Aqua-Tots Swim Schools Franchise Overview
About Aqua-Tots Swim Schools
Aqua-Tots Swim Schools serves over 120 communities worldwide, offering dedicated, year-round, indoor swim instruction, community outreach and drowning prevention education to children of all abilities from four months to 12 years old. As the world’s largest swim school franchise, their hand-selected instructors are passionate about teaching children how to remain safer in and around the water, using tried and true curriculum, 30+ years in the making and trusted worldwide to teach 4 million swim lessons annually.
It all started in a pool, but not one of the indoor, 90° pools that tots have come to love over the years. Our mission began in 1991, at a community pool in Tempe, Arizona, where one teenage lifeguard taught one single lesson, and a dream was born.
At a time when quality childhood swim instruction was a novelty, Ron and Jane Sciarro created a different kind of swim experience. Their mobile swim school traveled the greater Phoenix area to borrowed backyard pools and rented hotel facilities. The Sciarros offered parents a place to be heard, where the water safety goals for their children became more than a wish list, but a reality. And Aqua-Tots took off!
By 2005, the idea of a year-round swim program had made its way into the hearts and minds of parents everywhere, and with the help of Paul and Heather Preston, the first Aqua-Tots Swim Schools location opened in Mesa, Arizona, followed quickly by the first franchise location in 2007.
Today, Aqua-Tots Swim Schools serves over 115 communities in 14 countries, and our commitment to parents is exactly the same as it was in 1991. We value your desire to see your children develop a life-long love for swimming, and we’re committed to teaching children of all ages and abilities the skills they need to become safe and confident swimmers for life.
After all, it’s about so much more than swim lessons. It’s about propelling lives, one swim lesson at a time.
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