British Swim School

Survival of the Littlest

British Swim School has leveraged a proven franchising model to become a leader in the $5 billion Learn to Swim School industry. Buying a franchise is a major decision, but the exploratory process to find the best franchise opportunity for you doesn’t have to be painful, and you don’t have to do it alone. Our mutual evaluation process is incredibly high touch, ensuring you receive all of the information you need to make an informed decision.

What Does a British Swim School Franchise Cost?

To buy a franchise with British Swim School, you'll need to have at least liquid capital of $100,000 and a minimum net worth of $150,000. Franchisees can expect to make a total investment of $99,960 - $135,010. British Swim School charges a franchise fee of $45,000. They also offer financing via 3rd party as well as a discount for veterans. *

Requirements

Financial requirements for this franchise:

Liquid Capital: $100,000
What does Liquid Capital mean?
Net Worth: $150,000
What does Net Worth mean?
Franchise Fee: $45,000
What does Franchise Fee mean?
Total Investment: $99,960 - $135,010
What does Total Investment mean?
Royalty Fee: FLAT - 10%
Franchise Fee: $39,500 - $59,500

Options

Options available to franchisees:

Financing: Via 3rd party
Training: Available
Veteran Discount: Yes

Franchisor Details

Facts about this franchise:

Franchise Units: 1
Total Units: 156
Home Office: Virginia Beach, VA
Year Founded: 1981
Franchising Since: 2011

What Is British Swim School?

Learning to swim is an essential life skill that every child and adult should know, but it's about more than just mastering the perfect swim stroke; it's about teaching water safety and survival techniques to combat the many lives lost to drowning.

  • A recognized trademark of British Swim School is its unique and highly effective teaching methods used to teach all ages how to swim and to be safer in the water.
  • While many of our owners prefer to be hands-on owner-operators, it is also possible to start as a semi-absentee model, with the right team in place.
  • Beginning with 1-2 office staff and 2-3 instructors, this business model allows for a lot of room for growth.
  • Business coaches are available to assist franchise owners with all operational questions - from budgeting to hiring to training!

Hear It from Our Franchise Owners

"I love being a British Swim School owner because I get to turn fear into confidence and help people of all ages discover the joy that comes from achieving a goal through hard work and perseverance."
– Ashley Yates, Franchise Owner


Why British Swim School?

British Swim School provides an exceptional business opportunity providing a service that will never go out of style – and with a strong focus on people, cannot be replaced by technology. With a well-earned reputation including a ranking on Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list, it's no wonder the mission-based brand is growing quickly across North America.

DEMAND: We provide warm water, small classes, highly trained instructors and unique programs with revolutionary techniques that are proprietary to British Swim School. Our gentle, fun and effective instruction ensures an incredible customer retention rate. Last year alone our 300-plus locations taught nearly 800,000 lessons. Our acclaimed aquatic program, combined with our fantastic franchise owners, means British Swim School is a recognized industry leader.
 
LOW INVESTMENT: The common perception is that to create a million-dollar franchise business, you need a huge chunk of capital. Not with British Swim School. Our model allows entrepreneurs with limited capital or those who don't want a six or seven figure investment risk hanging on their shoulders to launch their swim school and start generating revenue.
 
NO BUILD OUT COSTS: We help our franchise owners acquire "access to warm water" by partnering with predominantly indoor pool owners in fitness centers, hotels, schools, and other community facilities. We contract with these underutilized pools to bring in revenue for the facility owner, and of course for the franchisee. By using pool "space" managed by others, there are no ongoing costs associated with maintaining the facility. It's a win-win situation!
 
NATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS: British Swim School has existing partnerships with national fitness organizations like LA Fitness and 24 Hour Fitness and is working to secure additional partnerships at a national level. The company has also developed multiple local partnerships with other fitness centers, hotels and community centers. This helps our franchise owners to acquire warm, indoor pools quicker, without the need to negotiate new contracts with every location.
  • British Swim School has leveraged a proven franchising model to become a leader in the $5 billion Learn to Swim School industry. Buying a franchise is a major decision, but the exploratory process to find the best franchise opportunity for you doesn’t have to be painful, and you don’t have to do it alone. Our mutual evaluation process is incredibly high touch, ensuring you receive all of the information you need to make an informed decision.
  • British Swim School is the North American leader in “learn to swim” programs and is an easily scalable model. A purpose-driven brand, the company was revolutionary in developing a water survival program that enables young children to first survive a water incident and then develop the life-long skill of swimming within your community.

If you’re ready to start making a difference in your community, reach out to learn more and secure your territory today!

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AwardsAwards

British Swim School has received the following awards and acknowledgements:

#737 on Inc. 5000
Franchise Business Review's Top Franchise Recession- Proof
Entrepreneur's Fastest Growing Franchise
Entrepreneur Magazine 2022 #63 on Top Low Cost Franchises Under $100,000
#352 on Entrepreneur's Franchise 500; Franchise Times Top 500
Franchise Dictionary Top 100 Game Changers
Franchise Business Review's Franchisee Satisfaction and Top Franchises for Women Awards
Fran-Tastic 500 Franserve
#16 mid size category for FBR Franchises Satisfaction

AvailabilityAvailability

British Swim School is currently accepting inquiries from the following states:

Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

Interested parties should have at least $100,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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