FOSS Swim School in Chicago (Lakeview)

See what’s happening and find reasons to hit the water at your local Foss Swim School.
See what’s happening and find reasons to hit the water at your local Foss Swim School.
Winter Quarter Enrollment Open!
Winter Quarter classes run 1/2-3/6

School Information

Foss Location Hours
Mon: 8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Thur: 8:00 AM - 8:15 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sat: 7:00 AM - 7:15 PM
Sun: 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Foss Location Address

3026 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

Foss Location Contact

Front desk: (773) 248-3677

Meet our Management Team

Site Director

Glenn P.

Office Manager

Imani D.

Shift Coordinator

Ryan W.

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About FOSS

Learning to swim is about more than techniques. It’s also about learning to love water. For kids, so they are excited to learn swimming. For parents, who will see their confidence rise around water. We’re excited to bring our proven approach, used to teach hundreds of thousands of swimmers since 1993, to you.


Unique curriculum

  • Small classes with kids of similar age and ability, with consistent teachers
  • Focus on fun to make learning enjoyable and faster
  • Swim skills broken into clear, bite-size lessons that build on each other
  • Progression towards graduation as a strong swimmer – not just passing levels

Exceptional teachers and staff

  • Selected for their ability to connect with students
  • Trained to teach the FOSS way with regular refresher courses
  • Everyone at the school teaches or is trained in the entire program
  • We’re parents too — we work with you to make swim school fit your life

Designed for learning

  • Purpose-built indoor pool with top-quality filtration and adjustable configurations
  • Warm 91-degree water — because comfort makes it easier to learn
  • Private changing areas and showers
  • Comfortable viewing area for the rest of the family

Our program: Swim Path®

Our Swim Path® program ingrains water safety instincts and muscle memory that your child will use immediately, and for life. “Find the wall” and “flip to breathe” are more than skills for the pool. They are skills for a lifetime of loving water. 


per lesson*
Tuition for once a week group classes and camps
2 Installments
Full Quarter
Winter: 9 weeks
$115 - $124
Per Installment

Sibling pricing – have multiple swimmers in your immediate family?
Enjoy a reduced per lesson rate for multiple children.**

  • 3:1 student/teacher ratio in beginner levels in our Learn-to-Swim progression
  • Tuition may be paid in full or via installment payments. Installment payments are only available on once-a-week classes.
  • Swim when it makes sense for your family and your schedule. Sessions offered by quarter, not on-going.
  • Semi-private and private classes available. $40/class for semi-private and $75/class for private. Please contact your school for more info and availability.

*Pricing based on program – Backfloat Baby, Learn-to-Swim, Swim Stronger, Swim Faster. Log in/create your Family Account to view pricing for your swimmer’s class.

**Siblings will need to be swimming in the same Quarter and enrollment requested at the same time for discount to be applied

Current and upcoming classes in Chicago (Lakeview)

Quarterly Once-a-week Classes

One Class per Week (Most Popular!)

One class each week running September 8 – December 22

  • Enrollment opens July 27 at 10 A.M.
  • Quarter runs Sept 8th – Dec 22
  • Progress updates: Nov 7 -13
  • No classes
    • Oct 31st (3:30 PM – Close)
    • Nov 24 – 28

One class each week running January 2 – March 5

  • Enrollment opens November 16 at 10 A.M.
  • Quarter runs Jan 2 – Mar 5
  • Progress updates: Feb 7 -13
  • No classes
    • Jan 1
Four-week Progress Builder Swim Camps®

Two Classes per Week for Four Weeks

Students swim two classes each week on Tuesdays and Thursdays

  • Camp 1: Sep 28 – Oct 21
  • Camp 2: Oct 26 – Nov 18
  • Camp 3: Nov 30 – Dec 21

Students swim four classes each week Monday through Thursday

Two-week Progress Builder Swim Camps®

Four Classes per Week for Two Weeks

Students swim four classes each week Monday through Thursday

Students swim four classes each week Monday through Thursday

Enroll Now

Sign in to view class schedules, make your request and to start developing skills for a lifetime of confidence.

Getting started on your Swim Path®

Begin or continue your swimmer’s journey on the Swim Path®  at your local Foss Swim School. There are many ways to swim with us – find the one that fits your family.

Find your Swim Path® 

Use our Swim Path® tool to determine the best first class for your swimmer.

Family Fun Swims, Fun Meets and Skill Clinics

More ways to swim and practice skills outside of lessons.

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Preview Lesson

Set up a time to experience FOSS for yourself. Meet a teacher, experience a class, and get a personalized recommendation.

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