Eight Things That Make Foss Swim School Unique

Who knew there was so much choice when it comes to swim schools? As more people come to value the importance of learning to swim for their children — intellectual ...
Who knew there was so much choice when it comes to swim schools? As more people come to value the importance of learning to swim for their children — intellectual and physical development for kids, vastly improved water safety, and the well-known physical benefits, not to mention how much fun ...
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The FOSS Swim Path®, Part 3: Flip to Breathe

This blog is the third part in our series breaking down the FOSS Swim Path®. Read the second part on Float Up. Read our next blog on the fourth Swim ...
This blog is the third part in our series breaking down the FOSS Swim Path®. Read the second part on Float Up. Read our next blog on the fourth Swim Path® milestone, Swim Confidently. As far as the Foss Swim Path® curriculum is concerned, flip to breathe is arguably the ...
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The FOSS Swim Path®, Part 2: Float Up

This blog is the second part in our series breaking down the FOSS Swim Path®. Read the first part on Water Adjustment. Read our next blog on the third Swim ...
This blog is the second part in our series breaking down the FOSS Swim Path®. Read the first part on Water Adjustment. Read our next blog on the third Swim Path® milestone, Flip to Breathe. Floating is easy, right? Either something floats or it sinks. This might seem like common ...
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Get to Know St. Charles: 5 Great Things About Our Newest Location

Foss Swim School was thrilled to cut the ribbon for its newest school on September 5, a brand-new location in St. Charles, MO, a northwest suburb of St. Louis on ...
Foss Swim School was thrilled to cut the ribbon for its newest school on September 5, a brand-new location in St. Charles, MO, a northwest suburb of St. Louis on the banks of the Missouri River! Now open for its inaugural classes, St. Charles also currently has plenty of availability ...
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Why Higher-Level Swim Students Thrive in Bigger Classes

Optimizing the size of a swim class is important at every stage of learning and mastering swim skills. At Foss Swim School, we’ve learned over the years that the optimal ...
Optimizing the size of a swim class is important at every stage of learning and mastering swim skills. At Foss Swim School, we’ve learned over the years that the optimal class size varies with the class level, and not always in the way you might expect. For our more advanced ...
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Five Reasons People Love Working at Foss

Our students and their families know that it’s the people who work at Foss Swim School who make it such an amazing place. Part of the secret is in our ...
Our students and their families know that it’s the people who work at Foss Swim School who make it such an amazing place. Part of the secret is in our hiring: We look for people who are enthusiastic, positive, love water, and are great with kids and swimmers of all ...
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5 Things Swimmers Can (and Must) Do for Everyone’s Health

If you’ve found yourself in a public space with a person who is clearly exhibiting symptoms of any illness, you may find yourself thinking: Why is that person out and ...
If you’ve found yourself in a public space with a person who is clearly exhibiting symptoms of any illness, you may find yourself thinking: Why is that person out and about? The thought has probably included some proportion of sympathy and some part self-preservation, hoping you don’t catch whatever they’ve ...
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Why Air Circulation is Crucial for Health and Comfort

Many of our FOSS families have asked about air circulation at our pools, so we wanted to give a quick overview of a major point of pride that we don’t ...
Many of our FOSS families have asked about air circulation at our pools, so we wanted to give a quick overview of a major point of pride that we don’t often get to talk about: the top-of-the-line air exchange system we install at every school. In 2021, the question is ...
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How deep should water be to learn to swim?

Maybe you had an uncle who said the best way to teach kids to swim is to throw them off a raft into 10 feet of water. Or a neighbor ...
Maybe you had an uncle who said the best way to teach kids to swim is to throw them off a raft into 10 feet of water. Or a neighbor who insisted children can learn all they need in water 24 inches deep. Like many aspects of learning to swim, ...
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How Enrollment Works – A Registration Roadmap

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 ...
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 is our registration roadmap, ...
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A Breath of Fresh Air: What Goes Into FOSS Air Filtration

Safety and health have always been at the core of what we do at Foss Swim School and how we do it. Helping people be safer around water is the ...
Safety and health have always been at the core of what we do at Foss Swim School and how we do it. Helping people be safer around water is the foundation of our swim education, but safety also extends to the experience in our schools and doing all we can ...
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A Season for Gratitude and Giving

It goes without saying that 2020 has been a challenging one for the entire FOSS family, including our students, their families, our employees, and our communities. But we know that ...
It goes without saying that 2020 has been a challenging one for the entire FOSS family, including our students, their families, our employees, and our communities. But we know that we at Foss Swim School still have a lot to be grateful for, and we are making it our mission ...
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What makes FOSS unique Part 2: Our People and Schools

By Susan Foss, co-founder of Foss Swim School In Part 1 of this post, I shared how Jon and I founded Foss Swim School on the belief that a school ...
By Susan Foss, co-founder of Foss Swim School In Part 1 of this post, I shared how Jon and I founded Foss Swim School on the belief that a school setting, designed for learning and regular progression, is the best way to teach a child to swim. In this installment, ...
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What makes FOSS unique Part 1: Swim School vs. Lessons

By Susan Foss, co-founder of Foss Swim School When Jon and I founded Foss Swim School in 1993, we wanted to create a better way to learn to swim and ...
By Susan Foss, co-founder of Foss Swim School When Jon and I founded Foss Swim School in 1993, we wanted to create a better way to learn to swim and enjoy its many benefits, including vastly improved water safety, intellectual and physical development for kids, and love of swimming and ...
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