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The SUMMIT is the premier business conference serving Youth Sport, Performance, and Education Industries. Focusing on the issues and opportunities of our unique industry, the SUMMIT is a powerful blend of smart, relevant, entertaining…and immediately useful information. Fast paced yet personal, the SUMMIT provides fresh, tangible, well-researched concepts that can make an immediate impact on your operational, educational and financial operations. the SUMMIT is undeniably the most exciting opportunity of the year to brainstorm and spend quality time with the top leaders in the industry. Whether you are an owner, manager, coach or teacher, you will leave inspired and energized and ready to take your business to the next level!

Speakers and Topics

Theo Millward

Theo Millward is a graduate of Lancaster University with a BBA in Management. Since purchasing his first business in 2016, the UK’s largest swim school Swimtime, Theo has gone on to both start and acquire several businesses. There are currently six businesses in Theo’s portfolio ranging from Software, Pet Care, Training and Children’s Activities. Outside of business Theo is a keen amateur racing driver, skier, Theatre fanatic and avid traveler.

Dan Berzansky
Dan Berzansky is the founder and CEO of Premier Aquatic Services, which operates Premier Aquatics and Premier Health and Safety, and is Co-founder of Premier Swim Academy. Since 2011, Premier Aquatic Services has grown into a full-service swim school, lifeguard service, and health and safety education provider in the Western US. Premier employs over 200 year-round employees and ramps up to over 550 seasonal employees in over 100 locations throughout California and Arizona.

In addition to Premier, Dan has developed SaaS startup called OneTeam360, which is an employee engagement and incentivization tool created specifically for small to medium sized businesses employing part-time hourly employees. In all, Dan has over 20 years of management, coaching and teaching experience, as well as over 20 years of experience in large scale project management. In his free time, Dan is Vice President of Stop Drowning Now, a drowning prevention education program, the Co-Chair of the Orange County Drowning Prevention Task

Force, and is the Forum Chair for Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Orange County chapter. Dan is a graduate of Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business Management where he completed his MBA. Dan lives in Laguna Niguel, CA with his wife and three young children.

Bob Hubbard

Bob Hubbard and his wife, Kathy, founded Hubbard Family Swim School & Hubbard Sports Camps in 1998, a work that they are grateful for every day, and which has led to many professional presentations. positions and recognitions – including the US Swim Schools Lifetime Achievement Award.
Bob’s grew up in NYC, served as an ocean lifeguard, matured into a cheerleader, shines as an auctioneer, and relishes his role as a music lover. His healthy passion is biking with a group of old guys that gets him out on most of the roads in Phoenix. Bob earned his undergraduate degree from Xavier University in psychology(1973) and a law degree from the University of Cincinnati (1976). He worked as a lawyer and as an executive in a variety of industries including homebuilding, life insurance and hotels.
Kathy and Bob are seasoned presenters of the Infant Toddler Workshops and the business and management aspects of the Learn To Swim business and are requested speakers throughout the USA and the world. They now have 4 swim schools, operate 3 summer sports camps with over 160 employees. Bob and Kathy love to travel, learn and share their enthusiasm for the swim school industry. They have 8 children and 23 grandchildren.

Sean Dever

SEAN DEVER is a CPA and financial planner based in Massachusetts.
He provides tax, accounting, payroll, consulting and financial services to Gymnastics, Dance, Swimming and other child sport centers throughout the United States.  His specific areas of expertise include taxes, payroll, bookkeeping, financial planning, tax planning and business valuations for business buyers and sellers.  
Besides his experience as an accountant, Sean has owned and operated several small businesses, including several gymnastics schools, a dance studio, an inflatable rental company and most recently a swimming school! 
Sean is a consultant for small business owners and has been a speaker for the US Swim School Association, USA Gymnastics, Dance Teacher Summit, Jackrabbit Boost Conferences, The Summit and the BostonBizExpo.com conferences since 1996.

For more information, please visit his website at www.devercpa.com

Lynn Ledford

Lynn is a decisive, analytical leader who guides with energy, high standards, compassion and creativity. An attorney by trade, Lynn followed a strong entrepreneurial calling and purchased Cal Elite Kids in Orange County, California.  Together with business partner Jett Cutler, they grew Cal Elite from a small gymnastics center with 8 employees to become one of the most successful children’s activity centers in the U.S. Today Cal Elite Kids serves 3,000 students and provides over 12,000 hours of lessons each week. After raising 4 children with husband, Mark Ledford, Lynn got to work!

In  2016 Lynn joined Jett in establishing Pro-Swim Academy, a swim school in Chicago, Illinois.  In 2017, Cal Elite partnered with The Blue Kid Center in Suzhou, China to bring Cal Elite’s preschool gymnastics brand to China. In 2018 Cal Elite expanded its dance brand by establishing the REVE Dance Conservatory.

