Teacher Appreciation Week at Foss Swim School

While you’re celebrating all of the teachers in your life this week, we want to also celebrate the amazing teachers who work here at Foss Swim School. Teaching kids to swim is about more than skills and technique – it’s about building relationships and trust and the art of making learning fun.

Swim teachers are committed to their craft, having gone through extensive training. They regularly get back in the pool to refresh and learn new skills from our Learning and Development team, from each other and even from our co-founder Jon Foss, who loves the opportunity to pass along knowledge to our instructors.

Our teachers make Foss Swim School the great place it is. We know many of our swimmers and loyal families feel the same way. A huge shout out to each and every one our swim teachers; here’s a selection of nice notes to teachers we’re celebrating today, this week and beyond:

Carrie at the Woodbury, MN school:

The instructors are amazing, especially Carrie as I feel she cares and loves the kids which motivates us to come back each time.

Ryan at the Lakeview, IL school:

Ryan is awesome! Super engaging with a big personality! My daughter is full of energy and often becomes extra silly after being in school so her listening skills aren’t always on par- Ryan can easily gauge her mood and get her back on track to being a first-time listener! She loves coming to his class and is so eager to keep learning. Thank you, Ryan!

Danielle at the Blaine, MN school:

Danielle is very energetic and does a great job keeping the children engaged throughout the lesson. She is also very specific about ensuring children master each skill.

Stacey and Sue at the Elmwood, IL school:

Shout out to Ms. Stacey and Ms. Sue! I now go to our lake house feeling so comfortable use all the skills that FOSS has taught my son.

Nathan at the St. Paul, MN school:

Nathan is amazing. He is clear, funny and consistent. He makes the lesson fun but keeps it focused and all the kids working hard.

Bachka at the St. Louis Park, MN school:

I liked that Bachka challenged my daughter to swim at a stronger level. He gave her more confidence as a swimmer and was a great teacher. My daughter grew more in his class than any other class previously.

Kat at the South Barrington, IL school:

Each class Kat instructed the class with the same level of enthusiasm, never letting anything affect her performance at work. She also balances being hands on with movements with letting the child go at it on their own.

Andrea at the Lakeview, IL school:

Our daughter loved coming to class with Andrea. Andrea is the perfect balance of silly and instructive for this age group. She gives us great feedback and our daughter has improved tremendously in one session.

Naquishe at the Maple Grove, MN school:

Naquishe is great! We have had her as an instructor a few sessions prior to this one and she continues to impress us. One of our favorite things about Naquishe is that she keeps both of us, my wife and I, updated with our son’s progress as we switch off classes. Even while the other is watching, she engages us with feedback.

Deliah at the Highland Park, IL school:

Deliah is super awesome with my son. She knows how to keep him focused and learning new things without even knowing it. He trusts Ms. Delilah even when he inhales water and is uncomfortable. She acknowledges this, but she is calm and supportive.

Leo at the Libertyville, IL school:

Fantastic instructor! He does a great job balancing fun with instruction. We love having Leo and experience tremendous growth in sessions he teaches.

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