Asphalt Green Aquacenter


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Updated April 14, 2020.

Facility Overview

Facility Name
Asphalt Green Aquacenter
1750 York Avenue, Upper East Side
New York, NY 10128
(212) 369-8890

Adult Admission Price & Policy

$35.00. (May be available only during designated family/adult recreation periods.) [September, 2021]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
50m x 20y, 8 lanes OR 25y, 8 lanes + 25m, 8 lanes, indoors, 79º - 82ºF (26º - 28ºC).
Two 1m diving boards and two 3m diving boards.


91st Street & York Avenue.
New York City (All 5 Boroughs)
40.779140, -73.943785

Teams That Use This Facility

Masters Swim
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Youth Swim
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Facility Notes

Swim caps are required for neck-length hair. Bring your own towel and lock.
See the schedule on the facility's website for current family and adult recreation hours.

Facility Reviews

Probably the nicest public access lap swim pool I've found on Manhattan Island … the water is good and clear … everyone was very nice and hospitable.
This is a really unusual pool for Manhattan - clean, cool temperature and regular lap swimming. The 50m pool is not usually open for lap swim and the admission price for visitors is steep. I believe the pool has been used as a training facility for Olympic swimmers.
The 50m pool is often configured for multiple activities taking place simultaneously. Asphalt Green is a venue that attracts serious swimmers. It's legendary for its competitive swimming instruction and Masters Swim Team, and regularly hosts swim meets for NYC's elite private schools. Lia Neal, 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist in the Women's 4 x 100m freestyle relay, trained at AG and is now on her way to Stanford University on a full scholarship.
[May, 2013]
For serious swimmers, Asphalt Green is one of the most frustrating places to swim. The facility is very nice but the members' lanes are often a complete disaster. The guards do not enforce lane etiquette or common rules for lane-sharing safety. There is an entitled group of members who, no matter how poorly and slowly they swim, will not move from whichever lane they've decided to jump into, even if multiple people are trying to work-out in the same lane cooperatively. This is not the complaint of a single bad experience but from someone who has swum there for years, on different days and at different times. This place is a nightmare for serious lap swimmers and, for the price, it's the worst deal in the city. Be warned!
[September, 2013]
Probably the nicest pool in Manhattan, but that is a pretty low bar. I'm from LA and there are a million pools out there nicer than this (Santa Monica City College etc.). The main problem with the pool is that during general lap swimming people pay no attention to the FAST, MEDIUM, SLOW signs and just get in wherever they want. Unfortunately, the lifeguards and staff do nothing to insure that faster people are in the fast lane, etc. The result is chaos. If you are a good swimmer, swimming during regular lap swim hours on the weekend is a nightmare. I swam there yesterday (Saturday) and there were two guys in the fast lane who were swimming glacially slow breaststroke and making zero effort to not get in my way. Like I said, nightmare.

You might as well save money and go to the Y.
[March, 2014]