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Thursday, Feb 06, 2020

British Swim School Ranked A Top Franchise in Entrepreneur's Highly Competitive 41st Annual Franchise 500

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Premier survival and stroke development swim lesson provider thrilled by recognition on the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking.

British Swim School, the premier survival and stroke development swim lesson provider, recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®, the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Placement in the Franchise 500 is a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry, making it one of the company’s most competitive rankings ever. Recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees, the Franchise 500 ranks British Swim School as #203 for its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power.

“We at British Swim School are honored to be recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the best franchising opportunities in 2020,” said British Swim School President Brian Garrison. “As a recessionresistant, technology-resistant, low investment franchise concept with a robust marketing system and support, we help our passionate owners make a difference in their communities by providing life-saving water survival and stroke development lessons. We are excited for continued growth as we expand throughout the United States and Canada.”

Over its 41 years in existence, the Franchise 500 has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. British Swim School’s position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity.

"The 500 companies on this list all have something in common: They understand what consumers want now,” says Entrepreneur editor in chief Jason Feifer. “They may be an upstart in a brand-new category, or they may be a brand like Dunkin’ that’s ranked highly on our list for decades. But either way, making our list means they’re forward-thinking, nimble, and closely in touch with their customers’ needs — because, in an everchanging business environment, that’s what a franchise must do to thrive."

The key factors that go into the evaluation include 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.

To view British Swim School in the full ranking, visit Results can also be seen in the January/February 2020 issue of Entrepreneur, available on newsstands January 14.

About British Swim School
British Swim School’s mission is teaching water safety and survival skills to children as young as 3 months old. Rita Goldberg founded British Swim School in 1981 and developed the unique and highly effective teaching methods that are a recognized trademark of the brand today. Acquired by Buzz Franchise Brands in early 2019, British Swim School is the latest addition to the Buzz Franchise Brands family, which includes pool cleaning and maintenance company Pool Scouts and residential cleaning company Home Clean Heroes. British Swim School currently operates over 215 schools across the United States and Canada.