Franchise Qualifications

Aqua-Tots franchisees come from all walks of life but they share a common passion for running their own business and for helping children learn a “Lesson for Life”.  Naturally, you will need to like working with children. Skills in customer service, marketing, people management and a financial understanding will help you. Owning an Aqua-Tots franchise(s) 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, owning an Aqua-Tots franchise is right for you.

A franchise system is only as strong as its franchisees. A well run franchise reflects well on the entire system and a poorly run franchise affects the sales and reputation at not only that swim school, but at all the shops. Aqua-Tots Swim Schools is looking for franchise owners who value the reputation that Aqua-Tots has built for great swim instruction in a clean, fun setting. This does not mean that you have to be wealthy or have previous experience in the swimming industry. It means that you want to own an Aqua-Tots Swim School and run it as good as or better than any in the Aqua-Tots chain. It also means that you are willing to invest your own money, or invest together with a partner, to own one of the best swim schools in the USA.

Do you have what it takes?

The suggested minimum capital investment is $149K – $380K. Aqua-Tots philosophy is to grant franchises to those who have a strong desire to run a great swim program and business. One measure of desire is the amount of capital that you invest in your business. Aqua-Tots will, on a case-by-case basis, entertain applications from those who do not meet our suggested capital investment criteria and who demonstrate a passion for owning and running a great swim school. Plus, the ability to start your business in your home can be a great stepping-stone for success.

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.