Faces of FOSS: Sarah Waataja

Sarah Waataja Director of Retail Minnesota   What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? Being a part of a program that teaches one of the most important lifesaving ...
Sarah Waataja Director of Retail Minnesota   What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? Being a part of a program that teaches one of the most important lifesaving skills for kids fills my heart with happiness and makes me proud to work for FOSS. To this day, I ...
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Faces of FOSS: Jessica Harris

Jessica Harris Shift Coordinator Ankeny, IA   Do you have a nickname your students call you? Miss Jess What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? The community of ...
Jessica Harris Shift Coordinator Ankeny, IA   Do you have a nickname your students call you? Miss Jess What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? The community of families that we have. What is your favorite FOSS story? When we started at FOSS Ankeny, I had a swimmer ...
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Faces of FOSS: Elle Janke

Elle Janke Swim Teacher Woodbury, MN   Do you have a nickname your students call you? Ella What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? Seeing the kids succeed ...
Elle Janke Swim Teacher Woodbury, MN   Do you have a nickname your students call you? Ella What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? Seeing the kids succeed and gain water confidence! What is your favorite FOSS story? My favorite FOSS story would have to be watching all ...
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Faces of FOSS: Josie Baker

Josie Baker Deck Assistant/Swim Teacher Woodbury, MN   Do you have a nickname your students call you? Miss Mermaid What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? My favorite ...
Josie Baker Deck Assistant/Swim Teacher Woodbury, MN   Do you have a nickname your students call you? Miss Mermaid What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? My favorite part of working for FOSS is seeing the development and skill growth my swimmers make throughout the span of a ...
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Faces of FOSS: Marcus Dalton

Marcus Dalton Swim Instructor Woodbury, MN   Do you have a nickname your students call you? Teacher Dolphin How long have you worked for FOSS? 4.5 months What is your ...
Marcus Dalton Swim Instructor Woodbury, MN   Do you have a nickname your students call you? Teacher Dolphin How long have you worked for FOSS? 4.5 months What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? Getting to see kids every day at work! What is your favorite level/age/progression to ...
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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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