Deep Water Running

The seven-week NYRR Deep Water Running 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

Register for Classes

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.)

Class Locations

• 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue

• St. Bartholomew’s Church, 325 Park Avenue (between East 50th and 51st streets)


• 1 Drop-In Session: $35

• 7 Sessions: $190

• 20 Sessions: $410

What to Wear/ What to Bring

Bathing suit and towel

A water bottle is recommended

Flotation belts are provided, and locker rooms and showers are available.

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