Our Staff

Wondering who your child’s swim instructor is? Don’t know who that helpful guard is? Or just want to know more about the people who sit up in those high chairs? You’re in the right spot! Here is where you can learn all about those wonderful people who help make the pool run smoothly. And they love being a part of the West Side family!


 Pool Manager

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Jon Spencer

Position: Manager

How many years have you belonged to West Side 29

What made you want to join West Side: I enjoy the family atmosphere at West Side 

What is your favorite part of West Side: All the wonderful people! And dancing at the all-pool parties!

Fun Fact : I managed at Ridgewood for 2 years prior to coming to West Side


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Taylor Schaeffer (Co-head Swim Coach)

Number of Years Working at WSSC: 10 years

Favorite Part About Working Here:  Having access to the alligator pit so I can play with my alligator friends whenever I want.

Favorite West Side Memory: Sunday kicking sessions with Abby Mundt.

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Susi First (Co-head Swim Coach)

Number of Years Working at WSSC: 4 years

Favorite Part About Working Here: Cheers with the 8 and unders!

Favorite West Side Memory: Spending all day, every day at the West Side Swim Club when I was a kid (ok, I still do that). And Trivia Practices with the Hudsons.

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Kyle Selbach

Number of Years Working at WSSC: A lot.

Favorite Part About Working Here: Using the grill.

Favorite West Side Memory: Too many to count.

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Erin Baumann (Swim Coach)

Number of Years at WSSC: 2

Favorite Part About Working Here: Helping with Little Dolphins.

Favorite West Side Memory: Having all the 8 and unders jump on me.

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Mary First (Water Ballet Coach)

Number of Years at WSSC: 2

Favorite Part About Working Here: Getting to know all the kids.

Favorite West Side Memory: Making up water ballet routines during kid swim when I was little.

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Emma Callan

Number of Years at WSSC: 2

Favorite Part About Working Here: Getting to see everyone have a good time at the pool.

Favorite West Side Memory: Making all the friends I have now.

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Anna Weiss (Water Ballet Coach)

Number of Years at WSSC: 2

Favorite Part About Working Here: Learning about how to use the microphone.

Favorite West Side Memory: Swim team banquet shenanigans.

 

Avery Spencer

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Number of Years Working at WSSC: 13 years

Favorite Part About Working Here: It feels like home – I can’t imagine summer without WSSC!
Favorite West Side Memory: The all-nighters when we hosted both All-City swim and dive!

Morgan Hearn (Head Dive Coach)

Number of Years Working at WSSC: 11 years

Favorite Part About Working Here:  Being silly all the time and having it be totally acceptable

Favorite West Side Memory: Dark Voyage adventures at Noah’s Ark with Joe Bridwell

 

 

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Number of Years Working at West Side: 11 years

Favorite Thing About Working at West Side: Having coworkers that I grew up playing swimming and playing with at the pool and the overall sense of community.

Favorite West Side Memory: Being on swim team and spending pretty much all day everyday in the summers at the pool. And eating snoopy bars!

 

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Number of Years Working at WSSC: 8 years 
Favorite Part About Working Here: It was my biggest dream as a kid to work in the snack shack and now I do, it’s the best. I love working with the people I’ve grown up with and look up to.
Favorite West Side Memory: Jon Spencer’s dance and whenever I would have a shift with Morgs and Joey. Oh and smacking my face on a two and a half at the Fourthof July Party, that was fun.
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Alex Baker
Number of Years Working at WSSC: 5
Favorite Part About Working Here:  Every single one of my coworkers!!!!!
Favorite West Side Memory: The water ballet show a few years back. I had make up applied to my face by the girls and I loved it. It looked very nice.
Nick Menninga

Number of Years Working at WSSC: 5

Favorite Part About Working Here: Working with the kids during lesson. I also enjoy meeting new people and being with them in the community that is West Side pool.
Favorite West Side Memory: Growing up and swimming in “good water” with family and friends.
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Ryan Menninga
Number of Years Working at WSSC: 3
Favorite Part About Working Here: Hanging out at the Front Desk
Favorite West Side Memory: I brought a toy thing I made in the church program I work in and it entertained everyone at the front desk until it broke.
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Elizabeth Brown
Number of Years Working at WSSC: 3
Favorite Part About Working Here: Getting to hang out with the one and only Jon Spencer.
Favorite West Side Memory: Hanging with Joey Bridwell
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Julia Donkle
Number of Years Working at WSSC: 2
Favorite Part About Working Here: Getting to work with people I’m friends with
Favorite West Side Memory: Getting the family nickname of Badonk-a-Donkle
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Frank Hearn
Number of Years Working at WSSC: 3
Favorite Part About Working Here: Snack Shack
Favorite West Side Memory: Water Ballet Boys Routines
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Eileen Healy
Number of Years Working at WSSC: 2
Favorite Part About Working Here: Telling people the wi-fi password
Favorite West Side Memory: Donut Day for swim team
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Geordi Haerr-Hartmann
Number of Years Working at WSSC: 3
Favorite Part About Working Here: Ripping up snack shack tickets
Favorite West Side Memory: Calling Jon to say I’d be late for the staff meeting because I was getting a speeding ticket

 

Staff Not Pictured
Snack Shack:
Lily Giroux
Water Aerobics:
Amy Battista
Shirley Tokheim
Jane Wegner