Mike & Debbie open our first ever swim school in New Zealand
We’ve opened our first international site in New Zealand!
JUMP! swim schools CEO, Mark Collins said JUMP!’s international presence was motivated by reputation, demand and a simple and financially secure business model.
“Our noted expertise in the field of learn to swim and infant water safety molded a reputation ripe for global export.
“Swimming is a confidence-based skill and our 52 operational sites in Australia comply with our unique competency-based curriculum that is dedicated purely to early-years learn to swim teaching.
“We see ourselves as the child carers of learn to swim. We have a low teacher on baby ratio and we are putting specialised education with metrics back into learn to swim and that relates to our success across the country.
“We are excited that children in New Zealand will reap the benefits of this tailored, highly-personalised program delivered in our fun and safe state-of-the-art swimming facility. It is the perfect environment for boosting the confidence in young swimmers.”
The New Zealand site is in Albany, an affluent area in the northernmost suburbs of Auckland.
JUMP! Swim Schools Albany franchisees Mike and Debbie King, parents to five children, said they had been inundated with hundreds of pre-enrolment enquiries since word got out of the specialty learn-to-swim centre’s opening.
“Our Open Day went really well. Everyone thinks it’s a great environment for learn to swim and love our mural.
“We have some great families enrolled at JUMP! and it made the whole journey very real!”
Debbie & Mike began trading the other week with over 170 students starting lessons.
Who are Mike and Debbie?
Mike and Debbie are parents to five children; Adam, Jade, Jordan, Blake and Taena.
“As a family we love the outdoors and the beach is somewhere we love to go. During the summer we love to get away and go camping with friends. We also own a boat so the water and the outdoors is a big part of our lives,” said Debbie.
Debbie previously worked as a swim teacher for 3 years when living in Melbourne and loved it. She says, “I found my thing!”