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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Faces of FOSS: Anaiz Cernas

Anaiz Cernas Site Director Libertyville, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? I’ve worked at FOSS for just over 5 years. I started in 2012 as an instructor, then ...
Anaiz Cernas Site Director Libertyville, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? I’ve worked at FOSS for just over 5 years. I started in 2012 as an instructor, then a deck assistant, a shift coordinator, and most recently site director of the Libertyville location. What is your favorite part ...
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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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Faces of FOSS: Casey Fogerty

Casey Fogerty Director of Field Operations, Missouri Region How long have you worked for FOSS? I’ve been with FOSS since June 2012, a month after graduating from Taylor University and ...
Casey Fogerty Director of Field Operations, Missouri Region How long have you worked for FOSS? I’ve been with FOSS since June 2012, a month after graduating from Taylor University and a month before I got married. What is your favorite part of working for FOSS?  Enriching people’s lives and having ...
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Cuteness Overload: Tales from our Swimmers

Thank you to all our swimmers and families for celebrating our 25th anniversary with us! We’ve enjoyed hearing what Foss Swim School has meant to you, and we hope we ...
Thank you to all our swimmers and families for celebrating our 25th anniversary with us! We’ve enjoyed hearing what Foss Swim School has meant to you, and we hope we showed you how much you mean to us every day. We especially love hearing right from our swimmers. As we ...
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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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FACES OF FOSS: Cathy Gumila

Cathy Gumila Site Director South Barrington, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? Three years! It was a fun journey going from instructor to site coordinator to office manager. ...
Cathy Gumila Site Director South Barrington, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? Three years! It was a fun journey going from instructor to site coordinator to office manager. Loving the process and every position I’ve been in! What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? It’s so ...
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