CHICAGO—-Big Blue Swim School, one of the country’s fastest-growing franchises in the $3 billion learn-to-swim industry, announces today the launch of new real-time progress tracking features to its mobile application. The latest updates provide actionable data and an overall improved experience for parents, allowing them to not only follow their child’s progress in swim lessons, but also receive tips on how to help them practice skills at home.
“We are extremely proud of the progress tracking updates we have implemented for the Big Blue app”
“At Big Blue, we focus on providing parents with an unparalleled experience for swim lessons, and progress tracking is a key component of that experience,” states Chris DeJong, Founder and President of Big Blue Swim School. “Parents want to know what their child is learning, how they can practice these skills independently and what is next in their development. With the expanded features, parents can easily see their child’s progress, providing a detailed look at how their child is tracking towards Big Blue’s goals for confident and safe swimmers.”
The Big Blue Swim School mobile app, which utilizes the company’s proprietary software, LessonBuddy™, is a leader in the swim school and children’s activity space, providing parents with the ability to conveniently schedule and coordinate classes for multiple kids simultaneously. With this latest release, the mobile app now provides demonstration videos explaining each skill a child learns at their respective level, accompanied by real-time written feedback from a trained manager. This allows parents to help children continue practicing those skills outside Big Blue’s pools. Swim skills are no longer simply achieved or not; Big Blue students work towards a specific skill and can track their progress percentage towards the perfected skill within the app.
In addition to the demonstration videos, the app now provides SplashZone™ goals, Attendance Tracking and Distance Tracking for each child. SplashZones are milestones Big Blue tracks that represent the distance a child can swim independently and allow parents to see the distance their swimmer is working towards swimming confidently on their own. Big Blue encourages an 85% attendance goal to ensure that each child is progressing in their development; with that in mind, the Attendance Tracker helps parents monitor their child’s progress against their attendance record. Finally, to create additional motivation and excitement for the children, Big Blue introduces the Distance Tracker. This update provides a gamification aspect to the app, which allows a child to see how far they have swum throughout their time at Big Blue, instilling confidence in them and showing how weekly lessons accumulate to great distances.
“We are extremely proud of the progress tracking updates we have implemented for the Big Blue app,” states Casey Morford, Chief Technology Officer at Big Blue Swim School. “Our goal at Big Blue is to utilize technology to fill any gaps our parents and employees might experience. These updates do just that, providing both groups with information that can better the swimming experience for the child. We are particularly excited about the Distance Tracker, the first of our gamification additions, that we know the Big Blue swimmers will be eager to see.”
Big Blue is committed to creating a seamless process for both parents and employees and will continue to strengthen its use of technology to create an engaging experience for all. In the future, Big Blue plans for additional content and progress-tracking features for parents.
To learn more about Big Blue Swim School, visit https://bigblueswimschool.com.
ABOUT BIG BLUE SWIM SCHOOL
Big Blue Swim School is one of the nation’s fastest-growing swim school franchises, offering best-in-class swim lessons for kids ages three months to 12 years. The franchise was founded in 2009 by competitive swimmer Chris DeJong, and with support from Level 5 Capital Partners, now has 18 pools open across ten states. Big Blue continues to grow through franchising and plans to have a minimum of 260 pools sold by the end of 2023. Big Blue Swim School’s real estate expertise, strong brand, proprietary technology, and leadership support, coupled with its unparalleled consumer offerings, position its franchise partners for long-term success. To learn more about franchise opportunities with Big Blue Swim School, visit http://YourBigMomentStartsHere.com.