Today is our very first Team Member Tuesday! Each Tuesday we will be sharing the profile of one of our team members on social media, so you can get to know them a little better 🙂
Today’s team member is Jake! You will also be able to find his profile under our Facebook album titled “Team Member Profiles.”
Jake has been teaching with OSA for 2.5 years. He teaches beginner and intermediate swim lessons at our OKC location. Jake is well known for being our most fun swim teacher, and kiddos have a blast swimming with him! According to the instructors that work closely with him, Jake is very dependable, friendly, helpful, supportive, and of course, fun! We are very fortunate to have him on our team!
WHY DO YOU LOVE BEING A SWIM TEACHER?
I love being a swim teacher, because I love working with kids! Also, I’m a big kid who gets to play in a pool for 6 hours a day!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE HOBBY OUTSIDE OF THE POOL?
My favorite hobbies outside the pool are reading, playing guitar and writing music, playing video games, and playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE/BOOK?
My favorite books are the Harry Potter series, and my favorite movie is a tie between Moana and Pulp Fiction. I know those seem to starkly contrast, but there you are.
WHAT THREE THINGS WOULD YOU BRING WITH YOU TO A DESERTED ISLAND?
The three things I’d bring with me to a deserted island are a satellite telephone, camping gear, and a fishing rod. I’m not looking to stay there forever, but might as well go fishing while I’m waiting on rescue.
TELL US A FUNNY STORY ABOUT SOMETHING THAT HAS HAPPENED IN THE POOL.
Once, a scuba group was practicing using their gear on the other side of the pool. Every once in awhile they would swim the length of the pool. They swam near me and my student (who was wearing goggles and saw them very plainly), and as soon as we reached the edge of the pool, the kid turned, pointed, and said, “We almost got run over by that big kid!”