Heads up to NYC pool tourists: Tomorrow is the first Monday of the month, and at City of New York Parks & Recreation facilities that means free swimming! As part of the BeFitNYC initiative, the rec centers throw open their doors and encourage you to come on in for the day, for free. I’m hoping to check out pools at several of these centers around town on first Mondays this year.
Annual membership to rec centers with indoor pools costs $150 (one membership is good for all pools), which is a great value, but if you just want to sample the possibilities, the first Monday is for you. Note that the beautiful Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatic Center does not participate in this promotion, although I believe it is possible to purchase a day pass there, unlike at the other city-run centers.