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, ...
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 can be competitive or ...
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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 ...
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 think I joined ...
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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 – ...
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 up some compelling facts about ...
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I’ve Registered for Swim Lessons…Now What? | Foss Swim School

You’ve taken the plunge and registered for your first Foss Swim School swimming lesson! That’s so exciting, but now what? Below, we break down next steps, how you should prepare ...
You’ve taken the plunge and registered for your first Foss Swim School swimming lesson! That’s so exciting, but now what? Below, we break down next steps, how you should prepare and what first-time FOSS families can expect at the first lesson. General Tips for All Families The big day is ...
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How Levels Help Kids Learn – Naturally

By Jon Foss, CEO and Lead Instructor, Foss Swim School It took me years to learn how to teach kids to swim; 50,000 lessons, actually. I am honored to be ...
By Jon Foss, CEO and Lead Instructor, Foss Swim School It took me years to learn how to teach kids to swim; 50,000 lessons, actually. I am honored to be a co-founder of the school, with my wife Susan, but humbled to have been its lead instructor and program architect. ...
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4 questions from a new Backfloat Baby mom (and their answers)

There was one thing Rachele, a new mom in south Minneapolis, didn’t have to worry about with her infant son Theo: A fear of water. “He loves the bathtub,” she ...
There was one thing Rachele, a new mom in south Minneapolis, didn’t have to worry about with her infant son Theo: A fear of water. “He loves the bathtub,” she said. “He was always sticking his head under the faucet. I work in childcare, and I never see kids do ...
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Why FOSS Teaches Swimming in Quarters

Log In to View Classes and Enroll By Jon Foss, co-founder, Foss Swim School It’s been more than 20 years since we founded Foss Swim School with the goal of ...
Log In to View Classes and Enroll By Jon Foss, co-founder, Foss Swim School It’s been more than 20 years since we founded Foss Swim School with the goal of helping kids learn to swim well for safety, fun and the benefit of a great life skill. But parents ask ...
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Baby swimming lessons: Why to enroll and what to expect

Baby swimming lessons teach life-saving skills, confidence, and result in an easier transition to real swimming later in life. Below, we share five benefits babies (and parents!) get from infant swimming ...
Baby swimming lessons teach life-saving skills, confidence, and result in an easier transition to real swimming later in life. Below, we share five benefits babies (and parents!) get from infant swimming lessons. Five benefits babies – and parents – get from infant water classes The real goal is not so much ...
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On the Level: Making Sure Your Child is in the Right Class

At FOSS, we offer each new swimmer a level assessment to make sure they start in the right class—because placing them at the correct level ensures they’ll get the most ...
At FOSS, we offer each new swimmer a level assessment to make sure they start in the right class—because placing them at the correct level ensures they’ll get the most out of each lesson, and ultimately learn the skills they need to become strong, confident swimmers. . [...]Read More...
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My First Time with FOSS

I’d heard great things about FOSS from other moms. But I was still skeptical. [...]Read More...
I’d heard great things about FOSS from other moms. But I was still skeptical. [...]Read More...
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