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Below is a breakdown of the total investment required to build and open a Big Blue Swim School, along with the FDD’s Item 19, and a roadmap of the application process to help you navigate the path to ownership.

TOTAL INVESTMENT & CANDIDATE PROFILE

high $3,687,000
LOW $1,825,500
Franchise Fee*
$75,000
Real Estate / Construction Management Fee
$75,000
Market Introduction Program Fee**
$66,000
NET WORTH $1.5 million
LIQUIDITY $600,000

*Big Blue Swim School also offers multi-unit development discounts
**Also known as the New Pool Opening Fee

HOW MUCH CAN I MAKE?

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Big Blue Swim School EBIDTA Breakdown

Figure reflects the actual annual EBITDA for one affiliate-owned and operated BIG BLUE Swim School (operational for at least 5 full years as of December 31, 2018) during its 5th full 12 months of operation. This figure is published in Item 19 of our April 30, 2019, Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). Item 19 of our FDD includes actual average and median annual gross revenue, annual expense, annual EBITDA, and other annual financial performance information for 4 affiliate-owned and operated BIG BLUE Swim Schools (operational for at least 1 full year as of December 31, 2018) during their 1st full 12 months of operation, for 3 of those 4 Swim Schools during their 2nd full 12 months of operation, for 2 of those 4 Swim Schools during their 3rd and 4th full 12 months of operation, and for 1 of those 4 Swim Schools during its 5th full 12 months of operation. A new franchisee’s results may differ from the represented performance. There is no assurance that you will do as well, and you must accept that risk.

how much can i make?

EBIDTA Percentages
YEAR 1 -5.3%
YEAR 2 23.3%
YEAR 3 24.6%
YEAR 4 26.2%
YEAR 5 35.5%

Figure reflects the actual annual EBITDA for one affiliate-owned and operated BIG BLUE Swim School (operational for at least 5 full years as of December 31, 2018) during its 5th full 12 months of operation. This figure is published in Item 19 of our April 30, 2019, Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). Item 19 of our FDD includes actual average and median annual gross revenue, annual expense, annual EBITDA, and other annual financial performance information for 4 affiliate-owned and operated BIG BLUE Swim Schools (operational for at least 1 full year as of December 31, 2018) during their 1st full 12 months of operation, for 3 of those 4 Swim Schools during their 2nd full 12 months of operation, for 2 of those 4 Swim Schools during their 3rd and 4th full 12 months of operation, and for 1 of those 4 Swim Schools during its 5th full 12 months of operation. A new franchisee’s results may differ from the represented performance. There is no assurance that you will do as well, and you must accept that risk.

Mutual Evaluation Process

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WEEK 1:

Foundation Building/Education

  • Introductory Call (Live One-on-One Webinar)
  • Unit Economics/Finance Call (Live One-on-One Webinar)
  •  Marketing and Operations (Live One-on-One Webinar)

WEEK 2-5:

Validation/Planning

  • Group Calls with Franchisees (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
  • Group Calls with Leadership Team (Mondays and Wednesdays)
  • National Real Estate Team Group Call (Fridays)
  • FDD Review (if applicable)
  • Dive-In Days (20 per year)

WEEK 6:

Execution/Commitment

  • Territory Finalization
  • Agreements Signed