Recently named #352 on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 and #63 among the Top Franchises Under $100,000, British Swim School is the North American leader in “learn to swim” programs. The company was revolutionary in developing a water survival program that enables young children to first survive a water incident and then develop the life-long skill of swimming. For over 40 years, British Swim School’s gentle, fun and effective instructional program has made it the preferred choice for parents and students of all ages.

No buildout costs

British Swim School has created a model that allows you to skip over the enormous amount of stress and disappointment that is inherent in commercial pool construction, by utilizing the plethora of “empty” pools across the country. This enables a faster start-up and shorter path to profitability.

We help you find multiple pools

British Swim School partners and contracts with fitness centers, schools, hotels, and other venues with underutilized, indoor pools(opens in a new window). This means you can rent pool lanes for specific days/hours to hold lessons and don’t have to worry about the ongoing maintenance of managing a swim facility.

Making a living saving lives

Swim instruction provides an essential life skill to combat drowning, which tragically remains a leading cause of accidental death for children. British Swim School owners are passionate about combatting child drowning, and love the fact that their business truly helps make a difference!

Survival of the littlest

The British Swim School mantra, “Survival of the Littlest,” not only applies to our program aimed at enabling water safety for even the youngest children, it also reflects the growing number of British Swim School franchise owners who began their journey as new entrepreneurs with a single location business and have actively developed their respective franchises into a multi-unit success stories.

A Stroke Above the Rest

We strive to make swimming an educational and enjoyable experience for every child. Using revolutionary teaching methods, we aim to give every child a chance to learn the skill of swimming.

Warm Pools

Unlike many other programs that teach children to swim, British Swim School finds and rents pools that are specifically catered to the needs of the children. We make sure the pools are warm and a comfortable environment in which a child can learn to swim.

Gentle Instruction

Our instructors are chosen with great care and consideration. Each instructor is experienced, passionate, and genuinely cares about the child with which they are working. They have a love of swimming and teaching and are driven to make learning to swim an enjoyable experience.

Revolutionary Techniques

British Swim School is the leader in “Learn to swim” programs. It was revolutionary in developing a survival program that enables the very young to survive an accident in water. It’s gentle fun program makes it the nations leader and preferred choice for all parents.

Types of Classes We Offer

We offer a variety of classes for children and adults of all ages and skill levels. Beginning at just three months, we teach children all of the essentials of swimming, starting with how to float on their backs and eventually moving on to swimming each of the four strokes. Many of our classes are based on skill level, and once the child’s skill level exceeds that of any of the classes, they are welcome to join our superstar swim team, The Barracudas.



3 months – 36 months with parent



3 months – 36 months with parent



18 – 36 months



3+ years



18 months – 3+ years



Introductory to Intermediate Swimming Skills



Intermediate to Advanced Swimming Skills



Swim Team Superstars


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Water Acclimation: Special Ability Students


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Water Survival: Special Ability Students



Personalized Instruction for Adults

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