Dulles, Virginia, April 15, 2011 - Lerner Enterprises, Washington, D.C.’s largest private real estate developer and The Tower Companies, the largest Green Builders in the Nation’s Capital, both of Rockville, Maryland, are proud to announce the opening of a new state-of-the-art swim center and a new gaming store at Dulles 28 Centre in Dulles, Virginia. Carlile Swimming of Australia will open its first swimming school in North America on Monday, April 18. In addition, the world’s largest video game retailer, GameStop (GameStop.com) has signed a lease for 2,500 square feet and is projected to open in the summer of 2011.
The 10,000 square-foot state-of-the-art Carlile Swimming (CarlileSwimming.com) aquatic swim school has been meticulously designed to include a bright, playful and calming environment to enhance the educational impact where babies and adolescents learn to swim (adult classes are available as well). A grand opening celebration is planned for Saturday, April 30 with family friendly activities, local dignitaries and opportunity to meet Olympic Gold Medallist Tom Dolan, the swim school’s manager. Tom’s distinguished career includes gold medals in the 400m Individual Medley at both the Atlanta and Sydney Olympics, two World records, two gold medals in World Championship swimming, 9 NCAA National Championships, 14 U.S. National Championships and induction into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2006.
"Swimming has always been a huge part of my life and I'm really excited to be able to share this vital skill with the families of Northern Virginia,” stated Tom Dolan. “The ability to swim is essential for everyone and I encourage all parents to see our world-class swim school at Dulles 28 Centre,” he added.
“We are excited to have Carlile Swimming and GameStop join our innovative retail mix at Dulles 28 Centre,” stated William J. Winterburn, Vice President of Retail Leasing for Lerner. “These two retail concepts coupled with Eastern Mountain Sports, ULTA, DSW, Wegmans, Petco, Target, Buffalo Wild Wings and our other 25 specialty retailers provide consumers a wide array of unique retail choices within Loudoun County, Virginia’s premier outdoor shopping center,” he added.
Dulles 28 Centre (Dulles28Centre.com) is a 300-acre master planned retail, hotel and golf destination and is home to more than 400,000 square feet of retail including 30 stores and restaurants, a Wegmans Food Market and Target, the 151-suite Marriott-Dulles Airport @ Dulles 28 Centre (Marriott.com), the 1757 Golf Club (1757GolfClub.com), Dulles 28 Auto Wash (Dulles28AutoWash.com) and the 70-acre Dulles 28 Auto World showcasing Ferrari | Maserati, BMW, Nissan, Volvo, CarMax and more. Dulles 28 Centre is a joint development of Lerner Enterprises and The Tower Companies of Rockville, Maryland.
About Carlile Swimming
Carlile Swimming is a worldwide leader in aquatic education. Carlile Swimming's programs are the culmination of over 60 years of experience, research and innovation. Our swimming programs support every skill level at all ages, from 3 months to adults. Small, graded classes, excellent teachers and an outstanding training system create a winning combination. Our methods of aquatic education have won numerous industry awards and recognition, both nationally and internationally. The small graded classes enable children to develop and practice key techniques and skills, and the stepwise approach ensures they learn with others at a similar level. The system is highly flexible so that children can progress through the grades at a pace that is right for them. Classes operate on a continuous monthly program so children can swim year round – unlike many other swim schools where classes are term-based. The ongoing monthly swim program aligns with the Carlile Swimming philosophy of continuous learning, and because all Carlile Swimming pools are heated and indoors, classes are always comfortable. The majority of children at Carlile Swimming take classes once a week until they reach the higher levels. Our aim is to ensure that learning to swim is fun and the first step in securing an asset for life.
About Lerner Enterprises
Lerner Enterprises (Lerner.com) of Rockville, Maryland, founded by Theodore N. Lerner in 1952, is Washington, D.C.'s largest private real estate developer and is involved in all phases of commercial, residential, retail, hotel and mixed-use real estate. This includes planning, development, construction, leasing, asset and property management. Lerner has developed and currently manages more than 15 million square feet of office buildings, retail centers and residential communities. Lerner's retail portfolio includes: Dulles Town Center mall (ShopDullesTownCenter.com), Dulles, VA; White Flint (ShopWhiteFlint.com), North Bethesda, MD.; Fallsgrove Village Center (FallsgroveVillageCtr.com), Rockville, MD; Dulles 28 Centre (Dulles28Centre), Dulles, VA; Annapolis Harbour Center (AnnapolisHarbourCenter.com), Annapolis, MD; North Point Village Center (NorthPointVillage.com) and The Spectrum at Reston Town Center (TheSpectrumatRTC.com), both in Reston, VA; among many others. Lerner was also the original developer of Tysons Corner Center and Tysons Galleria in McLean, VA; and Wheaton Plaza in Wheaton, MD.
About The Tower Companies
The Tower Companies (TowerCompanies.com) is a three-generation, award-winning real estate development company, founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland. It was recently named by Multi Housing News “2010 Awards of Excellence Development Company of the Year,” for their corporate green initiatives and outreach. Tower is EPA certified carbon-neutral and a member of Climate Leaders, ENERGY STAR and Green Power Partnership programs. Tower has developed 4.5 million square feet of office buildings, office parks, 1,400 apartments, regional malls, residential communities, lifestyle centers, and hotels within the D.C. area. Of this total, one million square feet are sustainable projects and another 2.5 million square feet are in the planning stages. They are the area’s leading regional builder of USGBC LEED projects, i.e.: 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard (TowerOaks.com), co-developed with Lerner Enterprises, is the first LEED Platinum certified multi-tenant commercial office building and world’s largest application of Vedic architectural design principals, The Tower Building (TowerBuilding.com) is rated ENERGY STAR and LEED Silver and named 2003 Green Office Building of the Year by the Apartment and Office Building Association (AOBA), 1909 K Street/Millenium Building (1909KStreet.com) is the first commercial multi-tenant LEED EB certified and first green office building in D.C., and Blair Towns (BlairApartments.com) is nationally recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council as America's first LEED-certified multifamily rental housing community in the U.S. In 2009, The Tower Companies began one of the largest LEED renovations in the U.S. at The Blairs (BlairApartments.com), 1,400 apartment units on a 27-acre live-work-play complex in Maryland.