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...

FOSS Insider: Repetition as a Teaching Tool

“One swallow does not a summer make,” Aristotle said, reminding people that seeing one migrating bird isn’t evidence that the seasons have changed. At Foss Swim School, we take a similar view—you can’t really show mastery of any of our swim skills just by doing...

Faces of FOSS: Kris Swanson

Kris Swanson Office Manager St. Louis Park, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? I have worked with FOSS for 12 years. I first came here as a parent in 2003 when my daughter began swimming lessons, then started working as part-time office staff. I became an...

Faces of FOSS: Casey Fogerty

Casey Fogerty Director of Regional Operations, Missouri Region How long have you worked for FOSS? I've been with FOSS since June 2012, a month after graduating from Taylor University and a month before I got married. What is your favorite part of working for FOSS?  Enriching people’s lives...

Cuteness Overload: Tales from our Swimmers

Thank you to all our swimmers and families for celebrating our 25th anniversary with us! We’ve enjoyed hearing what Foss Swim School has meant to you, and we hope we showed you how much you mean to us every day. We especially love hearing right from...

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...

6 Benefits of Group Activities for Kids | Foss Swim School

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...

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