Why Franchise with Goldfish?

Design & Construction

Our design and construction team will work hand-in-hand with you during the development of your Goldfish Swim School Franchise. Our services include:

  • An approved list of architects and project managers to design and oversee the construction of your swim school
  • Design and construction manuals containing policies, procedures and best practices
  • A list of approved suppliers and vendors for construction-related materials, fixtures and equipment
  • On-site visits, as necessary, from our construction team during the development of your swim school

Site Selection

Our site selection team will work with you so that you can find the very best location for your Goldfish Swim School franchise. Our services include:

  • Demographic data and a market analysis for your approved market
  • Access to our network of real estate professionals to assist in your site selection
  • Facility test fits ensuring an optimal floor plan for your Goldfish franchise location
  • A tour of your market to review potential locations (following the execution of a Franchise Agreement)

Training & Support

At Goldfish Swim School, our franchise team is dedicated to providing training and support to you every step of the way. Starting the moment you sign your franchise agreement, our team will guide you through the school opening process. Our services include:

  • A comprehensive Goldfish University training program designed for owners and general managers, including classroom and on-the-job experience
  • Complete swim school management training and support
  • Review and training of our operations manual and proprietary swim lesson curriculum
  • Local, regional and national marketing support
  • Training on our point-of-sale and member management software
  • Pre-opening support and training at your Goldfish location
  • Ongoing site visits designed to provide you with the support you need to run your Goldfish Franchise

Our Ideal Candidate

The ideal Goldfish Swim School franchisees all share these common traits:

  • Strong sales and customer service skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively & motivate employees
  • Passion for teaching children how to swim and be safer around the water
  • Honesty, compassion and integrity
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • High standards of excellence
  • Self-motivated drive to succeed

Target Markets

Available Territories

Join a Franchise that’s Making Waves

Discover Your Child’s Potential

We aren’t looking for entrepreneurs who simply want to dip their toes in the water. The Goldfish culture thrives because of our close-knit franchise family. We want to ensure you are passionate about family, community, and running a successful business. Our franchisees go all in – they are the rocks of our business and believe in and uphold our Core Values.

If you are passionate about helping kids learn and grow in a fun and safe learning environment, you may be a great fit to join our swim school franchise.

Contact us to see if you’re a perfect match. We appreciate your interest in our premier swim school franchise.

What Our Franchisees Are Saying
  • “I loved the idea of running and owning my own business in the community that I live in. It allowed for us to take a chance, forced us to work harder than we probably ever have and to build something in our community that is special – and that's just something that money can't buy.” - John Schwab
  • “Great people. Plain and simple. Everyone who gets involved truly has a passion for the business and is working towards a common goal.” - Steve Karapetian
  • “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

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

Water You Waiting For?

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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