TUFTS swimming lessons

Due to the ongoing challenges associated with COVID-19, we are unable to host swimming lessons this fall. We appreciate the support we have received from the community and are excited to resume them in spring 2022.

Registration for the spring semester will be open on February 26, 2022. The weekend lessons will begin on April 2nd and the weekday lessons will begin on the week of April 4th.

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Swimming Lessons

Swimming lessons are offered at Tufts University’s Hamilton Pool as a fund raiser for the Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving teams winter break training trip. Instructors are members of the  Tufts Swimming and Diving team.  We offer two sessions per college academic year—early fall and early spring.  No refunds will be issued unless the space can be filled and notification given in a timely manner.


Tufts University Hamilton Pool

161 College Avenue, Medford, MA, between Boston Ave and George St.

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All swim lesson participants must enter the building through the Main Bldg entrance. You may use the locker rooms on the ground floor of the building. **Girls are to use the women's locker room; boys are to use the men's locker room. The bathrooms at the front of the Indoor Track/Gantcher Center are available for family use, as well as the unisex bathroom on the ground floor of the Tisch Athletic Center.


4 Years to Adult (If other Adults register)

Please note that the age of beginning participation in our lessons program is age 4. I have found that we were enrolling many small children who were not ready to be separated from their parents. This presented a difficult situation for both the child and the instructor. For most four and five year olds, these lessons will serve as a good way for your child to learn to be comfortable in and around the water, and help get them ready to swim. Developmentally, most four and five year-olds do not have the strength and coordination that is necessary to swim strokes. I try to place children together who are at the same swimming/ developmental level; not necessarily the same chronological age. If your child is beginning lessons with us and has had no prior experience in the water, I recommend that you play in the tub before our lessons begin -- your child can lay on their back and front and splash, and you can "dribble" water on your child’s face in a non-threatening manner with a sponge or cloth and sing "It’s raining, it’s pouring" or another song of your choice. (Of course, we all know that bath tub activity should always be under your close supervision!)


You will not receive a reminder that lessons are beginning, so please be sure to mark in your calendar after you receive your email registration confirmation.

We operate under the Tufts University Academic Calendar and will have lessons as scheduled even if they fall on otherwise recognized holidays (i.e. Patriot Day, Religious Holiday, Columbus Day, etc.


SESSIONS #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 ~ $ 102.00

SESSIONS #9, 10, 11, 12 ~ $ 68.00

Plus a 6% Service Charge added to your registration fee


Sibling discount available for families of 3 or more children. Please contact tuftslessons@gmail.com prior to registering to receive a discount code


No parents or guardians are allowed on the pool deck. It is an easier and safer teaching environment if parents are not on the deck. There is a balcony and a viewing area at the end of the pool.


If you have to miss the first lessons, please give us a call at 617-627-5112 or email us at tuftslessons@gmail.com. Also, it may be necessary to change your child to a different instructor after the first lesson in order to place two compatible children together. We do not guarantee that your child will have one on one instruction; the majority of the lessons are two children to one instructor. For the older, more advanced children, this ratio may be 3 or 4 to 1. We hope that your child or children will have a fun and successful session with us, and please remember that a lot of positive teaching can take place with a child that is happy and comfortable both in and around the water. And please remember that LONG HAIR SHOULD BE TIED BACK and SICK children should be left home!


Due to the nature of our small teacher to student ratio, make-up sessions are not offered.


A code for the University’s Cousens parking lot will be sent prior to the start of the session.


Contact us at: tuftslessons@gmail.com

Each Participant Needs to Be Registered and Paid For Separately and Needs a Unique Account.

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