POOL LOCATIONS AND DROP-OFF/PICK-UP PROCEDURES

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Boston University FitRec Center (BU):  915 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215.  Drop-Off and Pick-Up is on Commonwealth Avenue in front of the BU pool.  

 

Latta Brothers Memorial Pool 50m (Latta):  Foss Park; 49 Fellsway W., Somerville   Pick-Up/Drop-Off is on the side street or in the small parking lot along the Broadway side of Foss Park.

 

MIT Alumni Center 25y (MIT): All athletes should enter the lobby at 6 Vassar Street (sometimes it also comes up as 40 Vassar street on google maps) and wait for the rest of the team to arrive. For the first few practices at MIT, a coach will wait outside the door where swimmers should enter so that the drop of spot will be obvious.  Once practice starts, coaches are not allowed to leave the deck to escort swimmers into the building, so late swimmers may not be given entry to the pool. A coach will be stationed outside by the entry to help direct swimmers.

Please be sure to drop your swimmer off no later than 10 minutes prior to practice, as we all walk in together.  Swimmers will be ready for pick up no more than 15 minutes after the completion of practice.

Attached is a picture of the building entrance. Please do not drop swimmers off on the side of the road, either park or pull into the parking area that is shown in the picture and park in a spot. This is not a long term parking option as you will get ticketed/towed. There is meter parking on Vassar Street if needed.

 

MIT Zesiger Center 25y/50m (Z Center): 120 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA 02139 Drop-Off/Pick-Up is on street near the entrance.

 

Simmons College 25y (SIM):  The Simmons pool is located on the lower level of the Holmes Sports Center at Simmons College.  The street address is 331 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215, however 96 Pilgrim Road, Boston, MA is a better gps address for drop-offs.  From the Pilgrim Road drop off (see instructions below), walk through the gate along the sidewalk on the Simmons side of the road and follow the sidewalk through the courtyard next to the athletic center.  The entrance to the center is around the corner on the left. When you enter the center, ask the person at the desk where you can find the pool.

Parking - Our Simmons Location has parking available for free along the Riverway, as well as at the garage located at 375 Longwood Avenue (about a five minute walk to the pool, $7.00).  While Resident parking along Pilgrim Road isn’t regularly enforced on Sundays, parking on Pilgrim Road is at your own risk. DO NOT park in the Winsor School lot, you will be towed.

Drop-off and Pick-up procedures at Simmons are mandatory to follow, or we risk losing our pool contract.

We use the second small lot on Pilgrim Rd. as a loading zone off of the road.  Do not block traffic on Pilgrim Road.  

When you pull into the lot, you will only be allowed to idle long enough for your swimmer to exit or enter your car.  If they are not ready, you must go back around the block.

DO NOT PARK OR IDLE IN THE LOT.  The spaces in the lot are for faculty, and while they may not speak to offending cars directly, the team is made aware.

 

South End Fitness Center 25y (SEFC): We use the Northampton Square Parking Garage as our D.O./P.U. location.  It is located on Northampton Street between Albany Street and Harrison Avenue (Entrance is pictured here).  Coaches will not be at the facility prior to 6:10pm so please do not attempt to drop off well in advance.

 

Pull into the garage and take a right at the top of the ramp.  You will be required to take a ticket to get into the garage. There is a 15 minute free-of-charge grace period that will allow for our pick up and drop off.  If you stay in the garage longer than 15 minutes you will either need to park and come in to get your parking validated or pay the $6.00 at the kiosk in the elevator lobby.  

The elevator lobby is at the end of the garage; the entrance is labeled “Miranda-Creamer Elevators” (pictured below).  A coach will be stationed at the entrance for the duration of pickup (they will head into the building at 6:30pm). Late athletes will need to text Coach Chris at 617 909 9475 so that they can be met at the entrance.

 

Take the elevator to the 4th floor and follow the hall to the entrance of the fitness center.  A coach will meet the athletes in the hallway or just inside the gym (depending on what is happening in the gymnasium).  Everyone will walk in together no earlier than 6:20pm and no later than 6:25pm.

 

Pick up will work in the reverse order, with a coach waiting in the elevator lobby to help supervise athletes until pickup is complete.  Athletes will not be permitted to wait on the street or leave without supervision. *Note* The garage entry level is Level 2 of the elevator.

Other circumstances:

Arriving Late-Please be sure to text Coach Chris (or your swimmer can text the team group chat) and a coach will meet them in the lobby.

Leaving Early-Please be sure to have your swimmer inform the coaches as they arrive so they can be prepared to escort them to the parking lot at the appropriate time.  

 

Yawkey Club of Roxbury (B&G/Yawkey):

115 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA 02119; Drop-off/Pick-up is in the large lot in front of the building.  Please do not idle in the middle of the lot, find a spot to park.