Aqua-Tots was founded in 1991 in Scottsdale, Arizona by Ron and Jane Sciarro. The two always had a love for children and dreamed about running their own business. So, when Ron and Jane identified very few quality swim programs for parents to enroll their children in, they started their own learn-to-swim business. The two taught classes to families seasonally from March through October. Over the next few years, the founders designed and developed a comprehensive training curriculum that focused on meeting the needs of two important people: the child and the parent.
TAKING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL
After years of success, the couple decided to turn their seasonal school operation into a year-round business by opening state-of-the-art training centers. Shortly after, the founders partnered with Paul and Heather Preston to create the beginning stages of the franchise model and formed “Aqua-Tots Swim Schools.”
In 2005, Aqua-Tots Swim Schools designed and developed a dedicated indoor facility in Arizona to serve families in the Metropolitan Phoenix area year-round. After years of mastering how to sell, how to teach and how to retain a solid employee base and a large client base, Aqua-Tots Swim Schools created a franchise business model to be replicated throughout the United States.
SETTING THE PACE
Aqua-Tots Swim Schools now has franchises worldwide in efforts to reduce drownings by providing families with life-saving swimming instruction. Because of Aqua-Tots’ attention to details, strategic planning, and focus on being the best swim school, our franchisees are setting the pace in the market. Aqua-Tots Swim Schools has revolutionized the swim school industry!
Our mission is to help prevent drownings by working with the community to provide a standard of excellence in teaching children and adults water safety. With years of experience, a comprehensive curriculum, quality swim instructors, state-of-the-art facilities, and convenient locations, Aqua-Tots has it all to serve your family!
Since 1991, Aqua-Tots has been an industry leader in swimming instruction. We challenge the status quo in the swim industry, focusing on delivering top-quality swim lessons and providing our swimmers with Lessons for Life. Our name is recognized around the world, as we have served many communities over the years in our efforts to reduce drownings on a global scale.
Decades of instructional experience have molded our comprehensive swimming curriculum. As an active member of the United States Swim School Association (USSSA), Aqua-Tots regularly participates in educational opportunities to maintain a high teaching standard in the swim industry. With the main focus being safety, our curriculum helps children learn how to swim and develop a lifelong love of swimming.
Every one of our instructors goes through over 40 hours of intensive classroom and in-water training. In addition, our Aqua-Tots Swim Schools Water Safety Instructors (AT-WSI) have passed an online exam and have obtained CPR training prior to receiving an AT-WSI Certification and to teaching their first swim lesson. Once certified, our instructors are assessed regularly to assure lesson quality and consistency. We want to ensure that your family receives a quality lesson, every time.
Our year-round training centers offer families a clean, safe, and family friendly teaching environment. The water is always 88-90 degrees to ensure our swimmers are comfortable in the water.
We have multiple locations in the United States and around the world to serve families.
INTERESTED IN OWNING A FRANCHISE?
Aqua-Tots Swim Schools is the leader in swimming instruction which makes owning an Aqua-Tots franchise an incredible opportunity. Since 1991, our internationally recognized “Lessons For Life” program has taught thousands of children to swim safe. Aqua-Tots franchisees come from all walks of life and business backgrounds, but they share a common passion for running their own business and for helping children learn skills that will change their lives.
WHAT IT TAKES
A franchise system is only as strong as its franchisees. Aqua-Tots Swim Schools is looking for franchise owners who value the reputation that Aqua-Tots has built and are dedicated to pushing it forward with great swim instruction in a clean, family-friendly, fun setting.
Naturally, you will need to like working with children to be an Aqua-Tots Swim Schools franchisee. Skills in customer service, marketing, people management and a financial understanding are necessary to build your successful business. You do not need to be a certified swim instructor to own an Aqua-Tots franchise. However, you must be willing to work hard to make your Aqua-Tots Swim School a success.
Owning an Aqua-Tots franchise is both challenging and personally fulfilling. If you want a business that helps future generations of children develop one of the most important life skills, Aqua-Tots is that franchise.
SUPPORT ALL THE WAY
When you own an Aqua-Tots Swim School franchise, you are never alone! Our franchise headquarters team is a highly experienced and professional management team specializing in business management and consulting to assist you in building a profitable business.
As an Aqua-Tots franchisee, you will receive training on all aspects of operating the swim school from pre-opening to daily operations to employee training. Aqua-Tots has developed 14 comprehensive detailed manuals with step-by-step instructions on everything from how to select a location to training your staff and how to maintain the highest level of client satisfaction. An extensive library of operations and training manuals along with video training is provided to each franchise owner. Our owners have 24 hour access to all of our proven programs and operations systems.