Why Franchise with Goldfish?

Design & Construction

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

  • An approved list of architects and construction companies to design and build 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 from our construction team during the development of your swim school

Site Selection

Our site selection team will work with you to 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 each location that meets our site selection criteria (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 four-week 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 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

It's not just a passion for kids or a passion for swimming... it's a special passion for changing lives.

What Our Franchisees Are Saying

  • Goldfish Swim School
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    "Goldfish Swim School feels 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."
  • Goldfish Swim School
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    "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."
  • Goldfish Swim School
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    "Having both grown up around the water, we know how important water safety skills are and are so thrilled to be able to help instill life skills in the kids we teach. Goldfish was a phenomenal resource for us to bring to our community. We are so happy to have a place here for all families while building a business and life for our own."
  • Goldfish Swim School
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    "We were very impressed with the mission - to teach kids to swim and be safer around the water. We knew there was a need for swim lessons in our area and Goldfish was a great partner to help fill this need. We were inspired with the Goldfish marketing, message, curriculum and the support we received (and continue to receive) from the Franchise Office."

Water You Waiting For? Learn More Today!

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

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