NYRR 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 morning (6:30 a.m.), Wednesday evening (6:45 p.m.), Thursday evening (7:00 p.m.), and Friday evening (6:30 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|
|16A||Wednesday (p.m.)||January 20||St. Bart's Church|
|16B||Thursday||January 21||St. Bart's Church|
|16C||Monday||January 25||John Jay College|
|16D-A||Wednesday (a.m.)||February 24||92nd Street Y|
|16E||Friday||February 26||92nd Street Y|
|16F||Wednesday (p.m.)||March 9||St. Bart's Church|
|16G||Thursday||March 10||St. Bart's Church|
|16H||Monday||March 14||St. Bart's Church|
|16H-A||Wednesday (a.m.)||April 13||92nd Street Y|
|16I||Friday||April 15||92nd Street Y|
|16J||Wednesday (p.m.)||April 27||St. Bart's Church|
|16K||Thursday||April 28||St. Bart's Church|
|16K-A||Wednesday (a.m.)||June 8||92nd Street Y|
|16L||Wednesday (p.m.)||June 15||St. Bart's Church|
|16M||Thursday||June 16||St. Bart's Church|
|16N||Monday||June 20||John Jay College|
|16O||Friday||June 24||92nd Street Y|
|16P||Wednesday (p.m.)||August 3||St. Bart's Church|
|16Q||Thursday||August 4||St. Bart's Church|
|16R||Monday||August 15||John Jay College|
|16S||Wednesday (p.m.)||September 21||St. Bart's Church|
|16T||Thursday||September 22||St. Bart's Church|
|16U||Monday||October 3||John Jay College|
|16V||Wednesday (p.m.)||November 9||St. Bart's Church|
|16W||Thursday||November 10||St. Bart's Church|
|16X||Monday||November 21||John Jay College|
Class Locations by Session
92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue
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.
St. Bartholomew’s Church, 325 Park Avenue (between East 50th and 51st streets)
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
NYRR Members: $150