Faces of FOSS: DJ

DJ Swim Instructor Highland Park, IL   How long have you worked for FOSS? 5 1/2 years! What is your favorite part of working at FOSS? Connecting with swimmers and ...
DJ Swim Instructor Highland Park, IL   How long have you worked for FOSS? 5 1/2 years! What is your favorite part of working at FOSS? Connecting with swimmers and parents. Swim lessons are often the highlight of a swimmer’s week. The connections I make brings laughter, joy and at ...
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Faces of FOSS: Stephanie Ottinger

Stephanie Ottinger Swim Instructor Savage, MN   How long have you worked for FOSS? 5 months.   What is your favorite part of working at FOSS? Teaching kids lifelong skills! ...
Stephanie Ottinger Swim Instructor Savage, MN   How long have you worked for FOSS? 5 months.   What is your favorite part of working at FOSS? Teaching kids lifelong skills!   Share your favorite FOSS story: I had a student that was afraid of the water when we began the ...
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Faces of FOSS: Madison Ahlgren

Madison Ahlgren Shift Coordinator Fargo, ND   How long have you worked for FOSS? 3 years! What is your favorite part of working at FOSS? The environment—no matter what mood ...
Madison Ahlgren Shift Coordinator Fargo, ND   How long have you worked for FOSS? 3 years! What is your favorite part of working at FOSS? The environment—no matter what mood I am in, FOSS always fixes it no matter what and I love that I love my job this much! ...
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Faces of FOSS: Taryn Green

Taryn Green Teacher Sun Prairie, WI   How long have you worked for Foss? Since fall of 2020! What is your favorite swim lesson activity to do with kids and ...
Taryn Green Teacher Sun Prairie, WI   How long have you worked for Foss? Since fall of 2020! What is your favorite swim lesson activity to do with kids and why?  I love the Humpty Dumpty, because it seems like the children and adults both enjoy it a lot. It’s ...
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Faces of FOSS: Emily Snyder

Emily Snyder Swim Teacher and Enrollment Specialist Ankeny, IA   How long have you worked for FOSS?  8 months!   What is your favorite part of working for FOSS?   Seeing kids’ faces light up ...
Emily Snyder Swim Teacher and Enrollment Specialist Ankeny, IA   How long have you worked for FOSS?  8 months!   What is your favorite part of working for FOSS?   Seeing kids’ faces light up when they learn something new.   Can you tell us your favorite FOSS Story?  I was teaching a Big 1 ...
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Faces of FOSS: Shae Clostermery

Shae Clostermery Teacher Sun Prairie, WI   What is your favorite skill to teach and why?   Monkey cheeks and humming bubbles. I get to see the kids’ funny faces! What ...
Shae Clostermery Teacher Sun Prairie, WI   What is your favorite skill to teach and why?   Monkey cheeks and humming bubbles. I get to see the kids’ funny faces! What is your favorite swim lesson activity to do with kids and why?  Humpty Dumpty and chop-chop timber. The kids love ...
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Faces of FOSS: Kayla Schintz

Kayla Schintz Teacher Woodbury, MN What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? I love working with kids—seeing them love the water makes me remember how much I loved ...
Kayla Schintz Teacher Woodbury, MN What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? I love working with kids—seeing them love the water makes me remember how much I loved the water as a kid! What is your favorite level to teach and why?   I love Littles! Getting them to ...
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Faces of FOSS: Kristin Koester

Kristin Koester Office Manager and Teacher Sun Prairie, WI How long have you worked for FOSS?  More than 5 years—I started back in 2007, took a break to be a nurse ...
Kristin Koester Office Manager and Teacher Sun Prairie, WI How long have you worked for FOSS?  More than 5 years—I started back in 2007, took a break to be a nurse and happily came back in 2016! What is your favorite skill to teach and why?   So many to choose from, ...
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Faces of FOSS: Maddie Gustafson

Maddie Gustafson Teacher Sun Prairie, WI How long have you worked for FOSS?  2 months! What is your favorite skill to teach and why?   The safety turn—Humpty Dumpty makes it fun, ...
Maddie Gustafson Teacher Sun Prairie, WI How long have you worked for FOSS?  2 months! What is your favorite skill to teach and why?   The safety turn—Humpty Dumpty makes it fun, and we’re learning a life-saving skill! What is your personal favorite water activity? Diving for rings in a deep pool. ...
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Faces of FOSS: Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson Deck Assistant / Teacher Woodbury, MN   How long have you worked for FOSS?  1 year!   What is your favorite part of working for FOSS?   Seeing kids progress and watching their ...
Derek Anderson Deck Assistant / Teacher Woodbury, MN   How long have you worked for FOSS?  1 year!   What is your favorite part of working for FOSS?   Seeing kids progress and watching their excitement at knowing they’re becoming more skilled.   What is your favorite skill to teach and why?   Backfloats because it ...
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Faces of FOSS: Shell Woods

Shell Woods Enrollment Specialist / Teacher Woodbury, MN   How long have you worked for FOSS?  1 year and 6 months.   What is your favorite part of working for FOSS?   The people that ...
Shell Woods Enrollment Specialist / Teacher Woodbury, MN   How long have you worked for FOSS?  1 year and 6 months.   What is your favorite part of working for FOSS?   The people that I get to work with!   What is your favorite skill to teach and why?   Flip to breath is my ...
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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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Faces of FOSS: Nathan Cook

Nathan Cook St. Paul, Minnesota How long have you worked for FOSS?  9 years and counting. What is your favorite part of working for FOSS?   My favorite part of working ...
Nathan Cook St. Paul, Minnesota How long have you worked for FOSS?  9 years and counting. What is your favorite part of working for FOSS?   My favorite part of working at FOSS is making relationships with all the kids and families inside and outside of the pool!  What is your ...
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Faces of FOSS: Beth Thompson

Beth Thompson Fargo, North Dakota Do you have any nicknames students call you?   Beth. How long have you worked for FOSS?  4 months. What is your favorite part of working ...
Beth Thompson Fargo, North Dakota Do you have any nicknames students call you?   Beth. How long have you worked for FOSS?  4 months. What is your favorite part of working for FOSS?   Working with kids! What is your favorite skill to teach and why? Paint the ceilings. The imaginative portion ...
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