Aquatics at The Boston Kroc

Aquatics at The Boston Kroc

The Aquatics Center will be Reopening Soon.

Aquatics Park

Our Aquatics Park is designed for members of all ages. Whether you enjoy early morning laps or are thinking of swim classes for your infant or toddler, we provide a unique environment where all skill levels can learn to swim or have fun. As the largest all-season water park in Greater Boston, we offer: 

  • Dedicated 25-yard lap lanes 
  • Zero-depth entry, splash pads, waterslides, and lazy river
  • Group and individual swim lessons with qualified instructors 
  • Water Aerobics, Aqua Zumba, and Senior Classes 
  • CPR and Lifeguard Certification 
  • Family locker rooms 
  • Rental opportunities

Current COVID Restrictions

  • Open swim will be by reservation only, 
  • Lap lanes will be restricted to one person per lane at time. 
  • The Slide will not be available, due to the current lack of staff.
  • Other areas of pool will have max # of swimmers to promote social distance. 
  • Social distancing will be enforced in and out of water. 
  • All members must always have mask on when out of water
  • Cleaning and disinfecting of pool area will take place before and after open swim time blocks.
  • Please limit belongings as locker usage is prohibited. 
  • The Locker rooms will be limited to family changing room usage. 
  • Families will have some limited bench space. 

Open Swim Schedule

 
Tuesday, March 30th, 2021
 
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Swim Lesson Levels

Swim lessons are currently not offered. Please stay tuned for more information.

 (6 months - 1 year)

*Parents in water

This class requires a parent to accompany the child into the water. The main focus is on building swimming readiness by emphasizing fun in the water. Parents and toddlers/infants will be lead in songs and games as the children learn basic skills that will be expanded upon once he/she enters the Learn to Swim Levels.

Ages 1 year - 2 years

*Parents in water

This class requires a parent to accompany the child into the water. The main focus is on building swimming readiness by emphasizing fun in the water. Parents and toddlers/infants will be lead in songs and games as the children learn basic skills that will be expanded upon once he/she enters the Learn to Swim Levels.

Level 1

Ages 3 - 5 years

This class begins your child's “on-your-own” experiences in the water and is the first class without the parent in the water. Because of this, class sizes are kept small with only 4-5 students. Preschool 1 students will learn basic swimming readiness such as bubble blowing, floating w/support, and using barbells & noodles. All levels will include water safety topics.

 

Level 2 

Ages 3 - 5 years

This class begins your child's “on-your-own” experiences in the water and class without the parent in the water. Because of this, class sizes are kept small with only 4-5 students. Preschool 2 students will (in addition) practice underwater exploration, kicking with face in water. All levels will include water safety topics.

 

Level 3

Ages 3 - 5 years

This class begins your child's “on-your-own” experiences in the water and Preschool 3 will (in addition) learn treading & floating without support. All levels will include water safety topics.

SEAHORSE

Ages 6 - 9 years

Level 1 will help students feel comfortable in the water and learn elementary aquatic skills that he/she will build on. Topics covered at this level include: floating with support, kicking with support.

SEA RAY

Ages 6 - 10 years

Level 2 will expand and develop fundamental skills and marks the beginning of true locomotion skills. Topics covered at this level include: floating without support and recovering to a vertical position, underwater exploration, gliding, swimming on front and back, treading water and water safety. Prerequisite: Level 1 Skill.

Ages 7 - 11 years

Level 3 will give students an opportunity to build on the skills

introduced in Level 2 through additional practice. Additional topics covered in this level include: front and back crawl, breast stroke, butterfly kick, intro to dives and water safety. Prerequisite: Level 2 skills.

Ages 9 - 12 years

Level 4 will provide students an opportunity to develop confidence in the skills they have already learned and improve on other aquatic skills through building endurance. Additional topics covered in this level include: breaststroke, butterfly, backstroke, open turns, dives and water safety. Prerequisite: Level 3 skills.

Ages 10 - 17 Years 

*Beginners & Advance

Youth swim is for beginnerscbetween the ages of 10-17 . We focus on getting students comfortable in the water and learning elementary aquatic skills that he/she will build on. Topics covered at this level include: floating with support, underwater exploration, kicking with support, and water safety topics.

Ages 18+

This course is designed for the true
beginner, and all about obtaining comfort in the water. The focus will be on floating, bubbles, kicking, under water exploration and water safety. Pre-requisite: Needs to be willing to stand in 3.5 feet of water and get face wet.

Tips for Safe, Healthy Swimming

Your health and safety is of the utmost importance at the Kroc
Center. This includes maintaining a clean and healthy swim
environment for you and your family to enjoy. You can help us in
this endeavor by following a few simple tips:

  • No food or glass in the pool area.
  • Shower before entering the pool to remove deodorant, make-up and hair products. The cleaner you are, the cleaner the pool is.
  • Children not toilet trained must wear a swim diaper. For your convenience, swim diapers are available for FREE at the swim desk within the pool area. In the event that water contamination does occur, the pool will temporarily shut down for cleaning.
  • Please do not use the pool if you have shown any signs of illness in the last two weeks.
  • Children 5 and under must have an adult in the pool within arm’s reach.
  • Kids ages 11 and under need to be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older while in the Aquatics Center.

Pool Attire Guidelines

  • Swimming suits are required - No street clothes are permitted in the pool as the dye in non-swimwear pollutes the pool. No cotton permitted in the pool. No Bikinis or two-piece swim suits permitted in swim area
  • Please bring your own towel.
  • Lockers are provided to store your belongings. To secure your belongings, please provide your own lock. Locks may be purchased at the Welcome Desk.
  • Parents are ultimately responsible for the safety and wellbeing of their children.
(617) 318-6973
Aquatics Manager: Chris.Veras@use.salvationarmy.org

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