Goldfish Swim School, a franchised learn-to-swim concept, has announced the opening of its newest school in New Rochelle, New York with existing franchisees. Located at 14 Weyman Ave., the school provides swim lessons and water safety instruction to infants and children ages four months to 12 years.
Will and Gillian Graves will open the brand’s newest location alongside their existing swim school in Yorktown Heights. The New Rochelle location will provide swim and water safety instruction to families in the Bronx and southern Westchester County.
“As parents ourselves, we know how important swim and water safety is to families,” said Gillian.
“The Goldfish Swim School model is the best one out there and we are thrilled to bring the curriculum, high-quality instruction and state-of-the-art facility to New Rochelle. Our team wants to ensure that children have a safe, fun and friendly place to learn this important, life-saving skill and we could not be more thrilled to open our second school and serve more families.”
Families in the community now have access to the school’s proprietary curriculum, The Science of SwimPlay, which helps to build life skills both in and out of the water using play-based learning in a fun and safe environment. The 9,000 sq.ft school features a 28 x 78 ft pool – kept at a comfortable 90 degrees – and a viewing room nearby for families.
“It was an honor to hear the Graves wanted to grow their Goldfish Swim School portfolio,” said Chris McCuiston, who co-founded the franchise with his wife Jenny McCuiston.
“As our brand continues to expand, it’s more important than ever that we partner with local community leaders who are just as passionate about water safety as we are. Jenny and I are confident that this team will help us continue to bring awareness to the drowning epidemic and ultimately get us one step closer to reducing the number of accidental drownings.”
The brand aggressively pursued expansion in 2021, it signed a mammoth 21-unit deal in March to open locations in Florida, Texas and Virginia. Goldfish later opened more schools with existing franchisees in Connecticut.