OVERCOMING FEAR AND LEARNING TO SWIM AT THE JCC! | Mia McPherson for Mt. Lebanon Magazine
Photography by John Schisler
I’ve always felt a fear of water. When I was a young child, I took a swim class that was fun at first, but by the end of the session, all students were required to jump into the deep end of the pool. Regardless of coaxing from instructors and classmates and unhelpful attempts at motivation like, “Don’t be scared,” and “Just do it,” I wouldn’t do it and failed the class. Whether it really happened that way or if my memory has become distorted over time, I’m not sure. But the fact remained that I never wanted to do that again.
Around the time I turned 40, I became a parent, and decided that it was time to learn or improve certain life skills. Swimming was high on the priority list.
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JCC Sailfish Swim School: Tadpole to Olympian!
At the JCC Sailfish Swim School we believe swimming is a necessary life skill and it is our responsibility to support water safety education in the community.
We provide high quality swimming instruction by our friendly, energetic, and enthusiastic team, and continuously update and improve our teaching methods.
Our newly formatted swim lessons are taught across five locations with consistent instruction and levels no matter which JCC site you choose.
Sailfish Swim School: What Swim Level Am I?
What Level Am I?
FAQs: Click HERE
Come work at a great place: The JCC is seeking part-time lifeguards/group/private swim lesson instructors!
All applicants are required a minimum of 1-3 years swim instructor experience. Applicants must have up-to-date American Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid, & CPR/AED certifications. Water Safety Instructor Certification (WSI) is preferred. A free health membership is offered upon hire. All candidates must possess or obtain Act 33/34, FBI clearances, and mandated reporter training.
Please submit resume and cover letter to:
Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh
Attn: Human Resources Department, 5738 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. Fax: 412-521-7044
Equal Opportunity Employer