Dedicated to Teaching Families
to Be Safer Around the Water
We have been teaching South Florida to swim since 1994.
We offer swimming instruction for all ages, infants through school age.
Learn to swim
Our immediate goal is that every child can jump into a body of water (or fall in) and return to the wall unassisted. We then work on extended swimming with rollovers to get a breath. Once a child is ready we continue this progression into stroke development. And most importantly, we all have fun while completing each of these goals.
Our Mission is twofold:
Our Mission to our Families is to teach our families to love swimming and become safer, more comfortable, and more responsible in, on, and around the water.
Our mission to our Team members is to grow our people within a framework of social and environmental responsibility, so that we grow our school in a sustainable way and make a difference in our community.
Our Core Values
WE ARE: SAFETY FOCUSED, SERVICE ORIENTED, TEAM PLAYERS,
FUN and FRIENDLY, PURPOSE DRIVEN, ALWAYS LEARNING.
Our Purpose is to make a
for our Team, our Families, our Community, and our Planet.
Our Commitment to
Justice | Equity | Diversity | Inclusion
WE ARE DIFFERENT, AND WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
At Ocaquatics, we celebrate our TEAM of diverse individuals.
We welcome and value team members with unique life experiences and perspectives.
We recognize that our differences make us better.
We encourage authenticity and foster belonging and empowerment at work.
We listen and learn from each other. We provide equal opportunities for all to grow in our company.
Our team reflects the diversity of the Miami community we serve.
Together we are committed to making a positive impact on our team, our community, and the world.
Water Safety Tips
Statistics continue to indicate that drowning is still the leading cause of death in children under the age of 5 in Florida. Parent education about water safety is very important in preventing this. Our business is not only teaching swimming, but also teaching your child and family to be SAFER around the water.
Ocaquatics has adopted the Safer 3 Water Safety Foundation's message and program of the Safer 3. The main concept of the SAFER 3 is based on the definition of the word "Safe." Safe means that you are free from risk or danger which is never true when it comes to water safety. The letter "R" in the word SAFER reminds us that there is always risk when in, on or around water. Protect your family by following the SAFER 3:
SAFER WATER: Protect all sources of water so that a child does not have the opportunity to gain unsupervised access. Fence your pool and lock your gate.
SAFER KIDS: Constant adult supervision is key to preventing accidents around the water. Always assign a designated Water Watcher. In addition, you should teach your kids to swim. And remember, a good swimming program will always teach safer behaviors for children and families around the pool.
SAFER RESPONSE: Would you know what to do in an emergency situation. If you had to, could you perform CPR on a loved one? Learn CPR and keep a phone and rescue equipment by your backyard pool at all times.
Please visit Stop Drowning Now for more valuable resources.
You may also find additional information at the Miami-Dade Drowning Prevention Coalition web site.