In 2019 Cal Elite expanded its performance brand by collaborating with South County Performing Arts – creating a strong musical theater program at Cal Elite and also acquired the Fun & Fit Gymnastics Centers in Los Angeles. In April or 2020, Lynn and Jett opened their third swim facility, in Rancho Cucamonga, California.  The growth that Lynn is most excited about is the 2020 launch of Sweet Peas Gymnastics, a preschool gymnastics licensing program. There are currently over 40 licensees throughout the U.S. and growing.  Lynn is dedicated to helping others in the youth sports industry find business success that will allow them to follow their coaching and entrepreneurial dreams while finding balance and peace through the journey. 

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Georgette Cutler

Georgette (Jett) Cutler is a partner and CFO of various children’s sports and educational businesses, including Cal Elite Kids, Pro Swim Academy, Premier Swim Academy, Reve Dance Conservatory, Sweet Peas Gymnastics. Jett has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting. After graduation, Jett pursued a career in public accounting at a regional CPA firm, completed her CPA and gained working experience as a controller in private industry in manufacturing and property management industries.

Jett has been an active member of both the United States Gymnastics Association and United States Swim School Association, where she currently serves on the Membership Connection Committee. She has volunteered as a speaker at national and regional conferences, the Summit and at the BBTC Transformations Conference. Georgette is a member of Entrepreneur Organization and served on the board of directors as the Membership Chair. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for SAMCORP and Brookhollow Business Park associations and is a contributor, supporter and former board member of Stop Drowning Now Foundation.

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Jeff Metzger

Jeff Metzger. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio Jeff was a gymnast from his elementary through university years. He dropped out of mechanical engineering college after he accidentally discovered a new passion—teaching gymnastics. He opened his first gymnastics school in 1973 in a church multi-purpose room. Today, with 162,000 sf and two dozen profit centers, Kids First Sports Center is one of the largest and most influential Children’s Instructional Services operations in the world. Gainfully retired, Jeff now holds the title of Senior Advisor, a position he proudly proclaims he has earned by half. Jeff also founded or has an interest in a number of CIS businesses including Kids First Too, The Campus at Kids First, RG Sports Academy, and Cincy Sports Nation.

Jeff is the founder of Metzger Small Business BOOT CAMP, a 4-1/2 day, total-immersion leadership, marketing and organizational workshop for the CIS industry. With over 2,500 graduates from the USA and around the world, BOOT CAMP has elevated the industry and enriched the lives of countless industry professionals. Jeff personally guarantees BOOT CAMP to be a life changing educational business event. Visit www.metzgerbootcamp.com or contact Megan Smith at 513.489.7575 or info@metzgerbootcamp.com

John Mitchell

John’s spent his teen years running a small Non Profit Club. At the age of 21 he privatized Delta Gymnastics and became a serious entrepreneur. He grew Delta to seven locations, opened an Occupational Rehab company, four physiotherapy practices, seven part time volleyball centers, an international sports center and a merchandise range. Self-described as the expert in the undisciplined search for growth, he nearly went broke under the weight of complexity and chaos.
Determined to transform his passion into a REAL business, John and his wife, Megan, set about building a sustainable gymnastics business that would fuel their dreams moving forwards. Over the past ten years Delta Gymnastics has emerged as the leading gymnastics business in Australia. With Australia’s largest privately owned facility, Delta has produced Australia’s sole female gymnastics Olympian, opened a new concept commercial “GymKids” facility, designed and developed an ERP to enable expansion and transformed the way they do business. 2021 saw the opening of the second “GymKids” with plans to open four more in the near future. John is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Director of the Gymnastics Clubs Australia Organization and Director of the International Association of Children’s Development Programs. He chairs the GCA Mastermind Education Forum and speaks nationally and internationally about structure and strategy within the Children’s Activity

Meet the Experts
Industry Standards, Profit Margins, Staffing, Payroll, Taxes, Real Estate, Scheduling, Best Decisions and Biggest Regrets. Let’s Talk!

Conference Pricing

Full Conference

October 23-24

Monday, October 23rd
Full-Day Business Meetings
Lunch Included
Dinner at the Ledford Home

Tuesday, October 24th
Full-Day Business Meetings
Lunch Included

One Day Conference

October 23

Monday, October 23rd
Full-Day Business Meetings
Lunch Included
Dinner at Ledford Home

One Day Conference

October 24

Tuesday, October 24th
Full-Day Business Meetings
Lunch Included

Virtual Conference

October 23-24

the Summit now offers a Virtual Conference registration option! The business meetings will be recorded and registrants will be sent a link that will allow them to log in at a later time and enjoy the event from the comfort of their own home or office!

Event Information

October 23-24, 2023

Ayres Hotel & Spa Mission Viejo

We have a room block at the Ayres Hotel and Spa in Mission Viejo. Please book your room(s) directly with the hotel by following this link RESERVATIONS.

The Ayres Hotel and Spa is an easy 20 minute drive from Orange County Santa Ana Airport.


28951 Los Alisos Blvd. Mission Viejo, CA. 92692

(949) 305-7200

RSM Bell Tower Regional Center

Our meetings will take place in the William Lyon Ballroom at the Regional Bell Tower, Rancho Santa Margarita. The Bell Tower is 5 minutes (4 miles) from the Ayres Hotel and Spa.


22232 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688