Charles River Masters holds all workouts at the Blodgett Pool located at Harvard University unless otherwise noted on the Workout Schedule.
CRM schedule is subject to change or cancellation based on Harvard Varsity sports use of the pool. On these occasions, we make every attempt to schedule practice at the Malkin Athletic Center pool at Harvard and indicate these practices with MAC in the schedule title. Practice rescheduling is not guaranteed and we encourage everyone to check the Workout Schedule regularly.
Blodgett Pool is considered one of the finest swimming and diving facilities in the nation. The building is of brick-faced concrete. It has spectator seating for 1,200 and the deck can accommodate 500 participants. The pool is fifty meters long and twenty-five yards wide, with a recessed diving well fifteen feet deep. Configured for long course, the pool has eight 50-meter lanes. Configured for short course, the pool has eight 25-yard lanes in the main competition course (7 foot depth), and six 25-yard lanes in the shallower practice course. Built in 1977 at a cost of $4 million, Blodgett Pool is used for men's and women's swim team practice, intercollegiate swimming competition, intramural and leisure swimming, and organized instruction.
Location: 65 North Harvard Street, Boston, MA, 02134, at Harvard University.
Parking: available on North Harvard Street or in the Meter Parking spaces within the athletic complex. To access the Meter spaces, drive in GATE 8 at the closed end of the football stadium and follow the road around the stadium. Meter Parking is located on the left.
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Malkin Athletic Center
Location: 39 Holyoke Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 near Harvard Square on the corner of Holyoke and Winthrop streets. It is a 25- yard pool with six lanes.
From Blodgett: Cross the river and N. Harvard St. becomes JFK St. If you want the parking garage, make a left at the first light heading into the square (Eliot Café is on the corner.) If you are walking or looking for meters, take your first right onto South St. (it is about 10 feet after first light). Follow to the intersection.
If you are driving, go left for the metered spots. To get to the MAC, continue straight through the permit only parking lot. At the end, make a left. You will see steps on the left and many green doors. Enter the green doors at the far end (on the right if you are facing the building) and the monitor's desk is to the right. Locker rooms are located downstairs. You will go through the locker rooms and shower area to enter pool deck.
From the T: Harvard Square station. From the main exit go left down JFK St. Make a left onto Mt. Auburn and take your second right. Past the first intersection you will see the MAC ahead of you on the right. Walk up the steps and into the doors on your right. Follow directions above.
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