British Swim School Celebrates Strongest Year on Record
January 4, 2023
North America’s Premier ‘Learn to Swim’ Franchise Heads Into 2023 With Impressive Momentum
British Swim School, North America’s leading “learn to swim” franchise company, is celebrating its strongest year ever, furthering the brand’s impact and setting the stage for continued success in 2023.
The company welcomed 37 new franchisees in 2022, adding almost 60 territories to their footprint across the US and Canada, including first locations in Utah, New Hampshire, British Columbia and Vancouver, Canada.
2022 was also a banner year for individual franchise owners, with the number of owners reaching the one-million-dollar revenue mark doubling since the prior year.
The expansion is further highlighted by the direct impact British Swim School is making in local communities. British Swim School instructors throughout North America taught almost 1.5 million swim lessons in 2022 — that’s over 27,000 lessons per week! Over 75 new locations were opened throughout the year as well, reaching many localities where quality swim instruction was previously lacking.
“Our owners buy a British Swim School franchise because they are committed to our unique business model, and this year emphasizes the validity of that commitment,” said Ashley Gundlach, president of British Swim School. “Like everyone else, we had a tough year in 2020, so it’s fantastic to see our franchise owners succeeding and building solid businesses that generate significant financial independence while also helping to save lives.”
“I could not be prouder of our franchisees, their employees, their instructors, and our entire British Swim School family,” said Gundlach. “This has been an amazing year, and we are so excited about the future. Our system continues to grow at an impressive rate, and we have so many talented people in the pipeline to bring British Swim School to even more communities. “
2023 is shaping up to build on the successes of 2022, with impressive goals set for growing the brand’s footprint and furthering the reach and success of British Swim School’s current “family” of franchise owners. The focus on teaching lifesaving water skills to individuals of all ages and abilities will continue, with the launch of a new Young Adult program to accompany the build-out of their Adult and Special Abilities programs.
With a goal to teach over 2 million lessons in 2023, there’s no time to waste!