BRAINS Intermediate Learn to Swim Classes

February to mid-June: Beginning in February on Saturdays BRAINS offers an Intermediate Learn to Swim class for swimmers already involved in competitive swimming. Students are introduced to the butterfly stroke and advanced swimming drills on their way to becoming efficient swimmers. This class is offered first to those who have requested to be placed on a courtesy call list. Once all list members are called all spots are offered on a first-come basis. To be placed on a call list contact Maria at 347 267-9469.

Class prerequisites: Children must be able to swim freestyle, breaststroke kick, and backstroke for 25 yards.Participants must be comfortable enough and confident enough in the water that group instruction will be both beneficial to the student and the other students in the class. This class is taught in deep water. Swimmers must have a bathing suit, bathing cap and a towel to enter the pool and should wear swim goggles.

Summer Red Cross Learn To Swim Registration Information

Registration for BRAINS 2015 SUMMER PROGRAM begins March 17th @ 5:30PM.

Printable flyer available here: 2015 Summer FLYER.pdf

American Red Cross and Intermediate Registration form - download here: 2015 ARC REGISTRATION Form

These classes are for Beginners, Novices and Intermediates.

Ages 6 - 13, Weekdays

Cost: $195 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 2015 American Red Cross Learn To Swim

Registration for BRAINS 2015 SUMMER PROGRAM:

Begins Tuesday March17th @ 5:30 PM

Ages 6 - 13   Weekdays Only

Cost: $195 per 9-day session

Printable Flyer available here: 2015 Summer FLYER.pdf

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

LTS 1 

Spots Available 3/17 

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

  LTS 2

Spots Available 3/17

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

Spots Available 3/17

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

LTS 4 Nov./Int.

Spots Available 3/17

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



Spots Available 3/17

   from Noon - 1:15 PM *


Spots Available 3/17

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

LTS  7                   Spots Available 3/17

  (weekdays only)
   from 2:30PM - 3:45PM *
   Nov/Int 8 
Spots Available 3/17 
   (weekdays only)
   from 4PM - 5:15PM *

 LTS 9  

Spots Available 3/17

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

LTS 10 
Spots Available 3/17

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

Spots Available 3/17

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

   Nov./Int. 12

Spots Available 3/17

  (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.


Pool Status: OPEN

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

Summer Registration


  SUMMER  REGISTRATION Begins Tuesday 3/17 @ 5:30PM

2015 Summer -  Details & Forms

Printable Flyer available here: 2015 Summer FLYER

Harbor Seal Camp registration  form - download here: HSCAMPReg form2015

American Red Cross and Intermediate form - download here: ARC LTS RegForm2015

Registration Begins Tuesday 3/17 @ 5:30PM

 Adult LTS Registration Begins Tuesday 3/17 @ 5:30PM

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

 HS Camp ARegistration Begins Tuesday 3/17 @ 5:30PM

 HS Camp B Registration Begins Tuesday 3/17 @ 5:30PM

 HS Mini  CRegistration Begins Tuesday 3/17 @ 5:30PM

 HS Mini D Registration Begins Tuesday 3/17 @ 5:30PM 

 LTS  Class 1Registration Begins Tuesday 3/17 @ 5:30PML

 LTS  Class 2 Registration Begins Tuesday 3/17 @ 5:30PM

  LTS  Class 3Registration Begins Tuesday 3/17 @ 5:30PM

 Inter/Nov 4Registration Begins Tuesday 3/17 @ 5:30PM 

 LTS Class 5Registration Begins Tuesday 3/17 @ 5:30PM

 LTS Class 6Registration Begins Tuesday 3/17 @ 5:30PM

 LTS Class 7Registration Begins Tuesday 3/17 @ 5:30PM

 Inter/Nov 8Registration Begins Tuesday 3/17 @ 5:30PM

 LTS 9 Registration Begins Tuesday 3/17 @ 5:30PM

 LTS 10Registration Begins Tuesday 3/17 @ 5:30PM 

 LTS 11Registration Begins Tuesday 3/17 @ 5:30PM

 Inter/Nov 12 Registration Begins Tuesday 3/17 @ 5:30PM