With Goldfish Swim Schools across the United States and in Canada, few markets are yet to be tapped into. We’ve swum our way into 33 states, and now our sights are set on California!

The Need in California

Let’s be honest: every state has children, so every state needs great swim lessons! The startling truth is that drowning remains the leading cause of injury-related deaths in children under 5. Water safety is important in every state, city, and community across the country, and it’s our mission to ensure these children have access to swim lessons – in a premier learn-to-swim facility! The Department of Developmental Services and the Drowning Prevention Foundation continue raising awareness, reminding parents and guardians that drowning is 100% preventable. Access to swim lessons that teach kids the skills to be safer in and around the water is a big step in the right direction!

With 10% of the 10 million pools in the United States being in California, coupled with its year-round warmer temperatures and close proximity to the ocean, it is no surprise that Goldfish is focusing its expansion there, working to decrease the statistics one swimmer and one swim lesson at a time.

Why Does California Make Sense for a Goldfish Franchisee?

We’ve seen significant traction in large, urban markets. With dense populations and a tropical environment like Goldfish on your side, these markets have the potential for great success and for a multi-unit owner to spread their wings and own the territory. This means the ability to create regional plays and regional roles and responsibilities that can make the owner’s life easier and more efficient.

Opportunities for Franchisees in California

New Goldfish Swim Schools are making their way to the West Coast, with existing contracts to open six new schools in Southern California and more in negotiations. Now is the time to dive in and grab a territory before they’re gone!

Set up time to chat with our Franchising Team about available territories and how one of them could be awarded to you.