The Process

We’ve been where you are, trying to decide what the next step looks like in your career. That’s why we want to get to know YOU, beyond the business facts and figures. Our franchisees are our family, intentionally chosen because they share our like-minded passion to make the world a better, safer place. We’re looking for those who, like us, see a need for swim lessons, for community, for purpose beyond the pool.

Want to learn more about owning an Aqua-Tots Swim Schools franchise? Complete our interest form to get started.

Steps to Ownership

After receiving your initial interest form, we’ll reach out with next steps. If we share a mutual interest in moving forward, you’ll receive our Confidential Questionnaire. Fill it out and submit online.

We’ll arrange a phone call with Aqua-Tots Swim Schools Development Director John Garry to ensure common goals and feasibility, answer questions and make sure you are equally excited about the potential of the franchise.

You will receive the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). Sign the acknowledgement of receipt form required by the Federal Trade Commission and send it back to us.

We will schedule follow-up phone calls with John and Aqua-Tots Swim Schools Co-Founder Paul Preston to determine potential territory and business structure.

You’ll have the opportunity to speak with our existing franchise owners to learn more about their experience with Aqua-Tots, ask questions and gain additional insights into the industry.

You’ll be invited to attend a Discovery Day at Aqua-Tots Franchise Headquarters in Mesa, Arizona. We’ll have an opportunity to get to know each other, and you will meet our executive team, heads of training, marketing and operations as well as our franchise support team. It's a great opportunity to confirm that the decision you are making is the right one.

Once these steps are complete and a mutual commitment is achieved, you will be invited to join the Aqua-Tots Swim Schools family as a franchise owner. Together, we will execute agreements and engage our in-house brokerage to negotiate your school’s location.

Steps to Ownership

Research found that while 20% of individual startups were still in operation after 7 years in business, franchised businesses were still operating at a rate of 91%.