Providing swimming lessons is so much more than simply just another afterschool club or evening class. Swimming is a whole-body workout, a transferrable skill that makes water such a pleasure to be in. Even more importantly, it is an essential life skill that everyone needs, regardless of their age and ability, and one that actively helps save lives.
Drowning is the third highest cause of death in children in the UK. Research by the Royal Life Saving Society has revealed that one in 10 people in the UK know someone who has drowned and, shockingly, more than 400 people drown in the UK every year. Currently, 1 in 4 children are still unable to swim to a satisfactory standard by the time they leave primary school.
Keeping their children safe is a very compelling argument for parents, but studies by Swim England also show that learning to swim also leads to better health and more opportunities in later life, both in the context of travel and jobs.
For all these reasons, there is a huge demand among parents for swim schools that can teach their children to be safe and confident around water. However, there are too few swim schools and instructors to properly meet this demand, with Swim England estimating as many as 600,000 children may be missing out on lessons every year.
As an Angela’s Swim School franchisee, you’ll not only be able to meet this demand, but also stand head and shoulders above the competition with our innovative teaching methods and proven business model.