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.

2016 Lifeguard Registration Has Begun!

Contact Maria at 347 267-9469 by January 31st to Register

First Meeting & Tryouts:Saturday, February 6th, 2016: 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

Prerequisites:

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

2016 Lifeguarding Registration Has Begun!

Contact Maria at 347 267-9469 by January 31st to Register

BRAINS 2016 American Red Cross Lifeguard Training program will take place on the indicated dates:

February 6, 13, & 27
10AM to1PM & 2:30 to 4:30PM
March 5, 12, & 19 10AM to1PM & 2:30 to 4:30PM
April  (Waterfront Session) 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

2016 Lifeguard Program is in Session

Contact Maria at 347 267-9469 by January 31st to Register

Course details and schedule may be viewed by clicking here

SORRY, REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED

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Water Safety Instructor Training

2016 WSI TRraining is in Session

Contact Maria at 347 267-9469 by January 31st to Register

SORRY< REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED

For course details click here: www.brainstoswim.org/red-cross-water-safety.htm

Download WSI Registration Form

Advisory

Pool Status: OPEN (for permit-holding community organizations)

 

Our heartfelt lthanks and appreciation go out to the Fort Hamilton High School staff, especially Jennifer Gagnon, Assistant Principal for Organization, her assistant Donna Casale, and to Principal Kaye Houlihan, for thier immediate and steadfast efforts in effecting emergency repairs and for arranging an extension to BRAINS' summer permit so that our patrons could complete their classes.

 

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 2016 Thomas F Greene Invitational Swim meet can be found here: TGIS