Beginner Learn to Swim Courses

During the school year, BRAINS offers a limited number of Learn to Swim classes for children no younger than 5 years old who do not already know how to swim. Most classes are pre-enrolled with students currently enrolled in a BRAINS Beginner Learn to Swim class. A limited number of spots are expected to become availalble for the upcoming season's classes; if interested in being placed on a wait list and recieving a courtesy call to register for a vacated spot please call BRAINS at (347)-267-9469.

Please do not sign your child up for these classes if he or she already knows how to swim.

For information about Summer Red Cross Learn to Swim registration and class details, Click Here.

BRAINS' Beginner Learn to Swim Classes

Two sets of beginner learn-to-swim classes are offered; one set running from September to January, another from February to mid-June. Each 40- or 50-minute class meets once a week. Classes are conducted in the pool extension, which is approximately 3 - ½ feet deep. Children should be water comfortable and ready to learn in order to take the class. They must have a bathing suit, bathing cap and a towel to enter the pool and should wear swim goggles.

Limited to 5 to 7 year-olds who do not already know how to swim.

Please note: The FHHS pool is a competition pool - water temperature is cool.

Summer Red Cross Learn To Swim Registration Information

Registration for BRAINS 2014 SUMMER PROGRAM is still available for some classes. Please call 347 267-9469 for information about how and when to register.

Printable flyer available here: 2014 Summer FLYER.pdf

American Red Cross and Intermediate Registration form - download here: 2014 ARC REGISTRATION Form

These classes are for Beginners, Novices and Intermediates.

Ages 6 - 13, Weekdays

Cost: $190 per 9-day session

Novice / Intermediate Learn to Swim Classes  take place in the regulation pool (with lane lines in place).

Pre-requisite for Novice / Intermediate Classes: Students should be able to swim one length of the pool without stopping, tread water, and float.

Summer Red Cross Learn To Swim Class Schedule

BRAINS' Summer 2014 American Red Cross Learn To Swim

Registration for BRAINS 2014 SUMMER PROGRAM:

Please call 347 267-9469 for information about how and where to register for any remaining available classes.

Ages 6 - 13   Weekdays Only

Cost: $190 per 9-day session

Printable Flyer available here: 2014 Summer FLYER.pdf

Classes are tentatively scheduled to take place at the indicated dates and times below

(Updated6/23/14):

LTS 1 
                                 CLASS FULL

    (weekdays only)
   from Noon - 1:15 PM *
  LTS 2

CLASS FULL

 (weekdays only)
   from 1:15 PM - 2:30PM *
  LTS 3    

CLASS FULL

   (weekdays only)
   from 2:30PM - 3:45PM *

LTS 4 Nov./Int.

Spots Available

(weekdays only)
from 4PM - 5:15PM *

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LTS 5

CLASS FULL

  
   from Noon - 1:15 PM *

LTS 6

CLASS FULL

   (weekdays only)
   from 1:15 PM - 2:30PM*

LTS  7   
                              
CLASS FULL

  (weekdays only)
   from 2:30PM - 3:45PM *
   Nov/Int 8                      
Spots Available  
   (weekdays only)
   from 4PM - 5:15PM *
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 LTS 9  

CLASS FULL

  (weekdays only)
from Noon - 1:15 PM *

LTS 10 
Spots Available 

    (weekdays only))
   from 1:15 PM - 2:30PM*
   LTS 11


Spots Available

 (weekdays only)
from 2:30PM - 3:30PM *

   Nov./Int. 12

Spots Available 

  (weekdays only)
 from 3:45PM - 5PM *

* Classes end five minutes before session end time to allow for safe transition between periods.

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.

Payment at Registration

In order to register for any of BRAINS' classes, payment in full must be made at the time of enrollment. We can 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.

Advisory

Pool Status: OPEN for scheduled  programs.

Registration for BRAINS 2014 Summer is still available for some classes. Please call 347 267-9469 for information about how and where to register. A printable Flyer is available here2014 Summer FLYER

Access to the pool is through permit-holding communtiy-based organizations only; patrons should refer to their group's representatives for their particular schedules.

At All Times...

  • Parents must not leave their children without adult supervision within the facility.
  • Do not drop off children without certifying that your instructor or coach is on hand and that your program will be in session.
  • Parents must pick their children up at the end of their class. NYC School Safety policy requires that any child left behind at the end of his/her scheduled class be placed in police custody;  parents will then have to go the 68th Precinct station house to retrieve their child(ren).  TGIS

Novice Classes

If space allows, a "novice" class may be created with enrollment preference given to current beginner learn-to-swim students displaying the ability to swim without assistance. This program is by invitation only.

Summer Registration

BRAINS 2014

  SUMMER  REGISTRATION 

Some Spots Still Available!

2014 Summer -  Details & Forms

Printable Flyer available here: 2014 Summer FLYER

Harbor Seal Camp registration  form - download here: HSCAMPReg form2014

American Red Cross and Intermediate form - download here: ARC LTS RegForm2014

CLASS STATUS as of 6/23/14:

 Adult LTS  Spots Available 

 High School Early Bird  -  Limited Availability
(BRAINS Approval Required)

 HS Camp A - CLASS FULL

 HS Camp B - Spots Available 

 HS Mini  C - Limited Availability 

 HS Mini D -  Spots Available 

 LTS  Class 1 - CLASS FULL

 LTS  Class 2 -  CLASS FULL

  LTS  Class 3 -  CLASS FULL

 Inter/Nov 4 -  Spots Available 

 LTS Class 5  - CLASS FULL

 LTS Class 6  -  CLASS FULL

 LTS Class 7  - CLASS FULL

 Inter/Nov 8 -  Spots Available 

 LTS 9  -  CLASS FULL

 LTS 10 Spots Available 

 LTS 11 -  Spots Available 

 Inter/Nov 12  Spots Available