A new era in swimming began with the creation of the South Florida Aquatic Club on May 1, 2010.
The vision was to be the most diverse swim club in South Florida, reaching out to all communities in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties and all swimmers from beginners to elite.
The Florida Gold Coast’s newest and largest club features more than 400 swimmers and employees including a three-time Olympic coach and 50-meter Olympic-size pool at the City of Pembroke Pines Academic Village Pool.
“We are getting our kids to be more competitive in practice,” said SOFLO CEO and Head Coach Chris Anderson. “Our level of training has risen which I think is wonderful and that is a credit to our coaching staff. It’s giving the dynamic skills that these kids really need to be not only successful in the pool, but in life.”
Parents, swimmers, coaches and booster club members are all working together to make the club cohesive and smooth-running at swim meets and club activities.
In its first year, Nike signed on as SOFLO’s first major sponsor.
The club’s 8-and-under age group program will remain under the auspices of the Comets and will serve as a great feeder system for SOFLO.