CRA Levels are UNIQUE.

Before registering for swim lessons at Charles River Aquatics, you should understand the evaluation process and our factors to determine swim level placement. 

Our description levels help explain what skills are taught in each level, and what skills need to be accomplished to move to the next level. When considering the appropriate level for your child, please READ the following requirements. If you have any questions, please call 617-939-3569.

New Swimmers who are 6 and older registering for Levels 2 – 7 MUST have an evaluation.

Evaluations are by appointment only and are given when we have room in the pool. No evaluations are given in the evening (5:30 PM and later), as we have swim team practice. SEE BELOW TO SCHEDULE EVALUATION

New swimmers who are 4 and 5-years-old should be placed in Level 1.

Charles River Aquatics has done extensive research on 4 and 5-year-old children new to our program. Every new 4-year-old has been evaluated as a Level 1 swimmer, and 95% of 5-year-olds are placed Level 1.

All swimmers in Levels 1 through 7 MUST bring goggles.

We do want students comfortable in the water without goggles first, but goggles do enable the swimmer to see under water and increase comfort and safety in the pool.

Schedule an Evaluation

To request an evaluation, please submit your child’s name, your phone and email information, and any notes regarding your child. REQUEST AN EVALUATION by emailing EVALUATIONS@CHARLESRIVERAQUATICS.COM. One of our staff members will be follow-up with you regarding your evaluation Monday-Friday. The office is closed on the weekend.