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!


Thanksgiving Day Schedule
Large Pool Schedule 
Small Pool Schedule 


The Small Pool will be closed for events on the following days:
Saturday, November 18, 2:30-3:30 PM
Sunday, November 19, 2:30-3:30 PM
Sunday, December 3, 2:30-3:30 PM

The Large Pool will be closed for events on the following days:

Saturday, November 18, 7-10 AM


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. Financial assistance is available.

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

Upcoming swim meets:
Saturday, November 18, 7-10 AM at the West Side YMCA


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