The Somerville Y is excited to offer a new, simplified online registration process.  We strongly encourage you to register online.   Classes fill very quickly so register as soon as possible to secure a spot.

  • Register child for the correct swim level. Child will be removed from class list if level is incorrect and disrupts the flow of the class.  Another class level is not guaranteed due to class ratios.  When in doubt, choose a lower swim level.
  • Once registered you will receive an email confirmation with your class information.

Class links will go live on January 24th at 9:00am For MEMBERS

NONMEMBERS Can Start Registering on Wednesday February 7th

Winter 2024 Session Dates

Tuesday lessons will run from February 13th to March 26th

Wednesday lessons will run from February 14th to March 27th

Thursday lessons will run from February 15th to March 28th

Saturday lessons will run from February 24th t0 March 30th

NO CLASSES  February 19th to 22nd

Pre-Registration Required

2024 Session Cost: $36.00 Member / $75 Non-Member

Scholarships Available for MEMBERS just call the Front Desk 617-625-5050


Please click the link to document that explains our Price Changes for 2024 Swimming:

2024 Swim Lesson Price Changes


        To register click on the time slot you wish to sign up for.

Member Registration begins January 24th at 9:00am

Nonmembers Registration Begins February 7th at 9:00am


You may only sign up for ONE class per child.

If you sign-up for more than one, neither slot is guaranteed.

If your desired class is full, below the class times, click on Waitlist to be taken to a Waitlist form

Class Offerings

Level 1 (Intro to Water skills, Age 6+)

Tuesdays: 4:00pm

Wendesdays: 3:30pm

Thursdays: 3:30pm or 4:30pm   

Saturdays: 10:30am

Level 2 (Fundamental of Aquatics, Age 6+…must be comfortable in deep water)

Tuesdays:  3:30pm

Thursdays:  4:00pm

Saturdays: 9:30am11:00am

Level 3/4 (Stroke development and stroke improvement Ages 7+…must be able to swim one length of the pool on front and back)

Tuesdays: 4:00pm or 4:30pm

Thursdays: 4:30pm

Saturdays: 9:00am

Level 5 (Swim Clinic, must be able to swim a minimum of 2 lengths of the pool on back and front)

Tuesdays:  5:00pm

Saturdays: 11:30am

WAITLIST if your class is full

 Swim Lesson Guidelines

  • Do not arrive more than 10 minutes prior to class start
  • Every swimmer MUST shower before entering the pool
  • Swimmers 6 years and older MUST have their own bathing cap.
  • The pool will NOT have any caps available to borrow. Caps can be purchased at the desk.
  • Swimmers 6 years and older will NOT be allowed to swim without a bathing cap.
  • Parents/guardians should remain in the sitting area.
  • Parent/guardians are responsible for any child they bring to the pool area; whether it be watching or waiting for swim lessons.  Please be respectful of the ongoing lessons and keep voices and devices to a minimum volume.
  • No running on deck or in the sitting area.
  • Swimmers more than 10 minutes late will not be allowed to swim as it disrupts the class. Consistent tardiness and/or absences may lead to removal from class list.
  • We aim to provide a safe swimming experience for all; behavior issues will not be tolerated, and child may be asked to leave the pool if they are consistently disrespectful or unsafe toward instructor or other swimmers.
  • Please stay home if you are not feeling well.
  • Make-up classes are not permitted due to class ratios.
  • If the Y must cancel a class, every effort will be made to reschedule but it is not always a possibility due to scheduling.
  • Aquatic Director has final say on child’s swim level placement.  If a child is registered for the incorrect swim level, they may be removed from the class.  The Aquatic Director will try to place the child in the appropriate level but due to student/instructor ratios and the safety of the participants, it is not always possible.
  • Lightning: The pool will be cleared if lightning is spotted.  The pool will remain closed for 30 minutes after the last lightning strike.
  • If fire alarm sounds, please quickly gather your child/children and exit up the back stairs towards the front desk if it is safe to do so.