Growing Michigan Franchise Company Goldfish Swim School Reaches Milestone with Opening of New Chicago Market Location

15th Swim School Nationwide; Company has grown every year since opening first location in Birmingham, Mich. in 2006

September 02, 2014 // // Detroit, Mich. - Goldfish Swim School will celebrate the opening of its 15th location with the opening of a Burr Ridge, Ill. facility on Sept. 3, 2014.

The milestone comes after Goldfish’s recent openings in three regions: Chicago, Columbus and Detroit. Goldfish is also bolstering its aggressive growth through planned schools in new markets, including Pittsburgh, Boston and Washington D.C. In addition, the franchise is planning a second Indianapolis metro area school, a 6th Detroit area location and several new Chicago area facilities.

"We are thrilled to see the unique environment and curriculum we created for Goldfish resonate with parents and children along with our franchisees," said Chris McCuiston, president of Goldfish Swim Schools. "As we looked to expand into additional markets we have been fortunate to find an amazing group of people passionate about teaching and offering first-rate customer experience and incredible growth potential."

Goldfish Swim School was founded in by the husband-wife team of Chris and Jenny McCuiston in 2006 in Birmingham, Mich. Since then, Goldfish, its franchisees and their teams of highly trained instructors have helped thousands of children learn to swim while being safe in and around water.

"The location in Burr Ridge will be a wonderful addition to our growing company and will allow a new group of parents and children to have the "Golden Experience" with Goldfish," said Andrew McCuiston, co-founder of Goldfish Swim Schools. "In addition to providing that community with our innovative swim lessons, this new facility will inject new capital and employment opportunities into the area."

A typical Goldfish Swim School opening results in up to 75 new jobs and a local investment of about $1 million. For more information and to schedule an interview with Chris or Andrew McCuiston, please call Michael Zalewski at 800-435-9539.

About Goldfish Swim School

Established in 2006 by husband and wife team, Jenny and Chris McCuiston, Goldfish Swim School provides swim lessons and water safety instruction to infants and children ages four months to 12 years. Classes are offered by specially trained instructors in a safe, kid-friendly and fun environment. Goldfish currently teaches more than 20,000 students per week.

Headquartered in Birmingham, Mich., Goldfish Swim School opened its first franchise in 2009 in Farmington Hills, Mich. and is in the process of expanding franchise opportunities throughout Michigan and the Midwest. For more information, visit

SOURCE Goldfish Swim School


Michael Zalewski


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