April 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // FT. LAUDERDALE, FL – Recently, the Women's Prosperity Network awarded British Swim School Founder, Rita Goldberg, a 2014 "Women's Success She-Rocks Award," which honors women who exemplify a strong combination of resilience and heart and who have demonstrated these qualities in their professional lives as well as through their community involvement. British Swim School is a full service, year-round and indoor swim school franchise offering water safety survival and swimming lessons for babies from three months through adult.
British Swim School was founded in 1981, headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale and is still run by Founder Rita Goldberg, a former national swimmer in Britain. Goldberg left Britain's state school teaching system to open her own private swim school in the basement of a Victorian house in Manchester, England. Here, she developed the unique and methodical teaching methods that have become a recognized trademark of BSS. British Swim School currently provides water safety survival/swimming/lessons to over 5,000 students per week and conducted over a quarter of a million swimming lessons system-wide in 2013.
British Swim Schools' method is a fun yet meticulous, gradual and gentle process, which starts with teaching children of any age and adults to roll over onto their backs - the most important water safety survival skill. All instructors are first aid, CPR, and lifeguard/CPA certified and have completed British Swim School's rigorous training program. Please click on the link to see Rita's teaching method first-hand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfdfYI2Q2R8
"Every woman deserves to be recognized and honored for their contributions," says Nancy Matthews, Founder of Women's Prosperity Network. "It is when women like Rita Goldberg come together and acknowledge themselves and each other that extraordinary results occur, for them individually, for their families and the community at large."
With drowning the leading cause of death in children under five years of age, water safety survival/swimming lessons are a vital part of a child's development. Goldberg developed the method as a building process, which begins with teaching babies even (as young as three months old) water safety survival skills, utilizing a structured program of songs, games and fun, which introduces the children to the water and teaches them to float independently on their back for the first time. Each 30-minute class is structured into a series of timed activities, including play time to ensure the young swimmers leave class with a positive feeling towards the water.
Women's Prosperity Network was founded by three sisters, Nancy Matthews, Trish Carr and Susan Wiener, who are committed to providing women with the opportunity to share ideas for succeeding in business and in life. They offer workshops, tele-classes and webinars, which provide women with the resources and strategies that support them on a continuous basis within a trusted and diverse community of women. They have chapters throughout the United States, as well as Jamaica, West Indies and are about to open a Chapter in the Netherlands. For more information visit: WPNGlobal.com
Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL, British Swim School (BSS) currently operates six corporate locations, and, since starting to franchise in 2011, now has 20 franchises in six states and internationally in Turkey. British Swim School was founded and is still run by Rita Goldberg, a former national swimmer in Britain. Goldberg left state school teaching to open her own private swim school in the basement of a Victorian house in Manchester, England. Here she developed the unique and methodical teaching methods that have become a recognized trademark of BSS. British Swim School currently provides water safety survival/swimming/lessons to over 5,000 students per week and conducted over a quarter of a million swimming lessons system-wide in 2013.
BSS was recently ranked in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 and was also ranked as one of Entrepreneur Magazine's "Top 50 New Franchises." British Swim School has aligned itself with the Safer3 Water Safety Foundation (formerly The Swim for Life Foundation) whose mission is to "protect every life from drowning through education and heightened water safety awareness. For more information regarding BSS, please log onto www.britishswimschool.com or call 954-747-7251.
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