Goldfish Swim School Makes a Splash in Washington with New Signed Franchise Agreement
Husband-Wife Team Invest in Goldfish Swim School Amid Search for Premier Learn-to-Swim School for Their Daughter
January 25, 2022 // Franchising.com // Puyallup, WA - Goldfish Swim School Franchising, LLC has announced a signed franchise agreement in Washington that will bring a new Goldfish Swim School to Puyallup in Q2 of 2023. Site selection is well-underway as the new facility will join two open and operating schools across the state, in Redmond and Shoreline, extending the brand’s reach to teach water safety to even more children and families in the area.
Behind the newly signed agreement is husband-wife team, Mitch and Corri Hastings, who have teamed up with existing Goldfish Swim School franchisee, John Higgins. The Hastings are United States Military Academy West Point graduates, and Corri swam on the varsity team where her passion for swimming and water safety was solidified. The Hastings recently moved to Washington from Wisconsin, and were in search of a premier learn-to-swim provider for their four-year-old daughter. Disappointed in the lack of availability, they began pondering opening their own facility. Formerly enrolled in lessons at Goldfish Swim School – Brookfield, WI, the Hastings started their due diligence in exploring the Goldfish franchise opportunity.
“As former members of Goldfish, we knew the brand had established itself with a purpose-driven mission that goes above and beyond in customer service, while providing extraordinary results with a proven learn-to-swim curriculum,” said Corri.
“As we dug into the details of the franchise opportunity, we knew we found our perfect match. We’re eager to make a significant impact in our new community by teaching water safety and drowning prevention with the premier brand in the industry,” added Mitch.
The success achieved by the brand has not gone unnoticed as the franchise industry has honored Goldfish with several recent award wins: ranking No. 53 and the top swim school franchise in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2022 Franchise 500®, named a Top Franchise for 2021 by Franchise Business Review, earning a spot on the 2021 Inc. 5000 Midwest Regionals list, claiming a 2021 Breakout Retailer Award by Chain Store Age and making an appearance on the 2021 Franchise Times Top 400.
Goldfish Swim School provides swim lessons and water safety instruction to infants and children ages four months to 12 years, teaching children how to be safer in and around the water. Each school offers swim lessons and programs using a proprietary philosophy, The Science of SwimPlay®, to build life skills both in and out of the water using play-based learning in a fun and safe environment. Each school’s number one focus and main priority is always the same - educating children on water safety while teaching them how to swim and respect the water.
SOURCE Goldfish Swim School
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