Water Safety is Health Care: A Pediatrician’s View

By Foss Swim School May is Water Safety Month, and every year Foss Swim School makes a special effort to highlight the importance of respecting water and learning to swim. ...
By Foss Swim School May is Water Safety Month, and every year Foss Swim School makes a special effort to highlight the importance of respecting water and learning to swim. For pediatricians like Dr. Julie Ewasiuk, who practices at South Lake Pediatrics in a suburb of Minneapolis, any month and ...
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Get to Know Apple Valley, MN: A New Frontier for FOSS

By Foss Swim School   Foss Swim School has a number of locations around the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, but our new Apple Valley school has extended our proven swimming curriculum ...
By Foss Swim School   Foss Swim School has a number of locations around the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, but our new Apple Valley school has extended our proven swimming curriculum to a new audience. As our southernmost location in the Twin Cities, our Apple Valley school is already enrolling new ...
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A Gateway to Water Safety: FOSS Presentations in the Community

By Foss Swim School At FOSS, our motto is “Love Water,” and we know that an essential part of this love is understanding how to be safe around it. Water ...
By Foss Swim School At FOSS, our motto is “Love Water,” and we know that an essential part of this love is understanding how to be safe around it. Water safety doesn’t happen by accident, and it isn’t a one-time lesson people learn at a specific point in their lives. ...
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Why Doesn’t FOSS Allow Drop-Ins?

By Foss Swim School   Life is busy for families, especially when you think about all the scheduled and unscheduled activities kids participate in during any given week. Although we’d ...
By Foss Swim School   Life is busy for families, especially when you think about all the scheduled and unscheduled activities kids participate in during any given week. Although we’d like to hope swim school is a can’t miss appointment, inevitably something gets in the way for even the most ...
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Giving Back to Our Communities in 2023

By Foss Swim School   We are fortunate as a team and as a company to be able to make such a positive impact on the world, and we have ...
By Foss Swim School   We are fortunate as a team and as a company to be able to make such a positive impact on the world, and we have fun while doing it! Teaching people to swim both enriches and saves lives, and there’s nothing we’d rather be doing. ...
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A Culture 30 Years in the Making: Susan Foss Looks Back

By Susan Foss, co-founder of Foss Swim School   As the 30th anniversary year of Foss Swim School draws to a close, I feel so happy and proud of what ...
By Susan Foss, co-founder of Foss Swim School   As the 30th anniversary year of Foss Swim School draws to a close, I feel so happy and proud of what this school has become and of the exceptional people who work here. We knew from the start that to be ...
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Helping More Students Swim: Our New Scholarship Program

Our mission at FOSS is to help students become strong, safer, more confident swimmers. We believe our program offers the best path to help swimmers reach that goal and strive ...
Our mission at FOSS is to help students become strong, safer, more confident swimmers. We believe our program offers the best path to help swimmers reach that goal and strive to offer excellent value to families who learn in our custom designed pools from passionate, well-trained teachers. But we realize ...
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The Why and How of Safety Day at Foss Swim School

By Foss Swim School Our quarterly Safety Week event is a tradition at Foss Swim School, and one way we bring our mission to improve water safety to the forefront. ...
By Foss Swim School Our quarterly Safety Week event is a tradition at Foss Swim School, and one way we bring our mission to improve water safety to the forefront. Our goal is to make this a really fun experience for swimmers even as they learn, review and practice key ...
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Appreciating the amazing teachers at Foss Swim School

We are celebrating not one, but TWO weeks of Teacher Appreciation this year at Foss Swim School – because that’s what they deserve! So while you are celebrating all the ...
We are celebrating not one, but TWO weeks of Teacher Appreciation this year at Foss Swim School – because that’s what they deserve! So while you are celebrating all the teachers in your life, be sure to also recognize all the amazing instructors at Foss Swim School. Teaching kids to ...
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Consistency is key to guaranteeing a strong swimmer

From the moment Jon Foss founded Foss Swim School in 1993, every FOSS employee is taught that we have one overriding goal: To help students graduate from our Learn to ...
From the moment Jon Foss founded Foss Swim School in 1993, every FOSS employee is taught that we have one overriding goal: To help students graduate from our Learn to Swim program as strong, confident swimmers. We really believe this is a foundational life skill that should come as naturally ...
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Q and A: Adult Swim Lessons at FOSS

By Foss Swim School It is never too late to learn to swim, and even for people who are confident swimmers, there’s always more you can learn and improve. That’s ...
By Foss Swim School It is never too late to learn to swim, and even for people who are confident swimmers, there’s always more you can learn and improve. That’s one of our favorite things about this life skill: You never have to be done learning if you don’t want ...
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Repetition is Good: Practice Makes Perfect in Swimming

By Foss Swim School In swimming, as with any skill, there’s a difference between learning a thing and actually doing it. Helping nurture young swimmers through that process takes passionate, ...
By Foss Swim School In swimming, as with any skill, there’s a difference between learning a thing and actually doing it. Helping nurture young swimmers through that process takes passionate, engaged teachers, praise and reinforcement from parents – and lots and lots of practice! The Foss Swim School curriculum has ...
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Why FOSS Teaches Swimming in Quarters

Log In to View Classes and Enroll By Foss Swim School In 1993, FOSS Swim School was founded with the goal of helping kids learn to swim well for safety, ...
Log In to View Classes and Enroll By Foss Swim School In 1993, FOSS Swim School was founded with the goal of helping kids learn to swim well for safety, fun, and the benefit of a great life skill. Every aspect of our program and school is purposefully designed to ...
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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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