Aqua-Tots Swim Schools Bringing Newest State-of-the-Art Swim School to Portage, Michigan

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The largest international swim school franchise set to open their 10th year-round, indoor swim facility in Michigan

Growing up in Portage, I know firsthand how this family-friendly community supports local businesses and wants the absolute best for their children. -Rob Johnson, Franchise Owner

Aqua-Tots Swim Schools, the largest international swim school franchise, has announced its newest franchise location, opening soon in Portage, Michigan, located at 7113 S. Westnedge Ave. next to Sam’s Club. Aqua-Tots Portage is scheduled to open in April 2023 as the tenth Michigan-area location.

Aqua-Tots Swim Schools has been the leader in the swim instruction industry since 1991, offering comprehensive swim curriculum for children as early as four months old. With more than 130 locations in 14 countries, families all over the world can experience dedicated, year-round, indoor swim facilities where their children can become safe and confident swimmers by completing the proven Aqua-Tots curriculum.

Aqua-Tots Portage is the sixteenth U.S. location for siblings Annette, Brian, Faraj and Patrick Tomina who also own locations in California and Florida. For this venture, they have partnered with first-time franchisee, Rob Johnson, who will also serve as the school’s general manager. Upon opening the state-of-the-art 10,000 square foot facility, they will be ready to serve families across southwest Michigan.

“Growing up in Portage, I know firsthand how this family-friendly community supports local businesses and wants the absolute best for their children,” said Johnson. “The area has great high schools and colleges and we're excited about the employment opportunities we can offer as we raise up the next generation of swimmers. It’s an honor to have the opportunity to bring Aqua-Tots Swim Schools to Portage."

Aqua-Tots Portage is now hiring management, swim instructors and front desk staff. Those interested can send their resume to

Pre-enrollment is now open at Aqua-Tots Portage, and now is the best time to reserve a spot in small group (4:1 ratio), semi-private (2:1 ratio) or private (1:1 ratio) lessons before classes fill up. Those who pre-enroll in swim lessons will receive an additional day each week free for the first month (a value of $99). To learn more about Aqua-Tots Portage or to enroll in lessons, please visit or call 269-230-4040.

About Aqua-Tots Swim Schools
Founded in 1991 and headquartered in the Phoenix area, Aqua-Tots Swim Schools is making waves as the largest international provider of year-round, indoor swim instruction, community outreach and drowning prevention education. Its trusted program is dedicated to children of all abilities from four months to 12 years old and features a proven curriculum used to teach more than five million swim lessons each year.

Recognized in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500®, Inc. Magazine's Top 5000 and Franchise Times’ Top 200, Aqua-Tots has more than 130 locations in 25 states across 14 countries and is rapidly expanding with 90 locations in development. To learn more about franchise opportunities, visit and for more information about Aqua-Tots or to sign up for lessons near you, visit and follow Aqua-Tots on Facebook and Instagram.

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