British Swim School Expands Footprint in Canada
21 Jun 2022 - British Swim School continues its Canadian expansion with the opening of its newest franchise location in Toronto. This is the company’s fourth franchise in Toronto, with swim lessons currently being offered in seven locations.
Local resident Michael Margolian is the new franchise owner for British Swim School of North Central Toronto. Margolian, a former executive with the Canadian Government, is excited to provide students of all ages with the signature survival skills and basic stroke development British Swim School is known for.
“With Ontario experiencing the highest number of drowning deaths in Canada, I am anxious to bring such an important and essential resource to my part of the province,” says Michael Margolian. “This is an incredible opportunity to teach a critical life skill that will help prevent drowning and save lives. The mission really resonates with my values, and I can’t wait to help children feel safe in the water and give parents peace of mind.”
According to the Canadian Red Cross, drowning is a leading cause of preventable injury and death in children under 10. While parental supervision is always the number one safety measure, research shows that participation in formal swim programs, such as those offered by British Swim School, can reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent among children who are most at risk for deaths caused by drowning.
British Swim School offers a three-part curriculum teaching children and adults of all ages, some as young as three months, water acclimation, safety and survival skills, and swim stroke development.
"We are pleased to expand our British Swim School presence in Canada and welcome Michael Margolian to the franchise family," said Ashley Gundlach, British Swim School President. “It’s more important than ever that we partner with owners who are passionate about water safety. This expansion allows us to reach even more families and provide them with lifesaving skills while providing individuals like Michael opportunities to become business owners.”
Margolian joins the team of franchise owners that operate British Swim Schools across the United States and Canada.
SOURCE British Swim School