Tuesday, April 27, 2010

City of Miramar Regional Park Aquatic Complex

There are some swimming class schedule updates linked toward the bottom.

My son started swimming classes tonight at the Regional Park Aquatic Complex in Miramar. Classes were to start last night, but if you live anywhere around here, you remember the horrible weather we had yesterday. If you don't know where this park is located, I put the address and phone number below, but if it helps, my kids call it the Target Park because it is located just east of a Target Store. This map might get you started, too.

I couldn't find a complete schedule online, probably because it changes frequently, but they will help you over the phone. The 3 year old class my son joined was $35 for 10 classes (10 consecutive weeknights). I think it might be slightly more for non-residents of Miramar. Also, the pool is open to the public. It's not just for classes.

The teacher of my son's class was great. He had the attention, mostly, of 6 three year olds; for a first class, he convinced each kid to do every task, really unbelievable; and there were at least three tasks of the ten total that my kid has never done without freaking out with his mom and me. So the calm confidence, along with peer pressure, really was working for him.

As crazy as it might sound, that place was hopping for 7:30pm on a Tuesday night. There was a synchronized swimming class, people swimming laps, swimming lessons for multiple grade levels. All with multiple life guards in an outdoor, lit, heated pool. Great experience tonight!

Also, remember this park has baseball, soccer, basketball, volleyball and even cricket fields; playgrounds, places for parties, picnics, barbeques, boating, a water park and much more. Here is the park website which lists all the amenities. Check it out!

Regional Park Aquatic Complex
(954) 641-0150
Miramar Regional Park
16801 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027

  • Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday: 9 a.m. to 6.p.m.
Also, I guess I'll take my camera tomorrow since I couldn't find one picture of the place. It does exist, people!

Update 6/23/2010: Here is another picture showing Hours and Fees for the Water Park and Pool, Umbrellas, Party Rentals, etc.

Swim Class Schedule Update 5/7/10: I added another posting with some class schedule information. I will try to post the most recent information as it becomes available.

Update 5/11/2010: I just got off the phone with the guy at the aquatic complex and he told me to call him on 5/13 to see if the city approved the schedule for after June 6 yet. I'll get that schedule, either in person or by email if I can bribe the guy then. Don't bother calling before then, he said. I'm trying my best for you!

Update 5/13/2010: Here it is, people. The schedules for June through November, 2010.

Swim Class Schedule Update 2/8/2011: This schedule is valid through the beginning of May, 2011

Update 5/16/2011: Here is the newest class schedule.

Picture Update:


Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, in summer time the playground close too early..just a couple of more hours of fun and less sun will be wonderful for my family and I on any Saturday....thank you!

Rob said...

Yes, I think they could stay open longer as well. Thanks for the comment.

Alaynivora said...

HI, I´m a mexican coach looking for competitions to evaluate my athletes. i found in the guatemala´s web about miramar´s competition. i wanna know if México can go like a guest or something like that. We are a Kukulcan´s Club and we are the national subchampions 2011, category 12, 13 & 14. i would appreciate your prompt response. i ll hope be in touch

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Hi Alayne.

I am not sure exactly what you are asking. Give me a few more details and I will see what I can find for you. Be aware that I am a resident of Miramar, not representing the city in any way. I just care about my community. But I will help you if I can.

You want to enter a competition that Miramar, Florida holds? You saw it on a Guatemalan website? What sport are you talking about? Swimming? Diving? Synchronized Swimming? Can you provide me a few links, even if they are in Spanish? Mi esposa es Colombiana.

Anonymous said...

Do you need to bring anything like swimming caps or goggles?

Rob said...

I don't think swimming caps are a requirement and goggles aren't necessary. Perhaps caps would be used for swimming or synchronized teams, not sure. Bring Goggles if they are your preference.

Anonymous said...

How deep is the pool?

Rob said...

I don't know. You can see in one of the pics that there are two 1M boards in the deep end. It's gotta be 10 feet if not 12 or more.

The other end starts at 3 or 4 feet.

Anonymous said...

O.O Th-Thank you........