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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Finding Balance: 6 Insights from a (Champion) Swimmer’s Parent

By Foss Swim School   Paul Smith and his wife don’t know exactly where their daughter Regan got her swimming ability from. “I’m comfortable in a hotel pool,” he said. ...
By Foss Swim School   Paul Smith and his wife don’t know exactly where their daughter Regan got her swimming ability from. “I’m comfortable in a hotel pool,” he said. “Swimming for me as a parent was something where I’d say, ‘I want you to be safe.’” It’s safe then ...
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Get to Know Creve Coeur, MO: In the Heart of Town

As Foss Swim School continues to bring our brand of swimming education to the greater St. Louis, MO area, we are excited to share some details of our newest location ...
As Foss Swim School continues to bring our brand of swimming education to the greater St. Louis, MO area, we are excited to share some details of our newest location in the heart of Creve Coeur, a western suburb of the city. Creve Coeur opened its doors for fall quarter, ...
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Color Me Safer 2023: Choosing Children’s Swimsuits

Who would think that choosing a swimsuit could affect water safety? But it really can! The visibility provided by a swimsuit can aid water watchers in spotting a swimmer in ...
Who would think that choosing a swimsuit could affect water safety? But it really can! The visibility provided by a swimsuit can aid water watchers in spotting a swimmer in distress, a point proven by Natalie Livingston, co-founder of Alive Solutions, an aquatic safety consultancy serving pools and aquatic centers, ...
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Get to Know Burnsville, MN: Where everything comes together

Our new Foss Swim School in Burnsville, MN opens for lessons in March 2023, and we want to share a little flavor of what’s in store at our newest location! ...
Our new Foss Swim School in Burnsville, MN opens for lessons in March 2023, and we want to share a little flavor of what’s in store at our newest location! We’re already excited to be a part of the Burnsville community. In fact, our teachers and team members (joined by ...
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Get to Know Rock Hill, MO: Little Fishes Tradition in a New Foss Location

The grand opening of our new Foss Swim School in Rock Hill, MO has special meaning to us and to this community. We love all our new locations, of course, ...
The grand opening of our new Foss Swim School in Rock Hill, MO has special meaning to us and to this community. We love all our new locations, of course, but in this case it’s also a kind of rebirth: The Rock Hill school is in the same neighborhood and ...
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The FOSS Swim Path®, Part 4: Swim Confidently

This blog is the fourth part in our series breaking down the FOSS Swim Path®. Read the third part on Flip to Breathe. The ability to swim confidently is the ultimate ...
This blog is the fourth part in our series breaking down the FOSS Swim Path®. Read the third part on Flip to Breathe. The ability to swim confidently is the ultimate goal we have established for the Foss Swim School Learn to Swim progression, the first and largest part of the ...
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Counting our Blessings in 2022 at FOSS

Every year has its challenges and triumphs – and sometimes both at once. Here at Foss Swim School, we are lucky to be able to teach both swimming and life ...
Every year has its challenges and triumphs – and sometimes both at once. Here at Foss Swim School, we are lucky to be able to teach both swimming and life skills, and also learn our own life lessons along the way. As 2022 winds down, we asked team members to ...
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I’ve Enrolled for Swim Lessons… Now What?

You’ve taken the plunge and enrolled for your first Foss Swim School swimming lesson! That’s so exciting, but now what? Below, we break down the next steps, how you should ...
You’ve taken the plunge and enrolled for your first Foss Swim School swimming lesson! That’s so exciting, but now what? Below, we break down the next steps, how you should prepare and what first-time FOSS families can expect at the first lesson. To get the lay of the land, remember ...
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Progress Evaluations: What to Expect and Why We do Them

Foss Swim School takes pride in operating like a school, using a structure and schedule that delivers the best possible learning environment for students. It’s why we schedule weekly classes ...
Foss Swim School takes pride in operating like a school, using a structure and schedule that delivers the best possible learning environment for students. It’s why we schedule weekly classes in quarters instead of drop-in classes – quarters allow students and instructors to develop rapport and trust and give students ...
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Back to School at FOSS: What our Teachers Love to Teach

It’s not only back to-school-season in your neighborhood, but here at Foss Swim School too! It’s an exciting time for students AND teachers. We’re a couple of weeks into our ...
It’s not only back to-school-season in your neighborhood, but here at Foss Swim School too! It’s an exciting time for students AND teachers. We’re a couple of weeks into our fall quarter and wanted to share some of the lessons and classes our instructors told us they love to teach. ...
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Hair and Skin Care Tips for Swimmers

Swimming comfort has come a long way since the days before goggles and before we had advanced filtration and water quality control. A lot of times chlorine and bleach were ...
Swimming comfort has come a long way since the days before goggles and before we had advanced filtration and water quality control. A lot of times chlorine and bleach were measured and dumped into pools by hand, a recipe for bloodshot eyes, scratchy skin and discolored hair. Foss Swim School ...
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From FOSS to the World Championships: Regan Smith’s Journey

It’s hard to find much to fault in Regan Smith’s swimming ability. The Lakeville, MN native has medaled in the Olympics, and now in 2022 is preparing to swim in ...
It’s hard to find much to fault in Regan Smith’s swimming ability. The Lakeville, MN native has medaled in the Olympics, and now in 2022 is preparing to swim in the World Championships in Budapest – but she understands that swimming, like any skill, doesn’t come easy. “I especially remember ...
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Get to Know Vadnais Heights: 5 Great Things About Our Newest Location

The newest Foss Swim School location began classes on June 5, and we’re excited to bring our new neighbors the improved water safety, confidence, and development that comes with learning ...
The newest Foss Swim School location began classes on June 5, and we’re excited to bring our new neighbors the improved water safety, confidence, and development that comes with learning to swim! The new location is in Vadnais Heights, Minnesota, a Twin Cities suburb north of St. Paul, and has ...
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