Aqua-Tots Swim Schools Makes a Splash with 100th U.S. Franchise Location, 117th Worldwide

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The world’s largest swim school franchise opens 7,400 square foot, state-of-the-art swim school in Leesburg, Virginia.

Aqua-Tots Leesburg now offering dedicated, year-round, indoor swim lessons to families in Leesburg, Landsdowne, Ashburn, Lucketts, Hamilton and Purcellville.

2020 has been an unusual year for families, and we want to do our part to make sure everyone feels comfortable and confident when attending swim lessons.

Aqua-Tots Swim Schools has announced the opening of its 100th U.S. franchise location and 117th location worldwide in Leesburg, Virginia. Located off Fort Evans Road near the Leesburg Premium Outlets, Aqua-Tots Leesburg officially opened their doors on Monday, November 30, 2020.

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 locations in 14 countries, families all over the world can experience the dedicated, year-round, indoor swim facilities where their children can become safe and confident swimmers by completing the proven Aqua-Tots curriculum.

The expansive 7,400 sq. foot Leesburg swim school is the third Aqua-Tots location in Virginia for Franchise Co-Owners, Mark Wilkinson and Stephen Bosanko, who also own schools in Centreville and South Riding. Aqua-Tots Leesburg is ready to welcome families in Leesburg, Landsdowne, Ashburn, Lucketts, Hamilton, Purcellville and the surrounding area.

“Offering children, a clean, safe place to learn how to swim is something we’re really passionate about,” said Franchise Owner Mark Wilkinson who grew up in Leesburg. “With so many local bodies of water, it’s important for children to maintain water safety skills year-round until they become safe and confident swimmers. That’s why we’re excited to partner with our community and provide this service.”

According to the National Institutes of Health, “Consistency in formal swim lessons reduces the risk of drowning by 88% among children ages one to four years old.” That’s an encouraging reality since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that drowning is the leading cause of unintentional, injury-related death among children in the same age group.

Aqua-Tots Leesburg has implemented the Aqua-Tots Full Circle of Safety to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in their swim school. These procedures focus on a modified swim school environment for the health of their families and staff, safety of their lessons and cleanliness of their facility. Preventative measures include social distancing in the lobby, hand sanitizer stations, enhanced cleaning procedures, masks for swim school staff and temperature checks for staff prior to each shift. In addition, class sizes will be limited to three students per lesson.

“2020 has been an unusual year for families,” said Franchise Owner Stephen Bosanko. “We want to do our part to make sure everyone feels comfortable and confident when attending swim lessons.”

In fact, a properly maintained and sanitized pool is still considered a safe environment for children and families. According to the CDC, “There is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, spas, or water play areas. Proper operation and maintenance (including disinfection with chlorine and bromine) of these facilities should inactivate the virus in the water.” The Aqua-Tots pool contains a commercial sanitation and filtration system which maintains the proper chlorinated levels.

Aqua-Tots Leesburg is open seven days a week and is offering a free In-Water Evaluation to all new families. For a limited time, text “NOW OPEN” to 972-236-4950 to receive $25 off enrollment. Reserve a spot in small group (4:1 ratio), semi-private (2:1 ratio) or private (1:1 ratio) lessons before classes fill up. Aqua-Tots Leesburg also features Swim Club, Swim Team, the Special Needs Aquatic Program (S.N.A.P.), which tailors lessons to each child’s special needs and abilities, and Fast Track, which serves as a jumpstart to lessons.

Aqua-Tots Leesburg is now hiring front desk staff and swim instructors, and those interested can complete an online application at To learn more, sign up for a free In-Water Evaluation or register for swim lessons, please visit or call (571) 267-2195.

About Aqua-Tots Swim Schools
Aqua-Tots Swim Schools serves over 115 communities worldwide, offering dedicated, year-round, indoor swim instruction, community outreach and drowning prevention education to children of all abilities from four months to 12 years old. As the world’s largest swim school franchise, their hand-selected instructors are passionate about teaching children how to remain safer in and around the water, using tried and true curriculum, 29+ years in the making and trusted worldwide to teach 2.9 million swim lessons annually. To learn more, visit

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