Aqua-Tots Swim Schools Breaks Ground on New 12,000 sq. ft. Headquarters Office in Mesa, Arizona
Aqua-Tots Swim Schools Co-Founders Ron and Jane Sciarro and Paul and Heather Preston break ground on 12,000 sq. ft. headquarters office in Mesa, Arizona.
MESA, ARIZ. FEBRUARY 01, 2019, Aqua-Tots Swim Schools, the world’s largest swim school franchise, headquartered in Mesa, Arizona, has broken ground on their 12,000 sq. ft. headquarters office. The new state-of-the-art facility, located in front of the flagship Aqua-Tots Swim Schools location in Mesa, will boast 6,000 sq. ft. of office space and 6,000 sq. ft. dedicated to a local restaurant concept, as well as a functional rooftop deck for events. It is slated to be completed in September 2019.
At the official groundbreaking ceremony, Co-Founders Ron and Jane Sciarro and Paul and Heather Preston marked the commemorative moment along with Aqua-Tots Swim Schools headquarters staff.
“When Jane and I began teaching swim lessons in Mesa in 1991, we were simply trying to offer parents quality swim instruction options for their children,” says Aqua-Tots Co-Founder Ron Sciarro. “Little did we know that our passion for swim lessons would translate into 95 schools in 14 countries with more than 5 million swim lessons taught annually. The new headquarters office is more than a dream come true for us, it’s the dedication and hard work of hundreds of people and thousands of families that have entrusted us with their children for the last 28 years. We continue to be grateful to the entire Mesa community for allowing us the privilege of serving you.”
Paul and Heather Preston joined the Sciarros in 2005 for the purpose of forming a franchise model to expand Aqua-Tots into what it’s become today.
“This journey for us is about excellence,” says Co-Founder Paul Preston. “If we are going to come alongside franchise owners and ask them to follow in our footsteps, we have to do this with integrity. We have to hold everything in the light of our core values to make sure that we’re doing it for the right reasons. This endeavor is about more than teaching kids to swim. It’s about coming alongside families to give them a better, safer future. That’s what we get to do every day, in every lesson.”
About Aqua-Tots Swim Schools
Aqua-Tots Swim Schools serves 95 communities in 14 countries on 3 continents, offering year-round, indoor swim instruction, community outreach and drowning prevention education to children of all abilities as early as 4 months old. As the world’s largest swim school franchise, their hand-selected instructors are passionate about teaching children how to remain safe in and around the water, using tried-and-true curriculum, 28 years in the making and trusted worldwide to teach more than 5 million swim lessons annually.