Faces of FOSS: Lauren Trimmer

Lauren Trimmer Site Director O’Fallon, MO How long have you worked for FOSS? 1 year What is your favorite part about working for FOSS? The culture. The employees that I ...
Lauren Trimmer Site Director O’Fallon, MO How long have you worked for FOSS? 1 year What is your favorite part about working for FOSS? The culture. The employees that I have met genuinely care about the school, their co-workers, and the students. It is the kind of place I want ...
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Faces of FOSS: Hillary Rieveley

Hillary Rieveley Site DirectorLakeview, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? 2 years. What is your favorite part about working for FOSS? Getting to watch the children grow and ...
Hillary Rieveley Site DirectorLakeview, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? 2 years. What is your favorite part about working for FOSS? Getting to watch the children grow and improve from one session to the next.  Especially when you skip a session with a student and you get them ...
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Swim Strokes and Styles: 4 We Teach at FOSS (and 4 We Don’t)

There are countless ways to have fun and love water, and being a confident swimmer makes all of them safer and more enjoyable. The Foss Swim School program is built ...
There are countless ways to have fun and love water, and being a confident swimmer makes all of them safer and more enjoyable. The Foss Swim School program is built to teach swimmers mastery of four primary strokes, but of course those aren’t the only ways to swim. Why do ...
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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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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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Grandparents Love Foss Swim School, Too!

Hundreds of families come through our doors each week at FOSS. And though many of our students are accompanied by their parents, we also see grandparents hanging out poolside and ...
Hundreds of families come through our doors each week at FOSS. And though many of our students are accompanied by their parents, we also see grandparents hanging out poolside and becoming actively involved in their swimmer’s journey, which we absolutely love! Foss Swim School has been teaching swimmers to swim ...
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FOSS Clinics and Programs For Competitive Swimmers

Many FOSS families join us and know us for our Learn To Swim program, focused first on safety and then on the fundamental skills that go into being a strong ...
Many FOSS families join us and know us for our Learn To Swim program, focused first on safety and then on the fundamental skills that go into being a strong swimmer. Those who stick with us through graduation may also see that those who complete the program are getting instruction ...
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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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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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The Why and How of Safety Day at Foss Swim School

If you are a first-time FOSS family, you may have heard about our Water Safety Day events: One week during both our Fall and Spring Quarters, we have all of ...
If you are a first-time FOSS family, you may have heard about our Water Safety Day events: One week during both our Fall and Spring Quarters, we have all of our students review and practice key water safety activities, and review with families basic water safety tips. Our goal is ...
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Lessons Learned Teaching Toddlers to Swim

The toddler years are full of rapid physical and emotional changes—and also a prime time for learning to swim. Starting swim classes early gives kids a boost in safety, has ...
The toddler years are full of rapid physical and emotional changes—and also a prime time for learning to swim. Starting swim classes early gives kids a boost in safety, has been shown to help kids reach developmental milestones sooner, and gives parents the confidence to enjoy a whole range of ...
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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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Faces of FOSS: Jacob Vaas

Jacob Vaas Shift Coordinator South Barrington, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? I started in January 2018 – a little over a year now! What is your favorite ...
Jacob Vaas Shift Coordinator South Barrington, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? I started in January 2018 – a little over a year now! What is your favorite FOSS story? I was teaching a Little 2 who was swimming really well, and I liked to tell her she ...
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