Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Roosevelt Island Swimming News - Red Tide Master Swim Class At Sportspark & Marlins Adult Classes At Westview

Are you a Roosevelt Island swimmer? If so, a new group is coming to Roosevelt Island and establishing a Masters Swim Program that you may want to try out. From Red Tide:
I am writing on behalf of Red Tide NYC Masters Swim Program. We are hoping you can announce to the RI community that Red Tide is now running a Sunday afternoon swim practice at the Sportspark from 12-2 pm. We would like to invite RI residents over 18 to try out one of our workouts – the first drop in session is free.

Red Tide is a competitive masters swim team based in New York city and has been in existence for over 20 years. It is a cooperatively run organization of over 100 swimmers from novices to national champions. Red Tide welcomes swimmers over 18 years of age of all abilities, goals and experience. We swim for fun, fitness and competition.

For more information, please visit our website at or feel free to email us at
The Roosevelt Island Marlins also provide adult swimming classes at the Westview swimming pool. A reader and Roosevelt Island swimmer passes along the following tip for Adult Swimming classes with the Marlins.
There is a fantastic ADULT SWIMMING class at the WestView swimming pool Tuesday and or Thursday afternoons, organized by The Marlins. Different members of my family have been students with the Marlins for 4 years now. The teachers are enthusiastic and knowledgeable and the groups are small. In fact, the adult group became recently so small that the class might be suspended due to lack of students. We adults have different commitments that make us drop classes and working out opportunities, and we might loose this adult activity. I would like to invite the community to make use of this wonderful class and this great pool right here in the Island, and thus keep the class open. The Marlins information can be requested at And learn to swim!
Image of Westview Pool From Roosevelt Island Pools

The Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) has recommended that the Marlins receive $18,000 in 2010 RIOC Public Purpose Funds.

The schedule for available swimming hours at Sportspark is here.