Faces of FOSS: Lily Staski

Lily Staski Office Manager Lakeview, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? A little over four years. I have been an instructor, deck assistant, shift coordinator, office manager. My other titles include Mascot Aficionado and Mother of Dragons. What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? Interacting...

FOSS Insider: How we Help Swimmers Make Up a Missed Class

Life happens. Kids get sick, important plans conflict with set schedules, and families go on vacation (to somewhere with water, we hope!) While swim class is important, students just can’t always make it. Fortunately, Foss Swim School has a unique way to help keep learning...

Faces of FOSS: Sarajane Larson

Sarajane Larson Shift Coordinator Plymouth, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? Time flies when you are having fun, but I am pretty sure it has been 5 years! What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? I love that every day is fun and different!! I...

Faces of FOSS: Matt Herrmann

Matt Herrmann Shift Coordinator Savage and St. Louis Park, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? Almost 4 years! What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? I love helping people. If you have problems, I'm going to do my best to solve them! Talk to me. What...

5 Resolutions for 2019 from Foss Swim School

As the new year approaches, it’s a great time to reflect on the year that was and make plans for the year to come. Here are five ideas for ways to enjoy the water in 2019 (along with links to inspiring stories from our FOSS...

Faces of FOSS: Kali Gutierrez

Kali Gutierrez Head Receptionist Highland Park, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? Just over 3 years! Time flies when you're doing what you love! What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? Aside from building great relationships with the staff and families...

Using Modern Teaching Practices in Swim School

The art and science of teaching has changed a lot in recent decades—and we’re not just talking about teaching swimming, but the fundamentals that go into education. American schools are moving away from the lecture-and-test approach, away from teaching subjects in isolation and away from...

How Learning to Swim has Changed Since the 60’s

There is a famous scene in the 1953 John Wayne movie “Hondo” where he encounters a six-year-old boy fishing. Upon learning the boy can’t swim, The Duke takes it upon himself to remedy the situation in the most direct way possible—throwing the boy into the...

Faces of FOSS: Bailie Johnson

Bailie Johnson Office Manager Plymouth, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? Five years, since 2013. I have worn many hats, and love it all! Instructing, office work, coaching, deck assisting, all kinds of roles. What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? My favorite part of...

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