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Benderson Family Building

Benderson Family Building
716-688-4033
2640 N. Forest Road
Amherst, NY 14068
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Sunday, Oct 25th

Benderson Family Building

Holland Family Building
716-886-3145
787 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209
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Sunday, Oct 25th

Bridget Degan

Bridget Degan

Adapted Aquatics Instructor & Water Safety Instructor

I am an American Red Cross Lifeguard and certified WSI instructor who has been teaching for over two years at the JCC. I teach children as young as one up to adults and tailor each lesson to include not only technique but to incorporate fun as well. Whether it’s stroke refinement, learning to swim or exercising in the water we will work together to meet your goals. I want to help you achieve your goals through positive work in an enjoyable and safe environment.

Timothy Lane

Timothy Lane

Adapted Aquatics Instructor & Water Safety Instructor

I am a certified American Red Cross Instructor. My flexible and innovative teaching style is appropriate for people of all ages and abilities. I use stories and analogies to make everyone want to learn more!

Amanda Reed

Amanda Reed

Adapted Aquatics Instructor, Lifeguard Instructor & Water Safety Instructor

I am a certified American Red Cross Lifeguard, Lifeguard Instructor, and Water Safety Instructor that has taught children as young as 1 year old all the way up to teaching adults how to swim.  I try and tailor each individual’s lesson to something they would understand and love by incorporating technique and skill into fun and games.  I listen to your wants and needs for learning how to swim, water exercising, or stroke refinement.  We will work together to reach your end goal in a happy and safe environment!

Sara Rosenblatt

Sara Rosenblatt

Adapted Aquatics Instructor

I have been working at the JCC since 2013 as a swim instructor and American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard. I have taught group swim lessons for children and adults, group fitness classes and worked with our Au-some swimmers program for several years. My background in competitive swimming helps me teach both technique and endurance to help swimmers realize their full potential!

Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith

Adapted Aquatics Instructor & Water Safety Instructor

I earned the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification in the spring of 2018 and I am currently studying Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.  I swam competitively for seven years and look forward to sharing my love of swimming with adults and children at the JCC!

Laura Steuerman

Laura Steuerman

Adapted Aquatics Instructor

I have worked as a member of the aquatic department since 2015. In that time I have continued to grow at the Buffalo Jewish Community Center as a lifeguard, swim instructor for group and private swim lessons, as well as coaching for our Storm and Legends swim teams. I graduated from Buffalo State College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and enjoy helping in the field of community nutrition.

Jackson Tarr

Jackson Tarr

Adapted Aquatics Instructor & Water Safety Instructor

I am a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor capable of effectively teaching people of any age. My knowledge of competitive swimming and swimming techniques allows me to effectively plan lessons for swimmers of any skill level with the end goal of swimming strong and fast.

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