Swimming Without Sharks

Even beautiful people sweat.

An unflattering trait that applies to 99% of New Yorkers–including this blogger–is our strong-as-cement belief in our inalienable, God-given right to complain about the weather. The majority of conversations conducted in apartment elevators revolve around what fate awaits us outside. If the weather sucks, no doubt someone will let you know it before you even step out the door. I’m not proud of it, but admitting the problem is the first step to a cure.

That being said, it’s *$%&$ hot!!!  It’s been over 90 with what feels like 1000% humidity for days on end. We’re all sweating, starting to stink and cranky as all get out.

Now is the cheap viagra no prescription time to go swimming.

You don’t have to belong to a high-end health club to take a cool dip in New York. Here are some other options:

The Tony Dapolito Recreation Center is on 7th Ave. between Carmine and Clarkson. There are both indoor and outdoor pools, but the outdoor one is free. Outdoor pool hours are 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Yearly membership to access the indoor pool is $75 for adults and $10 for seniors. Lucky kids 18 and under swim for free. (Aaah, youth.)

There are a bunch of free outdoor pools in run by the NYC Parks Dept. scattered over many neighborhoods in the city. Hours are generally 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Indoor pools are also available, but for a fee: $150 annually for adults and $25 for seniors (ages 62 and older); $25 for young adults 18-24. Under 18 swim at no charge. Click here for locations.

Chelsea Piers Sports Center Health Club has a number of annual membership plans (weekends, full access, senior, students) but you can get a day pass for $60 that lets you use the pool, sundeck and fitness center. Not cheap, but if you’ve got the cash and you’re dying for a dip, go for it.

If you’re not the aquatic type, seek out AC, catch a movie, and first and foremost, maintain your sense of humor, because that’s what New Yorkers do.


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