Programs are conducted at Fort Hamilton High School's 
Thomas Greene Natatorium

8301 Shore Road
Brooklyn, NY 11209

For information, call (347) 26-SWIM-9 / (347) 267-9469


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


All access to the FHHS pool during community time is through the various community based organizations that have paid for and hold approved permits. The programs detailed on this website are offered during the portion of community time at the Fort Hamilton High School pool that is paid for by and permitted to The Bay Ridge Aquatics Institute (BRAINS), Inc..

2020 Lifeguard Training Registration Has Begun

Please call or see Maria (347) 267-9469 in December/ Early January to register or for more information.

Space is Limited!

Lifeguarding & LG Review

BRAINS offers an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course (starting in February) and Lifeguard Review courses (in February and March) once a year.



Intermediate Learn To Swim

Registration has begun for BRAINS Intermediate Learn to Swim class which takes place on Saturdays from 2:30 to 3:45 PM starting January 25 and ending June 18th. This class is designed to enhance the abilities of those already involved in a competitive swim program, such as CYO or YMCA swim teams. Spots are limited, and available on a first-come basis.


Stroke Clinic 2020 - Registration Begins in January

For swimmers already involved in competitive swimming. (This class takes place in late Spring - call for appointment or come to the pool during Harbor Seal practice times to register.) This program focuses on improving stroke technique, flip-turns, racing

starts, push-offs, breaststroke pull-downs, and other racing skills. 

Please call or see Maria (347) 267-9469 for more information.

Harbor Seal Tryouts For 2019-20 Are Now Complete

Tryouts for available Harbor Seal roster spots for the 2019 - 2020 season have now ended. Congratulations to all who were selected to the Harbor Seal program! Tryouts for both Harbor Seals, including the developmental "Puppy Seals" group (a three day a week membership program for skilled novices not yet ready for full Harbor Seal membership), began the week of September 3rd and ended September 12th. Prospective members must be between the ages of 7 and 12 and must demonstrate competency in the four competitive strokes, racing starts and flip turns. Age-appropriate time standards are used to evaluate candidates.