There are a number of swimming options that exist in New York City, many of which are, quite frankly, gross. You'd be hard pressed to find someone who would voluntarily describe Coney Island as "refreshing," but sometimes the comparative solitude of a swim at the gym feels cold in the summertime. So, we've compiled a list of 25 pools, public beaches, hotels, and swim clubs in NYC where you can swim outside without picking cigarette butts out of your bikini. From relatively well-kept secrets like the Hotel Williamsburg to private resorts like the Breezy Point Surf Club and middle-of-the-road options like Spa Castle, this map is proof there are plenty of places in New York to soak up the chlorine and the sunshine, simultaneously.
· Outdoors Week 2014 [Curbed]