May 25, 2019

Swimming Lessons for Children in Bay Ridge 2019


Swim Lesson for babies 3 months old and up and children in Brooklyn


swim lessons for kids in Bay Ridge Brooklyn



1) BRAINS – stands for Bay Ridge Aquatics INStitute. Children learn fast because it is nine consecutive days  of swim instruction for children.   $200.  Ages 6 to 13 years old.   Phone: 347-267-9469  

This pool has cool water and is not heated. 

Need to have: a bathing suit, towel and bathing cap   optional: swim goggles

Register here for the BRAINS Summer programs. There are three times for each session. The first session begins on July 18th.


LTS   1          Monday July 8th  –   Thursday July 18th   (Noon   – 1:15 PM*)

LTS   2          Monday July 8th  –   Thursday July 18th   (1:15 PM – 2:30PM*)

LTS   3          Monday July 8th  –   Thursday July 18th   (2:30PM – 3:45PM*)


LTS   5          Monday July 22nd   –  Thursday Aug 1st    (Noon   – 1:15 PM*)

LTS   6          Monday July 22nd   –  Thursday Aug 1st    (1:15PM – 2:30PM*)

LTS   7          Monday July 22nd   –  Thursday Aug 1st    (2:30PM – 3:45PM*) –


LTS   9          Monday Aug 5th  –    Thursday Aug 15th   (Noon   – 1:15 PM*)

LTS 10          Monday Aug 5th  –    Thursday Aug 15th   (1:15PM – 2:30PM*)

LTS 11          Monday Aug 5th  –    Thursday Aug 15th   (2:30PM – 3:45PM*)


Three intermediate sessions: BRAINS also has an intermediate class for swimmers who are able to swim at least 25 yards in deep water without assistance.  Call Maria 347-267-9469 for more info.

Nov./Int. 4   Monday July 8th  –   Thursday July 18th   (4:00PM – 5:15PM*)

Nov./Int. 8   Monday July 22nd   –  Thursday Aug 1st    (4:00PM – 5:15PM*)

Nov./Int.12  Monday Aug 5th  –    Thursday Aug 15th   (4:00PM – 5:15PM*)



2)  Poly Prep Swimming Lessons   9216 Seventh Avenue Brooklyn   718-836-9800, ext. 3220

Lessons for ages children ages 2-16.    Several instructors in the pool.  Pool is usually warm.   

Ten classes between July 1st and July 31st – $235.00

Parent and Child  Classes for 2 – 5 year olds are really just splash around and get used to the water classes

If you go in the Summer time, the swim lessons are in the outdoor pool which is only 2-3 feet deep. 

Classes for adults to learn to swim.




3)  Horizon Swimming uses Fort Hamilton HS Pool and FIAO at 8711 – 18th Avenue (that pool is beautiful). Classes  meet twice a week and were $400-$500 (718) 637-7840


Class Location #1: Fort Hamilton High School Pool 8301 Shore Road – 7/13 is the start date

Class Location #2: FIAO 8711 18 Avenue –  7/6  is the start date

4)  FIAO Italian center on 18th Avenue – People who signed up said that the classes ended abruptly because they lost their instructor. 




5) Camp Olympia   Now at Erasmus Hall HS   THE  POOL BEING REPAIRED 237 – 7th Avenue Brooklyn  (718) 748-7084. (the old John Jay High School) 

Lessons for children 6 months and up. Great reviews, but our friend said the water was cold. $145 for 6 weeks

Classes are on Saturday or Sunday for 45 minutes. They show you how to handle your baby and play in the water. It’s difficult to change here because it is a high school – it’s easy if you bring your husband or mother so that you can go to the restroom and they can watch the baby.

Parking is difficult here.




6)  JCH – Jewish House of Bensonhurst Swim Academy  7802 Bay Parkway  718-943-6313  or  718-331-6800 ext. 113

Mommy & Me for children 2.5 – 4 years old  ($350) 

Lessons for children age 4 -14   $350 for once a week. $555 for twice a week

Click here for schedule and registration for other classes as well. Has classes on weekdays.



7)  Dolphin Swimming at Abraham Lincoln High School 2800 Ocean Parkway Brooklyn  718-359-7743

Lessons for children ages 6 and up. Adults too

One teacher – 4 students    Classes are 45 minutes each – $290 for Level 1 /$510 for Level 2 and up (90 minutes)  Heated pool 


In March 2019, I only see this schedule for the pool and Dolphin is not on it.



