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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
15AMonday5-JanJohn Jay
15BWednesday (a.m.)7-Jan92nd Street Y
15CWednesday (p.m.)7-JanSt. Bart's Church
15DFriday9-Jan92nd Street Y
15EWednesday4-FebSt. Bart's Church
15FThursday5-FebSt. Bart's Church
15GMonday2-MarJohn Jay
15HWednesday25-MarSt. Bart's Church
15IThursday26-MarSt. Bart's Church
15JMonday20-AprJohn Jay
15J-AWednesday (a.m.)22-Apr92nd Street Y
15J-BFriday8-May92nd Street Y
15KWednesday13-MaySt. Bart's Church
15LThursday14-MaySt. Bart's Church
15MMonday15-JunJohn Jay
15NWednesday1-JulSt. Bart's Church
15OThursday2-JulSt. Bart's Church
15PMonday3-AugJohn Jay
15SMonday14-SepJohn Jay
15TWednesday7-OctSt. Bart's Church
15UThursday8-OctSt. Bart's Church
15VMonday9-NovJohn Jay
15WWednesday25-NovSt. Bart's Church
15XThursday3-DecSt. Bart's Church
15YThursday17-DecSt. Bart's Church
15ZMonday28-DecJohn 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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