Enjoy the water slide and plenty more at the North Hempstead Aquatic Activity Center at Tully Park. Photo courtesy of the Town of North Hempstead
Enjoy the water slide and plenty more at the North Hempstead Aquatic Activity Center at Tully Park. Photo courtesy of the Town of North Hempstead

Indoor Swimming Pools for Families on Long Island

Many of us have been missing the warmer weather and lounging by the water. With current travel restrictions this winter, it's hard to find a place for kids to dip their feet in the pool. Sure, you can plan an outing to one of these family-friendly water parks nearby, but why not stay home and visit one of the many indoor swimming pools Long Island has to offer?

We’ve rounded up some of the most affordable and family-friendly indoor pools across Long Island. Some are open to town residents, while others welcome non-residents, and many offer swimming lessons, too. So read on for our picks for family-friendly indoor pools across Long Island and find more wet and wild fun in our Guide to Beaches, Pools, and Water Play

Editor's note: While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and maintaining appropriate social distancing. If you arrive at a venue that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our Event Calendar to find something else to do.

Indoor Swimming Pools in Nassau County

Echo Park Indoor Pool – West Hempstead

399 Nassau Boulevard
Echo Park Pool is open seven days a week for Town of Hempstead residents who purchase a daily pass. The facility has an Olympic-sized pool with a dive tank, men’s and women’s sauna, lockers, and a snack bar. Swim classes are available.

Eisenhower Park – East Meadow

2021 update: Masks must be worn when you're not in the pool, and other safety regulations are in place. You can read about them here.
Merrick and Stewart Avenues
Built in 1998 for the Goodwill Games, the Nassau County Aquatic Center at Eisenhower Park is well-known as one of the nation's top swimming facilities. When it's not hosting major swimming and diving competitions, it's open for public use.

Freeport Recreation Center – Freeport

2021 update: Masks must be worn when not in the pool.
130 East Merrick Road
Facilities here include a fitness center, gym, indoor pool, and seasonal outdoor pools. Residents and non-residents are welcome to purchase a day pass, yearly membership, or summer membership. Special plans for families, couples, and seniors make this an affordable option.

Long Beach Recreation Center – Long Beach

2021 update: The pool is open for lap swim only at this time.
Magnolia Boulevard and West Bay Drive
The Olympic-size pool at “The Rec” is open six days a week to Long Beach residents. Reservations must be made in advance, and strict capacity limits are in place.

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Splash and play at the indoor pool at the North Hempstead Aquatics Center
The North Hempstead Aquatics Center has a wading pool and six spray towers. Photo courtesy of the Town of North Hempstead

North Hempstead Aquatic Activity Center at Tully Park – New Hyde Park

2021 update: Masks are required while not in the pool, and social distancing must be maintained at all times.
1801 Evergreen Avenue
Two words: water slide. The North Hempstead Aquatic Activity Center is open to the Town of North Hempstead residents seven days a week. In addition to the 100 feet of spiraling water-slide fun, there is a wading pool and six water-spray towers.

YMCA of Long Island – Glen Cove

2021 update: Masks must be worn while not in the pool.
125 Dosoris Lane
While the YMCA does not offer daily passes to the pool as some municipal pools do, there are many benefits to joining. Perhaps the allure of one-stop shopping for kiddie yoga, pee-wee sports, crafts, and FREE drop-in child care will inspire you to buy a membership so the whole family can go for a dip whenever the mood strikes. Members are free to use any of the six YMCA of Long Island facilities.

Indoor Swimming Pools in Suffolk County

YMCA of Long Island – Multiple Locations

2021 update: Masks must be worn while not in the pool, and social distancing must be maintained at all times.
Just like the YMCA program in Nassau County, Suffolk YMCAs do not offer daily passes to the pool. Members are free to use any of the six YMCA of Long Island facilities, including these in Suffolk: Bay Shore, East Hampton, Holtsville, Huntington, and Patchogue.

Goldfish Swim School – Centereach

2021 update: Currently, the Farmingdale and Garden City locations are not offering Family Swim. To ensure safety, guests and staff are required to wear masks at all times while not in the pool.
You don't have to be a member or enrolled in a swim class to enjoy the family swim sessions offered at Goldfish Swim School. Session times vary by the day of the week, but they generally last from 1-1 1/2 hours. The cost is $5 per person, up to $15 total per family. 

This article was originally published in 2013. It was updated by writer Gina Massaro in February 2021.


Echo Park Indoor Pool
399 Nassau Blvd.
West Hempstead, NY 11552

Long Beach Recreation Center
700 Magnolia Blvd.
Long Beach, NY 11561

North Hempstead Aquatic Activity Center at Tully Park
1801 Evergreen Ave.
New Hyde Park, NY 11040

YMCA of Long Island Glen Cove
125 Dosoris Lane
Glen Cove, NY 11542

Eisenhower Park
Merrick Avenue
East Meadow, NY 11554

Great South Bay YMCA
200 West Main Street
Bay Shore, NY 11706

Freeport Recreation Center
130 East Merrick Road
Freeport, NY

Patchogue Family YMCA
255 West Main Street
Patchogue, NY 11772

Huntington YMCA
60 Main Street
Huntington, NY 11743

YMCA East Hampton RECenter
2 Gingerbread Lane
East Hampton, NY 11937

Brookhaven Roe YMCA Center
155 Buckley Road
Holtsville, NY 11742

Goldfish Swim School - Centereach
141 Centereach Mall
Centereach, NY 11720

Goldfish Swim School Garden City
650 Stewart Ave
Garden City, NY 11530

Goldfish Swim School Farmingdale
450 East Main Street
Farmingdale, NY 11735
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