Faces of FOSS: Carrie Cook

Carrie Cook Office Manager Woodbury, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? I have worked at FOSS for 7 great years! What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? My favorite part about working at FOSS is the relationships you build both with your co-workers and the...

Swim Lessons, a Promise and a Very Big Fish

Hunter wanted to go deep-sea-fishing, but his parents set one condition: Before they’d let him out on the big water, he needed to continue his swimming lessons to build his skills and confidence. “Hunter really, really wanted to go fishing with his dad, who loves to...

Faces of FOSS: Jim Kress

Jim Kress Office Manager Elmwood Park, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? Since January of 2015! I started as an instructor, then moved to a Deck Assistant position. After gaining some experience in the office and as a Shift Coordinator, I moved up to my current...

Safer Swimming Means Learning Basic Strokes | Foss Swim School

For many parents, a core reason to enroll in swim lessons is safety—helping their kids gain enough swimming skill to increase their chances of getting to safety and safely exiting the water in an emergency. At Foss Swim School we agree wholeheartedly. That’s why our program...

Faces of FOSS: Anaiz Cernas

Anaiz Cernas Site Director Libertyville, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? I've worked at FOSS for just over 5 years. I started in 2012 as an instructor, then an deck assistant, a shift coordinator, and most recently site director of the Libertyville location. What is your favorite...

4 More Ways to Swim, Learn, and Have Fun | Foss Swim School

Our success teaching hundreds of thousands of kids to swim over the past 25 years has earned our weekly swim classes many devoted families, but did you know that there are more ways to swim with FOSS that go beyond classes? Our progress-builder camps, skill clinics,...

Faces of FOSS: Becca Korn

Becca Korn Office Manager Niles, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? I have worked at FOSS for almost 3 years! What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? I love meeting all the families and making connections with the swimmers. Watching them grow and progress over...

When should you get goggles for your swimmer-in-training?

At Foss Swim School, we like to think of goggles as a milestone for children who have developed a comfort with water and mastered the first few skills of water acclimation. Here’s what we look for before recommending goggles for a child. If you’re not sure,...

Faces of FOSS: Ian Vytlacil

Ian Vytlacil Site Director Lakeview, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? I've been with FOSS for 4 years. What is your favorite FOSS story? I was teaching a 3-year-old, and it was the first time she was doing flips, so I said, "Ok these can be a bit...

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