4 More Ways to Swim, Learn, and Have Fun | Foss Swim School

Our success teaching hundreds of thousands of kids to swim over the past 25 years has earned our weekly swim classes many devoted families, but did you know that there ...
Our success teaching hundreds of thousands of kids to swim over the past 25 years has earned our weekly swim classes many devoted families, but did you know that there are more ways to swim with FOSS that go beyond classes? Our progress-builder camps, skill clinics, family swims, and fun ...
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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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FOSS Insider: Repetition as a Teaching Tool

“One swallow does not a summer make,” Aristotle said, reminding people that seeing one migrating bird isn’t evidence that the seasons have changed. At Foss Swim School, we take a ...
“One swallow does not a summer make,” Aristotle said, reminding people that seeing one migrating bird isn’t evidence that the seasons have changed. At Foss Swim School, we take a similar view—you can’t really show mastery of any of our swim skills just by doing it once. Parents sometimes ask ...
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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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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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