Goldfish Swim School founders Jenny McCuiston and her husband Chris
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Join the Growth at Goldfish Swim School
  • 300+ Schools Open or in Development
  • 10 Million Lessons Taught Annually
  • Operating in 31 States and Provinces

Pursue Your Passion for Something More

Family-owned since its inception, Goldfish Swim School is more than a franchise – it’s a business that franchisees truly treasure. Goldfish Swim School is more than an investment to its franchisees – it’s a tropical, family-friendly environment that teaches kids crucial, life-saving and life-changing skills. We know what it takes to help a franchisee thrive in this industry and in the franchisee’s community. What we need from you is passion – for kids, for the water, for owning a business, and for the chance to make a difference in the lives of children.

Are you ready to join our family and change lives? Fill out this form to learn more about how Goldfish Swim School can help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment.

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    Top Franchises
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  • #11 Fast & Serious Smartest-Growing Brands in
    2021 by Franchise Times
  • Franchise Business Review Top Recession-Proof Franchise

Our Core Values

  • We go above and beyond with every detail to create a GOLDEN Experience!
  • We believe in nurturing a culture that provides WOW! Customer Service
  • We meet and exceed expectations so you see Extraordinary Results
  • We make a big deal about life’s accomplishments by remembering to Celebrate!
  • We do the right things, make the right decisions and treat people with Integrity - Compassion - Trust

Behind the Business

As a life-long swimmer that achieved national prominence, Jenny McCuiston realized the need for quality swim lessons focused solely on children in a family-friendly environment. She and her husband, Chris, traveled the country and thoroughly researched the learn-to-swim industry before starting a business that would grow to benefit communities nationwide.

At Goldfish Swim School, we recognize the need for quality, fun swim instruction in communities across the United States. We have spent years developing The Science of SwimPlay® to produce successful students, and this proven process translates to success for our franchisees.

Check Out Our Open Territories

With such amazing growth, territories are becoming limited. Open territories are available in California, Baltimore, Dallas, Ontario, Ottawa, Vancouver and within several of our existing markets. Check out our available markets and we would be happy to do a territory check for you.

The 6 Golden Steps to Ownership

  • Step 1
    Initial Webinar
  • Step 2
    Financial Pre-Approval
  • Step 3
    Prospective Franchisee Presentation
  • Step 4
    Discovery Day
  • Step 5
    Franchise Award
  • Step 6
    On-Boarding & Goldfish University
Learn About Our Steps

Swimming is Essential

Swimming is an essential skill that all children should learn, both to keep them safe and for active enjoyment. Sadly, according to the CDC - drowning deaths are the leading cause of death for those aged 1–4. Goldfish Swim School is committed to changing this one child at a time. Through our in-school curriculum and exclusive W.A.T.E.R. Safety education, which we do for FREE in the community, you can help prevent these tragedies.

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We would love to hear from you! To begin the process, simply complete this application. Once we receive and review your application, we will follow up via e-mail to set up an introductory webinar to get started!

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What Our Franchisees Are Saying
  • “Goldfish Swim School is like a family! I have worked in corporate America prior to this role and it makes all the difference to feel like you are part of a family and that each and every day we have the opportunity to change a child's life in so many ways!” - Katie Lee
  • “Goldfish Swim School puts good into the world. The safety of the children comes first and is seen throughout the training and curriculum in place. It is a family-oriented business that cares about the franchisees and teams that run the schools on a daily basis.” - Gina and Ryan Bewersdorf
  • “Goldfish Swim School is committed to their core values and works hard every day to make our system better. That level of dedication and commitment to being the absolute best in class is what continues to motivate us to continue to reinvest in the business with new locations.” - Mike Meilleur