We offer private lessons for adults of all skill levels. From the beginner who wants to learn the basics, to the more advanced participant who needs to work on technique or to refine their skills, our instructors can help.

This is a one-on-one private swimming lesson with one of our instructors. We recommend these lessons for teenagers that are at a more advanced level and adults at any level.  Lessons are 30 minutes (unless otherwise specified) in length and are purchased per session or in packs of five lessons based on instructor availability.

Lessons are available to active Campus Recreation members only.

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Beginner Swim
This beginner swimming class is for the novice who wants to learn the basics of swimming and gain comfort in the water. No swimming experience necessary.

Intermediate Swim
This class is for swimmers who know the basics of swimming or who have completed Beginner Swim. Participants will improve their technique and comfort level in the water. This course is great preparation for swimmers who aren’t quite ready for Pre-Masters Swim.

Pre-Masters Swim
This pre-masters swimming class is for the intermediate swimmer who wants to learn efficiency and improve their technique. Participants must be able to swim at least fifty yards freestyle or have completed Beginner Swim to participate.

U.S. Masters Swim Program

Our Masters Swim Program consists of a team of motivated swimmers who train under the instruction of our experienced coaches. The name might sound a bit intimidating, but ‘Masters’ simply refers to the adult age group (ages 18 and older): the program is open to all Boston College students, faculty and staff members, alumni, and members of the community.

Participants can join for the challenging workouts, to train for a triathlon, or simply to get in shape and have fun. Swimmers have the opportunity to compete in New England Masters Swim Meets, but it is not required.  Practices are offered in both the mornings and evenings, and are designed to get swimmers into great cardiovascular condition.

Dates: 9/12-12/07

No lessons on: 11/21, 11/22, 11/23

Days: Tu, Wed & Thur

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Student Member Price: $72

Member Price: $90

*Non-member Price: $108

*Non-members must call member services to sign up



Lifeguarding CPR/FA/AED
This class teaches lifeguard candidates the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Upon successful completion of the course, each student will receive: Lifeguard Training, First Aid, CPR, and AED certifications.

Lifeguard Recertification 
The purpose of this course is to help participants achieve recertification in Lifeguard Training without having to take the full content course. Proof of valid certification is required for review course. Upon successful completion of the course, each student will receive Lifeguard Training, First Aid CPR, and AED certifications.

Water Safety Instructor Training
Water Safety Instruction is an advanced swimming course designed for those who wish to become American Red Cross Swim Instructors. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be certified to teach all levels of swim lessons as well as the Community Water Safety Courses.



Call Member Services to sign up if you are not affiliated with BC 

The office will be open during building hours. Please call (617) 552-0797 to register


Please be aware that there is a swim assessment (below) for all Lifeguarding and Water Safety Instructor classes. This swim assessment must be passed to continue with the class. If you fail to pass the swim assessment, you will not be able to continue with the class. There will be NO REFUNDS for anyone who fails the Prerequisite Swim Assessment.

Patrons have been coming to the Boston College pool for over 30 years to recreate, swim laps, compete, and participate in our wide array of aquatic programs. From youth and adult swim lessons to Red Cross and water fitness classes, there is something for everyone.

The lifeguards are in charge of all operations on the deck. Please see them if you have a question or problem. Any patron who wishes to bring more than three guests in to use the pool (i.e. for a birthday party) should submit a space request form.

Please make sure to check out our pool rules before your first visit. There is a complete list of pool, diving well, and spa rules and regulations. The rules are designed to promote health, sanitation, and safety, as well as a pleasant and enjoyable experience for all of the pool users.

Our New Space

The aquatics center on the first floor boasts a 10-lane deep competition pool for swimming, diving, and water polo along with a shallow learn-to-swim pool, made accessible with ramp entry to be used for swim lessons and rehabilitation.