Aqua-Tots Swim Schools Makes Waves, Opens First New England Location

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Largest international swim school franchise opens newest state-of-the-art, year-round swim school in Norwood, Massachusetts

Parents all over the world trust this program, and now the families of Massachusetts will have access to quality, year-round swim lessons. -Franchise Owner Mo Thweny

Aqua-Tots Swim Schools, the largest international swim school franchise, announces the opening of its first New England location and 128th worldwide school in Norwood, Massachusetts. Located at 995 Providence Highway, on the corner of Route 1 and Dean Street, Aqua-Tots Norwood opened to the community on Monday, November 7, 2022.

Aqua-Tots Norwood is the first location for franchisees and business partners, Mo Thweny, Jason Ibrahim and Bashar Hannosh. Upon opening the state-of-the-art 9,000 square foot facility, they will be ready to serve families in Norwood, Canton, Dedham, Walpole, Foxboro and Sharon.

“Bringing the Aqua-Tots swim program to New England is something we’re really excited to be a part of,” said Thweny. “Parents all over the world trust this program, and now the families of Massachusetts will have access to quality, year-round swim lessons. In an area with so many young families and a strong sense of community, we’re honored to serve them.”

Drowning is the primary cause of unintentional, injury-related death among children under four, however, participation in formal swim lessons can reduce that risk by 88% for children in the same age group. The Aqua-Tots Swim Journey takes children as early as four months old on a journey toward safe and confident swimming for life. The curriculum is comprised of eight levels and is used to teach more than five million swim lessons around the world every year.

Aqua-Tots Norwood is now open Monday through Saturday, and 2023 pre-paid plans are now available in time for Christmas. Families can 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 Norwood also features Swim Club, Swim Team, the Special Needs Aquatic Program (S.N.A.P.), Fast Track, and adult swim lessons.

Aqua-Tots Norwood is now hiring swim instructors, lifeguards and front desk staff. No experience is needed, and all positions include paid training. For more information and to apply online, visit To learn more about Aqua-Tots Norwood or to sign up for swim lessons, visit

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 24 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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