How do our pool partnerships work?
Day in the Life of a Franchise Owner
The Country
British Swim School - Cassie Prochilo
British Swim School - Becky Grindle
Bonnie Alcid, British Swim School Owner - Gaithersburg, MD
British Swim School Promotional Video

British Swim School


Quick Summary

British Swim School is a franchise dedicated to teaching water survival skills to individuals of every age and ability. British Swim School has leveraged a proven franchising model to become a leader in the $5 billion Learn to Swim School industry. This is a low investment and easily scalable model. Learn more now!


Quick Facts

Minimum Cash Required$90,000
Total Investment$93,700
Net Worth Required$150,000
Franchise Fee$39,500
Financing Assistance3rd Party
Year Founded1981
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Available In These States:

We are currently accepting inquiries in these states:
  • AL
  • AK
  • AZ
  • AR
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DE
  • DC
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • IA
  • KS
  • KY
  • LA
  • ME
  • MD
  • MA
  • MI
  • MN
  • MS
  • MO
  • MT
  • NE
  • NV
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NY
  • NC
  • ND
  • OH
  • OK
  • OR
  • PA
  • RI
  • SC
  • SD
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VT
  • VA
  • WV
  • WI
  • WY

Not Available In These States:

We are NOT currently accepting inquiries in these states:
  • WA

International Availability:

Accepting In These Countries:
  • United States
  • Canada
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Overview

British Swim School

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 200-plus locations taught nearly 750,000 lessons, a 100,000 lesson increase from the year prior. 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.

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

Testimonials

The marketing team and franchise support staff provided endless assistance with EVERY aspect of pausing and restarting my business. Despite being a smaller independent company, I was able to effectively navigate these uncharted times and interact with my customers and business partners with knowledge and confidence. StuGelbord , British Swim School of Greater Philadelphia
"What I like most about the opportunity to become an owner and own a location is the opportunity to grow. You can take a small model and grow it into something extreme, something you only dream about."CassieProchilo , Franchise Owner
"What I like best about the business model is [the] small initial investment. [It’s] a very low risk to get started, versus going out and spending a million dollars to build a pool."BeckyGrindle , Franchise Owner
"British Swim School has been a great opportunity coming from a corporate background and going into a business that allows me to have flexibility but also have an impact on the lives of so many children." AngelicaMonroy , Franchise Owner

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British Swim School Video(s)


Video Selections

  • How do our pool partnerships work?

  • Day in the Life of a Franchise Owner

  • The Country's Leading Swim School

  • British Swim School - Cassie Prochilo

  • British Swim School - Becky Grindle

  • Bonnie Alcid, British Swim School Owner - Gaithersburg, MD

  • British Swim School Promotional Video

Press Releases & Awards

7/21/2022 - British Swim School Expands Franchise in Pennsylvania
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7/21/2022 - British Swim School Expands Footprint in Canada
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7/21/2022 - NEW BRITISH SWIM SCHOOL FRANCHISEES MAKING A BIG SPLASH!
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7/21/2022 - British Swim School Launches Educational Campaign for National Water Safety Month
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7/21/2022 - British Swim School Named a 2022 Franchising@WORK Award Finalist by Franchise Business Review
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7/21/2022 - British Swim School Makes a Major Splash in Boston
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7/21/2022 - British Swim School Continues to Make Strides with First Location in Cypress, Texas
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7/21/2022 - British Swim School Inks New Deal to Open Franchise Location in Toronto West –Etobicoke
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7/21/2022 - British Swim School’s Incentive Program Leads to Rapid Growth in Canada
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7/21/2022 - British Swim School Welcomes New Franchisees to Washington
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7/21/2022 - British Swim School Expands Footprint in Maryland
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7/21/2022 - From Employee to Owner: British Swim School Greater Toronto Changes Hands
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7/21/2022 - British Swim School to Offer Lessons in Alberta’s Capital City for the First Time!
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7/21/2022 - British Swim School Adds New Location in Growing Tennessee City
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6/16/2022 - Nation’s Premier ‘Learn to Swim’ Provider Bounces Back to Pre-Pandemic Performance and Continues to Grow
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7/12/2021 - British Swim School Continues Trend Towards Post-Pandemic Success!
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4/16/2021 - Nation’s Premier ‘Learn to Swim’ Provider Bounces Back to Pre-Pandemic Performance and Continues to Grow
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1/28/2021 - Ranked A Top Franchise In Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500®
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6/17/2020 - British Swim School Awards New Territories in Norfolk and Virginia Beach
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2/6/2020 - A Worcester mom is determined to give premature babies a fighting chance though swimming.
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2/6/2020 - British Swim School opens new locations in Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach
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2/6/2020 - British Swim School Ranked A Top Franchise in Entrepreneur's Highly Competitive 41st Annual Franchise 500
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