Today was the first day of the outdoor Learn to Swim classes in NYC. If you are interested in signing up for a free swim class, go to http://www.nycgovparks.org/facilities/pools and click on the Learn to Swim link. The first session has already started, but you can still sign up for the session II and III, or go to a pool location to sign up for a class. Keep in mind, many locations are filled and you may have to put your name on the waitlist.
There’s free lap swimming. There are free Learn to Swim classes for toddlers, children and adults, senior splash, adapted aquatics, swim team… and if you’re not interested in any of those, then you can go to any outdoor pool from 11am-7pm (typically) and go swimming for free. Gotta love NYC Parks.