Aqua-Tots Swim Schools is preparing to open a new franchise location in Sarasota. The 6,500-square-foot swim school is scheduled to open in August 2020 in the Tuttlebee Plaza at 3750 S. Tuttle Ave., next to TJ Maxx, Office Max and YouFit. Founded in 1991, the Sarasota location is Aqua-Tots' second location in Florida and the first on the Gulf Coast. The franchise is owned by David and Lindsay Leary.
Aqua-Tots Sarasota is currently offering pre-enrollment for children as young as four months old. Open six days a week, the swim school will also feature the Special Needs Aquatic Program (S.N.A.P.), which tailors lessons to each child’s special needs and abilities, as well as Fast Track, which serves as a jumpstart to lessons.