The JCC's "pool with a view" is located on the Upper West Side center's sixth floor
by Anne kristoff
The classes, gyms and personal trainers to keep you Manhattan fit Chelsea Piers
23rd Street & Hudson River Park
62 Chelsea Piers
212-336-6000 chelseapiers.com If you're itching to train for a triathlon, look no further. You can do it all at Chelsea Piers. The pool is 25 yards long and has six lanes, not to mention great views of the Hudson River. There's also a whirlpool spa and room to chill poolside. Lap swimming, beginner lessons, swim team, and seriously, triathlon training, are all available. Asphalt Green — Upper East Side
555 East 90th St.
212-369-8890 asphaltgreen.org/ues Asphalt Green is wondrous. The facility is huge and includes a soccer field and basketball court in addition to its extremely impressive pool. Not only can you swim there but you can train to be a lifeguard and play water polo. On top of all that, Asphalt Green is a non-profit and offers free and low-cost programming to children and seniors across the city. JCC Manhattan
344 Amsterdam Ave.
646-505-4444 jccmanhattan.org A lot of pools are relegated to basements but not at the JCC. Here the pool is located on the sixth floor and is ringed with floor to ceiling windows, earning the moniker, “a pool with a view.” Swimming is serious business, with the JCC offering a large number of classes for infants, children, and adults, private lessons, dedicated instruction for folks with special needs and a swim team.