British Swim School Opens New Location in Aurora
August 17, 2023
North America’s Premier ‘Learn to Swim’ Provider Continues Canadian Expansion
British Swim School, the North American leader of “learn to swim” franchise programs, is pleased to announce the opening of a new franchise location in Aurora at the Microtel Inn & Suites, 180 Goulding Avenue. Franchise owner Nitin Gambhir is excited to open his first location with the British Swim School family to spread awareness about the importance of swim safety and offer a safe and convenient location for Aurora and Stouffville residents to learn how to swim, especially with Canadians enjoying the warmer weather around bodies of waters including pools and lakes this summer.
British Swim School continues to expand its footprint in Canada, with swim lessons currently being offered in 20 locations in Ontario bringing the total to 21 with this new opening.
“Becoming a British Swim School franchisee is a great opportunity for me to help Aurora and Stouffville residents build confidence in the water,” said Nitin Gambhir, owner of British Swim School of Markham-Aurora. “As a father to a ten-year-old, it is important to me that other children and families learn survival and lifesaving skills in the water. British Swim School’s survival-first approach and safe and effective instructional programs resonate with me, and I am excited to introduce our new pool location to the Aurora and Stouffville communities.”
The new location is conveniently located at the Microtel Inn & Suites Aurora where the team is ready to teach life-saving swimming skills to children (and adults!) in a fun and safe environment taught by trained swimming instructors – something owner Nitin is passionate about.
Nitin is a native of Toronto who worked on Bay Street for the better part of 20 years before establishing his first franchise business six years ago. Nitin opened a Scholars Education franchise which he describes as a compassionate, caring service for children that caters to those with different learning profiles. "Reading is a life skill and investing in a business that teaches swimming as a life skill was a natural fit,” said Gambhir. After searching for adequate swimming lessons for his son during the pandemic, Nitin found British Swim School to be a positive and caring environment that taught children of all abilities and comfort levels – something that worked for his son, who was not comfortable with pools and water.
"Nitin is a fantastic addition to the British Swim School family and we congratulate him on his first franchise location in Aurora,” said Ashley Gundlach, British Swim School President. “He is passionate about swim safety, shares our corporate values, and believes in our mission-driven concept to teach children water survival skills and help reduce the number of accidental drownings. We are excited about Nitin’s first pool location and wish him great success.”
British Swim School offers a three-part curriculum teaching children, as young as three months and adults of all ages water acclimation, safety and survival skills, and swim stroke development. While parental supervision remains the foremost safety measure, research shows that participating in formal swim programs, such as those offered by British Swim School, can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children who are most at risk for deaths caused by drowning.
For more information about British Swim School at the Microtel Inn & Suites in Aurora and class times, visit www.britishswimschool.com/markham-aurora.
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