Aqua-Tots Swim Schools Opens 10th Location in Michigan as Children Prepare for Summer Swimming

The largest international swim school franchise is now serving families throughout Kalamazoo County

PORTAGE, Mich., April 17, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Southwest Michigan is now home to the state’s 10th Aqua-Tots Swim Schools, part of the largest international swim school franchise. Located at 7113 S. Westnedge Ave. next to Sam’s Club, the state-of-the-art, year-round pool officially opened on Monday, April 17, 2023.

First-time Aqua-Tots Franchisee Rob Johnson has partnered with siblings Annette, Brian, Faraj and Patrick Tomina to open Aqua-Tots Portage. The Tomina siblings are accomplished and experienced franchise owners with fifteen additional swim schools throughout Michigan, California and Florida. Johnson, a Portage local, will also serve as general manager.

“It’s exciting to bring Aqua-Tots Swim Schools and the proven curriculum to the families of Portage,” said Johnson. “I’m grateful to serve our local neighbors by offering a fun, family-friendly atmosphere where young lives will learn essential water safety skills. We look forward to creating many memories as well as safe and confident swimmers in our community.”

With more than 130 locations in 14 countries, Aqua-Tots Swim Schools is the leader in the swim instruction industry, and at 10,000 square feet, Aqua-Tots Portage is one of the brand’s larger facilities, boasting an impressive 18 zones for swim lessons. Aqua-Tots offers a comprehensive swimming curriculum for children as early as four months old and is dedicated to providing year-round, indoor swim lessons for children of all abilities.

Open Monday-Saturday, Aqua-Tots Portage offers small group (4:1 ratio), semi-private (2:1 ratio) and private (1:1 ratio) swim lessons. Additionally, the swim school will offer a Special Needs Aquatic Program (S.N.A.P.), Fast Track and adult swim lessons. Families are encouraged to enroll in lessons before classes fill up for summer. To learn more about Aqua-Tots Portage or to enroll in lessons, please visit or call 269-230-4040.

Aqua-Tots Portage is now hiring swim instructors and front desk staff. Those interested can apply online at

About Aqua-Tots Swim Schools
Founded in 1991 and headquartered in the Phoenix area, Aqua-Tots Swim Schools is making waves as the largest international provider of year-round, indoor swim instruction, community outreach and drowning prevention education. Its trusted program is dedicated to children of all abilities from four months to 12 years old and features a proven curriculum used to teach more than five million swim lessons each year.

Recognized in Entrepreneur’s Top 15 Children’s Franchises of 2023, Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500®, Inc. Magazine’s Top 5000 and Franchise Times’ Top 200, Aqua-Tots has more than 130 locations in 25 states across 14 countries and is rapidly expanding with 90 locations in development. To learn more about franchise opportunities, visit and for more information about Aqua-Tots or to sign up for lessons near you, visit and follow Aqua-Tots on Facebook and Instagram.


Media Contact

Jaci Lambert, Aqua-Tots Franchise Headquarters, 480-621-3226, [email protected]


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