2021 FOST Coaches
We are excited to have Head Coach Jessica Horst leading the team again this year!!
Jessica has been around pools all of her life. Swimming summer league from age 3-14,and then moving onto USA swimming full time. She was a four year letterman at Oak Ridge High School, a school and state record holder, and state champion before receiving a scholarship to swim at the University of Houston. There she earned the C-USA Freshman Swimmer of the Year accolade, was again a four year letterman, and held multiple school records and NCAA cuts.
She has been teaching swim lessons on and off since age 13 (when her training schedule would allow it). After high school she coached summer league every summer for three years, in both an assistant and head coach capacity. Following her graduation from UH she was an assistant coach for The Woodlands Swim Team, as well as a learn to swim program instructor before leaving the programs to become a full time mom.
She has lived in Devonshire since 2017 and has two children, Wyatt(7) and Scout(6), who you are bound to see around the pool deck! Jess' coaching goals are to help all athletes have a positive experience, ensure every athlete gets technical attention and a better understanding of stroke mechanics, and instilling a sense of self pride and sportsmanship in every swimmer.
FOST welcomes back Assistant Coach Jennifer Reichart !
Jen grew up in Maryland swimming for North St. John’s Swim and Tennis Club in the summer. Thirteen years of swimming (nine swimming year round), brought a passion for the pool and water safety. In 1999 she started teaching swim lessons and supervised NSJ’s swim lesson program for three years. She also worked at the pool for six years as a life guard, and an additional three years managing the pool. In 2007, Jen moved to Pennsylvania and immediately got involved coaching Special Olympics Swim Team of Berks County. After coaching SO Swim Team for three years, Jen hung up her cap to become a mom. Ben (9) and Ryleigh (5) have both been naturals in the water. Ben has swam for FOST since 2016, and this is Ryleigh's third year. Jen has continued teaching swim lessons in the summers, even to some of the FOST swimmers!
FOST welcomes Assistant Coach Camryn Degutis
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