25 Favorite Foss Memories From Our Founders

By Jon and Susan Foss, co-founders, Foss Swim School As we celebrate our 25 years leading Foss Swim School and helping hundreds of thousands of kids become better swimmers, we find ourselves remembering some of the moments that stood out. Some of those moments are sweet,...

FACES OF FOSS: Erin McGee

Erin McGee Deck Assistant Lakeview, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? Just over one year. What is your favorite level to teach and why? My favorite level to teach is Middle 1! They still have a great imagination, but also have good body awareness. Whether it's overcoming a...

Six Benefits of Group Activity for Kids

Learning to swim is good for kids in a lot of ways – for safety, of course, for physical health, and even for cognitive development. But did you know that, as a structured activity, swim school and swim teams also can help kids succeed socially? Swimming...

FOSS Insider: Our “No Glass” Policy is for Safety – And More

You see the signs whenever you come into a Foss Swim School facility—no glass on the pool deck. We understand some of our customers strongly prefer using glass bottles, but there’s a good reason for this policy and why we enforce it so strongly. People naturally understand...

Faces of FOSS: Kelsey Gomberg

Kelsey Gomberg Site Director South Barrington, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? 3 years! Can you tell us your favorite FOSS Story? I just love the funny things that the kids say and do. One of our younger students likes to shake her booty like Miley Cyrus. 😊 What...

Always Have a Water Watcher: Make Your Own Tag

One of the surest ways to improve water safety is to have a responsible adult who is focused on watching kids who are at play in or near a pool, lake or other water. In almost all cases when families and friends go swimming, there...

FACES OF FOSS: Cathy Gumila

Cathy Gumila Office Manager South Barrington, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? Three years! It was a fun journey going from instructor to site coordinator to office manager. Loving the process and every position I've been in! What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? It’s...

Five Tips to Swim Your Best Butterfly

The butterfly is considered by many swimmers to be one of the most difficult strokes, both because it is physically demanding and because of the timing involved. Rachel Bootsma, Foss Swim School alumna and Olympic gold medalist in the 4x100 meter medley relay, shares some...

Smarter Parents, Safer Swimmers: Water Safety Tips

Summer is almost here! Are your kids ready for the water? Check out our available classes here. Water safety is a two-way street—adults and kids BOTH need to follow the rules to help ensure kids are safe when they swim or play around water. Here are 12...

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