“Owning a swim school had always been a bit of a ‘pie-in-the-sky’ dream for us.”

Married couple Evan and Caroline Russell embarked on the journey of owning their own swim school, something they’d been dreaming of for a long time given their combined aquatic industry experience of over 25 years,

Evan is an ex national-level swimmer and was head swimming coach at a private girls school until April 2015, when a chronic medical condition meant he was unable to continue working at that time. Caz has a background in exercise science, myotherapy and swim teaching, and has been a stay at home mum (returning to work on a casual basis as a swimming teacher) since their first child was born in June 2011.

Now with two children aged five and three, Caz was ready to get back into the work force, and Evan’s declining health was becoming more apparent that continuing to work full-time was no longer an option.

“It was a good friend who actually sent us the link about JUMP! franchises back in September 2014, and that got us thinking. After a lot of thinking and research, we realised that firstly financially it was possible, and secondly it was a great opportunity to pursue a dream we never thought would come true,” Caroline said.

“We met with Ian [JUMP! Swim Schools’ founder] in September 2014 and were immediately attracted to the JUMP! philosophy of Prepare, Instruct, Praise as well as all the elements that make JUMP! so special — a small, quiet and personable environment and being able to really connect and know our clientele. We are both passionate about the swimming industry and it just ticked all our boxes!”

Evan and Caz have operated their JUMP! Swim Schools Somerville site for almost a year now and teach over 400 students a week.


About Jump Swim Schools

Jump! On Board With Your Very Own Swim School Franchise. Click here to find out more. Currently we have several sites we are actively seeking franchisees for across the country, now is a great time to join us at the ground floor for what is a great opportunity to tap into a large and secure market. Franchisees will also enjoy a great lifestyle business and the chance to control your own financial future through our proven models.

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