Goldfish Swim School

The Goldfish Swim School franchise is a learn-to-swim facility dedicated to infants and children ages four through 12. In terms of the ideal candidate, they are looking for someone with strong sales and customer service skills, an entrepreneurial spirit, is motivated to succeed, and is passionate about teaching kids how to swim to increase their safety around the pool. The concept for the franchise was conceived by Jenny McCuiston, who loved swimming from an early age and became a collegiate swimming champion. She opened the fist Goldfish Swim School franchise in Birmingham, Michigan. Since then, it has grown to hundreds of locations across the U.S. and Canada. 

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Goldfish Swim School Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022

Background

As any parent will tell you, it can't get much better than opening a child related franchise. With their wide range of interests and need for services, there are so many franchises to choose from. But if you want to keep children safe around water and potentially save lives by teaching them how to swim, then investing in the Goldfish Swim School is the way to go. The franchise is a learn-to-swim facility dedicated to infants and children ages four through 12. Jenny McCuiston, who loved swimming from an early age and became a collegiate swimming champion, founded the franchise in 2006. Two short years later, she opened the fist Goldfish Swim School franchise in Birmingham, Michigan. Since then, it has grown to hundreds of locations across the U.S. and Canada. What makes the franchise special is that it builds children's confidence while having fun, which they call the Science of SwimPlay. To change it up and be unexpected, the pool is heated to 90 degrees, which sets them apart from other swim schools.
In terms of the ideal candidate, they are looking for someone with strong sales and customer service skills, an entrepreneurial spirit, is motivated to succeed, and is passionate about teaching kids how to swim to increase their safety around a pool. The franchise is like a family, and they will treat you like it! Families trust the franchise, so they will organically come to your location through word of mouth when they hear about how the kids are learning to swim. Look into investing in the Goldfish Swim School franchise today. 

Company Details

Headquarters: Troy, Michigan 
Canada: Yes
International: No  
Founded: 2006
First franchise: 2008
Total # of units: 120

Support and Training Offered By Goldfish Swim School

As a franchise owner, you will be provided with a comprehensive Goldfish University training program to teach you with everything you need to know about running the business successfully; local, regional, and national marketing support; assistance with selection selection and the buildout of your location; and ongoing support for the duration of your franchise agreement. 

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Goldfish Swim School Franchise.

What does a Goldfish Swim School Franchise Cost?

Goldfish Swim School franchise fees for 2022:

Financing options: Yes
Minimum Liquid Capital: $600,000
Total Investment: $1,355,283 to $3,266,858
Minimum Net worth Requirement: $1,500,000 
Initial Franchise Fee: $40,000 - $50,000
Royalty fee: 6%

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

Yes. Goldfish 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 Goldfish Swim School a Home Based franchise?

No. Goldfish Swim School is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Goldfish Swim School Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is Goldfish Swim School Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

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

Is Goldfish Swim School Looking for International franchisees?

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

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Child Related, Sports, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

More than $250,000

Passive Franchise

Yes

Home Based Franchise

No

Item 19 Franchise

Yes

B2B

No

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

Yes

International Franchise Opportunities

No

Goldfish Swim School Franchises for Sale

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