Get to Know St. Charles: 5 Great Things About Our Newest Location

Foss Swim School was thrilled to cut the ribbon for its newest school on September 5, a brand-new location in St. Charles, MO, a northwest suburb of St. Louis on the banks of the Missouri River! Now open for its inaugural classes, St. Charles also currently has plenty of availability for free preview lessons so our new neighbors can come in, check out the school, and get a personalized swim level recommendation for their students.

Here’s a quick list of our five favorite things about our new location, which we hope will be your favorite things too:

A brand-new, modern swim school designed for learning and comfort

This brand-new facility is open, fresh and welcoming for our FOSS families. The changing room has 14 private changing stalls, four family bathrooms, and two private showers – lots of options to speed you in and out. There are also two large deck shower areas with multiple stations in each where students can rinse and wash off. Afterwards, use our Dyson hair dryers and swimsuit dryers, stop by our retail shop and be on your way!

A great location with easy access and nearby stores

Located in Zumbehl Commons just off Zumbehl Road, just minutes from major thoroughfares Interstate 70 and 1st Capitol Drive, we have a great central location with easy access.  You can include swimming with other errands, with a Schnucks grocery store and Walmart nearby, plus a bank, dentist, and child care center as neighbors, and plenty of paces to eat if you’re looking to make your day a little easier.

A great team of people with many from the neighborhood

Our staff includes a great mix of experienced managers and teachers who are coming from other FOSS locations and are already pros at our teaching method, plus a number of new staff who live or grew up right here in St. Charles. All teachers have gone through the same rigorous training and are ready to teach not just swimming, but confidence and safety. Many are trained as lifeguards, one is fluent in American Sign Language and among our several college students are many future teachers who love working with kids. We work great as a team and have fun together every day!

A pool designed to be a classroom

As our newest pool, the new St. Charles pool has design features we have refined over the years. The U-shaped pool allows for lots of segmentation for different levels. This layout also provides lots of poolside seating, including in the middle of the “U” shape – we like parents to be close at hand during class to hear what’s happening and be able to engage with teachers after class. We’ve installed the latest, state-of-the-art water and air filtration systems, and heat the water to a comfortable 91 degrees to make swimming a pleasant experience for our students where they are ready to learn.

Room for you!

We’re filling up classes fast, but as we continue to enroll our full-time students, now is a great time to come if you want to try a preview lesson or are considering private or semi-private lessons – we have time slots available for these! However you join us, we will teach your students according to our unique Swim Path curriculum. We teach in quarters – not a continuous model – because it creates consistency. We have found that having the same teacher and same class together over time enables more effective learning – students swim with kids of similar age and ability, without drop-ins, which we find disrupts the learning process. And billing is straightforward, without auto-recurring fees, and offers good value compared to other swim schools when you look at cost per class.

We hope our existing families in the St. Louis area will stop by and check us out, or let friends and family who are looking for a great place to swim know about this new location. We look forward to being a part of the St. Charles community for years to come!


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