Boston University Fitness and Recreation Center


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Updated April 14, 2020.

Facility Overview

Facility Name
Boston University Fitness and Recreation Center
915 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

See the Team or Club information, below.

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Single-swim admission is not available to the general public.
USMS registered members and potential Boston University Masters Swimming members: $15.00 for a workout. [August, 2019]

Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
25y OR 25m, 10 lanes x 25y, 16 lanes, 7f - 13½f depth, indoors, 79º - 80ºF (26º - 27ºC).
Pool 2
20y, 3 lanes, indoors, 86ºF (30ºC).
Two 1m diving boards and two 3m diving boards.


Suffolk County
42.351712, -71.116444

Teams That Use This Facility

Masters Swim
Click on the Team Name to view its website.

Facility Notes

The university has a fairly standard policy for Guest Passes.
The pool has a movable bulkhead that allows it to be set up as a 25 yard or 25 meter lap pool + diving well or as a full-size water polo pool. More descriptive information is available from the Councilman-Hunsaker website.

Facility Reviews

I swam with the great BUMS (BU Masters Swimming) team this morning for a $12 drop-in fee. The pool is 25 yards wide with a moveable bulkhead. It's an absolutely sparkling facility with perfect water for training, about 80ºF. Definitely worth a visit.
[August, 2019]