BUILT IN 1998 FOR THE INTERNATIONAL GOODWILL GAMES, the Nassau County Aquatic Center in Eisenhower Park is widely recognized as one of the finest swimming facilities in the U.S.
It regularly hosts major swimming and diving competitions, as well as local high school events and swim clubs. Over the years, dozens of U.S. and world swimming records have been set at the Aquatic Center. But the facility also hosts thousands of Nassau County residents of all ages, who make the pool and Health Club part of their regular exercise regimen.
The 80,000-square-foot Center includes a “stretch” 50-meter pool that is 68 meters long, with three movable bulkheads. The pool setup varies from day to day, with 50-meter, 25-yard and/or 25-meter lap lanes, depending on the pool setup. There is a diving
well with a 10-meter competition diving tower — the only such tower in the New York metropolitan area — and 1- and 3-meter springboards.
The pool also
includes a shallow section that is available for recreational or free swimming and is perfect for water exercise, therapeutic swimming and/or "water walking."
The facility is open to the public for recreational and/or training purposes and offers a full menu of swimming lessons for toddlers, youngsters and teens, as well as water exercise classes for adults.
The Aquatic Center features a renovated Health Club (membership required) overlooking the pool that includes a wide array of professional fitness and exercise equipment, including treadmills, arc trainers, stationary bikes, stair machines, free weights and an assortment of Cybex weight machines.
Mangano: Santa’s Mailboxes Arrive in County Parks from North Pole
Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the children of Nassau County will once again be able to send their holiday lists directly to Old St. Nick at the North Pole via a special network of Santa’s Mailboxes at Nassau County Parks, beginning Friday, November 22nd through Monday, December 16th.
The Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums will forward letters to Santa at the North Pole. Letters received by Monday, December 16th with a legible name and return address will be answered by Santa before the holiday. There is no postage necessary.
Colorful red and green mailboxes will be accessible from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily at the administration buildings of the following parks:
- Cantiague Park in Hicksville, (571-7056);
- Christopher Morley Park in Roslyn-North Hills, (571-8113);
- Grant Park in Hewlett, (571-7821);
- Rev. Arthur Mackey, Sr. Park in Roosevelt, (571-8692);
- Wantagh Park in Wantagh, (571-7460);
- *Eisenhower Park:
- Lannin House at Parking Field No. 8, (572-0348);
- Nassau Aquatic Center at Parking Field No. 1A, (572-0501); and
- Eisenhower Park Administration Building: Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., (572-0200).
For more information about Santa’s mailboxes, please call (516) 572-0396 weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., or visit Park’s Department website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.
Mangano Announces Winter Swim Lessons And Exercise Classes At The Aquatic Center
East Meadow, NY – Building upon his Fit Nassau initiative to help residents live a healthy lifestyle, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has released the Winter Session Schedule for Swim Lessons, and Land and Aquatic Exercise Classes at the Nassau County Aquatic Center at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.
“It is our goal here in Nassau County to encourage the improvement of our resident’s health in order to make Nassau County the healthiest county in the nation,” said County Executive Mangano.
Mangano Announces 2013 Winter Lifeguard Instruction Courses
East Meadow, New York – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced the schedule for the 2013 Winter Lifeguard Instruction Courses at the Nassau County Aquatic Center.
Mangano Kicks Off Sports Equipment Drive
Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano was joined by Children’s Sport Connection (CSC), Adults and Children with Learning & Developmental Disabilities, Inc. (ACLD) and many young men and women as they kicked off the Sports Equipment Drive at the Nassau County Aquatic Center in Eisenhower Park. The Sports Equipment Drive will collect gently used sports equipment from October 15th to November 15th. With the help of local children and parents like the generous individuals who attended and made the first donations at the kick-off event yesterday, every child can enjoy the opportunity to play sports.