New York Athletic Club


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Updated April 14, 2020.

Facility Overview

Facility Name
New York Athletic Club
180 Central Park South, Midtown
New York, NY 10019
(212) 767-7000

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Single-swim admission is not available to the traveling general public.
Hotel Guests
Guests registered at the NYAC's private hotel $10.00 + tax.
N.B: Even hotel access is limited to club members and members of reciprocal facilities. (See "Affiliate".)
Membership Info
If you know someone who's a member, you can ask him to sponsor you for membership. Do not call the club; unless you're referred by a member, they'll give you no information.
If you belong to one of the very limited number of clubs which have reciprocal arrangements with the NYAC, you'll be able to get in; otherwise forget about it.
If you don't know whether your club is one of those clubs, it isn't.

Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
25y, 5 lanes, indoors, 80ºF (27ºC).


At Central Park South and 7th Avenue.
New York City (All 5 Boroughs)
40.766594, -73.978883

Teams That Use This Facility

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

Facility Notes

We tried to get information about the NYAC back when we were publishing the book, and hit a brick wall at every approach. This is one exclusive club and hotel.If you're not already a member of the NYAC or of a club which has reciprocal arrangements with the NYAC, calling them will get you absolutely nowhere. We list it here only to save you time and telephone charges.

Facility Reviews

No gutters… no markings on the walls to aid in making the flip turns required by the lack of gutters... mediocre.
Rating: 4 on a scale of 10. Exclusive but a terrible swim. Swim here only if there's nowhere else.
One of the best pools in NYC: clean, at least 80ºF., not busy (I almost always get my own lane), and deep. There are markings on the pool bottom and enormous banners hanging overhead five yards from the walls. On the downside, the hours are skimpy and it's expensive (even for members.)