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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Swimming (And Swimming Lessons) in 2020

By Foss Swim School  Read about our COVID Safety First Plan here  We’re so happy to welcome swimmers back to our pools! As we, like all of you, have navigated 2020 our first thoughts have been to wish a ...
By Foss Swim School  Read about our COVID Safety First Plan here  We’re so happy to welcome swimmers back to our pools! As we, like all of you, have navigated 2020 our first thoughts have been to wish a speedy and full recovery to any afflicted, and to do what we can to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. ...
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COVID19 Safety First Plan

Safety is our #1 priority around water. This has always been included in our approach to both water safety education and facility safety measures, operations and design. As we welcome ...
Safety is our #1 priority around water. This has always been included in our approach to both water safety education and facility safety measures, operations and design. As we welcome swimmers and families back to our schools we want you to know what actions we have taken and what you ...
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Salt Water Pools: Understanding When and Why They’re Used | Foss Swim School

By Jon Foss It’s a question we hear from customers on a regular basis: Does FOSS use salt water generators as part of the water purification in its pools? The ...
By Jon Foss It’s a question we hear from customers on a regular basis: Does FOSS use salt water generators as part of the water purification in its pools? The short answer is that we DO have salt water generators at some of our locations, but the answer our customers ...
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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 ...
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 rote memorization. At Foss Swim ...
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COVID-19 IL, MO, ND, IA Family Communication 3-31-2020

Dear FOSS Families,   As of today, classes have been suspended until further notice.   Safety is at the core of what we do. As we look ahead to re-opening, we’re keeping ...
Dear FOSS Families,   As of today, classes have been suspended until further notice.   Safety is at the core of what we do. As we look ahead to re-opening, we’re keeping safety at the center of our plans. We can’t wait to see you all back at the pool as soon ...
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