Franchisee in Focus: Tracey Weller
Each month, we focus on a franchisee of British Swim School. With nearly 90 pools nationwide, there are plenty of stories to share from the sea of talent we have working with us.
Seattle-based Tracey Weller has been a franchise owner for one year. And in that time, she’s taken to her role as new business owner like a bird to flying. (What did you think we’d say?) Let’s get to know her a little bit better, shall we?
We asked Tracey Weller these five questions:
1. Why did you become a franchise business owner?
I wanted to have my own business and didn’t want to work for a large technology company again. I liked the idea of running a business that already had a proven business model. Additionally, the people I met at British Swim School made it clear to me that this was the business for me.
2. What is your history with swimming?
I learned how to swim at an early age at our neighborhood outdoor pool and spent all my summers at the pool. When competing in Ironman Triathlons, the swim was my favorite part. In fact, Mike (her plus one) and my first date was open water swimming.
3. What is one goal for 2016?
To not be as stressed out by the end of the year. Ideally would like to have three pools with all making a good profit.
4. What is your favorite get-swimming song?
“Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson. Well it was always my favorite soccer playing song, so easily will fit as my get swimming song.
5. What is one thing we’d be surprised to learn about you?
I have slept on the summit of Mount Rainier, have my pilot’s license (though currently don’t fly), and was a SCUBA Divemaster.
But, I think my almost 16-year old Dachshund, Frankie, whom I completely adore, is more interesting. When she isn’t bossing me around, she sleeps next to me while I am working. She hates the water though.