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Learn to swim!

Knowing how to swim can help keep you and your child safe when you are near water. Use this page to find places that offer swimming lessons for children, teens, and adults near you.

Organizations

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation offers a list of swimming pool locations around the state. Many Swimming Pools, Wading Pools and Spray Deck locations across Massachusetts offer swim lessons. 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, usually under ‘parks’ or ‘recreation department’, or call the Recreation Department in your community.

YMCA

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 Massachusetts 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 of its locations in Massachusetts. Visit the Red Cross “Learn to Swim” provider list and select Massachusetts.

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.

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