Aqua-Tots Benefits & Costs

Benefits & Support

When you own an Aqua-Tots Swim School franchise, you are never alone! Aqua-Tots Swim Schools has a highly experienced and professional management team with a combined 50 years experience in the swim industry and 40 years in business management and consulting. An extensive library of operations and training manuals are provided to each franchise owner. Our owners have 24 hour access to all of our proven programs and operations systems.

Not only do you get to work for yourself in this recession-resistant growth industry, you get to be part of a family oriented business that invests in the lives of children — all with the support of the latest technology, proven operating philosophy and an experienced management team at your disposal. As an Aqua-Tots franchisee, you will receive training, operating on all aspects of operating the swim school from pre-opening, operating and employee training. Aqua-Tots has created comprehensive detailed manuals with step-by-step instructions on everything from how to select a site, how to hire / train / certify instructors, to maintaining the highest level of client satisfaction. We also train you how to operate our state-of-the-art scheduling / POS system, how to market your swim school while maintaining the highest standards in swim instruction.

Investment Costs

Expense Amount (low) Amount (high)
Initial Franchise Fee* $40,000 $40,000
Initial Franchisee Travel Expenses during Training at Aqua-Tots Swim School University (ATU) in Arizona $2,000 $8,000
Rent or Real Estate $12,000 $30,000
Pool Design, Build and Aquatic Supplies and Equipment $75,000 $125,000
Tenant Improvements $195,000 $365,098
Computers, Fax, Color Printer and Copier $3,000 $8,000
Signage $7,000 $15,000
Miscellaneous Opening Costs $7,000 $10,000
Opening Inventory for Retail Lines $3,000 $10,000
Advertising $18,000 $32,500
Aqua-Tots Swim Schools Proprietary Software $199 $199
Additional Funds for Initial three (3) Months $40,000 $60,000
Totals $402,209 $682,295

*INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE FEES:   Please Note — The initial franchise fees for any of the International Aqua-Tots Swim School store locations will vary based on geographic regions around the world.  Please contact Aqua-Tots USA Corporate Headquarters to be placed in direct contact with your region’s Master Developer for more information on franchise pricing structures for single or multi-development projects.