By Locke Hughes
swimming teacher with students at poolRita Goldberg, 62, Sunrise, FL, turned her lifelong passion for the pool into a thriving business that's teaching kids how to swim safely. Photo credit: Keith Lathrop/Hair and Makeup by Georgette Rojas
British Swim School, with locations in FL, MD and IL
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$2.2 million in sales last year
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Her Success Secrets
DO WHAT YOU LOVE. Rita swam competitively in Britain until she was a teen, but it didn't cross her mind to turn her hobby into a career until years later. "One day I accompanied a friend to her child's swim lesson, and as soon as I saw the coach interacting with the kids, I knew that's what I wanted to do for the rest of my life," Rita remembers. She quit her teaching job and opened her own swim school. "Each day I go to work excited to help my students learn skills they'll always have," she says.
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