British Swim School

British Swim School is the leader in "Learn to Swim" programs. It was revolutionary in developing a survival program that enables the very young to survive an accident in water. It's gentle fun program makes it a number one choice for all parents.

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British Swim School


British Swim School Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024



British Swim School Founder Rita Goldberg, as a former competitive swimmer, knew all too well the dangers associated with children and water. Indeed, it is the number one cause of accidental death for children under the age of five. Rita set out to do something about it. She spent years creating revolutionary water survival techniques for infants and children, and now, together with a growing number of British Swim School Franchise Owners around the country, has likely saved countless lives through our safe, gentle and fun learn-to-swim program.


British Swim School was created to provide the Owners with a feeling of fulfillment and purpose in helping save children's lives. Never did we think it would evolve into the economically outstanding business model that it is. British Swim School Owners enjoy a wide customer base and all our proud of their bottom lines. Want to hear more? We thought you might. Fill out the form to get your hands on our exciting financials.


Unlike the other Swim Schools, British Swim School Owners don't need a great deal of money to get their businesses up and running. British Swim School has spent years developing partnerships with existing organizations to find existing pools for our Franchise Owners to utilize. Our average initial investment is approximately $60,000!

Ideal Locations for British Swim Schools:

  • Fitness Centers
  • Hotel Pools
  • Sports Clubs
  • Schools

Company Details

Established: 1981
First Unit Franchised: 2011
Franchise Owners: 160
Franchised Units: 300+ Locations in 34 state and Canadian provinces
Company Owned Units: 0
States Registered In: All States 
Canada Franchises: Yes
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By British Swim School

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes, 3rd Party
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes - Pool Locations
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Co-Operative Advertising: 2%
Training: 3 Week Online Pre-training, 10 days at corporate headquarters in both business management and aquatic training

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a British Swim School Franchise.

What does a British Swim School Franchise Cost?

British Swim School franchise fees for 2024:

Franchise Fees: Single: $55,000 2 Units: $95,000 3 Units: $135,000 

Total Investment: $110,240 - $146,790

Royalty: 10%

National Ad Fund: 2%

Average Number of Employees to start: An Aquatics Lead plus 2-3 Swim Instructors, As the business grows more instructors will be needed

Passive: No

Semi-Passive: Yes

Home Based: Yes in the first year 

B2B: No

Master Franchise Opportunities: No

Is British Swim School a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. British Swim School is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is British Swim School a Home Based franchise?

Yes. British Swim School is a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do British Swim School Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much British Swim School franchisees make. British Swim School offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is British Swim School a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. British Swim School is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does British Swim School Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. British Swim School franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does British Swim School Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. British Swim School franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is British Swim School Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. British Swim School franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is British Swim School Looking for International franchisees?

No. British Swim School franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see British Swim School's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Sports, Education, Child Related, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

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International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


British Swim School Franchises for Sale

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