FAQs

Do you require any special qualifications to purchase a Hudson Valley Swim® swimming instruction franchise?

We do not require any specific background or work experience to be considered for our swim instruction franchise. In fact, we do not even require that our Franchise Owners be proficient in swimming! We are confident in our ability to train franchisees to successfully duplicate our business system and hire qualified instructors. Consequently, we are simply seeking individuals who possess good business acumen, a great work ethic, and are committed to following our successful system of operation.

Do you permit Franchisees to purchase more than one Hudson Valley Swim® swimming instruction franchise?

We offer an “Area Developer Program” for franchisees who desire to open multiple swim instruction franchise locations. Area Developers receive an exclusive area in which they are permitted to open additional Hudson Valley Swim franchises over an agreed time period.

Do you permit absentee owners?

We permit semi-absentee owners who choose to hire a manager to manage the daily operation. However, Franchise Owners are responsible for overseeing the franchise business and being regularly involved, especially in the back-office operation. Both the Franchise Owner and their manager(s) are required to attend the initial training program.

How long does it take to open a Hudson Valley Swim® swimming instruction franchise?

We estimate that the time required to open your franchise following the signing of the Franchise Agreement is 3-4 months. Factors that may affect this time include your ability to obtain any required business licenses and permits, your completion of initial training, selecting a pool (or pools) to conduct classes, and hiring and training your instructors.

What is the initial investment required to open a Hudson Valley Swim® swimming instruction franchise?

The total investment ranges from $79,490 to $119,500 and includes the one-time $39,500 Franchise Fee. There is a 20% discount on the franchise fee for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces that have been honorably discharged.

Please complete our Initial Inquiry Form to receive a detailed outline of the estimated initial investment.

Do you offer a discount on the Franchise Fee to veterans?

Via our "Salute to Service Program" we offer a 20% Franchise Fee discount to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces that have been honorably discharged.

Does Hudson Valley Swim offer financing?

We do not offer in-house financing; however, we can provide a list of potential lenders for you to contact to determine your qualification to obtain financing.

If I do not meet the minimum financial qualifications, am I permitted to partner with another individual who does?

Yes, provided your partner owns at least 50% of your Franchise Business.

Do you assist Franchisees in identifying and selecting swimming pools to conduct lessons?

To ensure you select the right pool(s) for your Hudson Valley Swim franchise, we assist and advise you to confirm the proposed pool(s) meets our criteria. We also have a national contract with Fitness International, Inc. to conduct Hudson Valley Swim classes at their locations, so if you reside in an area that has an available LA Fitness or Esporta that operates a pool, we will assist you in obtaining access to it.

How much money can I earn from my Hudson Valley Swim® swimming instruction franchise?

The Federal Trade Commission’s Franchise Rule permits franchise companies to make “financial performance representations” (FPRs) in Item 19 of the FDD. Although many franchise companies choose not to provide FPRs, we believe it is extremely important to do so as it helps prospective franchisees understand the financial aspects of our business. In Item 19 of our FDD, we provide an FPR that is based on affiliated locations in the Hudson Valley, NY area. The information will assist you and your financial advisor in preparing a financial pro forma for your Hudson Valley Swim franchise.

How do I receive a copy of your Franchise Disclosure Document?

We typically provide a copy of our Franchise Disclosure Document to prospective franchisees following our online franchise presentation. If you would like to receive a copy of our Franchise Disclosure Document in advance of your visit, we will ask that you complete our FDD Request Form, which enables you to select whether you would like to receive a hard copy or PDF file of the document.

I’m interested in learning more. What is my next step?

Please review Steps to Franchise Ownership for additional details and complete our Initial Inquiry Form to receive additional information.

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Please complete the Initial Inquiry Form below. We will contact you upon our receipt to share additional information regarding the Hudson Valley Swim™ franchise opportunity. You may also contact us via phone or email as listed below. We look forward to speaking with you!

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