For over 40 years, British Swim School has been dedicated to teaching water survival skills to children as young as three months old. Former CEO Rita Goldberg founded British Swim School in 1981 and developed the unique and highly effective teaching methods that are a recognized trademark of the brand. In April 2019, multi-brand franchising organization, Buzz Franchise Brands, became the majority owner of British Swim School but our mission has never changed. Following the mantra, ‘Survival of the Littlest’, we are dedicated to teaching water survival skills.
British Swim School is headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA and is a franchise organization currently operating over 215 schools across the U.S. and Canada. There are tremendous franchise opportunities available located nationwide!
Dubbed as the fastest growing swim school franchise in the US, we hold nearly 17,000 swimming lessons per week nationally and conducted over 600,000 swimming lessons in 2019. We offer swimming lessons for babies, children, and adults.
British Swim School was recently ranked 222 in the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 in 2021 and #38 on their list of Top Franchises for under $150,000. We also earned a spot on Franchise Business Review’s coveted “Franchisee Satisfaction” list. British Swim School was also deemed #14 on the Top 100 Franchises under $150K by the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 and holds spots on both the Franchise Times’ and Franchise Gator’s esteemed top franchise lists.
Founded in 2012, Buzz Franchise Brands is focused on building companies that get people talking. The organization’s first brand, Mosquito Joe, was sold to Neighborly in late 2018 after growing to almost 300 locations. Buzz Franchise Brands currently operates pool cleaning and maintenance company, Pool Scouts and residential cleaning company, Home Clean Heroes. British Swim School is the third brand to make up Buzz Franchise Brands’ family of franchise brands.