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: 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: 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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Faces of FOSS: Max Hewitt

Max Hewitt Shift Coordinator Maple Grove, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? 2 years! What is your favorite part of working for FOSS?   Making kids laugh. Can you ...
Max Hewitt Shift Coordinator Maple Grove, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? 2 years! What is your favorite part of working for FOSS?   Making kids laugh. Can you tell us your favorite FOSS Story? It’s too hard to pick a favorite, every day I come in something new ...
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Faces of FOSS: Malwina J.

Malwina J. Enrollment Specialist South Barrington, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? I’ve been at FOSS for 3.5 years.  What is your favorite part of working for FOSS?   ...
Malwina J. Enrollment Specialist South Barrington, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? I’ve been at FOSS for 3.5 years.  What is your favorite part of working for FOSS?   My favorite part is working with kids and seeing how they master the lifelong skill of swimming. Can you tell ...
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Faces of FOSS: Jordan DuFresne

Jordan DuFresne Shift Coordinator St. Paul, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? 4.5 years! What is your favorite part about working for FOSS? My favorite part of working ...
Jordan DuFresne Shift Coordinator St. Paul, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? 4.5 years! What is your favorite part about working for FOSS? My favorite part of working at FOSS is meeting our families and building relationships with them. I love it when parents come back and tell ...
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Faces of FOSS: Sylvia Johnson

Sylvia Johnson Shift Coordinator Niles, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? I’ve been at FOSS for two and a half years. What is your favorite part about working ...
Sylvia Johnson Shift Coordinator Niles, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? I’ve been at FOSS for two and a half years. What is your favorite part about working for FOSS? I like that everyone at FOSS works as a team. And everyone who works here genuinely loves being ...
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Faces of FOSS: Hillary Rieveley

Hillary Rieveley Site DirectorLakeview, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? 2 years. What is your favorite part about working for FOSS? Getting to watch the children grow and ...
Hillary Rieveley Site DirectorLakeview, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? 2 years. What is your favorite part about working for FOSS? Getting to watch the children grow and improve from one session to the next.  Especially when you skip a session with a student and you get them ...
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Faces of FOSS: Rachael Skoog

Rachael Skoog Site Director Chanhassen, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? For 14 years! Since 2004. What is your favorite part about working for FOSS? Getting to know ...
Rachael Skoog Site Director Chanhassen, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? For 14 years! Since 2004. What is your favorite part about working for FOSS? Getting to know so many incredible swimmers and families over the years. And I can’t forget the phenomenal group of instructors that I’ve had the pleasure of ...
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Faces of FOSS: Jacob Vaas

Jacob Vaas Shift Coordinator South Barrington, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? I started in January 2018 – a little over a year now! What is your favorite ...
Jacob Vaas Shift Coordinator South Barrington, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? I started in January 2018 – a little over a year now! What is your favorite FOSS story? I was teaching a Little 2 who was swimming really well, and I liked to tell her she ...
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Faces of FOSS: Allison Ryks

Allison Ryks Shift Coordinator Woodbury, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? Almost 3 years! What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? All of the joy! Laughter ...
Allison Ryks Shift Coordinator Woodbury, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? Almost 3 years! What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? All of the joy! Laughter truly comes first in everything we do! What is your favorite level to teach and why? I don’t really have ...
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