What We Teach in “Floating Up”

Floating is easy, right? Either something floats or it sinks. This might seem like common knowledge, but what we have learned teaching more than 200,000 people how to swim is ...
Floating is easy, right? Either something floats or it sinks. This might seem like common knowledge, but what we have learned teaching more than 200,000 people how to swim is that there is more to floating—and specifically floating up—than meets the eye. That’s why Foss Swim School identifies “Float Up” ...
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From Fear of Water to Adult Swim Student to Swim Instructor

When Rachel Garcia was about 4 years old, she had a near-drowning experience. “I was at a beach with my mom and her friends, and there was a dog that ...
When Rachel Garcia was about 4 years old, she had a near-drowning experience. “I was at a beach with my mom and her friends, and there was a dog that was running, and it pushed me into the water, and nobody noticed it happen,” she recalls. “I remember being under ...
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Safer Swimming Means Learning Basic Strokes | Foss Swim School

For many parents, a core reason to enroll in swim lessons is safety—helping their kids gain enough swimming skill to increase their chances of getting to safety and safely exiting ...
For many parents, a core reason to enroll in swim lessons is safety—helping their kids gain enough swimming skill to increase their chances of getting to safety and safely exiting the water in an emergency. At Foss Swim School we agree wholeheartedly. That’s why our program is designed to produce ...
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Meet the Instructors: D’Ar Zirbes

D’Ar Zirbes Site Director St. Paul, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? Since March of 2012! How do you approach teaching kids to swim? Building trust in general ...
D’Ar Zirbes Site Director St. Paul, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? Since March of 2012! How do you approach teaching kids to swim? Building trust in general with my swimmers is so important. I look forward to finding out the things they enjoy outside of swimming and ...
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