Jon and Susan Foss founded Foss Swim School in 1993 to teach swimming as child enrichment – a foundation for a lifetime of fun, safety, and physical, social, and mental benefits.
Laughter is at the heart of our unique curriculum, and graduation reflects confidence and mastery.
MORE THAN LESSONS –
A swim school
We offer everything you expect of a modern swim school: thoroughly-trained teachers, warm water, private changing areas, and pools purpose-built for learning.
We also offer a unique FOSS experience you can’t get anywhere else.
A school approach:
FOSS teachers personalize the learning for each student based on the student’s level of comfort, learning style, and personality.
We teach in quarters and place students in small classes (3 or 4 students to 1 Teacher) of similar age and ability. Teachers stay with classes for the full quarter as we work towards graduation – not just passing levels.
The Swim Path® curriculum:
Our method personalizes a learning path for each student by breaking down the basics into simple parts: enjoying water, floating, flipping to breathe, and the standard strokes.
Quarter by quarter students master key skills from day one to graduation. Learn more.
Great teachers and people:
We hand-pick teachers and staff who are outgoing, love working with kids, and who are driven to help others succeed by delivering progress and fun the FOSS way.
Personal passion for safety:
Co-founder Jon Foss was taught to respect the water and embrace swimming by his mother, who lost a sibling to drowning. Our curriculum and approach make safety a top priority and recognize that kids learn to swim best when they learn to love water.
Foss Swim School is committed to delivering the optimal learning environment for students and families.
Natural learning cadence:
Like a school, students learn to swim in quarters, take breaks between quarters, and can take time off without being tied to a monthly fee.
Swimming is all we do. It isn’t one activity on a list, and we aren’t a franchise selling a system. Swimming is the passion and mission of our co-founders who still lead us.
We understand the relationship between teacher and student leads to success. Our teachers know their kids and help them progress when they are ready.
A place kids want to be:
We offer a learning environment that is fun, clean, and safe.
Enroll for Summer now!
Group, Private and Semi-Private Classes
- Support Social Distancing: Fewer classes that normal swim at any given time to support social distance in both group and private classes.
- Private Classes: Private and Semi-Private class options can provide more distance as well as potentially speed the process of becoming more confident and safer around water.
- Private Lesson Students Experience: Undivided attention, student specific lesson plans, pacing and progress. Learn More
COVID Safety First
We are safely welcoming employees and families to the pools.
Safety is at the core of what we do.
We have been and will continue to work in conjunction with local Departments of Health, following local guidelines with our comprehensive safety first plan to ensure that we have a safer environment for everyone.
Enrollment available for Summer lessons