At Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF), we offer a variety of aquatics programs at our indoor pools, two outdoor pools, and beach.
About BCYF Aquatics
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.
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. Have questions about a specific pool? Please contact the community center or pool directly.
BCYF often has positions open for lifeguards. We offer full-time year-round and seasonal positions.
If you are interested in being a lifeguard at a BCYF pool you can check out available positions in the City of Boston Career Center. If you have questions please contact one of our aquatics managers for more information.
Boston Centers for Youth & Families periodically offers training to become a lifeguard. Training courses are listed above. If you do not see any available and are interested in learning about training when we offer it, please complete the form below. After completing this form you will be contacted by a member of our aquatics staff when there is information to be shared about courses.
While we do hope to offer training to as many interested individuals as possible, completion of this form is not a guarantee of a spot in a course and it is not a guarantee of future employment.
If you are not a strong swimmer, we suggest you start swimming regularly at one of our pools. Membership is free.
BCYF Aquatics Programs
BCYF Pool Locations (Note: Some are closed for renovation)Pool Locations
BCYF Charlestown features include a community room, computer lab, gymnasium, fitness center, and indoor pool.
BCYF Condon features include a community room, computer lab, gymnasium, fitness center, and indoor pool.
BCYF Curley features a fitness studio, yoga/dance studio, cardio space, childrens’ space, womens’ and mens’ steam and...
BCYF Curtis Hall
BCYF Curtis Hall features include a community room, gym, computer lab, fitness center, and indoor pool.
BCYF Hennigan features include a computer lab, fitness center, indoor pool, and teen center.
BCYF Holland features include a community room, computer lab, fitness center, rock wall, and teen center. The pool is...
BCYF Leahy-Holloran features include a computer lab, fitness center, pool, rock wall, and teen center.
BCYF Marshall features include a computer lab, gymnasium, pool, and teen center.
BCYF Mildred Avenue
BCYF Mildred Avenue features include a community room, theater, fitness center, dance studio, and gymnasium. The pool is...
BCYF Mirabella Pool
BCYF Mirabella is an outdoor pool which operates from June to September. Notice: we are no longer accepting pre...
BCYF Perkins features include a community room, computer lab, gymnasium and teen center. The pool is currently closed.
Lifeguard Training Courses
Water SafetyWater Safety
BCYF Aquatic Managers Jeff and Tony want everyone to be safe in and around all bodies of water, including backyard kiddie pools. Learn about water safety for kids and parents with these activities from our friends at the American Red Cross: