Our Franchisees

Do You Have A Natural Talent With Business? 

If you have a knack for identifying outstanding business models, if you enjoy managing a team, if you get excited by business financials and watching bottom-lines grow, then you could be a great fit for British Swim School. We invite those with strong business acumens, and those with that raw entrepreneurial drive, to talk with us, learn more about the model and see whether you’ve got what it takes to create a whale of a Swim School business. 

Do You Have A Passion For a Business That Saves Lives? 

You don’t have to be a business superstar to be successful at British Swim School. We also award franchises to those who have an aquatics background. To those who have a genuine love for swim sports, and a passion for saving little lives. Ideally, you’ll love working with children, and have that certain “warmth” that all of our Franchise Owners possess. 

Meet Our Franchise Owners

Bonnie Alcid
Prior Occupation: Director of Operations for Multimedia


“What attracted me initially was the connection to the water program and the methodology. I value that and have seen the success as it applies to saving kids in the water and teaching them to swim.”


Fun Fact: Besides the swimming, Bonnie also enjoys the occasional half “Ironman Challenge”.
Jenifer Rivera
Prior Occupation: Director of Human Resources


“I love doing something on a daily basis that is so rewarding and yet so much fun! Saving lives and teaching people to love the water compares to no other job!”


Fun Fact: In her younger years, Jenifer taught swim lessons while simultaneously being a beach lifeguard!
Robert Stapf
Prior Occupation: Executive in the Perfume Industry


“The reason I selected British Swim School is because there is not a lot of capital required to start a franchise and you can scale it to a significant size really quickly.”


Fun Fact: Robert is German, but prefers wine over beer!
Darlene Coons
Prior Occupation: Environmental Engineer

“It is rewarding to know that you are making a difference in children’s lives. The best experiences are when we see the children overcome their fears and progress to becoming happy swimmers!”

Fun Fact: Darlene worked as a Part-Time General Manager for two years with her sister, who is also a British Swim School Franchise Owner. After experiencing the joy of being an owner, and witnessing the economics of her sister’s location, Darlene decided she needed her own British Swim School business!

What Our Franchise Owners Have To Say

“For anyone looking to get into the British Swim School franchise system, I would just say – jump in. It’s been a great opportunity for me profressionally and for my family. I couldn’t recommend it more.”

-Bonnie Alcid, Franchise Owner