• Aquatics Center


    The Aquatics Center is located in the E-Building, Room E-155, and offers a 25-yard, six-lane indoor swimming pool. Staffed by certified aquatic specialists and qualified instructors, we offer lap swim, open swim and beginner to advanced swimming classes.



    Swim Instruction


    We offer private and group swim lessons for all skill levels, from beginner to club.

    Class

    Private Swim Instruction (one 45-minute lesson)
    Group Swimming Instruction (eight 45-minute lessons)
    Intensive Swim Classes (summer only, M-F for two weeks, 55-minute lessons)

    Age Groups

    All ages
    Ages 5-8; ages 9-13; adults (14-99)
    Ages 5-8; ages 9-13

    Cost

    $50
    $125
    $150


    Aquatics FAQ



    A: You need to bring a photo ID for your own safety. In case of an emergency, we can provide vital information to the rescue personnel.


    A: A swimming cap is required if your hair is longer than 4 inches.


    A: Unfortunately, no. For sanitary reasons, we only allow swimming trunks with lining.


    A: No. We require all our patrons to bring their own towels.


    A: This is required by the Board of Health of the City of New York. Besides hygiene issues, perspiration, lotions or any other substance introduced into the pool water will combine with the chlorine and result in an unpleasant gas called chloramine that stings the eyes and smells bad.


    A: Yes. We are proud to be a true community college, and we are open to everyone. However, if your friends are not currently LAGCC full-time students, they will have to pay the admission fee.


    A: Yes, but babies and toddlers must wear a waterproof diaper and/or be potty-trained.


    A: We usually maintain the pool water at 79-80 degrees from May to September and 81-82 degrees from October to April.





    Age Group Swim Team


    Our age group swim team (5-18 years), the Twisters, practices in our pool six days a week. Many graduates of the program go on to compete in area competitions and Junior Olympic swim meets, and we have sent one swimmer to the Olympic trials. The 150+ team members build friendships as well as a physical and mental discipline that serves them for their entire lives.

    If your child is interested in joining the team, please contact the pool desk at 718-482-5038.