Richard and Jessica Jaramillo are the new Denver, CO-based owners of what will end up being three SafeSplash hosted locations and one dedicated facility with SafeSplash+SwimLabs. Their entrepreneurial journey is another interesting tale of a couple who decided to take charge of their destiny and forge a future that’s all their own.
As the weather warms up and the spring season is welcomed across the U.S., many families begin thinking about sports leagues and opportunities for their children. For most parents, sports such as baseball, basketball, volleyball, and soccer are among the most common choices. But if we’re talking recreational sports (we are), swimming has actually ranked as high as the fourth most popular, behind walking, running, and cycling.
In the quest to find the perfect franchise ownership opportunity, one of the first things candidates assess is whether or not a particular business model is seasonal in nature. Most first-time small business owners are looking for a year-round opportunity that includes the full 12-months of income-generating activity. This is exactly what you’ll find with SafeSplash, SwimLabs, and Swimtastic Swim School brands that operate as part of the Streamline Brands family.
As the parent organization of the SafeSplash, SwimLabs, and Swimtastic Swim School franchises, we’re proud to say we met our performance and growth goals in 2021. We awarded new single unit franchises, as well as several multi-unit deals, and these businesses will soon be expanding our presence across several new states and metropolitan areas. All told, we’ve now achieved more than 100 locations in 22 states, 28 of which were awarded in 2021. To date, swim instructors from all three of our franchise brands have provided more than 1.25 million individual lessons.
After retiring from the sport of swimming in 2016, I knew I had a passion for teaching kids, after all, I did major in Education. However, after two years of teaching in the public-school system in Houston, I felt something was missing. While I loved being with my students and watching them grow, I knew teaching in the classroom was not for me.