British Swim School Opens New Location in Grimsby
July 24, 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 Grimsby at The Casablanca Hotel at 4 Windward Drive. Franchise owner Sobair Osmanzai is excited to open his first location with the British Swim School family to spread awareness about the importance of swim safety and offer another safe and convenient location for Hamilton, Stoney Creek and Grimsby residents to learn how to swim, especially during the summer season when Canadians frequently enjoy being around bodies of water such as pools and lakes.
British Swim School continues to expand its footprint in Canada, with swim lessons currently being offered in 17 locations in Ontario bringing the total to 18 with this new opening.
“Becoming a British Swim School franchisee is a great opportunity to serve my community and potentially help save lives,” said Sobair Osmanzai, owner of British Swim School of Hamilton- Brantford. “Being safe in the water is a skill everyone should have, and I’m thrilled to be a part of teaching the community how to swim in the greater Hamilton area.”
The opening of British Swim School at The Casablanca Hotel is conveniently located to teach life-saving swimming skills to children (and adults!) in a fun and safe environment taught by trained swimming instructors – something owner, Sobair Osmanzai, is passionate about.
Born and raised in Afghanistan, where many individuals, including children, do not have the opportunity to learn how to swim, Sobair knows all too well the importance of learning safe water skills from a young age to prevent accidental drownings. As a Clinical Informatics Specialist working in the healthcare field for over 20 years, Sobair chose to become a British Swim School franchisee as another way to give back to his community. British Swim School’s franchise model aligns with his values and beliefs surrounding the significance of water safety.
"Sobair is a wonderful addition to the British Swim School family and a tremendous advocate of the importance of teaching children how to swim from a young age,” 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 Sobair’s first pool location and wish him great success.”
British Swim School offers a three-part curriculum teaching children and adults of all ages - some as young as three months - water acclimation, safety and survival skills, and swim stroke development. While parental supervision is always the number one 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 Casablanca Hotel in Grimsby and class times, visit www.britishswimschool.com/hamilton-brantford.
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