MEET THE SWIM SCHOOL FAMILY!

 

Kathryn Foster

Kathryn Foster

Swim School Director

Born and raised in North Carolina, Kathryn spent her summers vacationing with family along the Carolina and Virginia coast.  She began swimming at the age of three and took her love of the water on to high school to swim competitively.  

Kathryn taught swim lessons while an undergrad at UNC Charlotte before traveling  around Central America surfing and enjoying SUP Yoga. She is currently attending graduate school pursuing a degree in Transpersonal Counseling. Maverick, her one-year old pup, is discovering his own fascination of the water and together they are swimming and exploring all parts of Colorado.  

Alysia

Alysia "Red" Prater

Training Administrator

Red comes to us from the heart of Texas. Her childhood hero was TV personality and wildlife conservationist Steve Irwin, the inspiration behind her dreams of working in conservation and studying biology. She is self-proclaimed sci-fi & fantasy nerd, especially Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and Tolkien. She is also passionate about playing disk-golf in the mountains. When she is not greeting customers at Ocean First, she can be found in the great outdoors with her beloved Husky German Shepherd mix, Chloe.

Thea Rogier

Thea Rogier

Swim Teacher & Training Administrator

Thea grew up living in Southeast Asia and Southern Africa. She fell in love with sea turtles (and the ocean) when she was 2, joined her first swim team at 5, and got scuba certified when she was 11. She studied Biology at UCSB for undergrad and then spent some time working on a sea turtle conservation project in Barbados before doing a masters degree in Marine and Environmental Affairs at UW. When not in the pool or greeting customers at Ocean First, she can be found out adventuring and finding places to rock climb and swim with her dog, Maia.

Jess Wentworth

Jess Wentworth

Lead Swim Teacher

Born in Massachusetts, Jess has grown up swimming in oceans, lakes, and rivers.  She joined her high school swim team and decided to take her love of competitive swimming to the CU club swim team.  Jess is an undergrad at CU Boulder and majoring in Anthropology with a minor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Her dream is to become an underwater archaeologist.

Alexis Ahlert

Alexis Ahlert

Swim Teacher

Alexis comes to us from Arkansas/Michigan/Tennessee (she moves around a lot!) and is a zealous addition to the team. She loves all forms of watersports and is working towards becoming a scuba instructor so that she can share her enthusiasm for the underwater world with others. Alexis is studying at CU to become a hydrologist, with the dream of helping provide access to clean water to people around the world. She loves watching her swim students achieve their goals and become passionate swimmers.

Boni McVey

Boni McVey

Boni grew up attending surf camps while vacationing in San Diego and was on her country club's summer swim league when she was only four years old! She also was a competitive Irish dancer for 14 years and is currently on the CU Triathlon team. Her passions in life revolve around maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle, and she finds joy in teaching kids how to be safe and have fun around the water. Boni is currently studying strategic planning and media design at CU Boulder. 

Leandra Fleming

Leandra Fleming

Swim Teacher

Leandra hails from the Chesapeake Bay Area of Maryland where she was raised on the east coast sailing (specifically a 34" Morgan), kayaking, paddle boarding, and canoeing. She started swimming at the age of five and soon began competing in the river league representing her neighborhood. She came out to CU Boulder for a new experience and fresh powder every weekend during the winter. She is currently working on a bachelors in psychology and plans to attend grad school. 

Shelley Briscoe

Shelley Briscoe

Shelley's love for the water began in the lakes and rivers nead her hometown of Basalt, Colorado. She recently graduated with degrees in Anthropology and Elementary Teaching and hopes to spend her career working and learning with kids. In addition to her passions for teaching, Shelley dabbles in creative writing and hopes to someday publish a book! 

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