Olympian-led swim school opening third location at World Golf Village in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — AQUAfin, Jacksonville’s premier swim school, announced it is opening a new location at World Golf Village in April 2022.

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With a minimum of 10 drownings in the U.S. each day, this facility will not only bring more than 30 jobs to the community, it will provide a family-friendly environment to teach countless children to be safer around the water.

The $2.2 million state-of-the-art facility will have a heated indoor pool and high-quality purification system to provide year-round lessons, seven days a week, rain or shine. Lessons are progress-based, starting with a 1-instructor-to-4-student ratio for students as young as two months old, with parent and tot classes (1:8), and go up to adult.

“When I was seven years old, my uncle saved me from drowning,” said founder Nimrod Shapira Bar-Or. “The statistics for drowning in the U.S. are overwhelmingly high, especially here in our Sunshine State where we are surrounded by water. I want AQUAfin Swim Schools to play an active part in lowering these statistics and make our community a safer place to live in.”

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Shapira Bar-Or is a two-time Olympic swimmer, who competed in both the 2008 Beijing and the 2012 London Summer Olympic games. He now resides in the United States and founded AQUAfin to share his knowledge and passion for swimming with an emphasis on safety and fun.

Now through the second week of April, AQUAfin is offering a Pre-Opening AQUAfin Founders Special for the new school at 130 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32095, where the annual registration fee ($35) for the first year will be waived for the first 50 registrants. The first 50 people will also receive a free swimming cap and pair of goggles with their package.

More information can be found at aquafinswimschool.com or by calling (904) 775-9400.