Aqua-Tots History

Aqua-Tots was founded in Scottsdale, AZ, by Ron and Jane Sciarro in April 1991. Since its inception, this initial home based business exploded with success. Initially, they worked from their home office as a seasonal swim school operation (March through October). Over the next few years, the founders realized there were very few quality swim programs or options for parents to enroll their children into. As a result, Aqua-Tots started to design and develop a state-of-the-art training curriculum that focuses on meeting two specific needs — the child and the parent. Soon after the release of the first training program, Aqua-Tots swim school exploded again with locations throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan area.

After years of requests to build an indoor swim school facility to continue their children in the Aqua-Tots Swim Program throughout the year, the founders began the process of designing a year-round swim school facility.

In April 2005, the founders of Aqua-Tots partnered with another family, Paul and Heather Preston to create the beginning stages of the franchise model and formed “Aqua-Tots Swim Schools” an Arizona Limited Liability Company.

In July 2005, Aqua-Tots designed and developed a state-of-the-art year-round indoor swim schools facility to service the residents of Metropolitan Phoenix. After years of mastering how to sell, teach and retain a solid employee and a large client base, Aqua-Tots Swim School had completed its final stages of developing its franchise business model to be replicated throughout the United States.

Because of Aqua-Tot’s attention to details, strategic planning and focus on being the best swim school, our franchisees are revolutionizing the swim school industry and are setting the pace in the market. And today we are in multiple states and countries worldwide!