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BRAINS' 2024 Lifeguard Instruction Class is forming now! Please call 347 267-9469 for Registration Information.



A job so hot… it’s cool.


Learn how to save lives by becoming an American Red Cross trained lifeguard!

Lifeguard Training Course 


An American Red Cross combined course in Lifeguard training, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Standard First Aid, Waterfront and AED will be offered to qualified candidates at Fort Hamilton HS.



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

The Bay Ridge Aquatics Institute, Inc.(BRAINS) 

is a Proud Provider of the American Red Cross

Swimming and Water Safety Program.

First Meeting and Tryouts February 3rd, 11AM


Bring towel, swimsuit, swim cap, goggles and lock.


Course Schedule


Saturdays - 11Am to 1PM & 2:30 to 4:30PM:

February: 3, 10, 17;  March 2, 9,16, & 23; April 6, & 13;



April: Waterfront session at the beach    April 24          


Cost $425


(Includes training, texts and all certifications)


Please make checks out to BRAINS.



No refunds. Applicant is responsible for the total fee since acceptance to the program is offered to a limited number of candidates. Since all teaching materials, permit and security fees must be paid for whether classes are attended or not, BRAINS cannot offer make-up classes, credits or refunds for any classes you may miss.


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.

Email:               Telephone: (347) 26 SWIM9                                 (347) 267-9469

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