The Ocala Recreation and Parks Department has announced a new swimming event for dogs that will be held next month at the Jervey Gantt Aquatic Fun Center.
On Saturday, November 5, the city’s recreation and parks department will host the inaugural Soggy Doggy Swim at the Jervey Gantt Aquatic Fun Center, which is located at 2390 SE 36th Avenue.
There will be two swim sessions to accommodate dogs of different sizes. The first session will take place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for dogs that are less than 21 inches tall. The second and final session will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for dogs that are taller than 21 inches.
Both sessions will be limited to the first 50 dogs per size, and owners must show proof of rabies, DHLP, and Bordetella vaccinations. During the swim, all participating dogs must wear collars and tags while at the pool.
By order of the Marion County Health Department, owners will not be permitted to enter the water at any time.
There is a $10 cost per dog, which will be paid onsite, and there is a limit of one dog per owner.
Concessions will be available with a variety of snack and refreshment options. No outside food or drink will be allowed.
For more information, please contact the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department at 352-368-5517.