** - The Department of Athletics and Recreation has the discretion to adjust fitness and aquatics center hours in accordance to the holiday, school closings and community needs. In respect to our users, we will communicate the information promptly. Full or partial refunds will not be granted based upon the adjustments. Thank you for your cooperation.
FALL 2016 Recreation Hours
|For Faculty, Staff, Senior Citizens
& Students Only
|For Community Members Only|
|Daytime Recreation Swim||
Begins: Tuesday, September 6, 2016
|Evening/Night Recreation Swim||Begins: Thursday, August 25, 2016
Ends: Friday, December 16, 2016
Mondays and Wednesdays:
7:15pm - 9:45pm
7:45pm - 9:45pm
7:15pm - 8:45pm
Begins: Thursday, August 25, 2016
|Weekend Recreation Swim||
Begins: Saturday, August 27, 2016
Begins: Saturday, August 27, 2016
|For Children Community Members|
|Night Recreation Swim
Begins: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Ends: Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Tuesdays and Thursdays
7:15pm - 9:45pm
|Weekend Recreation Swim
Begins: Saturday, June 4, 2016 – Ends: Saturday, June 19, 2016
Saturday & Sunday 3:30pm-6:00pm
Begins: Saturday, June 25, 2016 – Ends: August 21, 2016
Saturday & Sunday 2:00pm-5:00pm
Changes for Recreational Swim on the following days:
September 2nd- September 5th: No Daytime or Evening Recreational Swim
October 3rd & October 4th : Only Evening Recreational Swim
October 6th : Daytime Recreational Swim will follow Monday Schedule
October 10th: No Daytime or Evening Recreational Swim
October 11th & October 12th : Only Evening Recreational Swim
October 14th : Daytime Recreational Swim will follow Tuesday Schedule
November 10th : No Evening Recreational Swim
November 21st : No Evening Recreational Swim
November 24th – 27th : No Daytime or Evening Recreational Swim
We will post any other closings.
For a pool rental application, please click HERE
For a water safety video, please click HERE
In-Person registration dates
Procedure for Rec Swim:
Please give your ID to the Fitness Staff- the Fitness Center Staff will issue a pool pass which is to be given to the Lifeguard on duty.
The Queens College Aquatics Department provides two programs. The first program is Recreational Swim. This is offered to anyone who wishes to partake in lap swimming. The pool is divided into four lanes for Slow, Medium, Fast and Freestyle only. Certified lifeguards are always on the pool deck, and use of the diving board is prohibited during Recreational Swim Hours. The pool hours change every four months, so for up to date hours, please call the Aquatics Department at (718) 997-2767. For pool membership, please call Fitness Center at (718) 997-2740.
Queens College also offers a Red Cross certified, "Learn to Swim" program with six levels. Also, Queens College also offers diving, competitive, and women only programs. All swim classes are taught by certified Red Cross lifeguards as well as Water Safety Instructors. The Swim Program accepts potential swimmers who are as young as age one. Children ages one to three, with their parent, enter a fun-filled class that introduces them to the water and the joy of swimming. Also, these lessons help parents learn how to keep their children safe in the water. Four and Five-year-olds begin our program with Tiny Tots. Tiny Tots takes place in the shallow end of elevated platforms allowing for the perfect depth for water exploration!
Level's 1 and 2 focus heavily on the dynamics of freestyle and backstroke. While these two levels appear to have the same lessons plans, the swimmer must be able to perform all skills by the end of level two on their own. Level 3 is the first time the class takes place in the deep end. In level 3, the child is introduced to the "odd" strokes - elementary backstroke and butterfly - as well as the art of diving!
Level 4 through level 6 takes the child to the far side of the pool, where the goal is now endurance. The child takes the skills from the past three levels and applies them to working on "going the distance"! Diving, Flip Turns, and Open turns are all taught to a larger degree. Once the child perfects his or her strokes, they then move on to the Competitive Swim Program, which teaches the child the importance of pool etiquette while also giving them a good work out.
For adults who wish to learn how to swim or who want to perfect and maintain their swimming skills, Queens College offers a fantastic adult swim program. With semi-privates and regular classes, there is something for everyone!
For more questions about our swim program or to receive a brochure for upcoming classes,
please call the Aquatics Department at (718) 997 - 2767.
Class offerings, dates, and times can be found in our Community Recreation Brochure.
- The pool closes for two weeks at the end of December and re-opens the weekend after the New Year.
- The pool closes for two weeks at the end of August and re-opens the day after Labor Day.
- Unexpected closings will be posted online, and signs will be placed outside the locker rooms and in the Fitness Center, Room 206.
- Closings will be posted under the Recreational Swim Schedule
- No swimming unless a lifeguard is on duty.
- Pool Passes from the Fitness Center must be presented to the lifeguard when entering the pool.
- Appropriate swimsuit required; No street clothes.
- No street shoes or strollers permitted in pool area.
- No food or glass bottles in the pool area.
- Persons with open sores or cuts or evidence of disease will not be allowed in the pool.
- No fins, masks, snorkels, eyeglasses, or outside flotation devices are permitted in the pool.
- Improper Behavior is not permitted (including profanity, vulgar language, spitting or blowing nose in the water, etc.).
- Rough Play or unsafe actions are not permitted. (No running on pool deck, dunking, pushing, playing on backs or shoulders, splashing, fighting, flips or back dives).
- No diving in the shallow end of the pool, hanging on lane lines or playing on ladders.
- The use of the diving board/starting blocks is not permitted during recreational swim.
- Lap lanes are for circle swim only.
- Please return all equipment before leaving.
SUPERVISION OF CHILDREN
- An adult (18 years or older) must accompany children.
- Limit of 2 Non - Swimmer children per Adult.
- An adult must be in the water with the child if they are in Level 1- Level 3.
- For children Level 4 or higher, an adult must be present in the pool area to supervise the child.
We are now offering:
A Combination Pass, which includes the use of the swimming pool and new state of the art Fitness Center.
$470 for 12 months
We are also selling the following memberships:
6 months - $255 1 Year - $360
6 months - $200 1 Year - $330
Bathing Caps must be worn with hair 4 inches or longer.
** - The Department of Athletics and Recreation has the discretion to adjust fitness and aquatics center hours in accordance to a holiday, school closings and community needs. In respect to our users, we will communicate the information promptly. Full or partial refunds will not be granted based upon the adjustments. Thank you for your cooperation.