Red Cross Lifeguard Training Program

Train as a Lifeguard with ARC Certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Waterfront Life-guarding, Standard First Aid, as well as Lifeguard Training.

2017 Lifeguard Registration Has Begun!

Contact Maria at 347 267-9469 by January 28th to Register

First Meeting & Tryouts:Saturday, February 4th, 2017: 10:00AM to 4:30PM. Bring a swimsuit, swim-cap, goggles, towel and lock. (Screening may be waived for active swim team members.)

Lifeguard Training is a course which provides more comprehensive training for individuals aged 15 or older who wish to become a lifeguard at a swimming pool, lake, or non-surf beach. Participants in this course are required to pass a water-skills test prior to entry into the course.

Course Content Includes:

  • Preventive lifeguarding skills
  • Rescue techniques including swimming assists, use of rescue equipment, approaches, defenses, escapes, tows, and carries
  • Procedures for handling spinal injuries
  • Search and recovery with the use of mask, fins, and snorkel.
  • Techniques for developing participant's speed, endurance, and proficiency in lifeguarding skills.

Cost: $425 - Includes training, texts, and all certifications


Minimum age of 15; Must be able to: swim continuously 550 yards via front crawl using rhythmic breading and breaststroke using pull breathe, kick, glide. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10lb object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back with the object, and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds; swim 5 yards, submerge and retrieve 3 dive rings placed 5 yards apart in 4-7 feet of water, resurface and swim 5 yards to the side of the pool.

To Register: Call BRAINS at 347-26-SWIM-9  (347-267-9469)

Lifeguard Training Course Schedule

2017 Lifeguarding Registration Has Begun!

Contact Maria at 347 267-9469 by January 28th to Register

BRAINS 2017 American Red Cross Lifeguard Training program will take place on the indicated dates:

February 4, 11, & 18
10AM to1PM & 2:30 to 4:30PM
March 4, 11, & 18 10AM to1PM & 2:30 to 4:30PM
    (Waterfront Session) Date &Time TBA


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.

Lifeguard Training Registration

2017 Lifeguard Program Registration Has Begun

Contact Maria at 347 267-9469 by January 28th to Register

Course details and schedule may be viewed by clicking here

Download LG Regsitration Form

Water Safety Instructor Training

2017 WSI TRraining is Registration Has Begun

Contact Maria at 347 267-9469 by January 28th to Register

Coures details can be vewed here:


Download WSI Registration Form