Tips for First-Time Alcatraz Swimmers
You’ve been working on your form, your breathing, and your endurance. You’ve upped your mental game. Now, you’re ready to embark on a major open-water swim like Alcatraz, right?!
Don’t dive in just yet! First, take these tips from PJCC Personal Trainer Karen Pinckard, who has made the swim more than ten times!
Be brave, confident, and go swim!
Meet Jennifer Isomatsu, our instructor of the month!
A true aquatics aficionado, Jennifer has swum competitively for twelve years. And her talents don’t stop there! She’s currently studying 3D animation, and is fluent in Japanese. She can also ride a unicycle (presumably, not underwater!). It also turns out that aquatics is a family affair for Jennifer: she’s one of three siblings (brother 17 and sister 14) that also swim.
As for Jennifer’s own swim goals: her dream is to travel to Hawaii to compete in the open-water race.
Jennifer reports that she loves getting to know our swim students—members of her swim family, so please say hello when you see her on the pool deck! (How to recognize her? She’s featured in this month’s newsletter header!)
Interested in becoming part of our Aquatics professional team? We’re looking for dedicated staff to lifeguard, teach swim lessons, and coach our Barracuda youth swim team. PJCC will provide certification training. Employment includes complimentary PJCC Center Membership, as well as additional PJCC benefits and discounts. Learn more by contacting Aquatics Manager Gina Livingston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Cancellations Due by the 15th
Cancellations must be made in writing by the 15th of the current month for a next-month cancellation. “In writing” means one of two ways:
January Holiday Break Dates
Missed Classes: We do not offer make up classes for missed classes. In some cases, we will honor a doctor’s note if the child was seen by a physician and make arrangements for a swim lesson credit.
Complimentary Swim Evaluations
Not sure of your class level? Our swim instructors will meet with your child in the water to assess their swim proficiency and place them in the appropriate level. To schedule your free evaluation, call our Aquatics Office today at 650.378.2782!