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Natatorium/Swimming/Weight Room

Cardiovascular Room, Steam Room, Sauna, Whirlpool, weight room

The Natatorium houses a cardiovascular room, steam room, sauna, and whirlpool. The whirlpool is kept at 104 degrees and seats 20 people. The cardiovascular exercise room contains the following equipment: Adjustable Bench, 4 Station Gym with Leg Press, Max Rack, 2 Treadmills, 2 Cross Trainers, Punching Bag and 1 Stairmaster. The steam room (moist heat) and sauna room (dry heat) are excellent for relaxation.
The steam room, sauna, and whirlpool are restricted to patrons 16 years of age and over.  Upon entering the facility you must show proof of age and sign in with the cashier.  If you fail to comply, admittance will be prohibited in these areas.  Students 14 and 15 years of age may use the cardiovascular room and weight room when accompanied by an adult. 
Daily hours for these facilities will be:

  • Monday through Friday: 7:30am - 8:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00pm-4:00pm 

Please monitor your time in accordance with your health and age, and physical condition; for steam/sauna/whirlpool activities do not exceed fifteen (15) minutes.

Natatorium Schedule

Natatorium Schedule 
Schedule subject to change during special events or inclement weather. 

Indoor Pool    Diving Pool    Outdoor Pool  
Monday/Wednesday   Monday/Wednesday    Monday/Wednesday  
7:30 - 8:30am Open Swim

Open Swim
  Open Swim
11:30am-1:00pm Adult/Senior Swim 11:0am-11:45am Deep Water Arthritis   Adult/Senior Swim
1:00pm-5:00pm Open Swim 11:45am-1:00pm Adult/Senior Swim Open Swim
5:30pm-8:00pm Learn to Swim 1:00-4:00pm Closed  

  5:30pm-8:00pm Open Swim

Tuesday/Thursday   Tuesday/Thursday   Tuesday/Thursday  
7:30am-11:30am Open Swim

Open Swim   Open Swim
11:30am-1:00pm Adult/Senior Swim 11:30am-1:00pm Adult-Senior Swim   SS Splash
1:00pm-8:00pm Open Swim 1:00pm-4:00pm Closed   Adult/Senior Swim
Open Swim   Open Swim
Friday   Friday   Friday  
7:30am - 11:30am Open Swim
Open Swim   Open Swim
11:30 - 1:00pm Adult-Senior Swim 11:30 -11:45am
Deep Water Cardio   Adult/Senior Swim
1:00 - 8:00pm Open Swim 11:45 - 1:00pm

Adult Senior-Swim   Open Swim


 4:00-8:00pm Open Swim    
Saturday   Sunday      
8:00 - 11:30am Open Swim
Open Swim   Open Swim
11:30 - 1:00pm Adult/Senior Swim       Adult/Senior Swim
1:00 - 8:00pm Open Swim       Open Swim

*Swim testing for use of the Diving Well is at the lifeguards discretion*

Flotation Devices and Water Toys

Certain flotation Devices and Water Toys are prohibited during public swim sessions.  Examples:  water wings, bathing suits with flotation inserts, inflatables, water guns, super soakers, etc.  Any child in a life jacket must be accompanied by an adult in the water.   Any swimmer misusing instructional or training equipment will be asked to return the equipment and, could be prohibited from using the pool. 

Wading Pool: The youngest swimmers can beat the heat in the summer. The natatorium houses a 20 ft. by 10 ft. and 1 ft. in depth wading pool. Resident card holders and children 5 & under admitted free; Non-Resident Adult & Child $9.00 general admission fee
All infants and toddlers are required to wear a swim diaper in all pools.


