Aqua-Tots Swim Schools Ranked Among the Top Franchises in Entrepreneur’s Highly Competitive Franchise 500®

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Largest international swim school franchise recognized throughout the franchise industry for fifth consecutive year

With more than 30 years of experience in swim instruction, our system has become a model in the industry as well as the franchise community. -Craig Wright, CEO of Aqua-Tots Swim Schools

Aqua-Tots Swim Schools was recognized as one of the top 500 franchises in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500®, the world’s first, best, and most comprehensive franchise ranking. The 44th annual Entrepreneur Franchise 500® is a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry. Recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees, the 2023 Franchise 500® ranks Aqua-Tots Swim Schools as 139th for its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power.

“The past year underscores the extraordinary opportunities that the franchise industry presents for entrepreneurs of all levels,” says Entrepreneur editor in chief Jason Feifer. “The companies named to our 44th annual Franchise 500 list represent some of the most innovative, creative, and trusted brands across many industries and highlight what it takes to build the kind of momentum that drives long-lasting success.”

In Entrepreneur’s continuing effort to best understand and evaluate the ever-changing franchise marketplace, the company’s 44-year-old ranking formula continues to evolve as well. The editorial team researches and assesses several factors that go into the evaluation including costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Each franchise is given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order.

“We’re honored to be included in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 for the 5th consecutive year,” says Craig Wright, CEO of Aqua-Tots Swim Schools. With more than 30 years of experience in swim instruction, our system has become a model in the industry as well as the franchise community. We’re fortunate for teams and franchisees who make Aqua-Tots such an extraordinary company to be a part of.

Over its 44 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. Aqua-Tots Swim Schools’ position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity.

To view Aqua-Tots Swim Schools in the full ranking, visit http://www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500. Results can also be seen in the January/February 2023 issue of Entrepreneur, available on newsstands January 17th.

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 aqua-tots.com/franchise-development and for more information about Aqua-Tots or to sign up for lessons near you, visit aqua-tots.com and follow Aqua-Tots on Facebook and Instagram.

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