Friday, July 27, 2007

Take Some Weight Off at the Floating Pool

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[Photo courtesy of shi11/flickr]

The last time we took a look at the Floating Pool docked below Brooklyn Heights at the "Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach," the line looked pretty abominable. Then again, it was a Sunday and it was hot. Regardless, the pool is hosting adult lap swim and water aerobics sessions in addtiion to beach volleyball and sand soccer organized by MetroSoccer. The Adult Lap Swim can take up to 50 people, but doesn't take reservations. It's held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00–10:30 AM. There's also an Adult Water Aerobics & Lap Swim, also for 50 people with no reservations. That's on Thursdays from 9:00-10:30 AM. In terms of the public swim sessions, they're urging people to go during the week when the pool isn't full. The sessions are as follows:

Weekdays
11 am-12:30 pm
1 pm-2:30 pm
3 pm-4:30 pm
5 pm-6:45 pm
Wristbands handed out 1 hour before each session.

Weekends
9 am-10:30 am
11 am-12:00 pm
12:30 pm-1:30 pm
2:00 pm-3:00 pm
3 30 pm – 4:30 pm
5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Wristbands handed out a half hour before each session.

The pool is on the water between Piers 4 and 5 (near Furman and Joralemon Streets), two blocks north of Atlantic Avenue. If you want to map it, look up 334 Furman Street. The closest subways: You can take the 2/3/4/5 trains to Brooklyn Borough Hall or M/R trains to Court Street, then take the shuttle bus or walk straight down Joralemon Street to the waterfront. The free shuttle stops at the Borough Hall subway station (Joralemon Street) and the High Street (Cadman Plaza West) subway station (A/C trains). It runs every ten minuts from 11AM-8PM. Car parking at the site costs $20.

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