  1. Pool Facilities may only be used when there is a lifeguard on duty.
  2. No street clothes or shoes permitted on deck.
  3. Proper swimming attire required. Click HERE to see permitted attire.
  4. Everyone must shower before entering the pool area.
  5. No personal grooming on the pool deck (ex. shaving, clipping nails).
  6. No one may enter the pool area with open sores or infections.
  7. Swim testing at the lifeguard's discretion for anyone 16 and under.
  8. No personal flotation devices allowed including life jackets, water wings, masks, fins, etc. during public swim.
  9. All diving must be done in the indicated area.
  10. Do not attempt to do more than your physical conditions will permit.
  11. Adults must stay with children 8 years and under at all times in the facility. Children 6 and under must have an adult in the water with them at all times.
  12. No gum, food, beverages, etc. are permitted in the pool/deck areas or locker rooms.
  13. No strollers, radios, clothes, chairs, or personal property are permitted on pool deck or swimming area.
  14. Absolutely no horseplay (running, pushing, dunking, hanging on ropes, or playing on bulkhead) is permitted.
  15. Lifeguards will adhere to and strictly enforce all swimming pool and building rules.
  16. Obey all the rules and regulations set by the pool management or be subject to losing your swimming privileges.
  17. Report all accident and injuries to the pool staff.


Weather Closures

The outdoor/indoor pool and the swim area may close on occasion due to inclement weather. Anytime lightning is visible or a storm warning is announced for the area, the guards will ask swimmers to leave the area immediately. Diving area and indoor pool activities will be subject to change.
Procedure for clean-up of human waste and bodily fluid:  
  1. Please notify the guard on duty
  2. Lifeguard will notify the manager on duty
  3. Pool will be cleared of patrons
  4. Pool will be skimmed and super chlorinated
  5. Manager will designate when the pool will re-open


Please contact Maria at with questions about closings and special events.


Natatorium Admission Fees

  • Resident Student with ID card: $2.00
  • Resident Adult with ID card: $3.00
  • Resident Senior (60 & over) with ID card: $2.00
  • Student Guest of Resident: $5.00
  • Adult Guest of Resident: $6.00
  • Senior Guest of Resident (60 & over): $4.00
  • Corporate with ID card: $3.00
  • Non-Resident Student: $7.00
  • Non-Resident Adult: $9.00
  • Non-Resident Senior (60 & over): $5.00
  • Parma/Parma Hts. Partnership Student: $4.50
  • Parma/Parma Hts. Partnership Adult: $5.50
  • Parma/Parma Hts. Senior (60 & over): $3.50
To receive resident rate, a current resident recreation identification card must be shown.

Non-Resident Identification Required

All non-residents ages 16 and over using the natatorium facilities of the Brooklyn Recreation Center are required to present either a valid Ohio driver's license or State of Ohio identification card when paying general admission for entry. If neither of these types of identification are available a non-resident may purchase a non-resident identification card at the center for $5.00 during regular identification card hours. Two proofs of identification are required to purchase a non-resident identification card, i.e., birth certificate, utility bill, school or employee I.D. Admission to the facility will be prohibited if the proper identification is not provide.


Spring 1: March 9 to April 8 - Registration begins January 6

Our Learn-to-Swim instruction programs offer aquatic classes for everyone, tots through senior citizens. All classes are Red Cross affiliated, and certificates will be issued to participants upon successful completion of requirements. The following classes are available:

  • Parent/Tot - Ages 6 months to 3 years
  • Level 1 - Ages 3 & 4  
  • Level 2-5 - Ages 2 & up 

Evaluation Information:  All children will be evaluated on their first day of swimming lessons.  They may be moved to a higher or lower level at the discretion of our instructors.  Please keep in mind if you are transferring from another program that standards may be different. 
Parent Waiting Policy: To create the best environment for your child, parents and spectators will not be permitted on the pool deck during lessons (except where the parent will be in the water with the child). 
Parents of children 8 and under must remain in the building during class time and must return to the pool deck to pick their child up after class.  

Swim Diaper Policy: Required for all swimmers who are not toilet trained.
Learn to Swim Fees:

  • Residents: $40.00
  • Non-Residents: $55.00
  • Parma Hts. Partnership.: $47.50 

Private Swimming Lessons - NEW!

