Swim Camps: A Perfect Solution for a Busy Summer

This post is sponsored by FOSS Swim School.
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Has this warmer winter got you thinking ahead to summer? There are so many fun summer activity opportunities, and every Spring I wonder how we’ll fit them all in.

One activity that I always prioritize for my kids is swimming lessons. So when I found out FOSS Swim School offers swim camps (a more condensed version of swim lessons), I knew we’d found a solution to our summer schedule struggle! These fun sessions, offered in short spans, give you fantastic flexibility and ramp up the learning of this essential life skill in a shorter amount of time.

How are FOSS Swim Camps Different?

FOSS Swim School summer camps provide the same curriculum as their traditional swim classes, just in a fraction of the time. Classes are offered in two-week camps (lessons Monday through Thursday) and four-week camps (lessons on Tuesday/Thursday). Attending frequent lessons in a shorter amount of time allows for less regression in between sessions, leading to stronger skill retention. These camps are also a fun way to break up the summer and keep your calendars open for other commitments, travel and fun!

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Benefits of Summer Swim Camps

Confidence Boost

Learning to swim is a significant milestone in a child’s life and can have a profound impact on their self-esteem. Swimming camps provide a supportive atmosphere where children can set goals, overcome challenges, and celebrate their achievements. During the summer, when the pools and lakes are often part of our children’s lives, swim camps can continue to progress skills and build more momentum for swimming advancement.

Balance Other Activities

FOSS swim camps support families whose summers are extra-condensed with travel, commitments, or other summer fun. These classes are the same amount of time in the pool with instructors, but sessions are closer together. Concerned you might miss multiple sessions in a traditional 12 week program because of other activities? With this camp structure, parents can squeeze in a 2-week or 4-week camp, build strong swimming skills, and jump back into other planned summer fun.

Physical Fitness

In today’s digital age, encouraging kids to stay active can be a challenge. Swimming camps provide an excellent solution by offering a fun and engaging way for children to get their daily dose of physical activity. Swimming is a full-body workout that improves strength, flexibility, and coordination. Because of its low impact, swimming compliments other sport activities and builds strong stamina and endurance.

Safety First

As a mom, nothing is more important to me than my children’s safety. Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death in children, and providing them with swimming lessons early on significantly reduces this risk. Swim camps offer structured, supervised environments where certified instructors teach proper swimming techniques, water safety skills, and rescue methods. Many families in this region spend time near or on water in the summer. Whether you have your own oasis or attend with friends, the value of this safety skill can never be overlooked.

From promoting water safety and physical fitness to fostering social interaction and confidence, FOSS swim camps provide a holistic approach to child development. As a mom, I can attest to the positive impact that swimming camps have had on my children, and I wholeheartedly recommend them to other parents looking for a fun and enriching summer activity.

So why wait? Dive into summer fun with a FOSS swim camps today!

For more information, visit FOSS Swim School Lesson Calendar or call (701) 809-7946.

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Alexis Scott
Alexis is happily married to her husband, Andrew, and together they share 5 sons. Born in Minnesota, Alexis followed her husband to Manhattan, NY, before returning to Fargo. A proud Latina, she believes in utilizing multi-cultural experiences to inspire other minority women to be active in their community. Alexis believes strongly in public service and living passionately through serving others. After her 3rd son, Max, passed away at 22 weeks (2014) life has never been the same, but sharing her story has helped cope with grief and honor his place in their family. Aside from writing, Alexis enjoys traveling, laughing, dancing and food. She will never turn down Starbucks, a trip to the nail salon, or the farmers market. Follow her in pictures through Instagram and connect with her online via Facebook.


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