About Coach Jamee Small
Quick Bio for Coach Jamee
Coach Jamee started competitive swimming in grade school in 1993. After a some years of the traditional ‘go harder’ approach to training she felt worn out. Though she was working harder she wasn’t going any faster, and eventually lost enjoyment of the water from the monotony of lap-after-lap. She left the water to pursue more interesting athletics and activities – dance, running, yoga. Many years later, in 2011 she was introduced to the Total Immersion technique and method of training by Coach Mat Hudson and was rejuvenated by a new approach to developing swim technique.
When Jamee began retraining her mind and body, she had to carefully over-ride old habits that favored power-over-precision, and hard-over-smooth. It was perhaps more challenging for her mind than her body. But she immediately discovered that a more mindful swimmer with a more balanced, more streamlined body moves so much easier through the water.
She mentored under Master Coach Mat Hudson in 2016 and transitioned to coach along side him under Mediterra. Coach Jamee specializes in working with those with discomfort in the aquatic environment and adult new swimmers. She is skilled, patient and kind instructor (very fun too), beloved by those who work with her. She is exceptional teaching people to be confident and enjoy the water as much as she does.
Learning With Coach Jamee
Coach Jamee specializes in teaching Level 1 skills and working gently and joyfully with those who are fearful of water.
She offers private lessons and small group lesson series at Mittleman Jewish Community Center in SW Portland Oregon. She has a wide variety of days and hours available.
To inquire about working with Coach Jamee, please fill out the contact form.