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 Tuesday 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.

All information and dates are subject to change.

Session NameDay of the WeekDatesStart TimeLocation
18ATuesdayFeb. 6–March 207:00 p.m.St. Bart's Church
18B-AWednesdayFeb. 7–March 216:30 a.m.92nd Street Y
18BWednesdayFeb. 7–March 216:45 p.m.St. Bart's Church
18CThursdayFeb. 8–March 227:00 p.m.St. Bart's Church
18DFridayFeb. 9–March 236:30 p.m.92nd Street Y
18FTuesdayMarch 27–May 87:00 p.m.St. Bart's Church
18G-AWednesdayMarch 28–May 96:30 a.m.92nd Street Y
18GWednesdayMarch 28–May 96:45 p.m.St. Bart's Church
18HThursdayMarch 29–May 107:00 p.m.St. Bart's Church
18IFridayMarch 30–May 116:30 p.m.92nd Street Y
18KTuesdayMay 15–June 267:00 p.m.St. Bart's Church
18L-AWednesdayMay 16–June 276:30 a.m.92nd Street Y
18LWednesdayMay 16–June 276:45 p.m.St. Bart's Church
18MThursdayMay 17–June 287:00 p.m.St. Bart's Church
18NFridayMay 18–June 296:30 p.m.92nd Street Y
18PTuesdayJuly 10–Aug. 217:00 p.m.St. Bart's Church
18Q-AWednesdayJuly 11–Aug. 226:30 a.m.92nd Street Y
18QWednesdayJuly 11–Aug. 226:45 p.m.St. Bart's Church
18RThursdayJuly 12–Aug. 237:00 p.m.St. Bart's Church
18SFridayJuly 13–Aug. 246:30 p.m.92nd Street Y
18UTuesdaySept. 4–Oct. 167:00 p.m.St. Bart's Church
18V-AWednesdaySept. 5–Oct. 176:30 a.m.92nd Street Y
18VWednesdaySept. 5–Oct. 176:45 p.m.St. Bart's Church
18WThursdaySept. 6–Oct. 187:00 p.m.St. Bart's Church
18XFridaySept. 7–Oct. 196:30 p.m.92nd Street Y
18ZTuesdayOct. 23–Dec. 47:00 p.m.St. Bart's Church
18Z-2-AWednesdayOct. 24–Dec. 56:30 a.m.92nd Street Y
18Z-2WednesdayOct. 24–Dec. 56:45 p.m.St. Bart's Church
18-Z-3ThursdayOct. 25–Dec. 67:00 p.m.St. Bart's Church
18-Z-4FridayOct. 26–Dec. 76:30 p.m.92nd Street Y

Class Locations by Session

92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue

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

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
NYRR Members: $150
Non-Members: $160

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