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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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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