British Swim School has announced the opening of its newest franchise location in Colorado, situated in Colorado Springs. The owners of this location are husband-and-wife Jill and Scott Douglas. The Douglases are parents of three children and saw a need for the concept in their area.
“Drowning deaths in the state recently hit a record high, so we are thrilled to bring such an important and essential resource to the Colorado Springs area,” said Jill, co-owner of British Swim School Colorado Springs.
“We have the incredible opportunity to prevent drowning and save lives, not only for children but for adults too.”
The brand teaches all age groups, from children to adults. It focuses on water acclimation, safety and survival skills, and swim stroke development. Research has shown that participation in formal swimming programs reduces the risk of drowning by 88 per cent among children who are at the highest risk for drowning.
“We are excited to welcome Jill and Scott Douglas to the British Swim School family,” said Ashley Gundlach, president of British Swim School.
“As we continue to grow, it’s more important than ever that we partner with owners who are passionate about water safety. Colorado is a fantastic market with an active, outdoor-based lifestyle — the perfect area for families to take advantage of water activities. Thanks to the Douglases, British Swim School now has new locations to help reduce the high number of accidental drownings in the state.”
The Douglases have joined a system with more than 215 British Swim School locations in operation across the U.S. and Canada.
“We have each worked for other people for many years, so we are thrilled to lead a business of our own, especially one like British Swim School,” said Scott Douglas.
“This is a great opportunity that not only feeds our entrepreneurial side, but it also has a significant impact on the community, both through our swimming program and by providing meaningful employment.”