NYRR Deep Water Running

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.


  • Non-impact exercise for aerobic fitness
  • Simulates land running and provides cross-training for runners
  • Class sessions include imaginary cross country courses, interval training, hill pacing, and sprint
  • Beginners welcome
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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 NameDay of the WeekStart DateLocation
15AMondayJanuary 5John Jay
15BWednesday (a.m.)January 792nd Street Y
15CWednesday (p.m.)January 7St. Bart's Church
15DFridayJanuary 992nd Street Y
15EWednesdayFebruary 4St. Bart's Church
15FThursdayFebruary 5St. Bart's Church
15GMondayMarch 2John Jay
15HWednesdayMarch 25St. Bart's Church
15IThursdayMarch 26St. Bart's Church
15JMondayApril 20John Jay
15KWednesdayMay 13St. Bart's Church
15LThursdayMay 14St. Bart's Church
15MMondayJune 15John Jay
15NWednesdayJuly 1St. Bart's Church
15OThursdayJuly 2St. Bart's Church
15PMondayAugust 3John Jay
15QWednesdayAugust 19St. Bart's Church
15RThursdayAugust 20St. Bart's Church
15SMondaySeptember 14John Jay
15TWednesdayOctober 7St. Bart's Church
15UThursdayOctober 8St. Bart's Church
15VMondayNovember 9John Jay
15WWednesdayNovember 25St. Bart's Church
15XThursdayDecember 3St. Bart's Church
15YThursdayDecember 17St. Bart's Church
15ZMondayDecember 28John Jay

Class Locations by Session

1/7/15 and 1/9/15 sessions: 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue

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.

Wednesday evening and Thursday evening 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
Non-Members: $160

At 92nd St. Y:
NYRR Members: $170
Non-Members: $180


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