8) Prospect Park Y (YMCA) at 357 9th Street – Renovated place with New pool (now two pools) – Pool is heated and good for small children. This location has a family locker room. Older kids use their own pool.  Mayor DeBlasio goes to this Y so you know it is good – super clean. Supplies towels too. Registration for swimming starts in April 2019.  Private one/one lessons are about $350 for 10 classes. Ten group classes are about $120 or less for 5 students to 1 teacher.

Lessons for children 6 months and up

Mommy and Me Classes – parents swim with children.  Other swim classes for older children Registration online  Prices here



9) Kings Bay Y (YMCA)   3495 Nostrand Avenue between Ave U and Ave. V  – heated pool     

Swim lessons for children age 3 months and up –   Cost  $330 per child.  See schedule

Mommy and Me Classes. Adult swim classes here as well.

Private swim classes – $50 a class


) Shorefront YMCA/YWCA
Coney Island Avenue and Brighton beach



Lessons for children 3 months and up – adults too.  Four Children with one instructor $92 for four classes

Monday to Friday 3:30 to 7:30 pm and early Saturday and Sunday. 718-646-1444 ext. 412   



11) Dodge YMCA225 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn   (718) 625-3136

Swimming lessons for ages 3-18. Private lessons available.  

See schedule for parent and child classes (around $229 for 1 day a week)




12) Imagine Swimming Swim School – This looks awesome – register here


Lessons for children 4 years old and up  –  See schedule for classes   $45 for a 45 minutes 

Adult private lesson $135 for an hour – see here



13)Sunset Park Pool Free Summer Swimming Lessons –  44th Street and 7th Avenue  *Summer*

Lessons for children 1.5 to 5 years old, ages 6-17 and adults too

NY Parks Department Free by lottery (you can win the lottery for multiple sessions)

Four sessions available:

  • Session 1: July 6 – July 19
  • Session 2: July 21 – August 3
  • Session 3: August 7 – August 18
  • Advance Session: August 21 -August 25

Each session is 6 lessons for the child WITH his or her parent in the water with them up to children age 5. Each session is for 20-30 minutes long.

Parents can not be near the water with children 6 years. or older. Parents watch from the benches outside of the locker room.

No floaties or toys (kickboards or balls) allowed in the water.

This outdoor pool is ice cold except on very hot days. The pool is also deep so a small child can not stand up in this pool.



14) Red Hook Pool Free Summer Swimming – 155 Bay Street

Lessons for children 1.5 to 5 years old, ages 6-17 and adults too

NY Parks Department Free by lottery (you can win the lottery for multiple sessions)

Three sessions available:

  • Session 1: July 6 – July 19
  • Session 2: July 21 – August 3
  • Session 3: August 7 – August 18
  • Advance Session: August 21 -August 25

Lessons are 30 minutes long. They sing songs and got the small children accustomed to the water. Pool noodles allowed to help the children float. The water is cold but not freezing.


15) Matchpoint – 2781 Shell Road Brooklyn (exit 7 on the Belt Pkwy)  718-769-0001

FREE introductory lessons for kids ages  3 to 15 are on Saturdays 9AM and Wednesday 7PM

Lessons for children 6 years -14 .

Group and individual lessons. Groups based on ability and age. Adult lessons too.



16) Aquabeba – at Oliver Park Condominium 100 Masbeth Avenue in Williamsburg

Lessons for babies 4 months old and up    917-757-3512   Facebook page 

Parents accompany children in the pool.

5 weeks $225. Private lessons $100 – $150 lesson

Babies must wear two swim diapers.



17)  Brooklyn Sports Club – Newly renovated – there are two indoor pools at 80 to 82 degrees here.  1540 Van Sicklen Avenue Exit 14 on the Belt Pkwy –  20 minute drive 




18) Kingsborough Community College has College for Kids Classes (several sessions throughout the year)

Swim lessons for children 5-13 (must be 52″ tall – they measure)

Bring towel, combination lock and towel.

$260 for the day.  Click here and choose College for Kids on the left to see the latest offerings. 



19) Greenpoint YMCA – mommy and me classes here are good



Program from last year that did not come back this year:





This is from last year: Swimming Lessons at the Fort Hamilton Army Base Pool–  10 Lessons for $175.00 For Children Ages 4-14.  Call 718-765-7368 ext. 3 to register.



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