Deep Water Running is a non-impact form of running done in place in the water wearing a flotation belt. Move your arms and legs as though you're running on land; the water adds another layer of challenge to the workout.
This seven-week course is directed by Robert J. Valentin, the founder and program director of Blue Ocean Swimming. Valentin has more than 25 years of experience empowering beginners to overcome their fear of the water and motivating and training all types of athletes to help them achieve their goals.
There are Monday evening (7:00 p.m.), Wednesday evening (6:45 p.m.), and Thursday evening (7:00 p.m.) sessions; seven classes per session. You may register for only one class per week and your commitment to that scheduled class is for the full seven-class session.
|Session Name||Day of the Week||Start Date||Location|
|15A||Monday||January 5||John Jay|
|15B||Wednesday||January 7||92nd Street Y|
|15C||Wednesday||February 4||St. Bart's Church|
|15D||Thursday||February 5||St. Bart's Church|
|15E||Monday||March 2||John Jay|
|15F||Wednesday||March 25||St. Bart's Church|
|15G||Thursday||March 26||St. Bart's Church|
|15H||Monday||April 20||John Jay|
|15I||Wednesday||May 13||St. Bart's Church|
|15J||Thursday||May 14||St. Bart's Church|
|15K||Monday||June 15||John Jay|
|15L||Wednesday||July 1||St. Bart's Church|
|15M||Thursday||July 2||St. Bart's Church|
|15N||Monday||August 3||John Jay|
|15O||Wednesday||August 19||St. Bart's Church|
|15P||Thursday||August 20||St. Bart's Church|
|15Q||Monday||September 14||John Jay|
|15R||Wednesday||October 7||St. Bart's Church|
|15S||Thursday||October 8||St. Bart's Church|
|15T||Monday||November 9||John Jay|
|15U||Wednesday||November 25||St. Bart's Church|
|15V||Thursday||December 3||St. Bart's Church|
|15W||Thursday||December 17||St. Bart's Church|
|15X||Monday||December 28||John Jay|
Class Locations By Session
10/29/14 and 10/30/14 sessions: St. Bartholomew’s Church, 325 Park Avenue (50th Street)
11/5/14 and 1/7/15 sessions: 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue
11/24/14 and ALL Monday sessions in 2015: John Jay College, 899 10th Avenue (between West 58th and 59th streets). Take the escalator down one level and then take the elevator to the basement. The pool is on the left.
ALL OTHER Wednesday and Thursday sessions in 2015: St. Bartholomew’s Church, 325 Park Avenue (50th Street)
Classes are 45 minutes and limited to 30 participants. Each class consists of a stretching and strengthening warm-up, a 30-minute aerobic workout, and a cool-down of gentle stretching. Because Deep Water Running is stationary, people of all levels can be in class side by side. (There are no make-up classes after the session ends.)
What to Wear/What to Bring
Bring a bathing suit and towel. A water bottle is recommended. Flotation belts are provided, and locker rooms and showers are available.
Fees Per Session
At St. Bart's and John Jay:
NYRR Members: $150
At 92nd St. Y:
NYRR Members: $170