/2 to 5 years old), children (6 to 17 years old), and adults (18 years or older).

Program Dates: 

  • Session 1: July 9 – July 23
  • Session 2: July 25 – August 8
  • Session 3: August 12 – August 23

Details

  • Cost: Free
  • Who: Ages 1.5+
  • When: Three sessions throughout the summer:
    • Session 1: July 9 – July 23
    • Session 2: July 25 – August 8
    • Session 3: August 12 – August 23
  • Where: Pools in parks throughout the City
  • Website: nycgovparks.org

How to Register

Register for Learn to Swim classes through a free online lottery. Applicants who are not chosen will be placed on a waiting list.

Lottery registration will begin at 4am on Friday, June 14 for all Learn to Swim Sessions. Registration for each session closes on the following dates:

  • Session 1: Friday, June 28 at 11:59pm
  • Session 2: Monday, July 15 at 11:59pm
  • Session 3: Monday, August 5 at 11:59pm

To see all registration rules and details, visit the NYC Parks Website.