The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Many DCR swimming pools, wading pools and spray deck locations offer swimming lessons across the state. Please call the pool facility for more information.
Your city or town
Your city or town may offer free or discounted swimming lessons. Check your city/town website for swimming lessons (search 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, please visit YMCA of Greater Boston Swimming Lessons. If you live outside Boston, please go to YMCAs' Find Your Y to find a YMCA near you.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross offers swimming lessons for children, teens, and adults at several locations in Massachusetts. Visit the American Red Cross Swim Classes & Lessons page to find swimming lessons near you.
Prepare for drowning emergencies
The American Red Cross offers a wide selection of CPR/AED, first aid, lifeguarding, swimming and water safety, caregiving, disaster response, and emergency preparedness trainings. Visit the American Red Cross CPR Training page to find a class near you.