Video courtesy of www.goldfishswimschool.com.

JUST ADD WATER

Founded by husband and wife team, Jenny and Chris McCuiston, Goldfish Swim School provides swim lessons and water safety instruction to infants and children ages four months to 12 years. Classes are offered by specially trained instructors in a safe, child-friendly and fun environment using their research-based philosophy called The Science of SwimPlay®. Goldfish currently teaches more than 85,000 students per week to swim and be safer in and around the water. Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, Goldfish Swim School was established in Birmingham, Michigan, in 2006 and opened its first franchise location in 2009. They are currently in the process of expanding franchise opportunities throughout North America, with over 80 schools open or in development in more than 26 states and Canada.

FAST FACT

Goldfish have a longer attention span than people.

The average attention span of a human is around eight seconds, while the average of a goldfish is closer to nine seconds.

(Are you still paying attention)?

THE FACILITY

With years of research conducted toward creating the best swim school experience possible, every part of the building is designed to enhance learning, fun and safety. Unique features include…

  • Indoor swimming pool heated to 90 degrees year-round
  • State-of-the-art water purification system to keep the pool clean and sanitary
  • Air conditioned viewing gallery for parents
  • Private space for events that can accommodate up to 50 guests
  • In-house Snack Shack and Treasure Island Pro Shop
  • Bright, tropical-themed decor throughout

LET’S DIVE IN

Serving as General Contractor for this project, we lead the construction of both the shell and the internal fit out. This 9,500 SF building is built with steel framing on a broom-finish concrete pad and the exterior is finished with EIFS, brick and ground face block.

Architect

Bernardon and TDG Architects

Square Footage

9,500

Duration

6 months

BEHIND THE SCENES

Full Project Timelapse

FAST FACT

A group of goldfish is called a troubling.

While that’s the name for a group of goldfish, there was nothing troubling about the group of construction professionals that got together to make this project happen.

VIEW ALL SPECIALTY CONTRACTORS

AC Masonry
Bernardon
Brown’s Glass
Carter Lumber Company
Central II, Inc.
Clark Mechanical Services, Inc.
CMC, Inc.
Concrete Authority
Delaware Valley Paving, Inc.
Design Plastic Systems, Inc.
DMH Doors & Hardware, Inc.
Eric Neff Ceramic Tile, Inc.
Foam-Tech Insulation Service, Inc.
Harvey Achey Construction, LLC
Ingram Engineering Services, Inc.
Kauffman Kitchens
L. Liberato Steel Fabricating Co., Inc.
Premier Pools & Spas
Protech Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
Ridge Roofing, Inc.
Rock & Metal Systems, Inc.
Zebby Sulecki, Inc.

THE RESULTS

Project Recap Video

FAST FACT

Goldfish live a long time.

You might be surprised by how long goldfish live, with the oldest on record, Goldie, living to 45 years old. (You can read his full obituary here).

In the theme of longevity, here’s to many years of impact for Goldfish Swim School as they bring out each child’s potential through swimming!