Case studies

We think investing in a Swimtime franchise is an excellent opportunity, but don’t take our word for it, here’s what our franchisees say …

Debby Carr
Swimtime Home Counties

“Before becoming a Swimtime franchisee I was a model for the best part of 20 years (you may remember me from the Boddington’s adverts) so I was used to working freelance. I chose the Swimtime franchise because I wanted to continue being my own boss, but have the back up of Swimtime’s extensive expertise at my fingertips.

“Since taking over the Home Counties franchise five years ago I’ve found that it has more than lived up to my expectations. I work from home and have low overheads, the hours are fairly flexible and suit a single parent like me. What is more, I make an excellent living from it. Although I am not a swimming teacher myself, this has by no means hindered the growth and delivery of the product. I find it very rewarding knowing that I am providing a top class service that is extremely valuable and, importantly, an essential life skill to children and adults.

“Swimtime gives excellent support with initial training, regular meetings with other franchisees, and an easy-to-use franchise manual that you can refer to at any time. Their systems are very professional, and they promote the brand exhaustively meaning that potential clients already know that Swimtime is a byword for quality.

“If you are considering buying a franchise, I say ‘go for it’. You will have to work hard – it is a competitive market – but if you like to work with others to deliver a high quality and very worthwhile product then you will find it extremely rewarding and get a lot of out it.”

Rachelle Vipond
Swimtime North East

“I started running my franchise in July 2005 and from day one there was a lot of support from Swimtime head office. Any time I need help, advice or support I know it’s there.

“Running your own business is very rewarding and going down the franchise route allows you to benefit from a tried and tested model. That said, be prepared to work hard. Don’t over stretch yourself, otherwise you won’t have a business beyond the first 12 months.

“I enjoy owning my own business and also being part of a bigger picture. We are part of an ever growing network and benefit from the support that Swimtime gives us. I want to continue expanding, drive forward, and have a successful business.”

Paul Lagar
Swimtime Scotland

“I chose the Swimtime franchise opportunity because this particular business model was already a proven national success within the leisure industry. Having experienced a lack of support with other companies in the past, the initial and ongoing assistance on offer from Swimtime was very appealing, combining well with a strong brand.

“I knew we could make it a success. The franchisor is well known in the industry and has great contacts that are put to good use, benefitting the business overall. Because the business has grown from teaching in one club to what it is today, they fully understand the challenges we face and provide appropriate and effective hands-on support. The Swimtime franchise certainly gives you the support mechanism you need to make it a success and this was a key factor in us choosing Swimtime.”

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