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Free Swim Lessons In Boston (For Kids)

There are free swim lessons for kids ages 3 and up, throughout the city. They are offered throughout the year at local organizations including the YMCA, Boys & Girls Clubs, and outdoor DCR pools. We organized them by town below.


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West End House of Allston (Allston)

105 Allston Street, Allston, MA 02134

(617) 787-4044


Free swim lessons for ages 7 to 18.



Oak Square YMCA (Brighton)

615 Washington St, Brighton, MA 02135

(617) 782-3535


Free swim lessons for ages 3 to 12. There is a winter session (Jan 2 - Feb 18, 2024), early spring session (Feb 26 - Apr 14, 2024), and late spring session (Apr 22 - June 23, 2024).



Reilly Pool (Brighton)

355 Chestnut Hill Ave., Brighton, MA 02135

(617) 277-7822


Free swim lessons for children ages 4 to 12. Lessons are 30 minutes in the early morning. They typically go from July to August in 11-day sessions.



Charlestown YMCA (Charlestown)

150 Third Avenue, Charlestown, MA 02129

(617) 241-8400


Free swim lessons for ages 3 to 12. There is a winter session (Jan 2 - Feb 18, 2024), early spring session (Feb 26 - Apr 14, 2024), and late spring session (Apr 22 - June 23, 2024).



Wang YMCA (Chinatown)

8 Oak St W, Boston, MA 02116

(617) 426-2237


Free swim lessons for ages 3 to 12. There is a winter session (Jan 2 - Feb 18, 2024), early spring session (Feb 26 - Apr 14, 2024), and late spring session (Apr 22 - June 23, 2024).



The Boys & Girls Club (Dorchester)

15 Talbot Ave, Dorchester, MA 02124

Richard Mojica, Aquatics Director

rmojica@bgcb.org


Free swim lessons for ages 6 to 8.



YMCA (Dorchester)

776 Washington St, Boston, MA 02124

(617) 436-7750


Free swim lessons for ages 3 to 12. There is a winter session (Jan 2 - Feb 18, 2024), early spring session (Feb 26 - Apr 14, 2024), and late spring session (Apr 22 - June 23, 2024).



DotHouse Health Pool (Dorchester)

1353 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02122

(617) 740-2234


Free swim lessons for all levels ages 3 to 18. Participants must undergo a swim evaluation prior to enrollment.



YMCA (East Boston)

215 Bremen Street, East Boston, MA 02128

(617) 569-9622


Free swim lessons for ages 3 to 12. There is a winter session (Jan 2 - Feb 18, 2024), early spring session (Feb 26 - Apr 14, 2024), and late spring session (Apr 22 - June 23, 2024).



Olsen Pool (Hyde Park)

95 Turtle Pond Pkwy, Hyde Park, MA 02136

(617) 361-1593


Free swim lessons for children ages 4 to 12. Lessons are 30 minutes in the early morning. They typically go from July to August in 11-day sessions.



Menino YMCA (Hyde Park)

1137 River St, Hyde Park, MA 02136

(617) 361-2300


Free swim lessons for ages 3 to 12. There is a winter session (Jan 2 - Feb 18, 2024), early spring session (Feb 26 - Apr 14, 2024), and late spring session (Apr 22 - June 23, 2024).



Huntington Ave YMCA (Roxbury)

316 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

(617) 927-8060


Free swim lessons for ages 3 to 12. There is a winter session (Jan 2 - Feb 18, 2024), early spring session (Feb 26 - Apr 14, 2024), and late spring session (Apr 22 - June 23, 2024).



Cass Pool (Roxbury)

120 Martin Luther King Blvd., Roxbury, MA 02119

(617) 445-0062


Free swim lessons for children ages 4 to 12. Lessons are 30 minutes in the early morning. They typically go from July to August in 11-day sessions.



The Boys & Girls Club (Roxbury)

115 Warren St, Roxbury, MA 02119

Jasmine Santos, Membership Director


Free swim lessons for ages 6 to 8.



YMCA (Roxbury)

285 M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Roxbury, MA 02119

(617) 427-5300


Free swim lessons for ages 3 to 12. There is a winter session (Jan 2 - Feb 18, 2024), early spring session (Feb 26 - Apr 14, 2024), and late spring session (Apr 22 - June 23, 2024).



Parkway YMCA (West Roxbury)

1972 Centre St, West Roxbury, MA 02132

(617) 323-3200


Free swim lessons for ages 3 to 12. There is a winter session (Jan 2 - Feb 18, 2024), early spring session (Feb 26 - Apr 14, 2024), and late spring session (Apr 22 - June 23, 2024).



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We love Children's Place on Amazon. They have a nice selection of bathing suits. They also sell cover ups and flips flops for after swim.


That's it for our list! If you or your little one are not ready for lessons yet - don't worry! We've gathered family swim times here. And if you want to dive deeper into the world of swimming? Check out some family-friendly titles here.


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