Coral Springs is Making a Splash in the Aquatics Arena
The City of Coral Springs has long been known for its expansive parks, events and activities, but did you know it is also a destination for world-class aquatics training and competitions?
The warm South Florida weather, recently renovated 50-meter pool and expansive fitness center, make Coral Springs a desirable location for Olympic athletes, collegiate competitors and performers to train. Water-based sports colleges with teams who call Coral Springs home in the winter months include the University of Michigan, Princeton, Notre Dame, multiple State Universities from New York and Royal Caribbean’s world-class entertainers.
Most local aquatic centers accommodate teams consisting of 30-35 athletes, the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex exceeds that number, accommodating up to 50. With such a demand for use of the City’s complex due to its size and scope, it often requires staff to operate the facility for training 7-days a week, from 6 am to 10 pm during much of the winter.
In January, the complex hosted the Union Americana De Natacion (UANA) Cup, featuring 35 teams from Central America, South America and the Caribbean. This is the first time since the 1940’s the UANA held a competition in the U.S.
Competitions and training generate tourism, which fuels the local economy, from restaurants, hotels, transportation and other business revenue. Of the interest in the Coral Springs Aquatics Complex, Parks & Recreation Administrator, Jason Walsh, says, “We offer a one-stop location for dive and swim training, as well as national and international competitions. This is thanks in part to our multi-tiered dive towers, Olympic-size and 50-meter pools, new dive blocks, state-of-the-art fitness center and complete swim shop.” With the generated interest in the Coral Springs Aquatics Complex, the City expects to bid for larger events in the future.
The complex welcomes more than 600,000 guests each year. In addition to swimming and diving, the complex hosts water polo and synchronized swimming competitions and training. There are public and club memberships available, to learn more, visit firstname.lastname@example.org or call (954) 345-2121.