Faces of FOSS: Jordan DuFresne

Jordan DuFresne Shift Coordinator St. Paul, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? 4.5 years! What is your favorite part about working for FOSS? My favorite part of working ...
Jordan DuFresne Shift Coordinator St. Paul, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? 4.5 years! What is your favorite part about working for FOSS? My favorite part of working at FOSS is meeting our families and building relationships with them. I love it when parents come back and tell ...
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Faces of FOSS: Carrie Cook

Carrie Cook Site Director Blaine, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? I have worked at FOSS for 7 great years! What is your favorite part of working for ...
Carrie Cook Site Director Blaine, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? I have worked at FOSS for 7 great years! What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? My favorite part about working at FOSS is the relationships you build both with your co-workers and the families. ...
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From “Give it a Try” to “Finished a Tri:” Swim Lessons for Adults | Foss Swim School

When Patricia decided to set a goal of finishing a sprint triathlon (half mile swim, 20-kilometer bike, 5-kilometer run), she had one overriding question: “Do I really know how to ...
When Patricia decided to set a goal of finishing a sprint triathlon (half mile swim, 20-kilometer bike, 5-kilometer run), she had one overriding question: “Do I really know how to swim?” By no means a newcomer to the water—the Minnesota native had grown up playing in lakes, had taken basic ...
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When should you get goggles for your swimmer-in-training?

At Foss Swim School, we like to think of goggles as a milestone for children who have developed a comfort with water and mastered the first few skills of water ...
At Foss Swim School, we like to think of goggles as a milestone for children who have developed a comfort with water and mastered the first few skills of water acclimation. Here’s what we look for before recommending goggles for a child. If you’re not sure, ask us—our instructors can ...
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4 Swim Camp Scheduling Tips

Summers are always busy, and that means it’s never too early to plan your summer schedule! When the kids are off from school, many parents are looking to find both ...
Summers are always busy, and that means it’s never too early to plan your summer schedule! When the kids are off from school, many parents are looking to find both fun and healthy experiences for their kids to try, but also need to manage the conflicting schedules of these higher-involvement ...
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Record-Setting Swimmer and Mom Talks Sports, Safety, and Well-Rounded Kids

When Gretchen Hegener Rech brought her kids to their first swimming classes, the instructors didn’t realize they were dealing with a mom who could probably teach them a thing or ...
When Gretchen Hegener Rech brought her kids to their first swimming classes, the instructors didn’t realize they were dealing with a mom who could probably teach them a thing or two. A onetime U.S. record holder in the 100-yard breaststroke and inductee into the University of Minnesota Aquatics Hall of ...
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