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Splash Day 2018

Splash Day 2018

Mark your calendars for our spring Splash Day! On Sunday, June 3th from 12:00-4:00pm we invite our current swimmers to participate in a unique and important opportunity to put their water safety skills to the test in a safe and fun environment! New families are invited to try our swim program for free, just register online or give us a call. 

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Meet the Swimmer of the Month, Jack!

Meet the Swimmer of the Month, Jack!

Congratulations to our Swimmer of the Month, Jack. He has been swimming with us since Beginner I and is currently in Intermediate II! Jack has progressed from not being able to kick to doing freestyle and backstroke. He had many great things to say about the swim school and we have many wonderful things to share about him! Here are some questions we asked to get to know Jack better.

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Meet Your Teacher, Boni!

Meet Your Teacher, Boni!

Boni started teaching for us in fall 2017 and had previously been a swim instructor before moving to Boulder. She has a background in Irish Dance and enjoys seeing young people follow their passions. Teaching kids to swim drives her to share her passion for living a happy and active lifestyle! We asked Boni a few questions to get to know her better: 

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Meet The Diver Of The Month: Cole!

Meet The Diver Of The Month: Cole!

We are excited to highlight an Ocean First diver who captured our attention before he can even get fully open water certified! At the old age of nine, Cole has already been diving for two years with our Scuba Rangers program and has big plans for where his diving will take him. We asked Cole a few questions to get to know him better: 

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A Rising Tide in the News!

A Rising Tide in the News!

As a part of the A Rising Tide web series, the teen scholars joined Ocean First at the Denver Aquarium to dive face-to-face with sharks as a preparation for their scuba adventure to the Florida Keys. CBS Denver captured the big moment and aired the experience as a segment of their news coverage.

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TIDES in the Bahamas

TIDES in the Bahamas

Ten TIDES students from Alexander Dawson School went to the Bahamas to scuba dive and perform hands-on scientific research, including measuring sharks with lasers! Check out their trip video. 

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Sustainabiity

Meet your teacher, Jenna!

Meet your teacher, Jenna!

Jenna started teaching for Ocean First in October of 2018 and quickly learned the ropes. She is gentle with all of her students and believes in the importance of forming a bond with everyone in her class. We asked Jenna a few questions to get to know her better:

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2018 Earth Day Highway Cleanup

2018 Earth Day Highway Cleanup

Get your feet on the ground and your hands dirty for the sake of our planet! Ocean First has sponsored a section of the diagonal highway for several years, and in honor of Earth Day it's time for our yearly clean-up. We would love to see you all there! Saturday, April 21st.

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Opening Day at Aurora Reservoir

Opening Day at Aurora Reservoir

No, this isn't an April Fools joke. Join us on Sunday, April 1st as we kick off local diving season at the Aurora Reservoir.

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Ocean First Institute at Rocky Mountain STEAM Fest

Ocean First Institute at Rocky Mountain STEAM Fest

Ocean First Institute recently participated in the Rocky Mountain STEAM festival with the goal to get people thinking about their connection to the ocean and how our actions here in Colorado can affect marine life for better or for worse. 

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Sustainabiity

New Classified Dive Instructors

New Classified Dive Instructors

This past weekend, a group of our dive instructors completed SSI's Classified Dive Instructor Course in order to be officially certified to work with divers with disabilities. Read on to find out how they learn to adapt their teaching to a variety of differently abeled divers. 

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Ocean First Youth Program Guide to Spring & Summer

Ocean First Youth Program Guide to Spring & Summer

At Ocean First, we are committed to inspiring the next generation of ocean stewards. Through the different branches of our business, we are excited to offer a wide selection of ways for kids and teens to get involved and learn more about swimming, marine science, and our connection to the ocean. 

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