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Metropolitan Pool

Indoor Pool in Williamsburg

About.com Rating 4 Star Rating


Metropolitan Pool

This recreation center off Bedford Avenue boasts an indoor pool for exercise or fun.


  • Affordable
  • Clean
  • Women's Only Swim Times
  • Convenient


  • Crowded
  • Weight Room May Be Intimidating
  • Understaffed


Address: 261 Bedford Avenue at Metropolitan Avenue 

Telephone: (718) 599-5707

Nearest Subway: L to Bedford Avenue

Rates: $75 for the year or $37.50 for six months

Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Saturday; 10:00 a.m - 5:30 p.m., Sunday.

Guide Review

The Metropolitan Pool is a great option for Williamsburg residents who like to swim for a workout. The pool and locker rooms are clean, but it can be tricky finding a time when the lanes aren't crowded. They get particularly crazy on the weekends. Go during the day or in the early morning hours. The lanes are organized by speed: fast, medium, or slow. As with all NYC public pools, make sure to bring a swim cap, which is mandatory, and your own combination lock to safeguard your belongings. Flip-flops are also a good idea. For more serious exercisers, you will want to join a gym with more equipment. The draw to this NYC Recreation center is definitely the pool. The bottom line is, at $75 for the year, you will not find a better deal in New York.

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