Flushing Meadows - Corona Park Natatorium

Queens, NY, UNITED STATES

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Updated April 14, 2020.

Facility Overview

Facility Name
Flushing Meadows - Corona Park Natatorium
[Closed for extensive renovations]
Address
Avery Avenue and 131 Street, Flushing
Queens, NY 11355
UNITED STATES
Telephone
(718) 271-7572

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Drop-in/Casual
Single-swim admission is not available to the general public.
Membership Info
$75.00 for six months; Senior Citizens (62) $25.00 per year. [November, 2021]

Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
50m x 25m, 8 lanes, ⅓ with a 0f - 7½f moveable depth floor, the remaining ⅔ is 7½f - 12¾f deep, indoors, 80ºF (27ºC).
Diving
Two 1m diving boards and one 3m diving board.

Location

Location
The natatorium is on Meridian Road within Flushing Meadows Park, about a ½ mile walk from the Mets - Willets Point elevated subway station on Roosevelt Avenue.
County/Region
New York City (All 5 Boroughs)
GPS
40.751886, -73.837301

Teams That Use This Facility

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

Facility Notes

The pool opened in February, 2008.
An appropriate lock, (Master lock, Master combination lock) and swim cap are required to be shown at reception for admission. No exceptions.
The pool closes for three weeks each year in late September - early October.
NOTE: The pool was closed in January, 2020, owing to parts of the concrete ceiling falling into the pool. The original plan was to install netting to capture the concrete, before it could do any harm, but it appears that plan has been scrapped. See THIS ARTICLE regarding the situation.

Facility Reviews

Lap swim is 25m at all times, 6 AM – 10 PM, except Sunday 6 - 8, when five 50m lanes are available. There are always eight lanes open for lap swim. Usually set up as three, 25m, 8 lane, 7'6" deep sections separated by bulkheads. [September, 2008]
Lovely, pool, lovely people. The only problem is they all like to swim slow breaststroke in the rapido lane. The lifeguards were helpful in sorting out the lanes. They recommend coming before 7:30 AM or at 11 AM for laps.
I use this pool on a regular basis. It is very busy from 11 AM to 12:30 PM, when I typically go. The many lanes are, indeed, marked by speed, but these are suggestions. There is a giant digital clock, with no seconds timing on it. The changing rooms are the 'Oh, well' factor: Cramped and the showers usually require a wait. I take the 7 train and walk 15 minutes to the facility.
[August, 2017]
NEW POLICY AS OF OCTOBER 1, 2017: No more single day passes!!! How rude and unwelcoming for swimmers who visit. I have swum here for years when visiting family.

I urge anyone who wants to be able to swim here as a guest on a Day Pass to write to Mayor Bill DiBlasio on the Contact the Mayor page of the city's website and let him know that this is not a very nice thing to do.
[December, 2017]