Color Me Safer: 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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February 16th – Spring Quarter 2021 Enrollment FAQ

Thanks for your overwhelming interest in Spring Quarter swimming at FOSS this morning! We apologize for any inconvenience this caused you during your morning routine. Here are the answers to ...
Thanks for your overwhelming interest in Spring Quarter swimming at FOSS this morning! We apologize for any inconvenience this caused you during your morning routine. Here are the answers to a few of your questions. 1)   I registered this morning and my enrollment still says pending, when will I be ...
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COVID-19 Related Credit Extensions

Dear FOSS families, We are extending COVID related credits* based on the current restrictions in place in many of our communities. Throughout this year, we’ve been actively enforcing measures outlined ...
Dear FOSS families, We are extending COVID related credits* based on the current restrictions in place in many of our communities. Throughout this year, we’ve been actively enforcing measures outlined in our Safety First Plan, in accordance with local guidelines and implementing recommendations from the CDC and state health departments. ...
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Happy Swimming in Iowa: Reports from two new FOSS families

With all that goes into opening a new swim school, from building the location, to hiring and training the team, to getting the word out to local families, you can ...
With all that goes into opening a new swim school, from building the location, to hiring and training the team, to getting the word out to local families, you can see why it’s something we celebrate and that makes us very proud. But that’s doubly true of our new Foss ...
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Faces of FOSS: Abby Wild

Abby Wild Manager in Training for Minnesota Schools Chanhassen, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? I’ve worked at FOSS for about two months! Currently, I’m helping out in ...
Abby Wild Manager in Training for Minnesota Schools Chanhassen, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? I’ve worked at FOSS for about two months! Currently, I’m helping out in the office, teaching two-week swim camps, and am on deck a bit! What is your favorite part about working for ...
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Faces of FOSS: Alexa Ihrke

Alexa Ihrke Head Receptionist Blaine, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? Almost two years! What is your favorite part about working for FOSS? I love that I am ...
Alexa Ihrke Head Receptionist Blaine, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? Almost two years! What is your favorite part about working for FOSS? I love that I am teaching kiddos a life-saving skill while showing them how to have fun at the same time. What is your favorite ...
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Heading to Summer Camp? Be Prepared for the Swim Test

As we head into midsummer, kids across the country are heading to summer camps, Scout camps and community center pools and beaches. And that means swim tests—for many kids, an ...
As we head into midsummer, kids across the country are heading to summer camps, Scout camps and community center pools and beaches. And that means swim tests—for many kids, an anxious and stressful event, but one that helps ensure better safety for campers. With a little forethought, parents can help ...
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Smarter Parents, Safer Swimmers: Water Safety Tips

Summer is almost here! Are your kids ready for the water? Check out our available classes here. Water safety is a two-way street—adults and kids BOTH need to follow the ...
Summer is almost here! Are your kids ready for the water? Check out our available classes here. Water safety is a two-way street—adults and kids BOTH need to follow the rules to help ensure kids are safer when they swim or play around water. Here are 12 water safety tips—six ...
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Faces of FOSS: Kris Swanson

Kris Swanson Office Manager St. Louis Park, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? I have worked with FOSS for 12 years. I first came here as a parent ...
Kris Swanson Office Manager St. Louis Park, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? I have worked with FOSS for 12 years. I first came here as a parent in 2003 when my daughter began swimming lessons, then started working as part-time office staff. I became an office manager ...
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Smarter Parents, Safer Swimmers: Water Safety Tips

Summer is almost here! Are your kids ready for the water? Check out our available classes here. Water safety is a two-way street—adults and kids BOTH need to follow the ...
Summer is almost here! Are your kids ready for the water? Check out our available classes here. Water safety is a two-way street—adults and kids BOTH need to follow the rules to help ensure kids are safe when they swim or play around water. Here are 12 water safety tips—six ...
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