As a life-long swimmer, 17-time Collegiate All-American and two-time Olympic Trials qualifier with a degree in early childhood development & family studies, Jenny McCuiston realized the need for quality swim lessons focused solely on children in a family-friendly environment. Together with her husband, Chris, Jenny traveled the country to research the learn-to-swim industry and began the two-year development of their business plan.
In early 2005, Jenny and Chris brought to life the Goldfish Swim School concept by conceptualizing the tropically-themed facility and developing the systems and processes that make the Goldfish Swim School model the premier learn-to-swim franchise. In March of 2006, Chris and Jenny opened the first Goldfish Swim School in Birmingham with more than 500 students. Within two years, the business had grown to teach more than 2,000 students per week. Today, Goldfish teaches over 100,000 students system wide!
Goldfish Swim School is the premier learn-to-swim facility dedicated entirely to infants and children, ages four months to 12 years. What does our cutting-edge swim school model have that makes it the leader in the industry?
You feel it the moment you walk in. Something different. It’s more than the vibrant colors and tropical environment. More than a curriculum crafted to teach kids how to swim and build their self-confidence. More than a shiver-free pool heated to 90 degrees. There’s something more. Something unexpected. Something that propels Goldfish Swim School beyond typical.
The Goldfish Swim School Franchise is positioned as the leader in the thriving and profitable children’s education and enrichment market, consistently recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in franchising.
- Over 80 schools open or in development in more than 26 states and internationally
- On pace to have over 100 locations open and operating in the next five years
- Unparalleled experience and support in the franchise and learn-to-swim industries
- Strong market recognition and national brand fund to support continued growth
- Consistently recognized by Ernst & Young, Inc., Entrepreneur, Franchise Business Review and more!