Toronto's Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year is Making a Splash

AquaMobile Swim School’s Diana Goodwin Named Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year at the Toronto Region Board of Trade Business Excellence Awards
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TORONTO - Nov. 20, 2014 - PRLog -- On Thursday November 6th, the president & founder of AquaMobile Swim School, Diana Goodwin (@DianaMGoodwin (, was named Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year at the Toronto Region Board of Trade Business Excellence Awards 2014.

The Business Excellence Awards ( recognizes the valuable contribution of the region's small and medium businesses and honour emerging entrepreneurs who have demonstrated outstanding growth, leadership and innovation in business. The Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year award recognizes a high-achieving 'one-to-watch' whose business has seen rapid, innovation-driven growth, achieved by disrupting the status quo to spark and influence industry transformation. The business has been in operation for five years or less, with the 'emerging entrepreneur' controlling the core day-to-day management responsibilities for at least the two most recent years. (Max. 25 employees)

“Being recognized by the Toronto Region Board of Trade is a great honour and a major highlight in my entrepreneurial career. I’m thrilled to be considered part of such an accomplished group of local business leaders.” says Goodwin.

Goodwin’s entrepreneurial endeavours began in 2003, when she started a business very similar to AquaMobile where she would travel to clients’ pools to teach lessons. After spending several years as a Management Consultant at Bain & Company, she went on to obtain her MBA at Kellogg School of Management in 2011 where she built out her business plan to start AquaMobile with ambitions of becoming the largest at-home swim lesson provider across North America.

About AquaMobile Swim School (
AquaMobile Swim School is a private swim school that offers high quality swim instruction at our clients’ homes throughout a wide range of cities in Ontario and the United States. AquaMobile Swim School has over 600 swim instructors on staff who have taught thousands of students of all ages how to swim. The company’s roots remain in Toronto, while serving Florida beginning in 2013 and 16 other states in 2014, with plans to operate in additional states in 2015.

About Toronto Region Board of Trade (
Founded in 1845, Toronto Region Board of Trade is the chamber of commerce for Canada's largest urban centre, connecting more than 12,000 members and 250,000 business professionals and influencers throughout the Toronto region. The Board fuels the economic, social and cultural vitality of the entire Toronto region by fostering powerful collaborations among business, government, thought leaders, and community builders. Toronto Region Board of Trade plays a vital role in elevating the quality of life and global competitiveness of Canada's largest urban centre.

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