Chris DeJong

Big Blue Swim School Is a Tech Company Operating in the Swim Lesson Industry

Big Blue’s proprietary enterprise system is designed so franchise partners can operate successful pools without needing a daily presence.

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How Big Blue Swim School Adjusted Dive-In Day To Keep Franchise Prospects Safe

The swim school brand’s socially-distanced discovery day helps candidates see opportunity while putting minds at ease through heightened safety measures.

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Swim CEO Series: Chris DeJong on Fastest 400m Kick Ever, Big Blue Swim School

DeJong indulged in telling his epic story about Phelps buying him dinner for kicking the unofficial fastest time in history in a 400m kick

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Big Blue Swim School Sets Its Sights on California for Expansion

As part of its nationwide growth plan fueled by an investment from Level 5 Capital Partners, Big Blue is preparing to bring its winning concept to Atlanta.

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Five Reasons Big Blue Swim School is a Valuable Investment

A technology and data-driven approach with a highly differentiated model positions Big Blue as an emerging leader in the underserved swim school space.

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Big Blue Swim School Named Among Inc.’s 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies

A technology and data-driven approach with a highly differentiated consumer model positions Big Blue Swim School as an emerging leader in its space.

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Big Blue Swim School Sees Uptick in Franchise Agreements During Pandemic

Big Blue Swim School has found a way to continue awarding franchises, signing four deals for a total of 14 units in March alone.

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Local Entrepreneurs to Open 2 Big Blue Swim Schools in North Atlanta

Big Blue Swim School is partnering with Abhay Shinde, Tanmay Dharmadhikari, and Sagar Laghate to bring two pools to North Atlanta over the next two years.

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Neel, Rohit Patel Sign on to Open Texas’ First Big Blue Swim Schools

Big Blue Swim School is coming to the Lone Star State, through franchise partners Neel and Rohit Patel, who are opening three locations in the Austin area.

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Skaalerud Signs Lease for Denver Area’s First Big Blue Swim School

Big Blue Swim School, one of the nation’s fastest-growing swim school franchises, comes to Colorado thanks to Denver entrepreneurs Wendy and Erik Skaalerud.

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Magazine Ranks Big Blue Swim School Among Top 100 Game Changers in 2019

Big Blue Swim School was ranked among the Top 100 Game Changers by Franchise Dictionary Magazine for the second consecutive year.

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Burden, Clark Sign 3 Unit Deal to Bring Big Blue Swim School to New Jersey

Premier swim school franchise Big Blue Swim School is coming to northern New Jersey next year as part of a deal signed by Chris Burden and Penelope Clark.

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Wayne, Linda van der Poll Bring Big Blue Swim School to Wake County, N.C.

Big Blue Swim School is coming to Wake County, North Carolina as part of a deal signed by husband-and-wife franchisees Wayne and Linda van der Poll.

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How Big Blue Swim School’s Investor Model Allows Partners to Maximize Capital

The dominant player in the $20 billion swim school industry is backed by L5 Capital Partners, putting investors in optimum position to see high ROI.

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Fostering a Lifelong Love of Swimming with Big Blue Swim School’s Approach

We love showing children how fun learning to swim can be. We understand that, like all of us, they will have good days and bad days at swim lessons.

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