Water Safety for Kids: 6 Steps to Safety

Every kid should be able to help themselves if they unexpectedly fall into the water, and it is every parent’s job to help their child be as prepared as possible. ...
Every kid should be able to help themselves if they unexpectedly fall into the water, and it is every parent’s job to help their child be as prepared as possible. Foss Swim School offers this six-step guide as a basis for effective life-saving actions in an emergency. We encourage you ...
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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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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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When Should Babies Start Swimming Lessons?

New parents have no shortage of questions about what’s best for their children, and other parents and experts have no shortage of answers. When it comes to the question of ...
New parents have no shortage of questions about what’s best for their children, and other parents and experts have no shortage of answers. When it comes to the question of when a baby should start swimming lessons, the answers are as diverse as you might expect, but in our professional ...
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Celebrate the 4th: 6 water games for pool or lake

With summer comes one of our favorite holidays – the 4th of July, which often includes a long weekend, spending time with family or friends, and (hopefully) some quality water ...
With summer comes one of our favorite holidays – the 4th of July, which often includes a long weekend, spending time with family or friends, and (hopefully) some quality water time at a backyard pool, splash pad or lake. Here are some ideas to make the most of your water ...
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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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