Adult Learn To Swim

Is this the summer you:

  • Get over your fear of the water?
  • Adopt a no-impact total fitness regimen?
  • Learn proper breathing technique?
  • Learn to swim or improve your strokes?

Get in the swim and join the area's fastest growing sport! You are cordially invited to participate in eleven 90-minute sessions, every Monday and Wednesday from 6:15 to 7:45 PM beginning July 6th through August 10th for only $395. Don't just watch others having fun, be a part of it and join us!

Summer Session Only -  July 6th through August 10th

Mondays and Wednesdays  from 6:15 to 7:45PM (11 total) - $395

This program is designed for those who do not know how to swim and also for those who wish to improve their swimming technique.

Registration for 2016 Summer Classes  will  take place beginning Tuesday, March 22ndat the Fort Hamilton High School Natatorium located on 83rd street between Shore Road and Narrows  and will continue during BRAINS' program hours on Tuesdays 5:30 to 7:30;  Thursdays 5:30 to 8:30PM; Saturdays from 3 to 5 PM until further notice. NOTE: There will be no registration  on Saturday, Marh 26th and from April 25th through April 30th as the school will be closed on those dates.

Terms & Conditions

Please make checks out to BRAINS.

Please note:

The FHHS pool is a competition pool, not a bathing pool - water temperature is cool. BRAINS does not offer refunds for variations in temperature or condition of the water or facility. Maintenance of the FHHS pool facility is performed by a private company under contract with the NYC Department of Education and is not, in any way, under the control of the Bay Ridge Aquatics Institute, Inc.

No refunds. Applicant is responsible for the total fee since acceptance to the program is offered to a limited number of candidates. All teaching costs, security and  permit fees must be paid for whether classes are attended or not, therefore BRAINS cannot offer make-up classes, credits or refunds for any classes you may miss. In the event that a class is cancelled we will, at our option, either schedule a make-up or offer a refund or credit for the number of classes cancelled. Exceptions: If major illness or serious complications make it impossible for the registrant to attend classes, we will make every effort to fill the remaining classes with another participant. Should such circumstances arise and we can fill the slot, while we are not obligated to do so, we will consider your request for a refund or credit. Please note that a processing fee of $25 will be applied to any refunds granted. If you are seeking such consideration, you must submit this request in writing along with doctor's notes and/or any other proof needed.

Transfers: Any transfer requests not initiated by BRAINS must be accompanied by payment of a $15 transfer processing fee.

This activity is not sponsored nor endorsed by the New York City Department of Education.  The views and opinions expressed by the sponsoring organization or its participants do not necessarily state or reflect those of the New York City Department of Education.

Adult Swim Training Groups

ADULT Swim Group Training

With Available Instruction ( by request) at No Extra Charge!  

Applicants must be able to swim two lengths of the pool without stopping.

If you wish to enroll or be added to a wait list please call Maria at 347 267-9469

Thursdays 8:30 to 9:15PM
 - Call for Availability

Saturdays 10 to 11AM  - Call for Availability

 Applicants will be registered according to training level:

  • Medium/Intermediate 
  • Fast/Advanced
  • Competitive/Masters

Lane assignments and use of fins will be at the discretion of the staff in charge.  If you wish to use fins or switch lanes you must obtain the approval of the staff member in charge of that lane.

Adult Learn To Swim Registration

BRAINS 2016 Adult Learn to Swim course registration: Tues & Thurs 5:30 - 7:30 PM / Sat 4-5:30 PM until the class is full. This class fills up quickly so do not delay!  Spots Available

Please refer to the registration times listed on BRAINS 2016 Summer FLYER  for days and times registration is available. Course details may be viewed by clicking here

Payment at Registration

Pool Status:

CLOSED  FOR RENOVATION (June Through December)

Advisory :

The Fort Hamilton High School pool is undergoing renovation expected to run from June through December, 2017. This project was originally scheduled to occur last year, but was postponed. Because of this project BRAINS will not be registering students for summer programs this year. Please check back for any updates to see if and when any classes might be offered this fall / winter.

For Current BRAINS Program Enrollees:

If you or your child were enrolled in a Spring 2017 BRAINS program and wish to re-enroll once your program is again available, please know that we will be reaching out to you by the email address you put on your registration form to provide you with a priority registration opportunity. We will also post this information on the BRAINS website once we are able to again offer programs at Fort Hamilton High School. Once the priority registration period ends registration will be available only as space allows.

In order to register for any of BRAINS' classes, payment in full must be made at the time of enrollment. We will not hold spots or accept registration forms without full payment.  (Completed registration form must be signed by a parent or guardian if the student is a minor.)

Looking for summer Learn to Swim classes?  click here.

Adult Swim Training Registration

Please call to check current availability. Once sessions are full, any openings that should occur are first offered to those on our waiting lists.  If you wish to register or to be added to a wait list for either day please call Maria at 347 267-9469.   Applicants must be able to swim two lengths of the pool without stopping. See center box on home page for more details.