Learning to swim should never be considered a privilege, but rather a priority for any family with children. Aside from birth defects, drowning remains the leading cause of death for kids aged one to four, where immersion in water levels of just two inches of water can kill within two minutes. For children aged 1 to 14, drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional death, with boys more than twice as likely to become victims. According to the Swim Strong Foundation, swimming lessons could reduce childhood drownings by 88%.
With summer on our doorstep, it’s now time to consider all the new water-based adventures that bring us joy and a lifetime of great memories. But beyond making sure our families are safe and confident in the water, learning to swim provides a lifetime skill for our children and an advantageous route to entrepreneurship for adults. Swimming schools have become an integral part of our local communities, and the Swimtastic and SafeSplash franchise brands are leading the way.
Swim schools offer franchise owners two kinds of investment – one, as that of a business owner, and two – an investment in the future of your community’s children. For those who want to make their entrepreneurial dreams a reality, as well as those who are learning how to swim, it’s all about unlocking new experiences. Whether you want to become your own boss or learn a lifelong skill, franchising with Streamline Brands swim schools is a win-win proposition.
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.