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Meet The Team


Honor Kalala (she/her)

Co-Founder & Instructor

Honor Kalala is a co-founder and instructor at Rainbow Fish! She has been teaching swim lessons for about 7 years and has spent significant time in and around water as a swimmer, lifeguard and most recently playing water polo at Macalester College where she received a bachelor’s in Psychology. Honor finds it empowering and fulfilling to help new swimmers conquer anxieties in the water and develop a love and respect for swimming! Outside of the pool, she loves working on her hobbies like gardening and crafts!


Rose Kalala (she/her)

Head Coach
Rose is a lead instructor with Rainbow Fish Swim School and has taught swim lessons for 15 years. She works as a nurse now and is a mom to an awesome 4.5 year old, but they love spending summers at Parkland. She truly enjoys being a part of the journey towards water safety and comfort, by supporting swimmers of all ages to master swim skills. The confidence that comes with learning to swim is immeasurable, so she thanks you for trusting her!


Vivian (she/her)

Outreach Coordinator

Vivian is the outreach coordinator for RFSS and works with pool and customer service. She holds a bachelor’s in Linguistics from Macalester College and is really interested in broader access to global education and the arts. RFSS is the perfect opportunity for her to get to know her community better and help people learn a life-long valuable skill. Vivian grew up swimming in lakes in the South and the Midwest.


Claire Kalala (she/her)

Co-Founder & Program Manager

Claire is a co-founder of Rainbow Fish Swim School. Her focus at RFSS is to organize and coordinate the AMAZING swimmer and instructor schedule. She is a licensed art therapist and professional counselor, working with all kinds of people! Although the majority of her teaching has been outside of the pool, She is a very experienced swimmer and has been proximal to Honor and Rose's swim instruction for years - particularly bridging her therapeutic experience and learning with/from neurodivergent folks to develop adaptive RFSS swim curriculum.

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Sam (they/them)

Marketing Director

Sam Jesner is the marketing director for RFSS. They are a graduate student at NDMU working towards becoming a licensed art therapist. Their favorite thing about swimming is that it helps relieve their joint pain. Their ideal day is spent at the beach and they also enjoy kayaking and sailing.

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