Mike & Debbie open our first ever swim school in New Zealand

Mike and Debbie King, owners of JUMP! Swim Schools Albany, opened our very first swim school in New Zealand over Christmas!

They began trading the other week with over 170 students starting lessons.

Debbie said,

“It was AWESOME! We have some great families enrolled at JUMP! and it made the whole journey very real!

“Our Open Day went really well. Everyone thinks it’s a great environment for learn to swim and love our mural.”

Who are Mike and Debbie?

Mike and Debbie are parents to five children; Adam, Jade, Jordan, Blake and Taena.

“As a family we love the outdoors and the beach is somewhere we love to go. During the summer we love to get away and go camping with friends. We also own a boat so the water and the outdoors is a big part of our lives.”

Debbie previously worked as a swim teacher for 3 years when living in Melbourne and loved it. She says, “I found my thing!”


Why did Mike and Debbie decide to purchase a franchise with JUMP!?

“We loved the idea of having a business of our own in an industry I loved. We also have the added benefit of the help and support that JUMP! offers.”

“Albany is a growing area, and we felt it was close to home and would really benefit the community.”


What are they most looking forward to about running a JUMP!?

“I love seeing kids progress. Swimming is a life skill and it’s really exciting playing a part in that.”