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British Swim School Goes North – Expands Internationally with First Locations in Canada 

Posted by | May 4, 2017 | Swim School

British Swim School Goes North – Expands Internationally with First Locations in CanadaWater Safety and Survival Franchise Gears Up to Offer Canadian Franchise Opportunities

May 04, 2017 10:36 AM Eastern Daylight Time

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–British Swim School, the pioneer of non-traditional infant water safety programs, has announced today that it will be diving into Canada with multiple locations.“Canada generally focuses on session-based lessons versus our year-round approach proving the demand for our services. We’re delighted to bring our concept to Canada and confident it will make a positive impact with our Canadian neighbors.” With more than 130 pools operating throughout the United States and one in Turkey, the first Canada pools will be corporate-owned and opening in Mississauga, Ontario – the first located at the TownPlace Suites by Marriott situated at 5050 Orbitor Drive in Mississauga, and second at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites located at 2565 Argentia Road in the Meadowvale area of Mississauga. Centered on a two-step principle of teaching water safety and survival first, and swimming skill development second, the franchise operates a year-round program with innovative teaching methods. Straying from the traditional “set courses” model, students are placed in classes based on skill level with specific objectives. Students are graduated from that level and advanced to the next without a waiting period, an approach not found in session driven programs.“It was a natural progression to target Canada to enhance our international presence,” stated Rita Goldberg, CEO and co-founder of British Swim School. “Canada generally focuses on session-based lessons versus our year-round approach proving the demand for our services. We’re delighted to bring our concept to Canada and confident it will make a positive impact with our Canadian neighbors. ”Anticipating growth of 50+ Canada locations by 2020, British Swim School seeks local entrepreneurs to join as franchise partners to increase the brand’s Canadian presence. Offering a low-cost investment opportunity, British Swim School’s business model allows franchisees to lead classes from pools in existing fitness chains, hotels, apartment complexes, etc., rather than requiring a large expense for pool construction.About British Swim SchoolFounded in 1981 by former national swimmer Rita Goldberg, British Swim School provides highly effective swim teaching methods prioritizing water safety and survival skills.

For more information on British Swim School visit www.britishswimschool.com or www.franchise.britishswimschool.com for franchise opportunities visit.

Contacts Media Contact:Fishman Public RelationsToni Lewin, 847-945-1300tlewin@fishmanpr.com

Source: British Swim School Goes North – Expands Internationally with First Locations in Canada | Business Wire

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Burkini Pool Party promotes new swimming skills for new Canadians – Manitoba 

Posted by | November 3, 2016 | Swim Lessons, Swimming

Seven Oaks Pool was filled with splashes and laughter on Saturday evening for the first annual Burkini Pool Party.A burkini is a swimsuit which covers the whole body, except the face, hands and feet.”I think the burkini is awesome and it’s just like any other swimming wear; it’s like scuba diving attire,” said Lubna Hussain.”I’m proud to wear it. I know I will be fine wearing it. It’s not a problem for me.”Manitoba lacks newcomer swim classes despite higher drowning riskGrand Beach drowning victims David Medina and Jhonalyn Javier mourned(Left) Lubna Hussain says she is proud to wear her burkini. (CBC)The Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties hosted the party, which also introduced a newcomer water safety program. Hussain said it’s important for new Canadians to learn the swimming skill.”It’s important to learn to swim. Going to the beach, going to the pool is a social aspect of life,” she said.The new swimming program is organized with the help of the Newcomer Employment and Education Development Services, the Manitoba Islamic Association and the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg.Warda Ahmed says it is important for new Canadians to learn to swim. (CBC)The swimming challenges faced by some new Canadians were highlighted after the drowning of two children at Grand Beach in August, said Warda Ahmed, community recreation coordinator with the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg. Both children had immigrated to Canada from the Philippines with their families.”This past summer we’ve had, unfortunately, a few deaths,” she said.”Our hope is that we can be proactive and put something in place moving forward.”The program will include transportation and swimming gear, including the burkini.The burkini itself has stirred controversy after it was banned at Mediterranean beach resorts in France. Ahmed said that’s one of the reasons they wanted to host the special pool party.”We just want to let Muslim women and every woman around the world know they can wear anything they like,” she said.

Source: Burkini Pool Party promotes new swimming skills for new Canadians – Manitoba – CBC News

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