Ham Fish Pool is Open For the Summer!

Swimmers in Hamilton Fish Pool, Photo by Malcolm Pinckney

Good news as we prepare for more high temperatures over the weekend — New York City’s outdoor pools open today! The Olympic size Hamilton Fish Pool at 128 Pitt St. (just below Houston) will be open  from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a break for pool cleaning between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

The popular Adult Lap Swim will begin on Thursday, July 5th and is offered both mornings and evenings from 7:00 – 8:30.  This year swimmers can register online to participate in the annual outdoor lap swim program. If you swim 30 miles or more over the summer you’ll receive a free 30th anniversary t-shirt, and prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female distance swimmers at each pool program.

Built in 1936, the historic outdoor pool was once used as a training ground for the U.S. Olympic team before they competed in Helsinki in 1952. Find out more about the history here. You can swim for free through Labor Day.

  • Veronica Jones

    Do you need a park permit or something to use the pool?

  • david

    Online registration for Morning and Eve lap swims. Think the rest is just walk in, but you have to wear specific clothes and have a lock.