New York City's YMCAs have taught people how to swim for over 150 years, and we strive to provide individuals the opportunity to enter the water in a safe and fun environment.

The West Side YMCA is home to two pools located on the second floor. The Large Pool is a 75' x 25' lap pool with four lanes and a temperature range of 79-81 degrees. The Small Pool is a 60' x 20' recreational pool with a temperature range of 88-90 degrees. Bring your swim cap and come for a swim with us!


Large Pool Schedule until 8/27 at 1:15 PM
Small Pool Schedule until 8/27 at 1:15 PM

Break Week Schedules
Large Pool Schedule (8/27-9/3)
Small Pool Schedule (8/27 at 1:15-9/4)

Labor Day Schedule
Large Pool: All ages lap swim, 7:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Small Pool: Closed for maintenance

Fall Schedule
Large Pool Schedule starting 9/5
Small Pool Schedule starting 9/5


The Small Pool will be closed for pool parties/scheduled events on the following days:
Sunday, August 20: 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Saturday, September 9: 1:00 - 3:30 PM
Sunday, September 10: 1:15 - 3:30 PM

The Small Pool will be closed for annual maintenance beginning at 1:15 PM on Sunday, August 27. It is scheduled to re-open on Tuesday, September 5 at 6 AM.
Thank you for your patience while we maintain clean and safe spaces for our community. During this time, pools at the following NYC YMCAs will be available for your usage:

Manhattan: Vanderbilt lap pool, Chinatown
Queens: Cross Island lap pool, Flushing, Long Island City
Bronx: Bronx
Brooklyn: Prospect Park lap pool, Green Point


The Piranhas swim team is a competitive, age group team for swimmers ages 6-18. Led by Head Coach Hugo Salhuana, the Piranhas build swimmers and friends at practice three times per week, dry lands twice per week, and meets. Compete at other YMCAs, clubs, and invitationals with the team! The Piranhas have attended the NY YMCA Championships every year since 1999, and been to YMCA Nationals three times. Register for try outs today! Financial assistance is available.

Season: September 2017 - June 2018
Practices: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 4-5:30 PM
Price: $2,145 

Try outs: Wednesday, 9/6 and Friday, 9/8 at 4 PM


Melanie Torres, Aquatics Director | 212-912-2676

Aytaissa Estime-Kirkpatrick, Aquatics Deck Supervisor | 212-912-2669

For birthday parties:
Brian Scott, Aquatics Administrative Assistant | 212-912-2675