Practices focus on training techniques, stroke mechanics and endurance. Completed distances range from 2500 to 3500 yards, depending on a swimmer's skill level. The lanes are divided into several skill levels so that you swim with others of like ability. New swimmers are encouraged to take plenty of rest. As with any sport, endurance and strength will increase with practice. Below are the workout times and please note the pool for each practice. A coach will attend and run every practice.

As we are visitors at each pool, all swimmers will adhere to the facilities rules and regulations - including wearing caps, taking a cleansing shower, etc. 

Please note that as of February 1, 2021, LANES will be back in the water only Tuesdays and Saturdays at SEFC. The number of swimmers will be limited and advanced, online registration is required. Only those officially registered with LANES through New England Masters will be able to swim at this time.

Thank you for understanding. 

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday Sunday

7:00 to 8:15 pm 
South End Fitness (SEFC)  

6:45 to 8:00 pm

Blackstone Community Center

6:45 to 8:00 pm 
Mason Pool

9:30 to 11:00 am


South End Fitness (SEFC)

9:30 to 10:45 am  
Mason Pool

Pool Locations

  • Mason Pool - 159 Norfolk Ave, Boston, MA 02119
    Mason Pool has a parking lot beside the pool building with ample, free parking. The team meets inside the lobby or outside on the benches by the stairs, weather permitting. 
  • Blackstone Community Center - 50 West Brookline St, Boston, MA 02118
    Blackstone Community Center serves the South End and Lower Roxbury neighborhoods. The team meets inside the lobby or on benches and tables outside, weather permitting. The entrance is between Shawmut Ave and Washington Street (near the basketball courts).
  • South End Fitness Center - 785 Albany St 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02118
    South End Fitness Center (SEFC) is a fitness and wellness facility located across from Boston Medical Center on Massachusetts Avenue. The best entrance to the pool is through the parking garage on Northampton Street. Take the elevator or stairs up to the 4th floor to the main gym. The team meets inside those doors by the front desk prior to practice. Parking for less than two hours is validated at the front desk. 

Try a Practice for FREE (practices are currently limited to LANES swimmers only)

If you would like to try swimming with us, please complete the LANES online team registration form, bring it with you to practice and provide the form to the coach on deck. Your first practice is free!

How Often to Practice

While all practices are optional, we encourage members to practice with us as often as they can. We understand that swimming with LANES is a great addition to your life but we also understand that you have life outside the pool. Swimming 2-3 practices a week is a good target to help get you in swimming shape and keep you there.