Best place to swim in Albany
Surprise surprise, the winner isn’t in Albany. It’s the obvious choice of Grafton Lake State Park. The main beach area is always packed, but walk down the trails a bit and you can find a nice somewhat private area to hang out in. There’s a little rock island you can get to from the trails which is a favorite of mine.
You could also check out Snyders Lake in Wynantskill, Mater Christi Pool on New Scotland, Peerless/Victoria Pool in Saratoga, or the Battenkill in Arlington.
And here is the full directory form the City of Albany.