Baby Otter Andre Dawson Aquatic Center - Business Opportunity

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Baby Otter Andre Dawson Aquatic center is state and nationally certified for its Turn, Kick Reach® curriculum, and has developed many different program levels for children as well as adults while increasing revenue streams for our licensees. We offer a low initial investment as well as flexible work life. Find out more right now!

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Baby Otter Andre Dawson Aquatic Center
Business Cost, Fees & Facts for 2023

Minimum Cash Required $10,000
Year Founded 2000
Home Office Location South Florida

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We are currently accepting inquiries in ALL States
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Baby Otter Andre Dawson Aquatic Center - Business Opportunity

Why Baby Otter Andre Dawson?
We are the Pioneers of the Turn, Kick Reach® Swimming Technique.  Our program was founded and developed in 1976 by one of its owners.  We created the proprietary Turn, Kick Reach® swimming technique becoming one of the first to recognize the need for a survival swimming program focusing on drowning prevention for children under the age of three.  Previously programs for this age group were nonexistent while this was the age group with the highest drowning statistics.  Statistics show that drowning is the leading cause of death in children under the age of five.

  • 75% of victims were ages 12 to 25 months old
  • 65% drown in the family pool
  • 33% drown in a neighbor or relative’s pool
  • For every child that drowns, 4 are hospitalized
  • 77% were missing for less than 5 minutes

Baby Otter’s innovative curriculum is designed specifically to fit the needs and abilities of children as young as eight months old how to save themselves if they should fall into the water.

Our Diverse Menu of Programs.

While Baby Otter Andre Dawson Aquatic center is state and nationally certified for its Turn, Kick Reach® curriculum, we have developed many different program levels for children as well as adults while increasing revenue streams for our licensees.  Our beginning strokes program teaches extended swimming techniques such as fundamental stroke skills and floating on your back as a breathing technique.  Our more advanced stroke classes include rhythmic breathing, backstroke, breaststroke, elementary back stroke and diving to the bottom of the pool to retrieve toys. Each program is professionally constructed to aid in the development in all levels of swimming techniques. All of these programs have been successfully taught to special needs children.

Low Initial Investment.
Baby Otter Andre Dawson Aquatic Center’s low initial investment and low monthly fees allow our licensees to see a return on their investment in a minimum of a month. 

Our School, Your Pool.
By providing mobile instruction, the Baby Otter Andre Dawson Aquatics Center offers our clients, both children and adults, the convenience of at-home instruction. Familiar surroundings can deliver a sense of calm for both children and adults.

Our business model greatly reduces start up costs since there is no location to build out. You can be in business very quickly with Baby Otter Andre Dawson Aquatics Center.
Flexible Work Life.
Having the ability to be your own boss is one of the great perks of joining the Baby Otter Andre Dawson Aquatic Center family.  Combining your passion for saving lives, becoming a staple in the community with the ability to set your own hours makes this the ultimate business opportunity.

Mission Statement.
Baby Otter Swim School will utilize the proprietary Turn, Kick Reach® System developed by its founders and proven in Florida over the last thirty years to dramatically increase the survival rate of children exposed to a water emergency. 

The Hawk.
Andre Dawson, “The Hawk”, baseball legend, has taken part in our mission to save children from drowning.

“Throughout my career, I have tried to use my position to help as many people as possible.  Baby Otter has given me a greater opportunity to help people, children in particular, more than any other charitable effort I have been involved.”

  Andre "The Hawk" Dawson

Programs Offered.

Swim Programs

  • Otter Babies Water Introduction
  • Turn, Kick Reach Water Survival - Private
  • Turn, Kick Reach Review - Private
  • Beginning Strokes Levels 1,2,3 - Private
  • Turn Kick Reach Group Class
  • Adult Swimming Class - Private
  • Semi-Private Class
  • Special Needs Private Classes for all levels
  • Swim Parties

Home-Pool Safety Assessment Program
Owning a home with a pool can be dangerous for young children if proper safety measures are not taken. Do you know if your family home and pool are safe? If you don’t know then you need one of these packages.

  •  Gold Package
  •  Silver Package
  •  Bronze Package

Revenue Streams.
Baby Otter Works on Curriculum Based Five Day Programs. Additional programs and services are listed below. 

