Aqua-Tots was founded in 1991 in Scottsdale, Arizona by Ron and Jane Sciarro. The two always had a love for children and dreamed about running their own business. So, when Ron and Jane identified very few quality swim programs for parents to enroll their children in, they started their own learn-to-swim business. The two taught classes to families seasonally from March through October.  Over the next few years, the founders designed and developed a comprehensive training curriculum that focused on meeting the needs of two important people: the child and the parent.



After years of success, the couple decided to turn their seasonal school operation into a year-round business by opening state-of-the-art training centers.  Shortly after, the founders partnered with Paul and Heather Preston to create the beginning stages of the franchise model and formed “Aqua-Tots Swim Schools.”

In 2005, Aqua-Tots Swim Schools designed and developed a dedicated indoor facility in Arizona to serve families in the Metropolitan Phoenix area year-round. After years of mastering how to sell, how to teach and how to retain a solid employee base and a large client base, Aqua-Tots Swim Schools created a franchise business model to be replicated throughout the United States.

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Aqua-Tots Swim Schools now has franchises worldwide in efforts to reduce drownings by providing families with life-saving swimming instruction.  Because of Aqua-Tots’ attention to details, strategic planning, and focus on being the best swim school, our franchisees are setting the pace in the market. Aqua-Tots Swim Schools has revolutionized the swim school industry!