Firm to Construct New Swim School in Needham, Mass.

WALTHAM, MASS. – March 10, 2015– Vantage Builders, Inc., a general contracting and construction firm based in Waltham, Mass., has been hired by Goldfish Swim School-Needham to construct the Michigan-based company’s first Massachusetts location at 45 Fourth Ave. in Needham. Goldfish Swim School is a learn-to-swim franchise that offers indoor swim classes and programs for children 4 months and up.

Following designs from architects Silverman Trykowski Associates, Inc., Vantage will transform an existing drab, 13,000 square foot warehouse into a bright, inviting new facility complete with Goldfish Swim School’s tropical decor. The school will feature brand new pool measuring 30'x70’, a comfortable glass viewing location and welcoming reception area.

Swimmers will have access to twelve private department store style changing huts, swimsuit dryers, five full bathrooms, a hairdrying station and showers. Goldfish will also offer birthday parties on the weekends at the new school.

“We could not be more excited to bring Goldfish Swim School to the parents and children in the Needham area,” said Sarah Kepic, owner, Goldfish Swim School. “Our approach to swimming instruction has helped thousands of children become confident, safe and strong swimmers and parents appreciate our small classes led by certified instructors.”

The build-out will require significant mechanical, electrical, plumbing and HVAC work. The entire facility will be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The project team also includes engineers VAV International, Inc. and South Shore Gunite Pools. The school is expected to open early May and additional Massachusetts locations are planned.

About Goldfish Swim School

Established in 2006 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, kid-friendly and fun environment. Goldfish currently teaches more than 30,000 students per week. Headquartered in Birmingham, Mich., Goldfish Swim School opened its first franchise in 2009 in Farmington Hills, Mich. and is in the process of expanding franchise opportunities throughout the country. For more information, visit

About Vantage Builders, Inc.

Vantage Builders offers contracting services to corporations, developers, property managers, retailers and private institutions throughout New England. Our standard construction services include general contracting and construction management. More comprehensive services include design/build and value engineering. In managing and building scores of commercial projects, we’ve found that versatility is key to our customers’ success. Our experience includes specialized tenant build-outs, standard property improvements, base building work and construction from the ground up. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter: @VantageBldrs.


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