Ocaquatics Swim School celebrated 24 years in business with the grand opening of a new location on Apr. 8.
The fourth Ocaquatics Swim School is located at 11101 SW 176 St. in the West Perrine neighborhood just off Florida’s Turnpike at the Eureka Drive exit. About 300 people attended the grand opening in addition to the 110 staff members present.
“We are so incredibly excited that so many families came out to celebrate the grand opening of our newest location,” said swim school owner Miren Oca. “Water safety is so important in South Florida and learning to swim is an important step in keeping families safer around the water.”
During the grand opening celebration families were able to tour the new facility, learn about water safety, enjoy samples from local food businesses and enter to win prizes in addition to other family-friendly activities and a ribbon cutting ceremony.
The Eureka Ocaquatics location will offer lessons Wednesday through Saturday with additional hours during summer peak season. Classes will be offered for babies 6-36 months with parents in the water, group classes for toddler, preschool and school age children, and group adult classes.
“There is constant adult supervision,” Oca stressed.
The indoor teaching facility features a state of the art 36,000-gallon heated pool solely devoted to swimming instruction. It is equipped with the latest innovations designed to provide the ultimate in both safety and swimmer comfort. Cutting-edge technologies at the new facility include a drinking water grade filtration system and a non-chlorine ultraviolet light treatment system to provide 100 percent protection against the spread of water-borne diseases.
In addition, there are a number of green technologies installed at the facility to make it more energy efficient: a heat exchanger dehumidification system will provide free heat to the pool; motion sensor lights are throughout the entire facility; an insulated pool cover system will reduce heating costs by 66 percent; a variable frequency drive will reduce pump energy by 20 percent during the day and 90 percent at night.
Ocaquatics currently is accepting registrations for swimming lessons and will be hiring swim instructors, front desk and customer service assistants for the new facility and its other three locations in Miami Dade County.
Contact Ocaquatics at 305-969-SWIM (7946) or visit www.ocaquatics.com for information.