McBurney YMCA


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Updated April 14, 2020.

Facility Overview

Facility Name
McBurney YMCA
125 West 14th Street, Greenwich Village / Chelsea
New York, NY 10011
(212) 912-2300

Adult Admission Price & Policy

See "Facility Notes", below. [July, 2022]
Single-swim admission is not available to the general public.
Membership Info
$150.00 for one month. [July, 2022]
YMCA: Call.

Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
25y, 7 lanes, 3½f - 9f depth, indoors, 83º - 84ºF (28º - 29ºC).


New York City (All 5 Boroughs)
40.737916, -73.997726

Teams That Use This Facility

We have no web links or contact information for teams that train at this facility.

Facility Notes

The McBurney YMCA opened in January, 2003.
Swim caps are absolutely, positively required - no exceptions.
They always keep three lanes open for laps: 5:30 AM, 10.30 AM to noon, and mid-afternoon are said to be the quietest times. Note, however, that, when available, drop-in admissions cannot be purchased until 8 AM.
NOTE: Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, drop-in admissions were offered at $25.00; as of October, 2022, drop-in access had not been reinstated. We are hopeful that the McBurney Y will reopen for drop-in laps and we encourage swimming visitors to New York to call the Y and find out whether the situation has changed. (If you do find that they're allowing drop-ins, again, please let us know so we can update this listing. Thanks!

Facility Reviews

A nice, new pool, with a high ceiling and good ventilation - a cut above Vanderbilt and West Side.
Rating: 7 on a scale of 10. It’s busy with lots of aqua aerobics, etc.
New and clean, most swimmers are courteous (guards do NOT enforce lane etiquette). But it's way beyond busy - after work only three or four lanes are available for laps, all very crowded, with five or six swimmers per lane. Membership rates are on a par with commercial clubs.
The water was cloudy when I swam here. It was also on the warm side about 83º or 84ºF (28º or 29ºC).
When I swam in the middle of the day, the pool was relatively unbusy and the water 83ºF.

The pool is closed for kids' sessions from 3:30 to 5:30 PM on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and there are a lot of other activities at other times that close down lanes; it gets crowded after work hours.
[October, 2022]