Katie Tiedeman

Meet the Instructors: Katie Tiedeman

Katie Tiedeman Instructor Woodbury, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? I was hired in February 2015. What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? Everyone gets along so well and works really hard to succeed. There's always someone there to encourage you or assist you. Someone's...

What’s FOSSible: 14-year old FOSS alum qualifies for U.S. Open

What’s FOSSible: 14-year old FOSS alum qualifies for U.S. Open

Isabelle Stadden, a 14-year old swimmer who trains with the FASTJets based at the FOSS Swim School’s Blaine facility in suburban Minneapolis, qualified for the U.S. Open with a 1:01:48 100 meter backstroke, making her the 6th fastest swimmer ever in the event in the...

Are you teaching your child to drown?

Teaching kids to swim is common sense Swimming is a fun, healthy activity that can also offer a line of defense against drowning (although no amount of lessons can replace supervision). But did you know that some of the things you do in the name of protecting...

Baby swimming lessons: Why to enroll and what to expect

As the Senior Training Manager for several FOSS Swim Schools in the Chicago area, and herself a former student of the school, it’s not surprising that Brittney Peisert chose to enroll her own son in infant swimming classes – or, more accurately, Backfloat Baby classes...

4 Keys to Staying Safe on the Water

With Spring around the corner, many of you will go on vacations in or around water. And whether your little one is a brand-new swimmer or is more advanced, it’s important that they—and you—know how to stay safe....

Drowning Is Silent

There’s no splashing. No cries for help. It is fast. And it is silent. Phones, books, and even conversations can distract you. That’s why there’s no substitute for visual supervision and proper water safety....

On the Level: Making Sure Your Child is in the Right Class

At FOSS, we offer each new swimmer a level assessment to make sure they start in the right class—because placing them at the correct level ensures they’ll get the most out of each lesson, and ultimately learn the skills they need to become strong, confident...

My First Time with FOSS

I’d heard great things about FOSS from other moms. But I was still skeptical....

4 Reasons to Love Foss Swim School

When you and your loved ones are confident, safe swimmers you can enjoy these moments more and worry less. That’s why you should only trust the experts to teach your family to swim safely and effectively. Here’s four reasons you and your family will fall...

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