  • Each Five Day Private Program has a cost of $385.00, included in this is Turn, Kick Reach®, Turn, Kick Reach Review, Beginning Strokes (all three levels), Adult Swim lessons.
  • Semi Private for beginning strokes only $295.00 per child in a group of two. 
  • Each Group Class has a cost of $185.00 per student 1x a week for a month on Saturdays. 
  • Otter Babies Water Introduction has a cost of $147.00 each child 1x a week for a month on Saturdays.
  • Swim Parties: Lifeguard & instructor $290.00 up to 15 kids for 3 hours, additional children $9.00 per child. Lifeguard ONLY-($60.00 per hour)
  • Home Assessment packages : Gold-$249.00 Silver $149.00 Bronze $99.00

Baby Otter Is The Obvious Choice...
Using our existing Matrix of 4 students per week x 4 weeks per month x 9 months x $385 per program. 

  1. How many private programs can you do in a week?  Four, Five, Six or Seven?
  2. How many group classes can you handle on a Saturday?
  3. How many pool parties can you schedule?
  4. How many Home Assessment Packages Can You Sell While You are already In Their Home?

Day 3…even missing two days due to weather and Peyton’s swimming on her own!! Thank you Stacy…we love you!
Barbara M. 

I went searching for swim schools and was repeatedly denied. Without even seeing my son, who is considered severe and nonverbal, I was told that he would never learn to swim. Finally, my pediatrician sent me to Baby Otter where he had sent his children for lessons. From the minute I first spoke with the school, I knew we were in good hands! - I was not told my children were guaranteed to swim in any specific time frame, but I was assured that the instructors at the swim school would stay with both of my kids until they learned to swim, regardless of their learning disability or “limitations”. We enrolled my kids at the ages of 4 and 5 into the TKR, Turn, Kick, Reach program.  Not only did both of my kids pass the TKR on the fifth day, but both of my kids became such strong swimmers so quickly, they were enrolled in the school’s Special Needs Swim Team in which they were awarded medals!  Baby Otter truly changed the course of their lives forever! – 

“Baby Otter Andre Dawson Aquatic Center is amazing, the instructors are masters at balancing being loving and nurturing while being very professional. Always catering to the child’s specific needs. We highly recommend this program!” “Thank you to Ms. Mindy for a fantastic week of swimming with Abby. She is doing amazing and has been practicing every day , getting stronger each time. She is even asking to go back to Ms. Mindy’s pool to swim again! It is a great program and I will be recommending it to everyone I know! Thank you.” -  


Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. What’s included with your Baby Otter Andre Dawson Aquatic Center License:
    At Baby Otter University we offer hands on curriculum training both in and out of the water for completion of your certification programs. As a licensee you will have access to the Baby Otter Andre Dawson Aquatic Center’s knowledge base website utilizing all vendors of Baby Otter Andre Dawson Aquatic Center’s purchasing network. This includes but not limited to:

    Marketing Materials
    Vendor Supplies
    Class curriculum
    Baby Otters Organization Video Manual
    Software for managing appointments

    In addition, as a licensee you will have use of our Trademarks and Branding, our 40 years of experience in the industry along with our connections in the aquatic community.   We have what no other business has which is name affiliation with the hall of famer Andre Dawson (The Hawk).  Andre will make appearances to assist a licensee with the launch of their business based upon his availability. 

  2. How Much Is The Initial License Fee?
    The initial license fee is $10,000.00 except for existing territories.  As with any business venture it’s important you have some additional working capital.

  3. What is the term of the license agreement?
    Five years with three optional five year terms that automatically renew.

  4. Does the Licensee need prior industry experience?
    No, a licensee does not require experience in the aquatic industry.  We are looking for licensees who have strong business management skills, a positive attitude, and a desire to help people.  They must like working in the pool, enjoy working with children and have a strong commitment to providing great customer service.  

  5. Why Should I Purchase a License with Baby Otter Andre Dawson Aquatic Center? 
    The key words are quality and commitment.   Our program has a positive force bringing about changes in the drowning prevention statistics.  Baby Otter’s programs are both state and nationally certified for its outstanding accomplishments in the aquatic industry.  Most swim schools rely on the Red Cross or YMCA for certifications, while we take great pride in having our own certification.   We’re professionals with solid experience dealing with children as young as 8 months old.  We’ve shaped the growth of infant swimming lessons for decades.

 Baby Otter Andre Dawson Aquatic Center License is currently only available in Florida.

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Press Releases & Awards

24 Jun, 2015 - Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Supports Safe Swimming in Broward County
24 Jun, 2015 - Dawson promoting water safety at local temple
24 Jun, 2015 - Drowning Prevention Experts Produce DVD to Educate Parents on Protection
26 Jun, 2015 - Splash Safety: Swim Lessons to Reduce the Risk of Drowning
26 Jun, 2015 - WEB EXCLUSIVE: Behind the Scenes Julian's Swim Survival Lessons

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