open swim

The pool at UMass Boston is not only the home of water safety and recreation on campus, but it is home to twelve guards all of whom are beacons. The pool has a diverse group of staff varying in age and ethnicity that reflects the diversity of the University’s student body. Most of our guards are WSI (Water Safety Instructor) Certified and facilitate our swimming lessons throughout the year. Swimming lessons and stopping by for open swim are great opportunities to meet our staff and other peers during time off from studies or on breaks. If you have any inquiries ranging from the atmosphere of the pool to student employment opportunities, feel free to contact the pool or drop by during open hours. We are happy to answer any questions, and would be delighted to see you, together we can make make a wave of smiles!

UMass Boston Aquatics is thrilled to be a resource to the community as well as a beacon in the world of Aquatics. Our ongoing mission is to be a leader in swim instruction, drowning prevention, and facility safety.

Come visit the swimming pool on the lower level of the Clark Athletic Center. 

Certification Courses

In addition to Lifeguarding, we now offer CPR/AED training.  Click here for a schedule and more information.

Any questions, contact pool at 617.287.4855.

If you are not affiliated with UMass Boston, you can get access to the pool through a community membership to the Clark Athletic Center. Students, faculty, and staff can access the swimming pool through membership to the Beacon Fitness Center.  For questions, pricing or to sign up for a course, call 617.287.4855.  All checks should be made payable to UMass Boston Athletics.  

Community Memberships Available

A community membership will provide access to the swimming pool. For more information, go here. Read More 

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