DCR Two-Week Sessions
Registration dates are specific to each session. Any requests outside of those dates will not be accepted. Register here
Session 1: 7/5-7/16 (registration is from 6/28-7/2)
Session 2: 7/19-7/30 (registration is from 7/12-7/16)
Session 3: 8/2-8/13 (registration is from 7/26-7/30)
Registration is mandatory and done on a first come, first serve basis.
All classes are 30 minutes in length and free of cost state-wide.
Pools offering lessons
Locations are dependent on staffing and are subject to change.
More opportunities to learn to swim
Knowing how to swim can help keep you and your child safe when you are near water. There are many places that offer swimming lessons for children, teens, and adults.
Your City or Town
Your city or town may offer free or discounted swimming lessons — check your city/town website, usually under ‘parks’ or ‘recreation department’, or call the Recreation Department in your community.
Most Y’s across the state offer swimming lessons for children, teens and adults. If you live in the Boston area, view the list of YMCA Boston swim classes. If you live outside Boston, go to the Alliance of Massachuestts YMCAs' “Find Your Y” to find a YMCA near you.
American Red Cross
Boys & Girls Clubs
Thirty Club sites across the state have pools and offer swimming lessons for children and teens.
Please visit the "Find Your Local Club" page to find a Boys & Girls Club near you.
Learn CPR! Find a class near you
The Red Cross offers a wide selection of CPR/AED, first aid, lifeguarding, swimming and water safety, caregiving, disaster response, and emergency preparedness training. Find information on classes.