Harbor Seals Swim "Camps"

Develop your skills, stamina and stroke technique in an eighteen-day series of Water Safety and coach instructed ninety-minute sessions.

Swimming takes place in deep water; for swimmers already involved in competitive swimming. Offered in July.

Current Harbor Seal coaches and former Harbor Seals witht Water Safety Instructor certification explain essentials of the four competitive strokes and conduct drills designed to improve stroke technique. Daily (weekday) sessions enhance technique in front crawl (freestyle), back crawl (backstroke), breaststroke and butterfly. Racing starts and turn technique for all four competitive strokes, as well as Individual Medley, are also refined. In addition, basic life-saving skills are introduced and practiced.

Pre-requisite: Swim two lengths of the pool and have a basic knowledge of the four competitive strokes. 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. Limited enrollment.

Swim Camp Schedule & Information

This class is intended for Intermediate and Advanced Swimmers.

Registration for BRAINS 2015 SUMMER PROGRAM


NOTICE: There will be no registration from April 3rd through April 10th.

Ages 7 to 14.

Cost per session$385

Dates & Times (Weekdays Only):

  • Session A - 9 AM -10:30 AM* July 6th to July 30th  **No Class Friday 7/17**

  • Session B - 10:30 - Noon*  July 6th to July 30th  **No Class Friday 7/17**


Printable Flyer available here: 2015 Summer FLYER

Harbor Seal Camp registration  form - download here: HSCAMPReg form2015

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

Registration for 2015 Summer Classes  takes place (beginning Tuesday, March 17th) at the Fort Hamilton High School Natatorium located on 83rd street between Shore Road and Narrows and will continue during BRAINS' program hours on Tuesdays from 5:30 - 7:30; Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 PM; Saturdays from 3 to 5 PM until further notice. NOTICE: There will be no registration from April 3rd through April 10th.

The pool will be closed during Spring Break - April 3rd through April 10th. 

Full payment and parent’s signature required to guarantee registration.

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.


Pool Status: CLOSED

Pool is Scheduled to Re-Open February 1st

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). 

The results of the 2015 Thomas F Greene Invitational Swim meet can be found here: TGIS 

Summer Registration



(Call Maria @ 347 267-9469 for Registration Information)

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 Status (as of 6/29/15

 Adult LTS **Class Full**

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

 HS Camp A  Limited Availability 

 HS Camp B  Limited Availability 

 HS Mini  C Spots Available

 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  Limited Availability 

 LTS 10 Spots Available

 LTS 11  Limited Availability 

 Inter/Nov 12 Spots Available

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.