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Race to Barbados

Race to Barbados

Swimming can take you far in life. For Miss Lauren, her competitive open water swim career took her all the way to Barbados where she faced her fears, made new friends, and swam her heart out. 

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Ocean First in Socorro 2017

Ocean First in Socorro 2017

In December of 2017, a group of Ocean First adventurers traveled aboard the Nautilus Belle Amie to a group of islands off the coast of Cabo San Lucas, the Revillagigedo Islands, also known as the Socorro Islands. Klara Fejer, Ocean First Education's Director of Digital Media, recounts her time there and the importance of their new designation as an MPA. 

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January Social: Discover Oman

January Social: Discover Oman

Join us for a presentation about dive travel to Oman, the "Jewel of the Arabian." Learn about the country's rich history, culture, and natural resources. Hosted by Ocean First's Director of Travel, Amy Christopher. Light refreshments provided. Thursday, January 18th at 6:30pm

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Upslope + Ocean First Happy Hour

Upslope + Ocean First Happy Hour

Your first beer is on us! Bring your dive buddy or meet new ones during this off-site social event. Good beer, good friends, good times. Thursday, January 25th 6-8pm. At Upslope Brewing Company, 1898 S Flatiron Court.

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Little Cayman November 2017

Little Cayman November 2017

A Trip Report by Gary Boyer

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Meet the Swimmers of the Month: Elsie and Silas!

Meet the Swimmers of the Month: Elsie and Silas!

Congratulations to our Swimmers of the Month, Silas and Elsie! Each month, the Ocean First Swim School rewards a special swimmer or duo for their dedication and love for swimming. Here are some questions we asked the duo to get to know them better:

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2017 Customer Appreciation Party

2017 Customer Appreciation Party

As 2017 comes to a close, we like to take a moment to reflect on all that we are grateful for, one of the most important being our Ocean First family. We couldn't exist without you, the best customers in the Centennial State, and we want to take a moment to show our utmost appreciation for all that you bring to Ocean First. Thursday, December 14th at 6:30pm.

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November Social: A Rising Tide

November Social: A Rising Tide

At Ocean First, we believe that today's youth are tomorrow heroes. This conviction led us to create the TIDES program, bringing a passion for ocean conservation to middle and high school students across the country. Join us on Wednesday, November 15th for an evening with TIDES mentors and students as you learn about their journey through this life-changing program.

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Miss Lauren's Second 10k Swim!

Miss Lauren's Second 10k Swim!

A blog by Lauren Pacheco: "Well, it happened again. One year and some very sore arms later, I have completed my second 10k open water swim. To make things more challenging, in the span of time since my last big race, I had progressed into a harder age group and dealt with some personal, family, and health issues. Read on to find out how I did!"

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Swimmer of the Month: Hikaru!

Swimmer of the Month: Hikaru!

Congratulations to our Swimmer of the Month: Hikaru! Every month, the Ocean First Swim School rewards special swimmers for their dedication and love for swimming.  Hikaru has been swimming with us for a year and a half, and has already progressed from Beginner I all the way to Intermediate II! Here are some questions we asked to get to know Hikaru better:

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Meet Your Teacher, Leandra!

Meet Your Teacher, Leandra!

Leandra has been with us since the summer and has proven to be a great asset to the team. Growing up in Maryland she was raised on sailboats and paddle boards and was part of a unique open water swim team know as the river league. She knows a plethora of fun facts so make sure to ask her one next time you see her! Here are some questions we asked Leandra to get to know her better. 

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Youth Scuba & Marine Science Scholarship Contest

Youth Scuba & Marine Science Scholarship Contest

We are thrilled to announce the A Rising Tide scholarship, an opportunity for three lucky 8th-11th grade students to receive the scholarship of a lifetime: scuba gear, an open water certification, introduction to marine science, and an all expenses paid trip to the Florida Keys.
 

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