Designed for Learning: What Makes a FOSS Pool Different?

Walk into a Foss Swim School and you will find a special kind of pool: A purpose-built teaching pool. Founder Jon Foss has personally overseen or developed many of the ...
Walk into a Foss Swim School and you will find a special kind of pool: A purpose-built teaching pool. Founder Jon Foss has personally overseen or developed many of the custom features of these pools, all of them purposeful to support Jon’s teaching philosophy in a way a standard public ...
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FOSS Insider: What is our Swim Path™️ Approach?

In the more than quarter century since Jon Foss started teaching swim classes, we have been continuously refining and improving our curriculum, but always following the same approach to teaching ...
In the more than quarter century since Jon Foss started teaching swim classes, we have been continuously refining and improving our curriculum, but always following the same approach to teaching and the same concept of mastery through progression through the program. The FOSS Swim Path™️ is the latest evolution of ...
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Why Treading Water is a Dangerous Safety Skill to Teach a Young Child | Foss Swim School

  By Jon Foss, co-founder and lead instructor, Foss Swim School Summer is almost here! Are your kids ready for the water? Check out our available classes here. If you ...
  By Jon Foss, co-founder and lead instructor, Foss Swim School Summer is almost here! Are your kids ready for the water? Check out our available classes here. If you are old enough to have kids, there’s a chance you were taught to tread water as a water safety skill. ...
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Why It’s OK to Take a Break from Swim School

Just to be clear—we love swimming. We would swim every day if we could, and can point to plenty of evidence that—like any skill—the more frequently and consistently a student ...
Just to be clear—we love swimming. We would swim every day if we could, and can point to plenty of evidence that—like any skill—the more frequently and consistently a student practices, the faster a student typically learns and masters that skill. Since swimming is a physical activity as well, kids ...
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25 Favorite FOSS Memories From Our Founders

  By Jon and Susan Foss, co-founders, Foss Swim School As we celebrate our 25 years leading Foss Swim School and helping hundreds of thousands of kids become better swimmers, ...
  By Jon and Susan Foss, co-founders, Foss Swim School As we celebrate our 25 years leading Foss Swim School and helping hundreds of thousands of kids become better swimmers, we find ourselves remembering some of the moments that stood out. Some of those moments are sweet, some are stressful, ...
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Swimmer’s Ear: Understanding, Preventing and Treating that Itch | Foss Swim School

By Jon Foss, founder, CEO and swim coach and instructor If your swimmer is complaining of an itchy or sore ear that’s a little red, feels plugged, and hurts more ...
By Jon Foss, founder, CEO and swim coach and instructor If your swimmer is complaining of an itchy or sore ear that’s a little red, feels plugged, and hurts more when you pull on the earlobe, you are likely dealing with swimmer’s ear—a subject I, unfortunately, have a lot of ...
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How Levels Help Kids Learn – Naturally

By Jon Foss, CEO and Lead Instructor, Foss Swim School It took me years to learn how to teach kids to swim; 50,000 lessons, actually. I am honored to be ...
By Jon Foss, CEO and Lead Instructor, Foss Swim School It took me years to learn how to teach kids to swim; 50,000 lessons, actually. I am honored to be a co-founder of the school, with my wife Susan, but humbled to have been its lead instructor and program architect. ...
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The Story of FOSS | Foss Swim School

By: Jon Foss As Foss Swim School begins its 25th year in business, I’ve been thinking a lot about the lessons I have learned and put into practice and how ...
By: Jon Foss As Foss Swim School begins its 25th year in business, I’ve been thinking a lot about the lessons I have learned and put into practice and how humble ideas can grow into something that seems completely different from the outside – and yet has the same heart. ...
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