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BCYF Aquatics

Select BCYF pools are now open for limited swim sessions for pre-registered participants.

At Boston Centers for Youth & Families, we offer a variety of aquatics programs at our 16 indoor pools, two outdoor pools, and beach.

COVID-19 CURRENT STATUS: 
  • Programs and classes: BCYF community centers are offering a limited menu of programs and classes for pre-registered participants. We continue to expand the menu of offerings as we are able to in accordance with public health guidelines. Learn more.
  • Meal distribution: Select BCYF locations are meal pick-up sites. You can learn more and find a location online.
About BCYF Aquatics:

BCYF aquatics programs offer the opportunity to come together to hone swimming skills and make new friends. Participants stay healthy and have fun in the water through aquatics programs such as:

  • swim lessons that teach young swimmers to be safe while having fun in the pool
  • water fitness classes for adults who want to stay active, and
  • the BCYF Citywide Swim League, sponsored by Partners HealthCare.

BCYF welcomes people of all abilities to enjoy our swimming pools, and to participate in classes and programs they offer. All of our buildings are physically accessible to people with disabilities and all swimming pools have a chair lift. If you have questions about a specific pool, please contact the community center or pool directly.

Have questions? Contact:

Antonio Rosario, BCYF Aquatics Manager
617-635-4920 x2150

Water Safety at Home

kids in kiddie pool

BCYF Aquatic Managers Jeff and Tony want everyone to be safe in and around all bodies of water, including backyard kiddie pools. Learn about water safety for kids and parents with these activities from our friends at the American Red Cross:

BCYF Citywide Swim League

Swim league information

Every year, over 300 young swimmers participate in the BCYF Swim League. This is a developmental league. We introduce participants to competitive swimming. The BCYF Swim League is generously sponsored by Partners HealthCare.

League participants:
  • improve swimming skills
  • make new friends
  • enjoy visits to other BCYF swimming pools
  • compete in weekly meets starting in November, and
  • compete in the Championship Meet in March.
Participant requirements:
  • ages 6-17
  • able to swim one length of the pool
  • willing to commit to practices and meets, and
  • swim team experience is NOT necessary.

The center listed first is the host site for that meet.

DATE

MEET 1

MEET 2

MEET 3

MEET 4

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2019

Warm ups - 6 p.m.
Meet Starts - 6:30 p.m.
Finish by - 8:30 p.m.

BCYF Quincy
BEST
BCYF Mason
BCYF Draper
BCYF Curtis Hall
BCYF Leahy/Holloran
BCYF Holland
BCYF Mildred Avenue
BCYF CHarlestown
BCYF Paris Street
BCYF Hennigan
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2019

Warm ups - 6 p.m.
Meet Starts - 6:30 p.m.
Finish by - 8:30 p.m.

BCYF Flaherty
BCYF Draper
BCYF Mason
BCYF Paris Street
BCYF Charlestown
BCYF Mildred Avenue
BCYF Holland
BCYF Hennigan
BEST
BCYF Leahy/Holloran
BCYF Quincy
BCYF Mattahunt
FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2020

Warm ups - 6 p.m.
Meet Starts - 6:30 p.m.
Finish by - 8:30 p.m.

BCYF Quincy
BCYF Hennigan
BCYF Leahy/Holloran
BCYF Blackstone
BCYF Mason
BCYF Mildred Avenue
BCYF Charlestown
BCYF Holland
BCYF Draper
BCYF Paris Street
BEST
BCYF Flaherty
BCYF Curtis Hall
BCYF Mattahunt
FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2020

Warm ups - 6 p.m.
Meet Starts - 6:30 p.m.
Finish by - 8:30 p.m.

BCYF Mason
BCYF Flaherty
BEST
BCYF Charlestown
BCYF Paris Street
BCYF Holland
BCYF Leahy/Holloran
BCYF Mildred Avenue
BCYF Curtis Hall
BCYF Quincy
BCYF Blackstone
BCYF Draper
BCYF Hennigan
BCYF Mattahunt
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2020

Warm ups - 6 p.m.
Meet Starts - 6:30 p.m.
Finish by - 8:30 p.m.

BCYF Quincy
BCYF Mason
BCYF Mattahunt
BCYF Charlestown
BCYF Paris Street
BCYF Draper
BCYF Leahy/Holloran
BCYF Mildred Avenue
BEST
BCYF Curtis Hall
BCYF Flaherty
BCYF Hennigan
BCYF Holland
BCYF Blackstone
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2020

Warm ups - 6 p.m.
Meet Starts - 6:30 p.m.
Finish by - 8:30 p.m.

BCYF Charlestown
BCYF Curtis Hall
BEST
BCYF Holland
BCYF Paris Street
BCYF Hennigan
BCYF Quincy
BCYF Blackstone
BCYF Mildred Avenue
BCYF Flaherty
BCYF Mattahunt
BCYF Draper
BCYF Mason
BCYF Leahy/Holloran
FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2020

Warm ups - 6 p.m.
Meet Starts - 6:30 p.m.
Finish by - 8:30 p.m.

BCYF Quincy
BCYF Paris Street
BCYF Curtis Hall
BCYF Holland
BCYF Mason
BCYF Mattahunt
BCYF Blackstone
BCYF Leahy/Holloran
BCYF Hennigan
BCYF Charlestown
BCYF Draper
BCYF Mildred Avenue
BEST
FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020

Warm ups - 6 p.m.
Meet Starts - 6:30 p.m.
Finish by - 8:30 p.m.

BCYF Charlestown
BCYF Quincy
BCYF Mattahunt
BCYF Blackstone
BCYF Paris Street
BCYF Mason
BCYF Curtis Hall
BCYF Mildred Avenue
BCYF Hennigan
BCYF Draper
BCYF Holland
BCYF Flaherty
BCYF Leahy/Holloran
BEST

BCYF Nakieka "Kiki" Taylor Championship Swim Meet:
Tentative: Saturday, March 28, 2020, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Location to be determined)

BCYF Pool Locations

Pool Locations