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Last updated: 1/28/19

BCYF Aquatics

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

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

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 first center listed is the host site for that meet.

Date Meet 1 Meet 2 Meet 3 Meet 4
Friday, November 16, 2018

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

BCYF Quincy

BCYF Paris Street
BCYF Hennigan

BCYF Mason

BCYF Draper
BCYF Holland
BCYF Blackstone

BCYF Leahy/Holloran

BCYF Charlestown
B.E.S.T. Orcas

BCYF Flaherty

BCYF Mildred Avenue
BCYF Mattahunt
BCYF Curtis Hall

Friday, December 14, 2018

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

BCYF Charlestown

BCYF Hennigan
BCYF Blackstone
BCYF Flaherty

BCYF Paris Street

BCYF Mason
BCYF Curtis Hall
BCYF Leahy/Holloran

BCYF Mildred Avenue

BCYF Quincy
BCYF Holland

BCYF Draper

BCYF Mattahunt
B.E.S.T. Orcas

Friday, January 11, 2019

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

BCYF Quincy

BCYF Mason
BCYF Curtis Hall

BCYF Paris Street

BCYF Mattahunt
BCYF Mildred Avenue
BCYF Charlestown

BCYF Flaherty

BCYF Holland
B.E.S.T. Orcas
BCYF Leahy/Holloran

BCYF Draper

BCYF Hennigan
BCYF Blackstone

Friday, January 25, 2019

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

BCYF Charlestown

BCYF Holland
BCYF Paris Street

BCYF Mason

BCYF Mattahunt
BCYF Quincy

BCYF Leahy/Holloran

BCYF Curtis Hall
BCYF Hennigan
BCYF Draper

BCYF Mildred Avenue

B.E.S.T. Orcas
BCYF Blackstone
BCYF Flaherty

Friday, February 1, 2019

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

BCYF Flaherty

BCYF Hennigan
BCYF Blackstone
BCYF Charlestown

BCYF Mason

B.E.S.T. Orcas
BCYF Curtis Hall

BCYF Draper

BCYF Paris Street
BCYF Leahy/Holloran

BCYF Quincy

BCYF Holland
BCYF Mattahunt
BCYF Mildred Avenue

Friday, February 8, 2019

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

BCYF Flaherty

BCYF Draper
BCYF Quincy
BCYF Mildred Avenue

BCYF Paris Street

B.E.S.T. Orcas
BCYF Hennigan

BCYF Leahy/Holloran

BCYF Mason
BCYF Holland
BCYF Blackstone

BCYF Charlestown

BCYF Curtis Hall
BCYF Mattahunt

Friday, March 1, 2019

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

BCYF Quincy

BCYF Blackstone
B.E.S.T. Orcas

BCYF Draper

BCYF Holland
BCYF Curtis Hall

BCYF Leahy/Holloran

BCYF Paris Street
BCYF Mattahunt
BCYF Flaherty

BCYF Mildred Avenue

BCYF Mason
BCYF Hennigan
BCYF Charlestown

Friday, March 15, 2019

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

BCYF Mildred Avenue

BCYF Curtis Hall
BCYF Mattahunt

BCYF Mason

BCYF Hennigan
BCYF Leahy/Holloran

BCYF Paris Street

BCYF Holland
BCYF Blackstone
BCYF Flaherty

BCYF Charlestown

B.E.S.T. Orcas
BCYF Quincy
BCYF Draper

BCYF Nakieka "Kiki" Taylor Championship Swim Meet:
Saturday, March 23, 3018, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. UMass Boston, Clark Athletic Center

BCYF Pool Locations

Pool Locations