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Jeff Gartner, Co-Founder and CEO of Hudson Valley Swim talks with Frank Fuime, Founder of I9 Sports. Jeff shares his journey from a backyard swimming lesson initiative to creating a thriving swim school franchise. Discover the unique aspects of their model, the mission-driven approach to teaching swimming, and key insights for entrepreneurs interested in franchising a specialized service.


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The Franchise 500 is the leading global authority in the franchise industry, and after an extensive vetting process, Hudson Valley Swim® was recognized as a “Verified Brand.” The process of becoming verified involves the Entrepreneur editorial team researching and assessing several factors of each brand, including costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and...


Hudson Valley Swim is a franchise business that offers swim lessons using a pool rental model. The business model is low-cost, low-risk, and can be profitable within a few months. Co-Founder and CEO, Jeff Gartner, explains how the business operates and the opportunities it offers.

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The ideal candidate for this business is someone who believes in customer service and is willing to provide a high-quality program. The demand...


Hudson Valley Swim is adding 2 new locations to its corporate portfolio. In collaboration with the Danbury Community Center, Hudson Valley Swim will be opening there in March 2024. Additionally, in collaboration with the Town of Fallsburg and the Fallsburg School District, a new program will begin in March, 2024 as well.


Jeff Gartner, President & CEO of Hudson Valley Swim is featured this week on the Pillars of Franchsing Podcast series. Pillars of Franchising is a show about being successful in franchising,

Hudson Valley Swim is in business because Swim Lessons Save Lives! Our franchise business owners are dedicated to teaching students of all ages how to swim regardless of their levels or comfort in the water.



First of a Kind! Welcome to Nick & Laura on the purchase of our first location in Maryland. Our newlyweds plan to open in Gaithersburg, MD in March of 2024!


Building upon the success of their Lutz and Dunedin territories, our NW Tampa owners have purchased their 3rd in only their first year of operations! Alan & Mindi closed on their newest location, Brandon, FL in December 2023 and will be opening in March of 2024.

We are excited to see the tremendous growth that our very first franchise operators are experiencing . The residents of the Tampa area should be recognized for their diligence when it comes to protecting their children in and around water. We have seen the demand for swimming lessons in the local communities increase...


The New York Water Safety Coalition (NYWSC) together with the US Swim School Association (USSSA) are thrilled to announce that Senate Bill S.3608-A (Webb)/Assembly Bill A.4987-A (Pheffer Amato), has been signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul.

This landmark legislation aims to educate parents, the first line of defense against childhood drowning. It mandates that New York hospitals offer new parents a brief, state-approved informational video focusing on the critical issue of drowning risks for infants and young children. Given that drowning, which disproportionately affects...


Women are making waves in the franchise industry like never before, bringing fresh perspectives and innovative ideas. Their remarkable contributions have broadened the horizons of franchising, paving the way for everyone to experience the thrill of business ownership. In the 5th annual edition of Franchise Dictionary Magazine “WOW: 50 Women Of Wonder”, Joan Gartner, COO of Hudson Valley Swim Franchise is spotlighted as a female franchisor they believe is revolutionizing the industry.



Franchise ownership has proven to be a gateway for many aspiring entrepreneurs seeking to be their own boss. Every year, the SUPERHERO BRAND 500 recognizes 500 brands that go above and beyond to help people achieve their dreams of business ownership through franchising. Hudson Valley Swim is proud to be recognized for this award!

According to Alesia Visconti, CEO and President of FranServe Inc., "Franchising empowers people to take control of their future and achieve a work-life balance. Brands that make it onto our SUPERHERO BRAND 500...


Jeff Gartner, founder of Hudson Valley Swim Franchise was interviewed and featured on “All Things Considered Franchising" with Scotty Milas.

Jeff begins with alarming stats about why learning to swim is so important. He says, “Less than half of the children in the United States know how to swim, however, 85% of children spend time around water in the warmer months. That’s a recipe for disaster!” He also states that there are 4,000 drownings yearly and another 8,000 near-fatal drownings.

Hudson Valley Swim is a swim school...


The NW Tampa franchise owners that currently operate in Lutz, FL have just added another territory after only 6 months of operations. Today, we are announcing they are adding Dunedin, FL to their portfolio of territories.

We are excited to see growth in their first location in such a short amount of time. Actions speak louder than words as our flagship franchise owners seek to expand their operations. Their planned date of opening in Dunedin is July 1st, 2023!

Hudson Valley Swim provides swimming lessons to assist students of all ages and abilities spanning the basic levels,...


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