The Deep Dive

It’s fin-tastic that you are considering a franchise opportunity with Goldfish Swim School. This page provides a deeper dive into the industry, our differentiators, and performance. Our team is always happy to lend a fin and answer your questions.

Youth Sports, Particularly Swimming, is on the Rise!

Youth Sports is a 17-billion-dollar industry and growing. More than a quarter of US families spend over $500 a month on youth sports. Why is getting children involved in sports early such a priority in today’s family? It’s simple. Children who participate in sports do better in life. They are more engaged, have stronger personal relationships and mental health. Take a look at the research Aspen Institute conducted. This same research showed that swimming is a top 3 sport for boys and girls based on physical activity, psychosocial, and safety benefits.


The Swimmer-verse

Today 48 million kids are in the prime swimming demo in the US (under 11 years of age). This audience isn’t showing signs of slowing. Swimming is an essential life skill, and swim instruction is proven to reduce childhood drowning rates. In fact, the American Association of Pediatricians has declared that children should start taking swim lessons as young as one year of age.

At Goldfish, we’ve seen that our perpetual model of swim lessons is what parents are looking for. Across all learn to swim programs from 2000 to 2017, year-round memberships for swimming have increased 52%—the reason–swim lessons save lives.

The Need for Goldfish Swim School

Drowning is still the number 1 accidental cause of death of children under 6. And sadly, through the pandemic, we’ve seen drowning numbers increase. Learning to swim is an essential life skill for all children and Goldfish is the leading provider of swim education in the country. Our schools, and the Goldfish Foundation, work in their communities to help solve the crisis of childhood drownings partnering with non-profits, educators, and healthcare organizations.

Cullen Jones, world-famous, Olympic Gold Medalist and Goldfish Brand Ambassador, has shared that he almost drowned as a small child and that caused his family to realize the importance of swim lessons. (See more about his story in USA Today.)

As an owner, you will not only work to solve this issue daily for families in your community, but you will have the opportunity to partner with these great organizations to help educate your community.

Goldfish Swim School Franchise

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, and for the chance to make a difference in the lives of children.

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

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