October 31, 2014
Meet Jodie Shore. She recently became a member of the Elmhurst Y with the enthusiasm to become healthier. While inquiring about water fitness classes, Jodie specifically asked if she needed to know how to swim.
While talking to Anna Graham at the front desk, Jodie expressed her fear and anxiety of the water due to a near drowning incident that happened to her at the age of 9. Marie Straube the Aquatic Director chimed in and encouraged her to sign up for adult beginner swim lessons. Marie said the best way to get over the fear and anxiety was to get in the pool and take lessons. So Jodie took the plunge and signed up for a session to see where it would lead her. Jodie can proudly say she can now swim with confidence due to the patience, knowledge, and understanding of the certified staff that taught her. She does not have the fear and anxiety that she once had of being in the water. Jodie would like to thank her instructor Rebecca, Marie, and the Lifeguard staff for making her feel safe every time she was in the water.