It’s Team Member Tuesday again, and today’s team member is Jami! You will also be able to find her profile under our Facebook album titled “Team Member Profiles.”
Jami has been teaching swim lessons with OSA since March 2017. She teaches beginner and intermediate skills at our Edmond location. Jami is also our Marketing/Communication Intern, so when you see our posts on social media, she is one of the people sharing all of that good information with you all! Jami is very enthusiastic about her students’ skills and success both in the pool and outside of the pool. She is also very dedicated to communicating with her team and her students’ parents to make sure each kiddo is receiving the best possible swimming experience. We are so glad to have her on our team!
WHY DO YOU LOVE BEING A SWIM TEACHER?
I love the moment when a kiddo just “gets it.” We spend a lot of time working really hard on skill building and confidence building, and sometimes it takes several lessons before it really clicks, but when it does, it’s awesome. I watch a kiddo performing survival skills independently and I think, “Wow this kiddo really knows how to swim, and I got to be the one to help them to be able to do that!”
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE HOBBY OUTSIDE OF THE POOL?
I love to read, and I love to watch TV shows. I’ve seen so many old 70’s and 80’s TV shows. I didn’t have cable growing up, so I love reruns just as much as new shows!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE/BOOK?
I really have too many to name, but I especially love the book turned movie The Outsiders! It was set and filmed in Tulsa, OK in the 1980s, and I recently met the actors who played the two main characters in the movie, which was really neat!
WHAT 3 THINGS WOULD YOU BRING TO A DESERTED ISLAND?
My Bible, lots of sunscreen, and a lifetime supply of toilet paper!
TELL US A FUNNY STORY ABOUT SOMETHING THAT HAS HAPPENED IN THE POOL.
I had one little boy, about 4 or 5 years old, who said the funniest thing. We were practicing kicking up to the top and floating, so I said, “Up and hum!” Out of the blue, before he went underwater, the little boy very seriously said, “I went to the zoo, and a sea lion died.” I was so tickled that it was all I could do to keep a straight face and say, “Oh I’m sorry, buddy. That’s really sad…Now here we go, up and hum.”