Aqua-Tots Drives International Growth with New Openings in the Middle East and Southeast Asia
PHOENIX (May 17, 2022) – Aqua-Tots Swim Schools has been saving lives for over 30 years and recently put its foot on the gas in Q1 to accelerate international expansion further across the globe.
This March, Franchisee Narit Hongratana-Uthai and his family opened Aqua-Tots’ third Thailand location at 243 Chalermprakiet Rama9 Road in Prawet, Bangkok. The new state-of-the-art, 7,000-square-foot facility is now open and teaching families in the Prawet district and surrounding communities lifesaving swim lessons and Aqua-Tots’ proven swim-safety curriculum.
“We’re excited to be a part of such a renowned swim school that is making a positive impact around the world,” Hongratana-Uthai said. “This opening marks my family’s first Aqua-Tots franchise, so we’re eager to build lasting relationships with families in the Prawet community and spread Aqua-Tots’ mission further across Thailand.”
In addition to its Thailand development, the award-winning swim school debuted its first location in Beirut, Lebanon earlier this spring with Franchisee Tania Kosmos. The new 11,000-square-foot facility located at B1 Level, Bloc 1318, Uptown Ave., Antelias, Bikfaya Road features an indoor heated pool with a beautiful seafront view, child-friendly design elements and a comfortable viewing area featuring coffee, snacks and vending items. Aqua-Tots Beirut also offers an underground parking area for safe and easy access to swim lessons.
“I’m thrilled to join Aqua-Tots at this exciting time as they propel international expansion,” Kosmos said. “Our Beirut facility is now open and providing safe water adventures for children while giving parents peace of mind. I’m proud to be a part of this best-in-class franchise and introduce Aqua-Tots’ comprehensive curriculum in Lebanon.”
Aqua-Tots currently has 124 locations worldwide, teaching five million swim lessons a year. The new Thailand and Lebanon facilities mark the 21st and 22nd international locations with 14 more U.S. locations projected to open in 2022.
The Aqua-Tots Swim Journey is comprised of eight levels of comprehensive curriculum that is tried, true and trusted all over the world. Each level is designed to build upon the next, taking each child on a journey toward becoming a safe and confident swimmer for life. Aqua-Tots offers swim lessons for children as young as four months all the way through 12 years old. Children can participate in private lessons or small group classes to help ensure a safe environment for proper swim instruction. For more information about Aqua-Tots and to enroll in swim lessons, visit aqua-tots.com.
About Aqua-Tots Swim Schools
Aqua-Tots Swim Schools serves over 120 communities worldwide, offering dedicated, year-round, indoor swim instruction, community outreach and drowning prevention education to children of all abilities from four months to 12 years old. As the world’s largest swim school franchise that is continuing to grow with 90 locations in development, Aqua-Tots’ hand-selected instructors are passionate about teaching children how to remain safer in and around the water. The company uses tried and true curriculum, more than 30 years in the making and trusted worldwide to teach five million swim lessons annually. To learn more, visit aqua-tots.com or follow Aqua-Tots on Facebook and Instagram.