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Big Blue Swim School dives into Springfield with grand opening this week

Big Blue Swim School is opening a new location in Springfield (courtesy Big Blue Swim School)

Big Blue Swim School is ready to make another splash in Fairfax County.

The school is slated to open at Springfield Plaza this Saturday (Aug. 5). A grand opening ceremony is slated for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 7202 Old Keene Mill Road.

A barbecue food truck will be on-site, and arts and crafts are planned inside the school. Registration is open online.

Tom Dolan, a franchise partner of the school, told FFXnow that the company chose the location because of the market demand in the area.

“The shopping center has fantastic retailers and with three grocery stores, it is a highly sought after destination for Springfield and the greater Fairfax County families,” Dolan said.

The school offers lessons for children ages 3 months and up. Currently, the school will be open on Monday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. On the weekend, the school is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Customers can schedule multiple kids of different levels and ages during the same 30-45-minute timeframe.

Competitive swimmer Chris DeJong founded the business in 2009 in Wilmette Illinois. The Springfield location is the 29th in the country and the fifth in Northern Virginia, joining sites in Fairfax, the Fair Oaks area, Falls Church, and Dulles.