Private Swimming Lessons are a great way for your child to learn how to swim with less distraction and get 100 percent of the focus. Personalized, one-on-one attention from a friendly, qualified instructor makes the learning process quick, easy and fun!


Resident                         $60 for 3 half hour classes              
Parma/Parma Hts.           $67.50 for 3 half hour classes         
Non-Resident                  $75.00 for 3 half hour classes

Ages 5 and up

You can request one of our Water Safety Instructors by name
Classes will be scheduled on days and at times that are convenient for you!

Click HERE to fill out the Private Lessons Request Form.

For more information on Private Swimming Lessons, please contact with questions. 

K.I.S.S. Swim Course

Kids and Infants Safety Swimming

Infants, toddlers and children learn independence and safety skills in the water through swimming and floating at an age appropriate level.  Private one-on-one lessons help prepare students for a safe and fun aquatic experience.  Teaching the best in aquatic safety:  Roll over breathing - Swim-float swim technique - Private lessons - 6 months and older - Learn to survive a water accident - Exercise muscles - Improves balance, coordination, motor skills and breath control.  This is not an ordinary swim program!  Results in weeks not years.  Call Noah at 440-773-5922 or email; - - Facebook/Kiss Swim


Brooklyn barracuda competitive swim team

Offers a step-by-step approach to the sport of competitive swimming.  Areas such as stroke refinement, endurance, and conditioning will be covered.  Offered during the summer, fall and spring.  No swim meets take place during the fall and winter sessions.  Open to ages 5-18. Offers an introduction to the sport of competitive swimming in a fun, team atmosphere.  Swim meets will be held throughout June and July at area pools.  Swimmers must be able to swim one length of the pool independently. 

Mondays: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Fridays: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays mornings 7:30-8:30am (starting June 10th)

Resident: $65.00
Non-Resident: $90.00
Partnership: $77.50

Spectators will not be permitted on the pool deck. No Exceptions! Everyone's cooperation is requested.


For over 25 years, adults of all ages, and children as young as 10 have been learning how to dive with Just Add Water.  From the first day, scuba diving starts transforming your life with new experiences, and you can do it almost anywhere there is water!  Let Just Add Water introduce you to the exciting sport of SCUBA with patient, experienced instructors in the safe and shallow confines of our heated swimming pool.  Take the plunge and become a certified Open Water Diver with Just Add Water.  For more info:  Please call 440-734-3000. 


Discover Scuba Experience-FREE for BRC Members Full courses available throughout the year.  Registration is required one week prior to the start of class.  You will need to sign up through Underwater dive Center, complete some paperwork and watch a short video.  It only takes about 30 minutes.   Please visit or call 440-324-3434 for more information or to register. 

Natatorium Birthday Parties

  • Resident Two Hour Rental (12 persons or less): $50.00
    Each additional person over the 12 will be charged the current resident adult/student admission rate. A current City of Brooklyn Recreation Identification card must be shown when making the reservation.
  • Non-Resident Party Rental (Two hour rental for 12 persons or less): $85.00

    Each additional person over the 12 will be charged the current non-resident adult/student admission rate. Rental Participants must be seven years of age or older. Fee must be paid one week in advance of the rental. Refunds will be made if the rental is cancelled by the Recreation Department. Refunds will not be made because of illness or non attendance.
Available Times:
  • Call to inquire 216-351-5334


This American Red Cross certified class will prepare participants for the duties and responsibilities involved in being a lifeguard. The student will learn safety training, preventative lifeguarding, emergencies, records and reports, equipment, rules, health and sanitation, and proper lifesaving techniques.  Click HERE for Lifeguarding Prerequisites. Fees:
  • Resident: $180.00
  • Non-Resident: $190.00
  • Partnership: $185.00 


The Recreation Center will be closed on these days: Martin Luther King Jr. Day; President's Day; Good Friday; Easter Sunday;  Memorial Day; July 4th; Labor Day; Columbus Day; November 12th; Thanksgiving; November 23rd; Christmas Eve; Christmas; New Years Eve; New Year's Day.