Swim Instruction 

BRAINS' Learn to Swim Programs are up and running under COVID Restrictions (See Home Page)

For Beginner Learn to Swim Class availability please call Maria at 347 267-9469 or email CONTACT@BRAINStoSwim.org

 

Posted 3/30/22:

BRAINS Stroke Clinic 2022  Cost: $245

(Health Screening Required)

This class is intended for children ages 8 to 13 who are already involved in competitive swimming.                                   

.Swimmers must have swim goggles and a bathing cap to enter the pool.               

 

Please note: The FHHS pool is a competition pool – water temperature is cool. COVID restrictions apply (see home page).

 

PREREQUISITE:  Participants must be able to swim at least 50 yards freestyle in deep water without stopping or holding on to the wall or lane lines and have the ability to perform all four competitive strokes demonstrating at least a working knowledge of those strokes.

 

Class Schedule: ***First Class Only***Friday, May 6th from 6 to 7:15 PM

Remaining Classes on Thursdays from 7 to 8:15PM– May 12, 19, 26; June 2, 9, & 16

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The Bay Ridge Aquatics Institute (BRAINS) offers various swim instruction programs throughout the year during its share of community time at the Thomas F. Greene Natatorium located within Fort Hamilton High School on 83rd street between Shore Road and Colonial Road in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Below you will find brief descriptions of BRAINS instructional swim programs offered during the Fall/Winter, Spring and Summer Permit periods. 

Please Note:

  • These activities are 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.

  • 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 the school's custodial engineer and is not, in any way, under the control of the Bay Ridge Aquatics Institute.

Fall/Winter Permit Period (September to December)

Winter/Spring Permit Period (January to mid-June)

Beginner Learn to Swim - BRAINS offers a limited number of Learn to Swim classes for children no younger than 5 years old who do not already know how to swim. Swimmers already enrolled in a BRAINS Spring beginner class will have an opportunity to register for the Fall classes before these classes are offered to others.   Availability is limited.

 

Each class meets once a week. Classes are conducted in the pool extension, which is approximately 3 - ½ feet deep. Children must be water comfortable and ready to learn in order to take the class. Bathing suit, cap and goggles are required to enter the pool. Please note: The FHHS pool is a competition pool - water temperature is cool.

Adult Lap Swimming Groups - BRAINS offers supervised swimming on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings during the Fall and Winter permit periods.  Registration is available for either or both sessions as space allows. Applicants will be registered according to training level (must be able to swim two lengths of the pool without stopping):

  • Slow/Beginner

  • Medium/Intermediate 

  • Fast/Advanced

  • Competitive/Masters

Lane assignments and use of fins will be at the discretion of the staff in charge.  If you wish to use fins or switch lanes you must obtain the approval of the staff member in charge of that lane.

Beginner Learn to Swim - Swimmers already enrolled in a Fall beginner class will have an opportunity to register for the Spring classes before these classes are offered to others. Therefore, availability will be extremely limited. It is suggested that those wishing to enroll call 347 267-9469 and ask to be placed on a call list to be notified in the event that a spot becomes available..

Intermediate Learn to Swim -  Prerequisites: Children must be able to swim freestyle, breaststroke kick, and backstroke for 25 yards. Participants must be comfortable and confident enough in the water that group instruction will be both beneficial to the student and the other students in the class. This class is taught in deep water.


Students are taught advanced swimming drills and techniques to help them become efficient swimmers. Swimmers must have cap and goggles to enter the pool and should bring a towel and flip-flops. 

 

"Practice Makes Perfect" Stroke Clinic - 

Offered from late April/early May to mid-June, this abbreviated course focuses on developing efficiency and endurance for all strokes.  

Pre-requisite: This offering is for swimmers that are involved in competitive swimming.  Swimmers must be able to swim 50 yards without stopping and be able to perform all four competitive strokes demonstrating proper technique.

 

 

On April, 27th we were notified by FHHS that the pool will be available this summer, but the hours of availability and the late notice require that our Summer offerings be limited. Therefore, there will be no High School Summer Swim program or Adult Learn to Swim class this summer. BRAINS can only offer as many classes as enrollment and staffing will allow. Our revised summer schedule appears below:

SUMMER REGISTRATION BEGAN APRIL 28th, SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE!

Registration at 7915 -  5th Avenue (Upholstery Shop) 

Mondays 4 – 7PM    Wednesdays 4 – 7 PM    Saturdays 10 AM – 1PM

Additional times and location will be posted as available

or CALL BRAINS at (347) 267-9469 for appointment and location.  

Bay Ridge Aquatics Institute (BRAINS)

Summer Swim 2022 

At Fort Hamilton High School 

(Health Screening Required)

 

Harbor Seals Swim Clinics

    for intermediate and advanced swimmers. Ages 7 to 14

For swimmers already involved in competitive swimming. Limited enrollment.

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

 

Cost per session: $325  

 

Session A: Weekdays 10AM  – 11:30AM*   Tuesday July 11th – July 22nd  Spots Available!

Session B: Weekdays 10AM  – 11:30AM*   Tuesday July 25th – August 5th  Spots Available!

 American Red Cross Learn To Swim Classes

     For beginners, novices and intermediates. Ages 6 to 13.  

 

Cost per class: $325         

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LTS   1         Monday, July 11th – Friday, July 22nd   weekdays  11:30  –  12:45 PM* **CLASS FULL**

LTS   2         Monday July 11th – Friday, July 22nd  weekdays 12:45PM –  2:00PM* Spots Available!

LTS  3          (Tentative) Monday, July 11th –  Friday, July 22nd  weekdays 2– 3:15PM*

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LTS    4        Monday, July 25th – Friday, August 5th    weekdays  11:30  –  12:45 PM* Spots Available!

LTS    5        Monday, July 25th – Friday, August 5th    weekdays 12:45PM –  2:00PM* Spots Available!

LTS    6        (Tentative) Monday, July 25th – Friday, August 5th  weekdays 2– 3:15PM*

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

 

REGISTRATION Registration has begun!

Registration at 7915 - 5th Avenue (Upholstery Shop)  Mondays 4 – 7PM; Wed..4 – 7 PM; Sat. 10 AM – 1PM

Additional times and location will be posted as available

or CALL BRAINS at (347) 267-9469 for appointment and location.

 

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

No refunds after June 1st, 2022.  All refunds are subject to a $25 processing fee. 

Transfers: Any transfer requests not initiated by us must be accompanied by payment of a $15 transfer fee.

 

Please note: BRAINS does not offer refunds for variations in temperature or condition of the water or facility. Maintenance of the FHHS pool

facility is managed by the school custodian and is not, in any way, under the control of the Bay Ridge Aquatics Institute, Inc .   

 

Please MakeChecks payable to BRAINS.                                              

All returned checks are subject to a $35 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.

 

(347) 26 SWIM 9                               Email: Contact@BRAINStoSwim.org                     (347) 267 - 9469