Faces of FOSS: Jennifer Anderson

Jennifer Anderson Office Manager Ankeny, IA   What’s your name and do you have any nicknames students call you?  Jennifer Anderson aka. Swimming Jenny   What is your current job ...
Jennifer Anderson Office Manager Ankeny, IA   What’s your name and do you have any nicknames students call you?  Jennifer Anderson aka. Swimming Jenny   What is your current job title at FOSS?  Office Manager at our Ankeny location   How long have you worked for FOSS?  Almost a year!   What ...
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Faces of FOSS: Kayla Whittrock

Kayla Whittrock Shift Coordinator St. Louis Park, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? 5 years! What is your favorite part of working for FOSS?   Teaching a lifelong skill ...
Kayla Whittrock Shift Coordinator St. Louis Park, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? 5 years! What is your favorite part of working for FOSS?   Teaching a lifelong skill to kids and having fun while doing it. Can you tell us your favorite FOSS Story? When we had one ...
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COVID-19 IL, MO, ND, IA Family Communication 3-31-2020

Dear FOSS Families,   As of today, classes have been suspended until further notice.   Safety is at the core of what we do. As we look ahead to re-opening, we’re keeping ...
Dear FOSS Families,   As of today, classes have been suspended until further notice.   Safety is at the core of what we do. As we look ahead to re-opening, we’re keeping safety at the center of our plans. We can’t wait to see you all back at the pool as soon ...
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COVID-19 MN Family Communication 3-27-2020

  Dear FOSS Families in Minnesota,   We learned this week that swim lessons are part of the group of companies and services mandated to close through May 1st in Minnesota. ...
  Dear FOSS Families in Minnesota,   We learned this week that swim lessons are part of the group of companies and services mandated to close through May 1st in Minnesota. As of today, we’re targeting Saturday, May 2nd as the next date we’ll be teaching lessons in Minnesota.  Safety is ...
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COVID-19 Family Communication 3-18-2020

Dear FOSS Families,   The events of the last weeks are truly unprecedented. In the 27 years we’ve invested in teaching people of all ages to LOVE WATER, we, like you, ...
Dear FOSS Families,   The events of the last weeks are truly unprecedented. In the 27 years we’ve invested in teaching people of all ages to LOVE WATER, we, like you, have never seen anything like this.  It was with a realistic concern for our employees, students and families and with ...
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COVID-19 Family Communication 3-13-2020

Dear Families, It is important to communicate we do not have any known COVID-19 confirmed or “presumptive” cases amongst any students, families or employees in any of our facilities at ...
Dear Families, It is important to communicate we do not have any known COVID-19 confirmed or “presumptive” cases amongst any students, families or employees in any of our facilities at this time. However, out of an abundance of caution and recommendations for community businesses to do their part for community ...
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These are the People on the FOSS Pool Deck

We hear from families that what sets Foss Swim School apart, and the reason they keep coming back, is the people. We couldn’t agree more – hiring the right kinds ...
We hear from families that what sets Foss Swim School apart, and the reason they keep coming back, is the people. We couldn’t agree more – hiring the right kinds of people and training them well is a huge part of what FOSS does. We hire people who love working ...
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Faces of FOSS: Krysten Nash Giesen

Krysten Nash Giesen Shift Coordinator Chanhassen, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? I’ve been working at FOSS for 4.5 years! What is your favorite part of working for ...
Krysten Nash Giesen Shift Coordinator Chanhassen, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? I’ve been working at FOSS for 4.5 years! What is your favorite part of working for FOSS?   The students I get to work with, and the FOSS family I have made at Chanhassen. Can you tell ...
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Faces of FOSS: Alexa Ihrke

Alexa Ihrke Head Receptionist Blaine, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? Almost two years! What is your favorite part about working for FOSS? I love that I am ...
Alexa Ihrke Head Receptionist Blaine, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? Almost two years! What is your favorite part about working for FOSS? I love that I am teaching kiddos a life-saving skill while showing them how to have fun at the same time. What is your favorite ...
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Special Needs Swimming Lessons Require Special Considerations

At Foss Swim School, we truly believe that every child can learn to swim. When it comes to swimming classes for special needs kids, we encourage parents to reach out ...
At Foss Swim School, we truly believe that every child can learn to swim. When it comes to swimming classes for special needs kids, we encourage parents to reach out to us before registering, so we can develop a plan together that offers the best chance of success and progress ...
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Faces of FOSS: Rachael Skoog

Rachael Skoog Site Director Chanhassen, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? For 14 years! Since 2004. What is your favorite part about working for FOSS? Getting to know ...
Rachael Skoog Site Director Chanhassen, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? For 14 years! Since 2004. What is your favorite part about working for FOSS? Getting to know so many incredible swimmers and families over the years. And I can’t forget the phenomenal group of instructors that I’ve had the pleasure of ...
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Teacher Appreciation Week at Foss Swim School

While you’re celebrating all of the teachers in your life this week, we want to also celebrate the amazing teachers who work here at Foss Swim School. Teaching kids to ...
While you’re celebrating all of the teachers in your life this week, we want to also celebrate the amazing teachers who work here at Foss Swim School. Teaching kids to swim is about more than skills and technique – it’s about building relationships and trust and the art of making ...
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Faces of FOSS: Amanda Hockert

Amanda Hockert Office Manager Savage, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? I have been with the company for about 7 years now. What is your favorite part about ...
Amanda Hockert Office Manager Savage, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? I have been with the company for about 7 years now. What is your favorite part about working for FOSS? I love that every day is different. Each day brings new people, situations and resolutions. I am ...
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Faces of FOSS: Laura Lindsay

Laura Lindsay Office Manager St. Paul, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? Coming up on five years this spring session! What is your favorite part about working for ...
Laura Lindsay Office Manager St. Paul, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? Coming up on five years this spring session! What is your favorite part about working for FOSS? The people, from the instructors to the shift coordinators and site directors. No matter which location I visit, the ...
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Faces of FOSS: Savannah Senner

Savannah Senner Shift Coordinator St. Louis Park, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? I have been with FOSS for 3 years, and I love it more and more ...
Savannah Senner Shift Coordinator St. Louis Park, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? I have been with FOSS for 3 years, and I love it more and more everyday! It feels like I’ve been here forever! What is your favorite FOSS story? A few years ago, I had ...
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