Cambridge YMCA
820 Massachusetts Avenue | Cambridge, MA 02139
P. 617-661-9622

Swim Tests


Swim Tests are verification of swimming ability for other organizations. You swim the amount specified by your boat club, boat class, or other organization, and we issue you a letter stating that you can swim. You do not need a swim test to join swim lessons.

Swim Tests are offered at 5:30 p.m. on weeknights and 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Other times are available by appointment. The cost is $15 per person.

  • Please make sure to bring your ID!
  • If you are under the age of 18, you must have the WAIVER signed by your parent/guardian before you take the swim test
  • Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult

For more information, please contact Dana Frost at 617-661-9622 x702 or