British Swim School Adds New Location in Growing Tennessee City
May 9, 2022
The Nation’s Leading “learn to swim” Franchise is Expanding into Chattanooga
British Swim School, the nation’s leading “learn to swim” franchise company, continues its nationwide expansion with the opening of its newest franchise location in Chattanooga. This is the company’s second franchise in the Volunteer State.
The new franchise is owned by Raymond Liu, who has called Scenic City home for the last 15 years. He is excited to welcome students of all ages who will learn the signature survival skills and basic stroke development that are a trademark of the British Swim School program. With a large number of rivers and lakes, in addition to public and backyard pools, water is at the heart of Chattanooga – which is why Lui recognized a true need in the area for quality year-round swim lessons.
“The number of drowning deaths in the state hit a record high over the last two years, making me even more determined to bring such an important and essential resource to the Chattanooga area,” said Liu, owner of British Swim School of Chattanooga.
British Swim School offers a three-part curriculum, teaching children and adults of all ages, some as young as three months, water acclimation, safety/survival skills, and swim stroke development. While parental supervision is always the number one safety measure, research shows that participation in formal swim programs, such as those offered by British Swim School, can reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent among children who are most at risk for accidental deaths caused by drowning.
Like most British Swim School locations across the country, the Chattanooga location will also offer swim lessons to adults. A Red Cross survey found that more than half of all Americans (54 percent) either can’t swim or don’t have basic swimming skills. This alarming statistic is personal to Liu: his own mother nearly drowned during a family vacation when he was a child.
“We have the incredible opportunity to prevent drowning and save lives, not only for children but for adults, too,” adds Liu.
"We are excited to welcome Raymond Liu to the British Swim School family," said Ashley Gundlach, British Swim School President. “As we continue to grow, it’s critical that we partner with owners like him who are passionate about water safety. Thanks to Raymond, we have a new opportunity to provide families in Chattanooga with the opportunity to become safer swimmers, effectively helping to reduce the number of accidental drownings. Plus, Raymond’s energy is enthusiastic – we know he’s going to create a team culture within his business that brings a smile to the customers they serve.”
Liu joins the growing team of franchise owners that operate more than 215 British Swim School locations across the United States and Canada.