Charleston, South Carolina, was the place to be for Goldfish Swim School owners, vendor partners, and Franchise team members as they gathered to celebrate the 2023 Owner’s Celebration. The town was painted in our signature blue and orange as we spent three days collaborating, sharing best practices, and, most importantly, celebrating!

The event kicked off with a networking happy hour, where owners mingled with one another, sharing their recent successes. Day two provided the attendees the opportunity to see vision and strategic leadership presentations from owners Chris and Andrew McCuiston and some of our vendor partners. These sessions showcased the innovative ways Goldfish Swim School continues to improve technology, user experience, and marketing. We rounded out the day with some fun extracurriculars for our owners – rounds of golf, relaxing yoga sessions and more! The presentations from the teams were just the beginning, as they sparked conversations amongst owners about what’s working in their respective markets. Attendees were eager to share new, creative ways to make a splash in their communities. These system-wide meetings and outings not only allow for collaboration and learning but also help to build lasting relationships that extend beyond the three-day celebration.

The highlight of the event was the highly anticipated Awards Ceremony, where the Franchise Team had the pleasure of recognizing schools that go above and beyond. The Core Value Awards went to…

Fox Chapel, PA for Golden Experience

Garden City, NY for WOW! Customer Service

Winter Park, FL for Integrity, Compassion and Trust

Springfield, NJ for Extraordinary Results

Boise, ID for Celebrate

The ceremony also recognized two schools with the biggest awards of the evening – The Rookie of the Year, North Attleboro, MA and The School of the Year, Livingston, NJ. These awards recognized a school open for less than one year and a more established school for delivering the Goldfish Promise, great enrollment numbers, employee retention, and social media engagement. Wrapping up the event was bittersweet, but left us all motivated to take what we learned and hit the ground running. We see a bright future in 2024, with even more celebrations, more open and operating Goldfish Swim Schools and more children learning to be safer in and around the water.

Be a part of our award-winning, celebration-earning system! Goldfish Swim School is the perfect addition to a franchising portfolio! Set up time to chat with our Franchise Development Team to learn more.