Private and Semi-Private Lessons

Private and Semi-Private Classes

A unique class experience tailored to each student.

A unique class experience tailored to each student.

Private and Semi-Private Lesson Learning

While our traditional group learning format is available we also offer classes of reduced size.

Private Lessons

Private Lessons are 1:1 (one student per instructor) for 30 minutes.

  • $50 to $75 per lesson (varies by school)

Semi-Private Lessons*

Semi-Private Lessons are 2:1 (two students per instructor) for 30 minutes.

  • $40 per lesson, per student.
  • Semi-Private Lessons available to students of similar skill level.
*Semi-privates are unavailable in Illinois due to state guidelines.

A safer family experience

We’ve been diligently planning and operating our pool time together with our COVID Safety First Plan since June of 2020. We continue to look for ways to make our environment even safer and cleaner to too.


We started 27 years ago as a family business. The Foss family was the engine that brought our unique and highly effective learning experience to the world. Internally we talk about it as the FOSS way. Externally we think of all of you as FOSS families because you are families and in some way you’re all part of the family too.

As we’ve been checking in with health departments, conferring with our peers around the world and planning with our team we are delighted to bring you swimming in 2020. The school started with private lessons, we’ve been running private lessons for years. We’re delighted with your interest in private and semi-private lessons

About Private Lessons

We build stronger and safer swimmers at FOSS.

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Private Lesson 1:1 instruction:

  • Modifies the class experience while potentially speeding the process of becoming more confident and safer in and around water
  • Available with some scheduling flexibility

Your student will experience:

  • Undivided attention of a FOSS teacher
  • Student specific lesson plans, pacing and progress updates too

We understand this may not be for everyone for a host of reasons. However, we invite you to consider this unique opportunity to experience private lesson learning at a reduced rate while it’s available.

Credits from previous quarters will be automatically applied to your enrollment request prior to processing tuition.

Private Lesson 2020 FAQs

  1. How will you ensure social distancing in the pool?
    We will keep our distance. However, due to the nature of the work, and the need for safety, we will act accordingly.
  2. How is a Private lesson different from our regular lesson?
    You’ll receive 1:1 instruction. Parents and students have also reported instances of students progressing even more rapidly.
  3. Will I get the same number of lessons for the same amount of time?
    All classes will be 30 minutes. The number of lessons continue to depend on the session dates for which each student is enrolled.
  4. Do I have other options to help offset the tuition?
    Credits on your account, will be proactively applied to your forthcoming enrollments.
  5. Will credits be applied before charging?
    Yes. The credits you have on your account will be applied to your enrollment prior to processing payment for classes.


Private and Semi-Private Lessons


Check with your local school for availability. Private and Semi-Private lessons can often be scheduled to start at any time.
2021 Quarters:
Winter Quarter runs January 2 – March 6
Spring Quarter runs March 7 – June 6
Summer Quarter runs June 7 – September 4
Fall Quarter runs September 8 – December 22

What FOSS families have to say

COVID Safety First and Cleaning

We’ve invested, some say over invested, in our facilities. We view them as our classrooms. From our air and water quality to the durable finishes we select, we’re always designing for safety, durability and learning. As we return to the pool, we’ll be adding to our safety and cleaning measures.

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Family Self-Screenings

People with these symptoms or combinations of these symptoms will be asked to NOT enter the building:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches 
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
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Face Covering

Face coverings and Super Safety Shields will be provided for staff use. 



We will be increasing our already rigorous cleaning and sanitization protocols, including more frequent handwashing and the cleaning of high-touch surfaces like doors handles and bathroom fixtures.

Toys and pool equipment will also be treated on a more frequent schedule.

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Social Distancing

We will be practicing social distancing around the building, including in our staff areas to keep 6ft (2 meters) between us.

Enroll Now

Thank you for considering swimming with FOSS. We truly look forward to seeing all of you at the pool and advancing your family’s swimming competence soon!

Contact your school for specific class availability or enroll now via your FOSS Family Account.

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