How Enrollment Works – A Registration Roadmap | Foss Swim School

An occasional series about how Foss Swim School operates. Whether you are considering swimming with us for the first time or already a part of the “Foss Family,” you may wonder how we approach the enrollment process at Foss Swim School. If this describes you, here...

Why Swim the Individual Medley: Thoughts for Team Swimmers

Gretchen is a FOSS alumna and former U.S. record holder in the breaststroke. She shares her thoughts on swimming, parenting and life with our readers. As much as I loved swimming breaststroke, the individual medley (IM) was one of my favorites. The medley was truly an...

FACES OF FOSS: Andrea Carrero

Andrea Carrero Office Manager Libertyville, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? I have worked at Foss for 2 years now and a few months. What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? My favorite part of working for Foss is building connections with families. Nothing compares to...

4 Swim Camp Scheduling Tips | Foss Swim School

Summers are always busy, and that means it’s never too early to plan your summer schedule! When the kids are off from school, many parents are looking to find both fun and healthy experiences for their kids to try, but also need to manage the...

FACES OF FOSS: Becky Steinkopf

Becky Steinkopf Office Manager Maple Grove, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? 17 years! What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? I love seeing the kids every day. They are always smiling and waiting to tell you something fun that has happened during their day....

4 Great reasons to Join a Swim Team | Foss Swim School

Whether your child likes swimming for the fun of it or wants to be a fast swimmer, a swim team can be a great activity to pursue. We asked Rachel Bootsma what she got out of her early swim-team experience. 1. It’s a great year-round activity I...

Top 5 Reasons to Learn How to Swim | Foss Swim School

At Foss Swim School, it goes without saying that we’re big fans of swimming. But for someone who didn’t grow up swimming, the benefits might not be as obvious – benefits like mental development in kids, safety, fun, socialization and healthy exercise. So we dug...

FACES OF FOSS: Jon Heinen

Jon Heinen Site Director Savage, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? I've worked for FOSS for 4 1/2 years. What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? You know those kids that just keep talking and talking and don't yet know when it's time to stop? I...

3 Rules for Sending Kids Near Water | Foss Swim School

Gretchen is a FOSS alumna and former U.S. record holder in the breaststroke. She shares her thoughts on swimming, parenting and life with our readers. Full disclosure: Up until two years ago, there would have been no way that I would have sent my kids...

Five Fantastic Olympic Memories from a Gold Medalist

There’s no athletic competition quite like the Olympics. As we gear up to watch the winter games, we asked Rachel Bootsma, a FOSS alumna and Olympic gold-medal winner in the 4x100-meter relay at the 2012 summer games, what memories stood out from her time on...

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