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A Cool Dip In The Bronx

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The Floating Pool at Barretto Point Park in the Bronx.

The “Floating Pool Lady," a seven-lane pool on a barge, has arrived in Barretto Point Park in the Bronx and she’ll be staying through the summer.

Come swim in this unique public pool, with its beautiful view of New York City's waterfront. The freshwater Floating Pool features a pool house, locker rooms, bathrooms, and all the amenities of a standard pool, as well as a gangplank to take you from the land to the pool. The entire facility is ADA compliant.

Learn to Swim
Free swimming classes are offered for children ages 1 1/2 to 16 every weekday from 09:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. For more information, visit the Learn to Swim page.

Early Bird Lap Swimming
Take to the water every weekday morning from 07:00 a.m. to 08:30 a.m., starting on July 6. For more information, visit the Adult Lap Swimming page.

Location & Phone Number:
Barretto Point Park, at Tiffany Street and Viele Avenue in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the Bronx.
Telephone: 718-430-4601.

Pool Hours of Operation:
Sunday–Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 07:00 p.m.
From June 27, 2009 to September 7, 2009 (Labor Day).

Summer Pool Bus Route
While the Floating Pool is operating, the MTA will run buses from Prospect Avenue to Barretto Point, making frequent stops along the way.

Hours of Operation:
The service will operate seven days a week on a regular schedule, with a bus every half hour. Standard $2 fare and transfer policies apply.

To Pool:     07:34 a.m. – 07:14 p.m.
From Pool: 08:03 a.m. – 07:33 p.m.

To Pool: Via Hunts Point Avenue, Lafeyette Avenue, Tiffany Street, and Viele Avenue to Barretto Point Park.

From Pool: Via Viele Avenue, East Bay Avenue, Tiffany Street, Spofford Avenue, Longwood Avenue, Southern Boulevard, and Hunts Point Avenue to Hunts Point Avenue Station.


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The Floating Pool at Barretto Point Park in the Bronx.