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FOSS Swim School in Ballwin

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.
Lessons start in the Fall! Opening October 14, 2020!
Enrollment is open. Enroll before Oct 13th and include the code FALLFUN in your enrollment notes and receive: $50 off your first quarter enrollment ($50 off per family), new family fee waived ($35 value), and a FOSS bag, FOSS towel, and choice of FOSS goggles or swim diaper ($40 value).

COVID Safety First

We’re taking action to ensure a safer environment for families and staff that goes beyond the traditional safety standards you would expect at our schools and in our well maintained pools. 

Upon opening, our Safety Standards will include staff health screenings, social distancing throughout the building, heightened and repetitious cleaning/disinfection and more.  Preparation and planning from state and health department guidelines create safer environments for our families and employees. Please read our full Safety First plan below. 

School Information

Foss Location Hours
Hours:

Coming soon!

Foss Location Address
Address:

14880 Manchester Road
Ballwin, MO 63011

Foss Location Contact
Contact:

Front desk: 636-317-3677

Foss Swim School: The science of swimming and the art of learning.

Jon and Susan Foss founded Foss Swim School in 1993 to teach swimming as child enrichment – a foundation for a lifetime of fun, safety, and physical, social, and mental benefits. 

Laughter is at the heart of our unique curriculum, and graduation reflects confidence and mastery.

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.

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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
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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
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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

Meet our Management Team

Site Director

Lauren T.

Office Manager

Marissa S.

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Meet Brody

Like other FOSS students Brody loves swimming! Follow him as he experiences his lesson at FOSS.

At this school

Quarterly classes
Quarterly classes
Swim camps
Swim camps

Learn about our Swim Path™ program

At Foss Swim School, your student will have a personalized Swim Path™. Your child will join a class with swimmers of similar ability and age to build up the skills needed to progress and graduate as a confident swimmer.

$23-$25
per lesson*
Tuition for once a week group classes and camps
3 Installments
Full Quarter
Fall Quarter: 10 weeks
$77 - $83
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 three 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

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.

Schedule a
Preview Class

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

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